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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

Information for non-degree special students

Non-degree special students are those who choose to take coursework and are not registered in a program of study that leads to a degree.

Applicants should note that special students sometimes encounter difficulties gaining access to courses. This is because degree students receive first priority in course enrolment, and some courses are not open to special students. For example, Counselling and Clinical Psychology courses are open only to students in the program, and some doctoral courses are open only to EdD or PhD degree students). Please consult the course schedule and obtain the instructor’s permission when required. 

Application and admission 

The School of Graduate Studies establishes the minimum academic requirements for admissions, as well as the English language proficiency requirements (minimum scores required; TOEFL scores Academic Division Social Sciences). 

As a non-degree special student applicant, you are required to:
 

Application deadlines

April 2, 2018 (for 2018 Summer Session, First Term – May)
May 4, 2018 (for 2018 Summer Session, Second Term – July)
June 29, 2018 (for 2018 Fall Session – September)
October 5, 2018 (for 2019 Winter Session – January)

 

Online admissions application

Non-degree special students must apply using the School of Graduate Studies online admissions application.

Descriptions about the information you must enter in the application are available via the system’s help featureOISE offers supplemental guidelines on the following select fields:
 

Graduate Unit 
From the pick list select “Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)”

Program
From the pick list select “Non-Degree/Special Student”

Degree Program
Special students are based in one department; from the pick list select the most suitable

Referees
Part-time special students are not required to submit letters of reference (enter “n/a”); full-time special students must designate two referees

 

Supporting documentation

Your complete application must include:
 

For more information about these supporting documents, see Step 3: Prepare supporting documents

Notification of results

When a decision on your application has been made you’ll receive written notification from the Office of the Registrar and Student Services (decisions you receive from a department are not official). Admission is valid only for the beginning date specified on the offer of admission in the section "Program to Begin." Results are typically available within three weeks from when you submit a complete application.

Fees and registration

Fall and Winter sessions

Full-time special students pay annually the one year full-time Academic Fee plus Incidental Fees. Part-time special students pay the Academic Fee for each half-course plus Incidental Fees. The current total tuition fee (domestic students) for one half-course is $2,408.90.


Summer session (first term and second term) 

Special students registered in the Summer session pay tuition on a per course basis. If you register full-time you can undertake a maximum of the equivalent of two half-courses in each term. If you register part-time you can undertake a maximum of one half-course in the Summer Session (one in May/June or one in July/August).

Other information

  • If you have received an offer of admission to an OISE degree program you’re not permitted to enroll as a special student
     
  • If you’re a current student you may not need to be a special student; students registered in a degree program at another Ontario university who want to undertake OISE courses for credit to their home university program can do so via the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Agreement (OVGS) program
     
  • Special students must be enrolled in at least one graduate course
     
  • Courses undertaken as a special student are not appropriate for upgrading purposes regarding future admission to an OISE degree program
     
  • Special students are expected to complete all course requirements for grading purposes otherwise the earned grade of a failure will be recorded
     
  • Special student cannot undertake Individual Reading and Research courses
     
  • Special student are not permitted to use the web-based student record system (ACORN/ROSI)
     
  • Special student are not eligible for OISE graduate assistantships or the OISE Graduate Funding Package
     
  • Once registered special students may obtain a University of Toronto student card (TCard)

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a Special Student and a regular student?

Can courses I complete as a Special Student be credited to a degree program? And fees I pay?

Is online learning or distance education available at OISE?

 

Contact us

Admission inquiries

admissions.oise@utoronto.ca

416-978-4300


Registration and course enrolment inquiries

Lucy Stellato
Registration Specialist, Office of the Registrar and Student Services
lucy.stellato@utoronto.ca

416-978-1636