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► GRADUATION/CONVOCATION and Ontario Teacher Certification


Graduation takes place in November, March, and June.  Note: there is no ceremony in March; degrees are awarded in absentia.

Students must graduate at the ceremony immediately following completion of their degree requirements. Delay of graduation is not permitted.  Students who complete their degree requirements by the end of the Fall Session may choose to graduate in March (in absentia, no ceremony)  or in June if they wish to attend a ceremony. 

Information about time, location, and obtaining tickets for convocation ceremonies are normally emailed to students utoronto.ca email address approximately three weeks prior to convocation. Please ensure your address is correct on ROSI.  The information is also on the Office of Convocation website. 


Applying to Graduate 

Master's students are required to submit an Application to Graduate form to the OISE Registrar's Office by the following dates: 

July 15 - if completing in the Summer Session (November graduation)

October 15 - if completing in the Fall Session (March or June graduation)

March 15 - if completing in the Winter Session (June graduation)

Further information about deadlines is available at Important Dates.   

OISE Thesis Guide 2019

Name Changes

Students should review their name on ROSI, as this is the name as it will appear on your diploma. Your name on the title page and abstract of your thesis must also be exactly as you are officially registered on ROSI.  If the necessary change(s) are not made by the deadline for name changes set by the Office of Convocation, there is an $80.00 fee to have a new diploma printed.


Outstanding Fees

Students who have outstanding fees will be permitted to attend the convocation ceremony.  However, they will not receive their diploma at the ceremony.  Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until fees have been paid.



Transcripts are not automatically sent upon graduating.  Students are responsible for ordering transcripts through ACORN if they require that a copy be sent anywhere. 


Ontario Teacher Certification For MT and MA-CSE

Those completing the Master of Teaching or Master of Arts Child Study in Education should begin the Ontario College of Teachers application process several months before graduation.  At the start of the OCT application process you will be assigned an OCT application number.  Input your six digit OCT application number via PeppeR into “My Practicum Record.”    Make sure to hit SAVE your OCT number in order for it to be processed. The OISE Office of the Registrar will collect all of the OCT numbers that have been input into pepper up to Mid-May, and will upload qualifications to the OCT ( in early June) for all who have successfully completed the program and who have no financial arrears.  The upload will only work if you have input your OCT number to PeppeR.

Your transcript will not say degree conferred until two business days after the actual convocation date.


Graduate Portraits -TBA



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