Online Learning & Examinations

Online Learning & Examinations

The University of Toronto offers students diverse learning options — one of these options is online learning. Several undergraduate courses are now also being offered online. Many online courses are open to all students from our three campuses. Some space in each course may be reserved for students from specific programs or divisons.

students sitting at a table with their laptops online learning

University of Toronto students register for these courses the same way they do for all other courses offered by the University of Toronto, through the ACORN/ROSI system. Students should consult their divisional Academic Calendars for regulations regarding taking courses on one of the other campuses.  

Students from other universities interested in taking a U of T online course can apply as a visiting student to the division that is offering the online course. 

Re-Registration After an Absence

If you have previously registered at the University of Toronto and wish to return after a period of 12 months or more, contact your divisional registrar’s office to inquire about re-activating your student status. If you are eligible for re-registration, you will need to complete a request form. 

FAQ about Off-Site Exam Proctoring

In order to be eligible, students must reside more than 125 km from the campus during the term in which the course was offered. 

Students who are taking other degree program courses that are not online in the same term are considered to be available to write an exam “on campus” and are not eligible. 

You are required to submit your request form to your registrar’s office no later than twelve (12) business days after the first day of the term. 

The application form will ask you to propose an exam centre near to your place of residence and to provide a contact name and email. Your proposed location will be reviewed and confirmed by the registrar. If arrangements with the proposed exam centre are not possible for any reason, another centre may be identified by the registrar. A list of suggested exam centres is available here.

Students are responsible for any fees payable to the external exam centre providing the invigilation service. Exam invigilation fees per exam can range from $80 to $300. Fees are determined by the host institution, and students are required to pay these fees directly to the host institution. Additional costs payable to the University of Toronto may include courier of the exam questions/documents to and from the off-site invigilator. 

The exam will be scheduled for proctoring at the external exam centre at the same time as it is being written on campus, with adjustments to take into account time zone variance. Normally this will occur during the end of term exam period).

Contact your home divisional faculty registrar with your request.

List of Exam Centres

The following is a list of suggested Canadian exam centres (organized by city) that have been suggested by the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. However, off-site exam accommodations and exam locations for online students are coordinated and approved by your divisional registrar. Be sure to follow the dates and guidelines for requesting an off-site exam as provided by your instructor in their syllabus.

BellevilleOntarioHastings & Prince Edward District School Board Office
BrandonManitobaNeelin High School
BrockvilleOntarioSt. Lawrence College
CalgaryAlbertaUniversity of Calgary
CharlottetownPrince Edward IslandUniversity of Prince Edward Island
ChathamOntarioSt. Clair College, Thames Campus
ChilliwackBritish ColumbiaUniversity of the Fraser Valley (Chilliwack Campus)
CranbrookBritish ColumbiaCranbrook Public Library
EdmontonAlbertaUniversity of Alberta
FrederictonNew BrunswickUniversity of New Brunswick
Grande PrairieAlbertaGrande Prairie Regional College
HalifaxNova ScotiaDalhousie University
IqaluitNunavutNunavut Arctic College (Nunatta Campus)
KamloopsBritish ColumbiaThompson Rivers University
KelownaBritish ColumbiaTrinity Baptist Church/Trinity Baptist Conference Center
KentvilleNova ScotiaKings County Academy
KingstonOntarioSt. Lawrence College
LethbridgeAlbertaUniversity of Lethbridge
LloydminsterAlbertaLakeland College
LondonOntarioWestern Ontario University 
Medicine HatAlbertaMedicine Hat College
MonctonNew BrunswickBernice MacNaughton High School
MontrealQuebecConcordia University
NanaimoBritish ColumbiaVancouver Island University
NelsonBritish ColumbiaSelkirk College
OttawaOntarioCarleton University
PentictonBritish ColumbiaPenticton Secondary School 
PeterboroughOntarioFleming College
Quebec CityQuebecEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence College
Red DeerAlbertaWest Park Elementary
ReginaSaskatchewanUniversity of Regina
RevelstokeBritish ColumbiaOkanagan College, Revelstoke Campus
WinnipegManitobaUniversity of Manitoba