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aska reporting for duty at oh nine hundred hours!

Hello!I think the ROSI times are messed up. I have to enroll tomorrow at 12:15 but ROSI is only open tomorrow at 6am-11:45pm?? Which time do i actually enroll? I tried to contact them a few days ago and got no response.


Hey hey

Okay so I got your email on Sunday, meaning you think your enrolment is today but…

Well, there is no course enrolment today.

So I’m going to just go ahead and assume you’re going into second year and that you’re actually waiting for July 24?

Anyway, ROSI assigns start times based on a 24-hour clock. So if you were given 12:15, that means your start time is 15 minutes past noon. Make sense now?




rosi is just misunderstood

Hi there,

I’m currently enrolled in a double major at UofT. I looked over my courses and see that some courses over lap the required courses for two other minors. If I just complete a few more courses, I could fulfill the two other minors. Yah! But apparently, ROSI will not allow you to add anything more than two majors or a specialist. It seems like ROSI is never in my favor. Is there a way to add one or two minors? Will my registrar add more?

Thanks in advance!


Hey hey

This is one of the times ROSI actually holds up the stop sign. Did you know you can go into an exclusion of a course or a course without having its prereq? ROSI is actually pretty damn lenient. It even lets you stay in overlapping courses all the way until the end of the course. ROSI likes to let you do things like that so it can laugh at you when half way through the course, you get kicked out of it or something by the program.

Anyhow, you’re allowed to be active in three POSts, but only two of them can be a major and/or specialist.

If you want an additional minor, you can ask the department to write you a fancy letter stating you’ve completed their requirements.




enrolment errors and other common situations


I will be asking the registrar for advice regarding my issue but I figure I might as well ask here too in case you may have encountered this same issue, and in the very least, maybe this will serve to aid any one else who encounters this issue.

I am going into my second year however I only have the credits to be considered a first year. Which is fine. But I am taking 1.5 credits this summer, which would place me into the second year category come September. This is again as expected. The issue I am running into is however the school emailed me with my enrolment time, and stated that based on the fact that I will have the credits to be considered second year, that I will be enrolling at the same time as students with 4.0-8.5 credits.

Then comes the day and I have all my course codes ready. I punch the very first one in and am given the message “you do not fit in any enrolment category”. After a bit of searching I discovered that at least for most people this is because they either lack the necessary amount of credits, or because their subject posts are incorrect and are barred from registering into new courses. But this is where my confusion comes from.

1. I have a major, and two minors. All are ‘active’. But since I have 3.0 credits I did not believe this would be an issue, but to be sure, I had them declared nonetheless.

2. The courses I am choosing are second year, not third or fourth. Why would they allow me to enrol for courses if I did not have the right amount?

3. I even tried picking up a few first year courses, just as a test, and I received the same message.

I have no debt with the University, my entire first year completely paid off as well as my summer courses. I was a full time student. I intend to be again. My status on ROSI is ‘invited’. As far as I can tell I should be able to pick my courses and yet I cannot even pick up a first year course. This does not appear to be a global issue because someone I know was able to pick their courses just fine.

I’m at a loss. Hopefully you can help me in this.

Thank you for the time.


Hey hey

Yeaaah your situation is quite confusing.

The end result is that you’re going to have to talk to the registrar’s office at UTM so that they can delve into the kinks of the matter, but here are some possibilities I can propose…

1. Your extra summer courses (that 1.5 FCE) are from a different university. If that’s the case, they might just not be getting put into the credit count by ROSI.

2. You’re just having bad luck with the enrolment controls. For example, although you’re trying with 100-level courses, those usually give priority to incoming students and fourth/fifth year students.

3. You’re not meeting prerequisites. Sometimes you just need 4.0 FCE. Look for a course that seems to be pretty fair game for now.

Annnnnnd that’s all I’ve got.




and for once, the fault does not fall on rosi

Hi, I just wondering how to delete the subject post. I entrolled Applied Statistics ,which is a specialist in 2012 summer.   But, now I want to change the subject post.  Every time I delete or change the subject post. It shows an error. Just like this:

A problem was encountered and details are as follows:
6703 – Subject POSt is not eligible for WEB enrolment

So, how to delete this subject post?



Okay so this whole stats not being particularly friendly on ROSI pickle has actually been a bit of a thing for the past few weeks. I had someone come in three times in utter confusion over why she couldn’t change her stats minor to a major, but apparently a lot of people have been having these sorts of problems.

However, no fear, for a little birdie has told me that stats has resolved their problem, so you SHOULD be able to delete your POSt now.

If you’re still stuck though, let me know!

love the sunshine,


the trouble with time

thank you for everyones questions that you’ve been answering it’s helped me a lot top and thanks in advance for your response.

I am a newly admitted student for life sciences at smc along with 3 other friends one in smc also and the other in woodsworth and the last one in a different program(not sure which). so lets call them friend a, b, c respectively my problem is if we all different start times and mine is the last. a has 3pm, b has 3:15, c has 7:00am!!! I’m extremely jealous and confused as to why it is different even tho we have the same amount of credits, same program and same college even :(

please help



Welcome to U of T!

And even better, welcome to four wonderful years of ROSI. Now normally your start time on ROSI is determined by the number of credits you have and just how close you are to graduation. However, since first year students don’t have any credits, their start times are determined by their admission streams, beginning with humanities, moving onto social sciences, and eventually ending with the sciences.

Now don’t freak out! While someone in life sciences may log in around 5:10 PM and a humanities student will get on ROSI by 7:00 AM, you will certainly have priority in the courses of your stream.

These particular ROSI-oriented facts aren’t widely advertised, unfortunately. I actually had to resort to my ROSI guy to figure this out for you. Nevertheless, I sincerely hope you managed to get into your courses this year.




je suis confus

Hey Aska,

Two years ago I took FSL121Y1 and then last year I continued with french and took FSL221Y1. Now When I look at degree navigator, it for some reason does not count FSL221Y1 as part of my 20 courses because it says that it is an exclusion to FSL121. If the course does not count I won’t be able to graduate this year since I will be short one course. It however, makes no sense because you need to take FSL121 in order to be able to enrol in FSL221.

Thanks for your help,

Sooo confused.


Hey confused!

That’s super wack! And rightfully unnerving. But don’t worry, it ain’t you, it ain’t me, it’s the degree navigator. FSL121Y1 is only an exclusion if you’ve taken FSL221Y1 first, but not the other way around (logically). Unfortunately, one of the degree navigator’s most prominent glitches is that it can’t always recognize chronology, and so it’s giving you a false alarm because it doesn’t know the order in which you took those courses.

When time comes to request graduation, you should be fine. But if you’re worried, shoot an email to the French Department just to confirm.

Bonne chance!



rosi round the clock

WHY WOULD ROSI NEED HOURS?? For god sakes.  If it’s available on the Internet why can you only access SWS during their “hours of operation” like it’s a brick and mortar business.  This information would be available anytime in any other university with a website similiar to this.   Argghh.

I just need to find out if I got my first choice elective or if they went with my second/third/fourth choice.  Need to decide if I can register for this other course  that’s taking place at another school in their continuing education department.   It’s scheduled the same time/day as this first choice elective that I don’t even know I’m taking because ROSI is down.



First off, deep breaths, you’ll work it out, I promise. Probably have by now, actually, since ROSI is open for students as we speak :)

In answer to your question: Despite seeming like a magical, mysterious energy network which floats through the air, internet technologies do depend on real hardware to function. And while it might not actually be a “series of tubes”, that hardware does have a limit to its capacity. ROSI doesn’t just go home to her family and kids between hours of operation. Rather, she spends all night slaving away to process the stuff that she had to take on during the day, as well as add new data and undergo maintenance. If the software were to attempt to simultaneously let students register and process all her data, she would glitch up and shut down way more often, and you’d probably be even more frustrated!

And even if she weren’t at work 24/7, can’t a girl take a night off once in a while to kick back with some Golden Girls and Ben & Jerry’s? Sheesh!

Good luck!



wait me up before you go go


I am a polisci major and i need a canadian politics course, it’s part of the requirement. However my course registration started when I had to be at  work , where i normally don’t have acess to computers, so I had to borrow it from somebody else… i was in a rush to give it back because i was interupting thier work.. long story short in my rush I entered the wrong course code , signing up for us politics instead of canadian and it was two weeks before i caught my mistake. by the time i dropped the us poltics and signed up for the canadian politics i was 36 on the waitlist of 250. now i moved up to 14 but with only 5 days left for waitlists to dropp what are my chances of getting in before
than? thanks



Hi Harini,

Girl, I feel you on this one! At my lowest of lows, I was doing course registrations on a borrowed cell phone, stealing wi-fi from the Whitney Museum of Art seven hours after my start time. On another occasion, I dropped the wrong course because two of my course titles contained amphersands (thanks, Literary Studies, for the worst course titles ever). What I’m saying is, we’ve all got stories like yours, and we’ve all felt pretty hopeless about our waitlist position.

I seem to have misplaced my crystal ball today, so I can only surmise about your chances of getting into the course. Like you said, waiting lists drop away on September 16th this year, and 14 spaces is a good bit to move before that happens. However, I’ve heard of much dimmer prospects coming through, so it really could happen!  If you’re still not enrolled after the waitlists drop, watch ROSI like a hawk and jump on that space when it inevitably opens up- that’s also been done! Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about waitlists, minus whether you’ll actually get off of one.

Additionally, it’s really a great idea to go to the first day of class, introduce yourself to the professor and get his or her email address. Unfortunately, profs are pretty helpless when it comes to getting you into the class, no matter how much they like you. Still, it’s important that if you do get in, you’ve already had access to readings and lectures you might have missed. I also feel like you get some kind of karmic priority by being a goodie two-shoes like that.

Good luck, and remember that you can always take the course the next time it’s offered, at which time you’ll have more credits and a better shot at getting in. And remember, you’re not the only one suffering from this same issue! Solidarity forever!



wait ’till i get ma money right

Hi !

This website was a genius idea !  I have dropped two courses all by July 13 2010 for summer session. However they are charging me $437 . 00 Bucks for full Incidental Fees! This is way too much money because I am a part-time student and not a full-time student for summer session. My incidental fees should be refunded 50% since the fee schedule states that July – Aug. from
july 12- aug 2 its Incidental fees 50 % refund. its really not fair.  I only have one 0.5 credit course right now. How am I suppose to pay for this when it is so wrong…my total balance is around $800.00 because I have to pay $437.00 incidental fees. Does anyone know someone who can solve this problem with me. How should I solve this problem… Please help me. Thank you in advance.


Hey there. Sorry to hear about your financial issue. U of T’s ROSI system is notoriously late with showing payments and tracking changes, so this may be an issue you will have to take up with your college registrar and Financial Accounts.

Your observations are correct. According to the financial schedule of Innis College (where we might have to pretend you are going, for example’s sake), 50 percent of incidental fees were refunded between July 12th and August 2nd for all “S” code courses. I guess your dropped courses didn’t go through, or there was a ROSI screw up. These things happen.

I’d recommend talking to your college registrar about it, who will then tell you to go to Student Accounts. Eventually this will get sorted out but you might have to eat the balance for now. ROSI is an evil she devil who can destroy lives. She is not meant to be loved, but feared.

xoxo, Askastudent


wait ’till i get my money right

Hey Aska,
Let me start off, by saying that this website was pure genius!
It’s nice to see that students have a way of asking questions and
getting such honest, and very descriptive replies.
Thanks for that ! :)

So, on to my question : I was looking through ROSI, and they put up my
current balance being $6,339.58. In the invoice it says I need to pay
for :

Incidental fees-campus fees and Incidental fees-societies. What is
that exactly? And, why do we pay so much for that?

Thank You  ! :)


Hey man, thanks. I dig you, too.

That is a hefty tuition you’ve got there. All those additional charges for “incidental fees – campus and societies” can be explained, and are in full detail in an extended invoice under your “Financial Accounts” tab on your ROSI account. Basically all U of T students, in addition to their course fees, pay fees towards their college, student government, Hart House, newspaper, health plans, dental plans and Athletic Centre (in addition to other miscellaneous fees, all detailed on your invoice). These fees are all non-negotiable,  with the exception of the health and dentistry fees which students can actually “opt out” of on ROSI. (Most people I know spent the kick back cash on new sneakers…or drugs.) Basically, U of T as a mega institution allows its students such a sublime quality of life, thanks to all the gratis services it supplies with a huge levy from all its students.

Got it now? Make sure you get your money’s worth by constantly working out at the AC, reading the student newspapers, writing angry letters to UTSU and crashing every student club you can for its free food and drink.

xoxo, Askastudent


ROSI blows chunks

Hi Aska,

I am REALLY hating ROSI right now. First, I get the worst start time for
enrollment and now. I’m waitlisted for the two courses I really wanted to
take. Am I likely to get into either of them with my current position on the
list? Knowing that both courses are quite popular, are people likely to

FSL121Y1Y – Your rank is 8 for 50 total spaces in the meeting section.

ENG220Y1Y – Your rank is 51 for 100 total spaces in the meeting section.


Hey there, sorry to hear that ROSI is such a jerk. Unfortunately there’s not much that I can tell you that you don’t already know. Waitlists will be removed after the first week of classes, when the system will revert back to the way it was. Until then, you might have to just shake your fist at the sun and hope that the courseload gods answer your prayers.

xoxo, Askastudent



Hello aska!
I am 99.9% sure that ROSI calculated my seasonal GPA incorrectly. How do I deal with this?


(Menacing horror movie voice over) Just when you thought you were safe, the Repository of Student Information strikes where you least expect it – calculating the grade point average of young students.

That was fun! Probably the best teamster-like office to contact in order to give ROSI the smackdown would be the Faculty of Arts and Science Registrar. They’re the ones closest to being able to recalculate your GPA (are you applying to grad school? Is this why it’s a big deal?) and resubmit it on the evil she-beast that is ROSI.

For those calculating at home, try using this UTSC GPA calculator to see if your ROSI matches up.

xoxo, Askastudent


no dating ROSI yet :]

Hey Aska,

I have a question about the TCards and ROSI. When are we supposed to pick up our student cards? I know where to get them from, but I don’t know when. And about ROSI .. I tried to log in, and as a first time user, I used my date of birth as PIN. It didn’t work the first time, nor the second and I’m afraid to try a third time as it said that my account will be blocked because I’ve given a wrong PIN. Are we allowed to start using ROSI only when we’ve activated our U of T mail, or after we’ve got our TCards, or after a certain date?

Thanks a lot :]


According to my registrar, you can pick up your student card any time after you’ve been accepted to UofT :[.

I don’t think you can access ROSI until you’ve gotten your TCard. After you receive your TCard though, ROSI will probably finally accept your date. :{

In any case, ROSI isn’t usually up for incoming students until mid-summer, so you might as well wait. :/ There’s no point of logging onto ROSI yet anyway… what are you going to do on ROSI? :S You can’t enroll in courses yet, you can’t add your POSts, and you can’t pay your fees. You are literally going to be browsing blank screens. I’m all for getting to know ROSI better, but don’t you have better things to do?

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