Annual Course Schedule
GCAC will be temporarily suspending our courses. Classes will resume the week of April 6, pending University approval. GCAC workshops are also postponed. Please check our workshops page for updates in early April. The Writing Centre will remain open; however, appointments will be offered online rather than in-person. Click here to view all SGS COVID-19 updates.
The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) offers a wide range of free non-credit courses throughout the academic year. Most of our courses have 12 hours of class contact time (two hours a week for six weeks), plus office hours and/or tutorials. GCAC offers five course sessions during the academic year, and each has its own registration date. In addition to classroom instruction, students receive individualized feedback on their written or oral work.
Some of our courses are discipline-specific, while others target the different needs of native and non-native speakers of English. Our short courses build upon one another; this modular design enables students to create a program of study that will address their individual needs.
All students enrolled in a graduate degree program at U of T are eligible to register. Since demand exceeds supply, we request that students take any given course only once a year, with the exception of the proposal writing courses which may be taken in both the spring and the fall.
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Current course schedule
Registration & attendance policies
Tentative 2019-2020 Schedule
September 2019 – Registration opens Friday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m.
October 2019 – Registration opens Tuesday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m.
January 2020 – Registration opens Monday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m.
February 2020 – Registration opens Thursday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m.
May 2020 – Registration opens Tuesday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Full course titles can be found immediately below the chart. Some courses are division specific, as indicated in the course title and/or description. The divisional breakdown is as follows: Division 1 – Humanities, Division 2 – Social Sciences, Division 3 – Physical Sciences, and Division 4 – Life Sciences.
|OPS NS||EDIT||OPS NS||EDIT||EDIT|
|OPS NNS||OPS NS||OPS NNS||OPS NS||OPS NS|
|OPS ProfMast||OPS NNS||OPS ProfMast||OPS NNS||OPS NNS|
|PRE 1/2||OPS ProfMast||OPS Int||OPS ProfMast||OPS ProfMast|
|CIHR||PRE 3/4||PRE 1/2||PRE 3/4||PRE|
|NSERC||TH 1/2||RA 3/4||RA 1/2||TH 3/4|
Click on the course title for the course description