COVID-19 Updates and FAQs

Updated:  April 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Is the University of Toronto School of Continuing (SCS) open?
Effective March 18, 2020, all University of Toronto administrative buildings are closed to the public on all three UofT campuses. The academic administration that enables the support and services of SCS are continuing.

If you are currently enrolled in an SCS course, we encourage you watch your email and our website for updates.

Q: When will the school tell us that the doors will open?
Whether to open the doors or not is not a decision made within SCS – this is determined by the President’s and Provost’s Offices at the University of Toronto.

Q: When can we take courses in class?
Until the public healthy, federal and provincial government mandates around social and physical distancing chance, SCS will not be providing in-class learning options. We are unable to predict when this will change, however, we’re working on several contingencies to ensure our fall offerings will continue to meet our high standards of academic quality and learner experience.

Q: How will COVID-19 impact my online course?
Enrolment for current running AND upcoming course is continuing per the usual with no interruption of course delivery. The leadership team is working to determine options for exam solutions and scheduling. We can confirm that no exams will be in person.



Q: I am currently enrolled in a course with an exam. What will happen?
We can confirm that no exams will be in person. Decisions have been made and communicated to all learners (as of April 14th) enrolled in Winter courses that have final assignments or exams. If you haven’t received an email with updates about your course, we advise that you check your junk mail or email

Q: I am enrolled in an in-class course that starts in the month of May 2020. Will it be running?
We have been given the directive from the UofT executive academic administrators to move all spring-summer courses to an online or remote learning format. We have a full suite of online course already available for enrolment and more have been added between April 15-23:

Q: Is there any chance that a course that starts online in May or June will move to an in-class setting if the COVID-19 situation changes and physical and social distancing measures are eased?
The short answer to this question is no. The University of Toronto has made the decision that courses will finish in the format they began and SCS will be following this standard.



Q: Does SCS have any financial assistance available as a result of the impact of COVID-19?
The Dean’s Office at SCS has just launched a new bursaries program that is open to all people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. This includes those who have been laid off as well as those who have had their hours reduced. The bursary is also open to freelancers that have been financially impacted by COVID.

Link to terms of reference for the new bursary:

The application process have been moved online:

Any questions about this new bursary program can be sent to Ben Wood at 













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