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TABLE OF CONTENTSUse this document along with the Glossary of Terms to complete the Course Planner, both of which are available on the Get Started website, www.utsc.utoronto.ca/getstarted

Non Co-op

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Concurrent Teacher Educaton ProgramFrequently Asked Questons

Biological Sciences Computer Science Humanites or Social Sciences Journalism Management Neuroscience New Media Studies Paramedicine Pre-Program Management Psychology Sciences Co-op Arts Management Co-op Cell & Molecular Biology Co-op Computer Science Co-op Humanites Co-op Internatonal Development Studies Co-op Management Co-op Management & Informaton Technology Co-op Neuroscience Co-op Psychology Co-op Sciences Co-op Social Sciences CTEP Arts: French CTEP Mathematcs & Physical SciencesWhat do I do if I want to complete a program that I was not directly accepted into out of high school? What do I do if I want to switch out of a program that I was directly accepted to out of high school? What should I do if Im considering professional or graduate school? People have told me my grades may drop. What can I do to make sure that I stll get high grades in university? What are the limited enrolment programs at UTSC?

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NOTE! If a word is bolded and underlined, it is a term in the Glossary of Terms. Look it up!

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4 I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES What does this mean? You have been accepted to the University of Toronto Scarborough as a Biological Sciences student. The degree that you are working toward is an Honours Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.). As a Biological Sciences student, you receive priority selecton of the frst year biology courses. However, you must stll apply to be accepted to the various Biological Sciences programs at the end of your frst year of studies. How do I select courses?

1. In order to be eligible to apply for all Biological Sciences programs, you must complete a minimum of 4.0 fullcredits including 1.0 credit in Biology, 1.0 credit in Chemistry, and 0.5 credits in Mathematcs or Statstcs. To appropriately select your frst year courses, review the Year 1 Suggested Course Sequence (see Calendar) for the Biological Sciences program(s) that you would like to complete. Note: Remember to select your courses in priority sequence according to the prerequisite guidelines. For example, in the Calendar, you will see that CHMA11H lists CHMA10H as a prerequisite. This means that you must complete CHMA10H before you complete CHMA11H. Review the course descriptons in the Calendar for all course prerequisite listngs.

2. Additonally, you must select electves. You need electves, in additon to your program requirements, tocomplete your degree. You should select electves based on your interests. For example, if you are interested in Psychology, you could consider choosing PSYA01 & PSYA02 during frst year.

3. Finally, in order to complete your degree, you must also complete breadth requirements. Specifcally, you mustcomplete at least one half credit from each of the following fve categories (see course descriptons in the Calendar for which category each course belongs). These courses can come from your program requirements or from your electves. a. Arts, literature and language b. History, philosophy and cultural studies c. Social and behavioural sciences d. Natural sciences e. Quanttatve reasoning How many courses can I take per semester? It is generally advised that you complete up to 2.5 full credits in any one semester. Note: In order to be a full-tme student you must be enrolled in at least 1.5 full credits per semester. How do I apply to the Biological Sciences programs? All Biological Sciences programs (excluding the Minor in Biology) are limited enrolment programs (see Subject POSt in Glossary). In order to be eligible to apply for all Biological Sciences programs, you must complete a minimum of 4.0 full credits including 1.0 credit in Biology, 1.0 credit in Chemistry, and 0.5 credit in Mathematcs or Statstcs. Additonally, you must apply on ROSI during specifc tme periods. To learn more about the applicaton dates and to gain specifc applicaton instructons, review the Subject Post informaton on the Registrars website. What cumulatve grade point average do I need to get accepted to a Biological Sciences program? Admission is compettve and based on your cumulatve grade point average. You must have a cumulatve grade point average of 2.0 or above to be considered.

5 I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE What does this mean? You have been accepted to the University of Toronto Scarborough as a Computer Science student and the degree you are working towards is an Honours Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.). How do I select courses?

1. Unless otherwise stated in your Ofer of Admission, you have been admited to a Specialist Program in ComputerScience. The next step is to select program requirements for your program. Detailed program requirements for Computer Science can be found in the Calendar. It is best to select courses in priority sequence, taking the introductory courses (A and B-level) before the advanced courses (C and D-level); make sure you take the prerequisites and corequisites. This link will help you learn how to read a course descripton.

2. Additonally, you must select electves. You need electves, in additon to your program requirements, tocomplete your degree. You should select electves based on your interests. For example, if you are interested in Psychology, you could consider choosing PSYA01 & PSYA02 during frst year.

3. Finally, in order to complete your degree, you must also complete breadth requirements. Specifcally, you mustcomplete at least one half credit from each of the following fve categories (see course descriptons in the Calendar for which category each course belongs). These courses can come from your program requirements or from your electves. a. Arts, literature and language b. History, philosophy and cultural studies c. Social and behavioural sciences d. Natural sciences e. Quanttatve reasoning How many courses can I take per semester? It is generally advised that you complete up to 2.5 full credits in any one semester. Note: In order to be a full-tme student you must be enrolled in at least 1.5 full credits per semester. What else should I consider as a Computer Science student? You are required to maintain a cumulatve grade point average of 2.0 or higher throughout the Program.

6 I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCES What does this mean? You have been accepted to the University of Toronto Scarborough as a Humanites or Social Sciences student and the degree you are working towards is an Honours Bachelor of Arts (H.B.A.) or Honours Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.). How do I select courses?

1. Identfy your program(s) of interest. Unless otherwise specifed on your admission leter, you have not beenaccepted to a Specialist, Major or Minor program. As a result, you need to identfy the program(s) that you would like to complete. A full list of programs ofered can be found in the Calendar under Guide to Programs & Courses Listed.

2. Determine if the program(s) are limited or unlimited program(s) (see Subject POSt in Glossary). If the programyou are interested in is a limited enrolment program there are additonal factors to consider when planning your course selecton. Limited enrolment programs commonly list the courses you must complete in frst year in order to apply to the program. Additonally, there is ofen minimum cumulatve grade point average required to apply. If you are interested in pursuing a limited enrolment program, be sure to pay atenton not only to the program requirements, but to the Program Admission Requirements as well. View the FAQ secton at the end of this document for a list of limited enrolment programs. 3. Once you have selected your program(s), use the Calendar to identfy the specifc program requirements and select the appropriate frst year courses. If you are interested in any limited enrolment program(s), ensure that you select the courses needed to apply to the program(s) afer frst year. Note: Remember to select your courses in priority sequence according to the prerequisite guidelines. For example, in the Calendar, you will see that VPAA12H lists VPAA10H as a prerequisite. This means that you must complete VPAA10H before you complete VPAA12H. Review the course descriptons in the Calendar for all course prerequisite listngs.

4. Additonally, you must select electves. You need electves, in additon to your program requirements, tocomplete your degree. You should select electves based on your interests. For example, if you are interested in Psychology, you could consider choosing PSYA01 & PSYA02 during frst year.

5. Finally, in order to complete your degree, you must also complete breadth requirements. Specifcally, you mustcomplete at least one half credit from each of the following fve categories (see course descriptons in the Calendar for which category each course belongs). These courses can come from your program requirements or from your electves. a. Arts, literature and language b. History, philosophy and cultural studies c. Social and behavioural sciences d. Natural sciences e. Quanttatve reasoning How many courses can I take per semester? It is generally advised that you complete up to 2.5 full credits in any one semester. Note: In order to be a full-tme student you must be enrolled in at least 1.5 full credits per semester.

7 I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO JOURNALISM What does this mean? You have been accepted to the University of Toronto Scarborough as a Journalism student and the degree you are working towards is an Honours Bachelor of Arts (H.B.A). As Journalism is a Joint Program,

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