Centennial College Pathway

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The Liberal Arts to U of T Scarborough Pathway is designed to help qualified Centennial College students interested in pursuing studies at U of T transition smoothly from diploma to degree, earning both in as little as four years.

Through the Pathway program, students enrolled in the Liberal Arts program at Centennial College may take courses at U of T Scarborough as visiting students. Upon successful completion of the diploma, Pathway students may begin full-time studies at the University and will receive up to 6.0 transfer credits from Centennial College plus a minimum of 0.5 credits from U of T Scarborough towards a degree in one of the following program areas:

  • Social Science & Humanities
  • Psychological & Health Sciences (Gr. 12 U Math and Biology or their equivalents are required for transfer to these programs)
  • Visual & Performing Arts, Arts Management and Media

Benefits of the Transfer Pathway

  • Diploma plus degree earned
  • Eligible for up to 6.0 full credits towards a U of T degree
  • Option to take U of T Scarborough visiting degree courses
  • Satisfies U of T Scarborough admission requirements
  • Smooth entry from college to university
  • Two enriching post-secondary experiences

Admission Criteria for U of T Scarborough

  • Successful completion of the 2-year (4-semester) Liberal Arts diploma program at Centennial College
  • Minimum program GPA of 3.0 from Centennial College
  • Completed U of T Scarborough transfer application
Some programs outside the pathways may require specific high school or university level prerequisites for entry. Refer to the UTSC calendar for specific program requirements (e.g. Psychology Major or Specialist programs).

How to Apply

Are you in the Liberal Arts Transfer program?

  • Speak to your program coordinator at your college to determine your eligibility.
  • Email the Pathways staff at U of T Scarborough for more information.

Are you a new student considering entry into U of T Scarborough through a college program?

  • Contact the appropriate program coordinator at Centennial (see below).

The Entire Pathway from Diploma to Degree

The Centennial Pathway from Diploma to Degree


Centennial Liberal Arts Program Transfer Credits

Students are required to obtain at 60% or higher in each course in order to receive transfer credit

6.0 Full Course Equivalents

Centennial Course

UTSC Equivalent Course

GART-160 Concepts in Humanities ACMA01H3
GART-220 Critical Thinking Across Disciplines ENGA**H3
GART-200 Twentieth Century History HISA**H3
GART-244 Human Development PSYB20H3
GART-123 Introduction to Philosophy PHLA10H3
ENGL-235 Canadian Multicultural Literature ENGA**H3
ENGL-237 Genocide Literature ENGA**H3
LART-312 Ethical Reasoning PHLA11H3
LART-334 Social & Moral Issues HLTA**H3
LART-469 Popular Culture MDSA01H3
LART-401 Abnormal Psychology PSYB32H3
LART-411 Environmental Issues EESA**H3


Centennial College Contact

Martin Ruszowski
Student Advisor & Scheduling Officer
Liberal Arts & Pre-Health Programs
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Centennial College
P.O. Box 361, Station A, Toronto, ON M1K 5E9
Room B208, Ashtonbee Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000 ex. 7018
E-mail: mruszowski@centennialcollege.ca

University of Toronto Scarborough Contact

Jenny Hickman, MA
Admissions & Recruitment Officer
Office of the Registrar

University of Toronto Scarborough
Highland Hall, Main Floor
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
Tel: 416-208-2690
E-mail: utsc.pathways@utoronto.ca