At the end of your first year at UTSC, you can apply to enter a Computer Science program of study (POSt). In order to apply for a Computer Science POSt in your second year, you must have completed 4.0 credits, including all required A-level CSC and MAT courses. Below are the admission requirements for applications received in 2023.
For a complete list of all program POSt requirements, please click here.
Minor in Computer Science
To apply, you must complete 4.0 credits, including all required A-level CSC and MAT courses (CSCA08, CSCA48, and one of CSCA67/MATA67, MATA22/A23, MATA30/A31/A32).
Students will be selected based on their grades in: CSCA48, CSCA67/MATA67, MATA22/A23.
Specialist and Major in Computer Science
You will be admitted to your choice of the Computer Science Major or the Software Engineering and Comprehensive streams of the Computer Science Specialist if you achieve all of the following grades:
- A grade point average of at least 2.5 across the following five courses: CSC/MAT A67, CSC A48, MAT A22, MAT A31, MAT A37.
- A grade of at least B in CSC A48.
- A grade of at least C- in two of CSC/MAT A67, MAT A22, MAT A37.
These requirements are designed to demonstrate that you have the background and aptitude to succeed in our upper year courses.
There are a limited number of spaces in the Information Systems stream and the Entrepreneurship stream of the Computer Science Specialist. Admission to those will be based on grades in the required A-level courses, and for the Entrepreneurship stream, supplemental application materials. (Note the Entrepreneurship stream only accepts application in Round 1 of POSt application.)
Each of CSC/MAT A67, CSCA48, MATA22, MATA37 may be retaken once for the purpose of meeting these requirements. If you do so, then we will consider the higher grade on the two attempts. If you withdraw from a course before the deadline to withdraw without academic penalty then it does not count as an attempt. If you pass MATA31 then you cannot retake it for the purpose of meeting these requirements; we will only consider your first passing grade for this course.
There will be extra spaces in the Computer Science Specialist and Major available for students from other admission categories. The number of extra spaces depends on the number of successful applicants from the Computer Science admission category. This year, we anticipate a small number of such spaces. Students will be selected for admission to these spaces based on their grades in CSC/MAT A67, CSC A48, MAT A22, MAT A37.
Students in the Mathematics or Statistics admission categories may apply for one of these extra spaces upon completion of the required courses.
Students in admission categories from outside CMS are eligible to apply for one of these extra spaces upon completion of the required courses if they achieve:
- At least an A- in both CSC/MAT A67 and MAT A31 the first time that they complete those courses.
Those grades do not guarantee admission. They simply allow the student to apply.
There is a very high demand for Computer Science programs. We anticipate that the grades required to be admitted to one of these extra spaces to be much higher than the requirements for students in the CMS admission category.
When determining who is admitted to these extra spaces, we will only consider the first passing grade and all failing grades in the required courses. In other words, if you pass a course and then retake it, it will not increase your chances of being admitted.
We have a small number of spaces in the CS Major and Specialist for students who entered CMS prior to 2021, and hence are not in an admission category, and did not complete their A-level courses in time to apply for a POSt in 2022. These are not among the extra spaces for 2022 students from other admission categories; you will not be competing with those students. Students will be selected based on their grades in CSC/MATA67, CSCA48, MATA22, MATA37.
We will only consider the first passing grade and all failing grades in the required courses. In other words, if you pass a course and then retake it, it will not increase your chances of being admitted.