Program Admission

All Faculty of Arts & Science students must apply to these programs during the first program request period only.

Submit a request on ACORN. Applications open between March and April.

Results are posted by mid June and students have until early July to accept the offer. Check the Program Toolkit for up-to-date information.

Enrollment Requirements

CrimSL – Major (Arts Program) – ASMAJ0826

CrimSL – Specialist (Arts Program) – ASSPE0826

Frequently Asked Questions about Undergraduate Admissions

Submit a request on ACORN. Applications open between March and April. Results are posted by mid June and students have until early July to accept the offer. Check the Program Toolkit for up-to-date information.

Space limitation - we admit 220 students each year. This capacity is based on teaching resources and ensuring that pedagogical objectives can be met in delivering the program curriculum.

We can't predict the composition of the applicant pool. If the number of applicant. is higher than the number we can accommodate the applicants are ranked in descending course average order. This determines the % cutoff.  

2025: Will depend on applicant pool. We can't predict what the cutoff will be.

2024: 78%

2023: 76%

2022: 73%

2021: 76%

2020: 78.75%

2019: 73%

Please contact your Registrar for advice. Students can reapply for admission to the program after year 2 and 3 and some might even apply later (this adds an extra year of studies).

Note: If you are interested in Law, an undergraduate degree with a major in Criminology is usually NOT required. Students will normally be assessed on their academic performance, LSAT score and curricular activities. For admission information please contact the schools offering Law programs directly.  

Students who have achieved a grade close to the cut off are placed on an internal waiting list and contacted by the Program Office via email should space become available.  

Admission is competitive and priority will be given to students who meet the published admission requirements. 

What is a Program?

If you are going to complete your fourth full course equivalent (FCE) by April, you will have to enrol in a Program of Study starting this spring! A Program refers to a group of courses that you take in a specific subject area (e.g. History, Computer Science, Economics) and are offered as majors, specialists and minors. The Program you enrol in will determine which degree you receive:

Honours Bachelor of Arts
Honours Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Commerce degree

Check the Program Toolkit for information. The toolkit will provide you with a list of all the programs (and admission requirements) offered in the Faculty of Arts and Science. If you need help sorting out courses to ensure you are eligible to apply to a program please contact your Registrar.

Transfer credits from other Universities can count towards program completion, subject to the approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator. Because admission to the program is competitive based on students’ performance in University of Toronto courses, transferring students must complete relevant University of Toronto courses to be eligible for admission into the program. Please note students can enter the program after their second year.