All Other Transfer Students

Students interested in transferring from another university must first apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus, Social Sciences stream) and identify Criminology & Sociolegal Studies as their preferred program of study.

Successful applicants are admitted to a program area in the Faculty of Arts & Science (i.e. Arts, Humanities and Social Science) NOT a specific program such as the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies program. Admission to a specific program is determined by the Faculty of Arts & Science once transfer credits have been assessed, and will depend on whether or not program prerequisites and grade requirements have been met. The instructions for requesting transfer credits will be included with your offer of admission. You are strongly advised to submit your transfer credit request as soon as possible. Your transfer credit assessment letter will inform you of the transfer credits to which you are entitled, and the status of your request for enrolment in the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies program. For admission to the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies major program, transfer students require an overall average of 76%. Transfer students must also have been granted a minimum of four full transfer credits including 2.0 introductory 100-level courses from the following disciplines: Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology. Any course combination is acceptable. There is no direct admission to the specialist program.

If you have already received your transfer credit assessment letter, but did not request admission to the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies program, please submit a copy of your transfer credit assessment letter to crimsl@utoronto.ca no later than May 30th.

Transfer Credits for Newly Admitted Students

Transfer credits are assessed by the Faculty of Arts & Science. It is important to submit your request for transfer credits as soon as possible after receiving the offer of admission. If you have any questions regarding transfer credits (assessment, equivalencies, maximums etc.) please visit the the Transfer Credit site directly. The Faculty of Arts & Science will admit students to the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies major program provided he/she meets the minimum requirements listed above. It is important to submit the transfer credit assessment paperwork as soon as possible since this the process can be time consuming.

Contact Information

The Program Office does not administer the admission and transfer credit process of university transfer students. For information and assistance please visit the following links:

Enrolment Services
Transfer Credits


General Information - Not Related to CrimSL

Important Notes about Program and Degree Requirements

All transfer students who are granted a minimum of 4 full transfer credits have to enrol in the appropriate combination of programs for their degree studies: 2 majors or 1 major and 2 minors or 1 specialist. Please review the Degree and Program Requirements listed in the Calendar. If you have any questions or need assistance selecting the appropriate subject post combinations, please contact your college registrar’s office.
*View information on other Canadian Institutions offering Criminology related studies.

Additional Notes:

College affiliation:

Every student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto (St. George Campus) is a member of one of seven colleges. You must indicate your college preferences when you apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science. Selecting a college is a personal decision unrelated to program choice. For information about what to consider when choosing college, and for some quick facts about each one visit Arts & Science's guide to the college system.

Previous University Studies:

If you already hold a university degree, or have completed more than two years of university-level study at another university, you may only apply for degree studies in a different field. For instance, if you completed a degree in, or have majored in Economics, Management, Commerce or Business, you cannot apply for a Commerce or Management degree. If you are admitted to a different program, you will be considered for a maximum of five transfer credits (one full year) from your previous studies.

Non-degree / visiting Students:

Students admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science as a “non-degree” or visiting do not have access to restricted CRI courses. Non-degree students are not eligible to apply for admission to the Criminology & Sociolegal Studies program.

Community College:

If you have completed a two-year academic diploma, you may receive up to two full credits towards an arts, science, commerce/management degree. If you have completed a three-year academic diploma, you may receive up to five full credits towards an arts, science, commerce/management degree. Students who are granted two full credits are not eligible to request admission to the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program. You may apply to the program once you have completed at least four full credits in the Faculty of Arts & Science and meet the published program admission requirements.