Admission From 2012

If you are applying to the program in 2012, these are the admissions rules you would follow.

If you are applying to the program before 2012, please go to the Admission To 2011 page instead.

 

Program Entrance Requirements

Urban Studies Specialist (Arts program)

Note: All Urban Studies programs are limited enrolment programs (see Registration Handbook and Timetable for application procedures).

This is a limited enrolment POSt that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark(s) in the required course(s).  The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle.   Achieving those mark(s) does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

Enrolment in the Specialist POSt requires two things:
- Completion of at least 4.0 FCEs in first year courses;
- Completion of at least 3.0 FCEs from the list of 4.0 FCEs in possible First Year selections below with an average final mark of not less than 72 percent across all three and individual final marks not less than 70 percent.

First Year:
Three of the following selections:
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Economics courses (e.g., ECO100Y1);
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Human/Urban/Social/Environmental (i.e., Social Science based) Geography courses (e.g., GGR101H1, GGR107H1 and GGR124H1);
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Political Science courses (e.g., POL101Y1).
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Sociology courses (e.g., SOC101Y1)


Students who do not meet this criterion at the completion of year 1 (and hence are unsuccessful in their first application to the USP) may re-apply at the end of year 2 and the admission decision will be based on the completion of one of the following (in addition to INI235Y1) with a final mark of at least 70 percent in each:
– ECO220Y1 or
– The pairing of GGR270H1 and GGR271H1; or
– POL242Y1; or,
– The pairing of SOC200H1 and SOC202H1

 

Urban Studies Major (Arts program)

Note: All Urban Studies programs are limited enrolment programs (see Registration Handbook and Timetable for application procedures).

This is a limited enrolment POSt that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark(s) in the required course(s).  The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle.   Achieving those mark(s) does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

Enrolment in the Major POSt requires the following:
- Completion of at least 4.0 FCEs in first year courses;
- Completion of at least 2.0 FCEs from the list of 4.0 FCEs in possible First Year selections below with an average final mark of not less than 72 percent across both courses and individual final marks not less than 70 percent.

First Year:
Two of the following selections:
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Economics courses (e.g., ECO100Y1);
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Human/Urban/Social/Environmental (i.e., Social Science based) Geography courses (e.g., GGR101H1, GGR107H1 and GGR124H1);
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Political Science courses (e.g., POL101Y1).
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Sociology courses (e.g., SOC101Y1)


Students who do not meet this criterion at the completion of year 1 (and hence are unsuccessful in their first application to the USP) may re-apply at the end of year 2 and the admission decision will be based on the completion of one of the following (in addition to INI235Y1) with a final mark of at least 70 percent in each:
– ECO220Y1 or
– The pairing of GGR270H1 and GGR271H1; or
– POL242Y1; or,
– The pairing of SOC200H1 and SOC202H1

 

Urban Studies Minor (Arts program)

Note: All Urban Studies programs are limited enrolment programs (see Registration Handbook and Timetable for application procedures).

This is a limited enrolment POSt that can only accommodate a limited number of students.  Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark(s) in the required course(s).  The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle.   Achieving those mark(s) does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

Enrolment in the Minor POSt requires the following:
- Completion of at least 4.0 FCEs in first year courses;
- Completion of 1.0 FCE from the list of 4.0 FCEs in possible First Year selections below with a final mark not less than 70 percent.

First Year:
One of the following selections:
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Economics courses (e.g., ECO100Y1);
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Human/Urban/Social/Environmental (i.e., Social Science based) Geography courses (e.g., GGR101H1, GGR107H1 and GGR124H1);
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Political Science courses (e.g., POL101Y1).
- 1.0 FCEs from First year Sociology courses (e.g., SOC101Y1)


(*NEW - updated February 2012*) Students who do not meet this criterion at the completion of year 1 (and hence are unsuccessful in their first application to the USP) may re-apply at the end of year 2 and the admission decision (for the Minor only) will be based on the completion of INI235Y1 with a final mark of at least 70 percent.

 

For the POSt requirements that apply to you, visit Requirements From 2012.