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Subject POSt Enrolment

St. George campus, Arts & Science students are required to enrol in Subject POSt(s) (Programs Of Study) at the end of the session in which they complete their fourth full-course equivalent. Students can only enrol in subject POSts offered on the St. George campus.

You must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of subject POSts for your degree before your course enrolment period starts, or you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ROSI. See the Calendar for details.

Subject POSt Types

There are three Types of subject POSts; check the "Type" column in the subject POSt listings.

Admission to Type 2, 2L and 3 subject POSts will be based on the admission requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Calendar.

    Request Dates and Deadlines

    Subject POSt Type
    Enrolment Period
    1
    No application is required. Enrol on ROSI from April 1 to September 27
    1S
    No application is required. Enrol on ROSI from July 2 to September 27
    Subject POSt Type
    First Request Period
    Second Request Period
    Apply
    Check Results
    Enroll by
    Apply
    Check Results
    Enroll by
    2 / 2L / 3
    April 1 to May 25
    July 2
    August 6
    July 2 to August 30
    September 18
    September 27

    Enrolment Instructions

    Type 1 information
      Type 2 information
        Type 3 information

        Instructions for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

        Instructions for Commerce

          Instructions for Computer Science

          Additional Information:


                    Type 1 subject POSts

                    Type 1 Enrolment Period: April 1 to September 27

                    Type 1 programs have no enrolment requirements other than successful completion of four full-course equivalents (4.0 FCEs). No application is required. To enrol in a Type 1 subject POSt, log on to ROSI at www.rosi.utoronto.ca and select "subject POSts" from the main menu. Select "add a subject POSt," and enter the subject POSt code for the program you want to enrol in; for example, if you want to enrol in the major program in English, enter the code "ASMAJ1645." Codes are listed here.

                    After you confirm the addition, ROSI will display the message: "You have successfully added the following subject POSt," and will list the subject POSt code and title. The status field will read: "ACTIVE -You are enrolled in this subject POSt" if the enrolment was successful. If the enrolment was not successful, you will see the message: "A problem was encountered" with details about the error.

                    Type 1S Enrolment Period: July 2 to September 27


                    Type 1S programs also do not have requirements for entry other than successful completion of 4.0 FCEs. No application is required. However, enrolment dates differ and students enrolled in these programs pay higher fees. Refer to Academic Fees for Commerce, Computer Science, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, or Concurrent Teacher Education Subject POSts for details on fees. 

                    Bioinformatics & Computational Biology enrolment instructions

                    Type 2 subject POSts

                    Type 2 programs require a specific course(s) and/or grades. In addition, some Type 2 programs may have a finite number of spaces (check the 2015-2016 Calendar for details and requirements). Check the listings here for these "2L" subject POSts. There are 3 steps to enrolling in a Type 2 subject POSt:

                    • Step 1: submit a request on ROSI
                    • Step 2: check ROSI to see if the department has given you an "invitation" to enrol
                    • Step 3: accept the invitation to enrol

                    There are two request periods for Type 2 subject POSts. If you expect to complete the required courses during the 2014-2015 fall/winter session, you should submit your subject POSt request during the first request period. If you expect to complete the required courses during the 2015 summer session, you should submit your request during the second request period. Remember that once you have completed 4.0 full-course equivalents, you will not be able to enrol in further courses until you have enrolled in the minimum appropriate combination of subject POSts. While you are waiting for the results of your subject POSt requests, you may need to enrol in interim backup subject POSt(s) if you want to enrol in courses. If you need help, contact your college registrar's office.

                    Late requests will not be accepted by departments; if you miss the deadline for the first request period, you must wait until the second period to submit your request.

                    Subject POSt Type
                    First Request Period
                    Second Request Period
                    Apply
                    Check Results
                    Enroll by
                    Apply
                    Check Results
                    Enroll by
                    2 or 2L
                    April 1 to May 25
                    July 2
                    August 6
                    July 2 to August 30
                    September 18
                    September 27


                    Step 1: Submit a request on ROSI

                    Log on to ROSI and select "subject POSts" from the main menu. Select "add a subject POSt," and enter the subject POSt code for the program you want to request. For example, if you want to request the specialist program in history, enter the code "ASSPE0652." Codes are listed here.

                    Once you've confirmed the request, the status field next to the subject POSt code for the program you're requesting will read: "REQUESTED - You have applied for admission to this subject POSt" if the request was successful. You can add requests for as many subject POSts as you wish, but remember—if you are invited to all of them, you can enrol in no more than three, of which only two can be majors and/or specialists. You should only request subject POSts for which you meet the admission requirements (as listed in the the 2015-2016 Calendar).

                    Step 2: Check results of your requests

                    Beginning July 2 (first request period) or September 18 (second request period), return to ROSI and select "subject POSts" from the main menu. A list of your subject POSts will appear; the list will show those you've requested (with a status listed next to them) as well as those in which you are "active," or enrolled.

                    Step 3: Accept invitation to subject POSt

                    If you have been given an "invitation" to enrol in the Type 2 subject POSts that you requested on ROSI, the status field next to the subject POSt code will read: "INVITED- You have been offered admission to this subject POSt."

                    To accept the invitation to enrol, select "accept." Once you've confirmed your acceptance, the status will change to: "ACTIVE -You are enrolled in this subject POSt" if the enrolment was successful. If the enrolment was not successful, you will see the message: "A problem was encountered" with details about the error. To decline an invitation to enrol select "delete."

                    The deadline for accepting an invitation is August 6 (first request period) or September 27 (second request period).

                    If you have been refused permission to enrol, the status will be "REFUSED." No further action is required.

                    If a decision has not been made, the status will remain as "REQUESTED." You should contact the department/sponsor of the program for instructions. 

                    Type 3 subject POSts

                    Type 3 subject POSts require completion of specific course(s), have a finite number of spaces and additional information is required by the subject POSt sponsor. To enrol in Type 3 subject POSts, follow these three steps:

                    • Step 1: apply to the Type 3 subject POSt using the Type 3 application form
                    • Step 2: check ROSI to see if the department has given you an "invitation" to enrol
                    • Step 3: accept the invitation to enrol on the SWS

                    Remember that once you have completed 4.0 full-course equivalents, you will not be able to enrol in further courses until you have enrolled in the minimum appropriate combination of subject POSts. While you are waiting for the results of your Type 3 subject POSt requests, you may need to enrol in interim backup subject POSt(s) if you want to enrol in courses. If you need help, contact your college registrar's office.

                    There are two request periods for Type 3 subject POSts, but some only accept applications in the first request period.

                    Type 3 subject POSts with a 3 - yes indicator in the listings will be accepting second round applications.

                    Type 3 subject POSts with a 3 - no indicator in the listings will NOT be accepting formal second round applications; contact the department/sponsor directly for consideration for subject POSt enrolment during this time.

                    DO NOT make requests for Type 3 subject POSts using ROSI—these will not be considered. Only requests made using the Type 3 application form will be considered.

                    Subject POSt Type
                    First Request Period
                    Second Request Period
                    Apply
                    Check Results
                    Enroll by
                    Apply
                    Check Results
                    Enroll by
                    2 or 2L
                    April 1 to May 25
                    July 2
                    August 6
                    July 2 to August 30
                    September 18
                    September 27


                    Step 1: Apply to the Type 3 subject POSt using the Type 3 Application Form

                    Please note: applications to Type 3 subject POSts will NOT be shown on ROSI until mid-June (first request period) or early September (second request period), when departments consider your application.

                    Step 2: Check results of your requests

                    Beginning July 2 (first request period) or September 18 (second request period), log on to ROSI and select "subject POSts" from the main menu. A list of your subject POSts will appear, showing you the programs that you've requested as well as programs in which you are "active," or enrolled.

                    Step 3: Accept invitation to subject POSt

                    If you have been given an "invitation" to enrol in the Type 3 subject POSts that you requested on the A&S registrar's web site, the status field next to the subject POSt code on ROSI will read: "INVITED- You have been offered admission to this subject POSt."

                    To accept the invitation to enrol, select "accept." Once you've confirmed your acceptance, the subject POSt status will change to: "ACTIVE -You are enrolled in this subject POSt," if the enrolment was successful. If the enrolment was not successful, you will see the message: "A problem was encountered" with details about the error. To decline an invitation to enrol select "delete."

                    The deadline for accepting an invitation is August 7 (first request period) or September 27 (second request period).

                    If you have been refused permission to enrol, the status will be "REFUSED." No further action is required.

                    If a decision has not been made then the status will remain as "REQUESTED." You should contact the department/sponsor of the program for instructions.


                    Special Notes: Collaborative Life Science Subject POSts

                    This group includes subject POSts which are given in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine:

                    • Biochemistry Specialist
                    • Biomedical Toxicology Specialist
                    • Human Biology: Fundamental Genetics and its Applications Specialist
                    • Human Biology: Global Health Specialist
                    • Human Biology: Health and Disease Specialist
                    • Human Biology: Neuroscience Specialist
                    • Immunology Specialist
                    • Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Specialist
                    • Pathobiology Specialist
                    • Pharmacology Specialist
                    • Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology Specialist
                    • Physiology Specialist

                    You should request the above subject POSts during the first request period - there is no formal request period in the second round in some of these programs. Refer to the instructions for Type 3 subject POSts above. Please note: you must rank these programs in order of preference when you apply; the departments will consider your requests in that order. Once accepted into one specialist, the other requests will not be considered. All requests for majors will be considered, but remember the acceptable combinations listed below when accepting enrolment into the subject POSts.

                    Acceptable combinations of Life Science subject POSts

                    You may enrol in only one specialist program from the list above (you can apply for as many as you want).

                    You may combine one of the specialist programs listed above with the following majors:

                    • Biochemistry Major (cannot be combined with Specialist in Immunology or Specialist in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)
                    • Biomedical Toxicology Major (cannot be combined with Specialist in Pharmacology or Specialist in Biomedical Toxicology)
                    • Human Biology Major
                    • Human Biology: Health and Disease Major
                    • Human Biology: Fundamental Genetics and its Applications Major
                    • Human Biology: Global Health Major
                    • Human Biology: Neuroscience Major
                    • Human Biology: Environment and Health Major
                    • Immunology major (cannot be combined with Specialist in Biochemistry or Specialist in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)
                    • Molecular Genetics and Microbiology major (cannot be combined with Specialist in Biochemistry or Specialist in Immunology)
                    • Nutritional Science Major
                    • Pharmacology Major (cannot be combined with Specialist in Pharmacology or Specialist in Biomedical Toxicology)
                    • Physiology Major

                    Combinations of two majors are permissible, with the following exceptions:

                    • a double Major in Biochemistry and Cell & Molecular Biology
                    • a double Major in any two Human Biology major subject POSts
                    • a double Major in Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology

                    Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

                    The Bioinformatics & Computational Biology specialist (Type 1S) is administered by the Department of Biochemistry. Students enrolled in this program are assessed deregulated academic fees. Please refer to Academic Fees for Commerce, Computer Science, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, or Concurrent Teacher Education Subject POSts for details.


                    Subject POSt Focuses

                    A focus is a cluster of courses within a Major or Specialist. Currently, there are focuses offered in the Computer Science and Applied Statistics specialists only. Check the individual program listing in the Calendar for information. Upon graduation, students who enrol and fulfill the requirements in the focus(es) will have them noted as "complete" on their transcript. 

                    Adding  Subject POSt focuses

                    To enrol in one or more focuses, students must first enrol in the “parent” Major or Specialist.  Focuses can be chosen on ROSI after admission to the program, which begins in July.  Below is a list of subject POSt focuses with the corresponding ‘parent’ subject POSt.

                    Parent Subject POSt
                    Associated Subject POSt Focus

                    ASSPE1540

                    Specialist in Applied Statistics

                    ASFOC1540A
                    Focus in Health Studies
                    ASFOC1540B
                    Focus in Global Health
                    ASFOC1540C
                    Focus in Health and Disease
                    ASFOC1540D
                    Focus in Genes, Genetics & Biotechnology
                    ASFOC1540E
                    Focus in Human Biology
                    ASFOC1540F
                    Focus in Social Psychology
                    ASFOC1540G
                    Focus in Cognitive Psychology
                    ASFOC1540H
                    Focus in Sociolinguistics
                    ASFOC1540I
                    Focus in Psycholinguistics
                    ASFOC1540J Focus in Astronomy & Astrophysics
                    ASFOC1540K
                    Focus in Sociology

                    ASSPE1689

                    Specialist in Computer Science

                    ASFOC1689A
                    Focus in Scientific Computing
                    ASFOC1689B
                    Focus in Artificial Intelligence
                    ASFOC1689C
                    Focus in Computational Linguistics & Natural Language Processing
                    ASFOC1689D
                    Focus in Computer Vision
                    ASFOC1689F
                    Focus in Computer Systems
                    ASFOC1689G
                    Focus in Game Design
                    ASFOC1689H
                    Focus in Human-Computer Interaction
                    ASFOC1689I
                    Focus in Theory Computation
                    ASFOC1689J
                    Focus in Web & Internet Technologies

                    To enrol in a Focus, log on to ROSI at www.rosi.utoronto.ca and select ‘Subject POSts’ from the main menu. Select ‘add a subject POSt’, and enter the subject POSt focus code for the focus you want to enrol in, for example, if you want to enrol in the focus in Game Design, enter the code “ASFOC1689G”.

                    After you confirm the addition, ROSI will display the message: “You have successfully added the following subject POSt” and will list the subject POSt focus and title. The status field will read “ACTIVE – You are enrolled in this subject POSt” if the enrolment was successful. If the enrolment was not successful, you will see the message: “A problem was encountered” with the details about the error.

                    Remember you must be enrolled in the ASSPE1689 subject POSt first before enrolling in a focus. You may enrol in more than one focus. Description of focus requirements are listed in the departmental calendar entry.

                    The following enrolment dates apply to adding Subject POSt focus.

                    • July 2, 2015 - first day to enrol on ROSI
                    • September 27, 2015 - last day to enrol on ROSI

                    Deleting Subject POSt focuses

                    If you would like to delete a subject POSt focus, you can use the ‘DELETE’ feature on the SWS. You can delete a focus during the following period:

                    Focus – July 2, 2015 to September 27, 2015

                    Deleting a Parent Subject POSt when enrolled in Subject POSt focuses

                    If you are enrolled in a Subject POSt and enrolled in associated Subject POSt focuses, and want to delete the ‘parent’ subject POSt, you must delete the subject POSt focuses first before you are able to delete the parent subject POSt.

                    For example, if you are enrolled in the Specialist in Applied Statistics (ASSPE1540 ACTIVE) with focuses in Global Health and Human Biology (ASFOC1540A and ASFOC1540E), you must delete the ASFOC1540A and ASFOC1540E before you can delete the ASSPE1540 subject POSt.


                    Admission with transfer credits?

                    If you have received 4.0 transfer credits (full-course equivalents) or more, you must enrol in a subject POSt within your first session in the Faculty in order to continue your studies.

                    If you indicated a choice of subject POSt on your transfer credit application, the Faculty of Arts & Science will enrol you in a subject POSt where possible. If this has been done, your Transfer Credit Assessment will state the subject POSt(s) you have been enrolled in. Please note that in some cases you will be enrolled in a major only—you will have to enrol in another major (or two minors) because you are required to enrol in the appropriate combination of subject POSts for your degree. If you don't, you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ROSI in future sessions.

                    If you did not indicate a subject POSt choice, or noted a broad-based area (e.g. "humanities") on your application for admission, you should enrol in a Type 1 subject POSt on ROSI. Information on Type 1 subject POSts can be found above.

                    If you wish to use a transfer credit to qualify for a Type 2 or 3 program, take your transcript and transfer credit assessment to the department/sponsor offering the program as soon as possible after you've made a request for the subject POSt. If you do not do so, your request to enrol in the subject POSt will be refused by the department/sponsor. If you do not meet the criteria for enrolment, you should seek counselling at your college registrar's office to review your options.

                    Changing subject POSts

                    If you would like to change to a Type 1 subject POSt, you can use the "CHANGE" feature on the SWS. You can also simply delete an active subject POSt, and use the "Add a New Subject POSt" feature to enrol in a new one.

                    There are some subject POSt groupings which allow you to change among the members with no reapplication or departmental approval required. For example, if you are enrolled in the specialist in Human Geography, you can switch to the specialist in Environmental Geography, or vice-versa. You can find a listing of Type 2 and 3 subject POSt groups that allow this type of changing here. Use the "CHANGE" feature on the SWS to switch amongst members of the same groups. The change option will be available from April 1 to September 27 for Type 2 subject POSts and from July 2 to September 27 for Type 3 subject POSts.

                    If your active subject POSt and the one you would like to change to are not in one of the groups below, you must request the new one on the SWS or contact the appropriate department/sponsor for approval to change.

                    Deleting subject POSts

                    If you would like to delete a Type 1, 2 or 3 subject POST, you can use the "DELETE" feature on the SWS. You can delete programs during the following time periods:

                    Type 1 – from April 1 to September 27

                    Type 2 - from April 1 to September 27

                    Type 3 – from July 2 to September 27

                    Focus - from July 2 to September 27

                    To make deletions outside these dates, contact your college registrar's office. Remember you must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of subject POSts for your degree or you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ROSI.

                    Summary of subject POSt status codes which appear on ROSI

                    REQUESTED

                    • you have applied for admission to the subject POSt

                    INVITED

                    • you have been offered admission (given an invitation) to the subject POSt

                    REFUSED

                    • you have been refused admission to the subject POSt

                    ACTIVE

                    • you are officially enrolled in the subject POSt