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Subject POSt Enrolment

St. George campus, Arts & Science students are required to enrol in subject POSt(s) 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. Subject POSts with an "S" beside the number that indicates the type (1, 2, 2L, or 3) have specific enrolment instructions which differ from the normal enrolment process/dates.

Admission to Type 2, 2L and 3 subject POSts will be based on the admission requirements listed in the 2014-2015 Calendar (will be posted in late March).

    Request Dates and Deadlines

    Subject POSt Type
    First Request Period
    Results Available
    Enrolment Deadline
    Second Request Period
    Results Available
    Enrolment Deadline
    1
    No application required. Enrol from April 1 to September 21
    1S
    No application required. Enrol from July 2 to September 21
    Focus
    No application required. Enrol from July 2 to September 21
    2
    April 1 to May 15
    July 2
    August 7
    July 2 to
    August 31
    September 13
    September 21
    3

    Enrolment Instructions

    Type 1 information
      Type 2 information
        Type 3 information

        Instructions for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

        Instructions for Commerce

          Instructions for Computer Science

            Instructions for CTEP

            Additional Information:

                      Type 1 subject POSts

                      Type 1 Enrolment Period: April 1 to September 21


                      Type 1 programs have no enrolment requirements other than successful completion of four full-course equivalents. No application is required. To enrol in a Type 1 subject POSt, log on to the SWS 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, the SWS 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.

                      The following enrolment dates apply to Type 1 subject POSts.

                      • April 1 - first day to enrol on the SWS
                      • September 21 - last day to enrol on the SWS

                      Type 1S Enrolment Period: July 2 to September 21


                      Type 1S programs also do not have requirements for entry other than successful completion of 4.0 full-course equivalents. 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. 

                      Computer Science subject POSt enrolment instructions

                      Bioinformatics & Computational Biology enrolment instructions

                      The following enrolment dates apply to Type 1S subject POSts.

                      • July 2 - first day to enrol on the SWS
                      • September 21 - last day to enrol on the SWS

                      Type 2 subject POSts

                      Type 2 programs require a specific course(s), GPA and/or grades. In addition, some Type 2 programs may have a finite number of spaces (check the 2014-2015 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 the SWS
                      • Step 2: check the SWS 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 2013-2014 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 2014 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.

                      No late requests will 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.

                      Type 2 first request period: April 1 to May 15

                      The following enrolment dates apply to the first request period:

                      • Requests should be made between April 1 and May 15
                      • Results of these requests can be obtained starting July 2
                      • August 7 is the last day to complete the enrolment process

                      Step 1: Submit a request on the SWS

                      Log on to the SWS 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 2014-2015 Calendar).

                      Step 2: Check results of your requests

                      Beginning July 2, you must return to the SWS 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 the SWS, 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 7. If you do not complete the enrolment process by that date you may be given the option to reapply or you will have to submit another request during the second request period (see below).

                      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 2 second request period: July 2 to August 31

                      The procedures for the second period of Type 2 subject POSt enrolment are the same as the first period.

                      The following enrolment dates apply to the second request period:

                      • Requests should be made between July 2 and August 31
                      • Results of these requests can be obtained starting September 13
                      • September 21 is the last day to complete the enrolment process

                      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, there are 3 steps involved:

                      • Step 1: apply to the Type 3 subject POSt using the Type 3 application form
                      • Step 2: check the SWS 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.

                      Type 3 first request period: April 1 to May 15


                      The following enrolment dates apply to the first request period:

                      • Requests should be made between April 1 and May 15
                      • Results of these requests can be obtained starting July 2
                      • August 7 is the last day to complete the enrolment process.

                      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 in the subject POSt listing until mid-June, when departments consider your application.

                      Step 2: Check results of your requests

                      Beginning July 2, you must log on to the SWS and select "subject POSts" from the main menu. A list of your subject POSts will appear, which will show those you've requested 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 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. If you do not complete the enrolment process by that date you will have to submit another request during the second request period (see below).

                      If you have been refused permission to enrol, the status will be "REFUSED." No further action is required. To re-apply, do so on the Faculty of Arts and Science website, not ROSI.

                      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.

                      Type 3 second request period: July 2 to August 31

                      The following enrolment dates apply to the second request period:

                      • Requests should be made between July 2 and August 31
                      • Results of these requests can be obtained starting September 13
                      • September 21 is the last day to complete the enrolment process

                      If you are unable to submit your request during the first request period, come back to this page to apply. If the Type 3 subject POSt you want is listed, follow the instructions.

                      DO NOT make requests for Type 3 subject POSts using the SWS—these will not be considered. Only requests made through the Arts & Science Registrar's Office web site will be considered. Subject POSts requested will NOT be shown on ROSI in the subject POSt listing until early September, when departments consider your application.

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

                      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.


                      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: Genes, Genetics & Biotechnology specialist
                      • Human Biology: Global Health specialist
                      • Human Biology: Health & 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
                      • Health and Disease Major
                      • Genes, Genetics and Biotechnology Major
                      • Global Health Major
                      • Neuroscience Major
                      • Health Care Ethics Major
                      • 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

                      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
                      ASFOC1689E
                      Focus in Formal Language & Logic
                      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 the SWS 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, the SWS 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, 2014 - first day to enrol on the SWS
                      • September 21, 2014 - last day to enrol on the SWS

                      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, 2014 to September 21, 2014

                      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 transfer credit section 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 choose a Type 1 subject POSt and enrol in it 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, you must 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 21 for Type 2 subject POSts and from July 2 to September 21 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 21

                      Type 2 - from April 1 to September 21

                      Type 3 – from July 2 to September 21

                      Focus - from July 2 to September 21

                      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 ROS as mentioned at the beginning of this section.

                      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