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Program Enrolment: Commerce

2018-19 Program Enrolment: Commerce

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

You must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of programs for your degree before your course enrolment period starts, or you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ACORN.

If you intend to complete the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree, you must be enrolled in one commerce program (Accounting: Financial Accounting & Control, Accounting: Public Accounting, Finance & Economics, or Management specialist).

Please note that you can enrol in no more than three programs, of which only two can be majors or specialists.

Students finishing first-year

Students offered guaranteed admission to commerce

Students who were offered guaranteed admission to commerce for the 2017-2018 Fall/Winter session should not submit a request to enrol in a commerce program on ACORN or complete a profile; instead, they should check ACORN starting July 3 for decisions made by the Rotman Commerce Programs Office. Refer to "Results of your request" below.

Other students on the St. George campus

A limited number of spaces in commerce specialists will be available to students not offered guaranteed admission.

There will only be ONE request period (from March 1 to May 15). Late applications will not be considered. All admission requirements must be completed by May in order to be eligible for admission. Students who have not completed the necessary requirements by May must apply for admission the following year. See below for details.

Request period: March 1 to May 15

Applications to commerce programs are made on the Faculty of Arts & Science Registrar’s web site. Apply using the program code ASSPE2431 Specialist in Management. Students apply to this program whether they are interested in the specialist in Accounting, the specialist in Finance and Economics, or the specialist in Management. Successful applicants can choose to change to one of the other specialists or can remain in the specialist in management. The admission requirements for all programs are the same.

Apply using the Type 3 Application Form (first round of applications begin March 1). 

As part of the application, you will be redirected to a web site to complete a personal statement. The information in the personal statement is part of your application, along with your academic information. The personal statement fee is $50.00. Completion of the personal statement is mandatory—applicants who do not complete the personal statement will not be considered.

Please note: applications for ASSPE2431 will NOT be shown on ACORN in the program listing until mid- June, when the Rotman Commerce Programs Office considers your application.

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 programs. While you are waiting for the results of your program requests, you may need to enrol in interim backup program(s) if you want to enrol in courses. If you need help, contact your college registrar's office.

Note: Students enrolled in a commerce program pay higher fees. See the 2018-19 Registration Instructions (available mid-March) for details.

Results of your request (beginning July 3)

Beginning July 3, log on to ACORN and select “Programs” from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. A list of your programs will appear, the list will show those you’ve requested as well as those in which you are currently enrolled.

If you have been given an "invitation" to enrol in the commerce program, it will appear under the "Invited" heading.

To accept the invitation to enrol, click the "Accept" button. A pop-up box will appear; confirm your enrolment by clicking the "Accept" button again. If your acceptance is successful, the program will be listed under the "Currently Enrolled" heading. The deadline to accept the invitation in the first request period is August 8.

Until September 19, you will have the option of changing from the ASSPE2341 to either one of the following:

  • ASSPE2672: Specialist program in Accounting: Financial Reporting & Control
  • ASSPE2678: Specialist program in Accounting: Public Accounting
  • ASSPE2038: Specialist program in Finance and Economics

If you want to change, click the "change" button next to the code "ASSPE2431: SP MANAGEMENT," and enter the code (listed above) of the program you want to change to.

To decline the invitation, click the gear icon in the top right corner of the program and select "Remove program".

If you have been refused permission to enrol, the program will appear under the "Refused" heading. 

Remember that you need to be enrolled in the minimum appropriate combination of programs before you enrol in courses, so pick at least one interim backup Type 1 program which will satisfy the minimum combination requirement.

If you need help, contact your college registrar's office.

For students offered guaranteed admission to commerce: if a decision has not been made, the program will remain under the "Requested" heading. A decision may be pending because you are missing one of the required courses or the grade(s) achieved in the required course(s) is insufficient for admission into the program. Your application will be reviewed in September, and updated results will be available on ACORN by September 13. Remember that you need to be enrolled in an appropriate combination of programs before you enrol in courses. The deadline to accept an invitation in the second request period is September 19.

Important notes

  • You may not enrol in any RSM course above the 100-level until you have officially enrolled in a commerce program.
  • If you are registered in the 2018 summer session, and accept an invitation to a commerce program, your fees in the 2018 summer session will be affected. See the 2018-19 Registration Instructions (available mid-April) for more information.