University Transfer Students

The following information applies to students transferring from another university to the Faculty of Arts and Science, St. George Campus, University of Toronto.    If you are a UTM/UTSC degree students transferring to the Faculty of Arts and Science (St George Campus) please click here.

Criminology & Sociolegal Studies Program

2014 Admission information for university transfer students (except UTSC/UTM)
Students interested in transferring from another university must first apply for admission the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George Campus, Social Sciences stream) and identify Criminology as their preferred program of study.  Admission to a specific program, such as Criminology, is processed as part of the transfer student’s application to the Faculty of Arts and Science.

For admission to the Criminology and 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.

Transfer Credits
Transfer credits are assessed by the Faculty of Arts and Science.  Instructions about the transfer credit assessment will be included with the offer of admission.  The Faculty of Arts and 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

Additional Notes:

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.

**Students admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science as a “non-degree” or “visiting student” do not have access to Criminology  and Sociolegal Studies courses/programs**

I’ve been admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science, what happens now?
Successful applicants are admitted to a program area in the Faculty of Arts and Science (i.e. Arts, Humanities and Social Science) NOT a specific program such as Criminology.  Admission to a specific program is determined by the Faculty of Arts and 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 program.

If you have already received your transfer credit assessment letter, but did not request admission to the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program, please submit a copy of your transfer credit assessment letter to the Program Office, 236, Woodsworth College no later than May 30th.     However, if your transfer credits are still being assessed may contact the Transfer Credit office directly and request they add admission to the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program to your file.

Note to Community College applicants:
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 and Science and meet the published program admission requirements.
Transfer Credits for Newly Admitted Students
Transfer credits are assessed by the Faculty of Arts and 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.
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.
*For information on other Canadian Institutions offering Criminology related studies please click here.