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Change of subject of major interest in CS?

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I am currently a grade 12 High school student.
I already received an acceptance from both Waterloo and Toronto (St.George).
But I was hoping to go to University of Toronto for com.sci.

Only, at the time, I put down "computer science" for my subject of major interest column, but now I want to change that to "software engineering"..D:
which I can't, since I already got the acceptance (although I didn't accept it yet)

Does it actually matter now, or do you get another chance to change it later?
If you have to do it now, what should I do? Whom should I send the mail to?

If you do get another chance, is it the same with everyone, whether they put down "computer science" or "software engineering" for that column? or do the people who wrote down "software engineering" get an advantage or something?

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Accepted : York (CS), UT St.George(CS), Waterloo(SE)
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I don't think UT has a software engineering program. But you can specialize in Software Engineering for both UW and UT later on in your CS program.

As for switching into Software Engineering at UW, I hear that it's pretty hard to switch into Engineering from different faculties since there isn't much overlap of courses. I would call Waterloo and ask them if it's not too late to change your decision.

But I wouldn't be that depressed about not going to SE, both programs are great and in the end, you'll be competing for the same jobs. :)
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Email the registrar office and ask what is possible.
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I already got accepted into Software Engineering in UW :)
But I was just wondering about UT, and whether I could later change my major to SE..
I chose my "field of study" to Computer Science, but I also chose my major to Computer Science, and want to change it to Software Engineering now (which the field of study would still be Computer Science but with a different major)
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Just wanted to know beforehand if it would even matter whether I put CS or SE on "subject of major interest" on ouac
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I applied to the same program and I can't even remember a "subject of major interest" box... weird.
Edit: Ah, nvm I checked OUAC and apparently I checked off Software Engineering. I really doubt this matters, maybe call UT just to check but I'm sure you can still specialize in SE.
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It was a drop-down box and had several course choices related to the field of computer science.. can't remember what choices were there though..o_O but one of them was software engineering, and computer science was another option..
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Yeah, I vaguely remember that drop box now. Anyways, really shouldn't matter. I'm sure many people change their minds after actually taking some courses in the program. I guess you could try emailing/ calling admissions just to make sure?
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Subject of major interest is just for their own records to allow them to plan for the future. It's not limiting, if it was, the subject would just be in it's own section.
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I don't know why they even included that option there since it doesn't matter. They specifically said that the specialist option you select on the OUAC does not determine anything or matter. First year is completely general with some flexibility. It's only 2nd year at UTSG where you can apply for your specialist program based on your GPA and if you have the prerequisite courses for that specialist.
So don't worry about anything :P
Congratz on the acceptance btw!
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Sorry for being offtopic, but what college did you guys apply for at UTSG? Where are the CS people? I'm going to be at UC.
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thankyou for your help :D
now I don't have to worry so much about it anymore loll
I got accepted into Woodsworth, but I sent a mail to University College today, requesting a college transfer XD
I just recently realized Woodsworth was way too far from all the computer buildings and I wouldn't want to be walking down the street in the dark after my night classes(if I ever take any)
I'm not sure if they'll let me in though..
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