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UTSG: Two Questions

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1. Are scholarships based on your admission top 6 or English plus your next highest 5?

2. Does the subject of major interest you choose make a difference in the prerequisites? For example, I'm applying to physiology which also needs Bio/Chem in addition to Eng/Calc. However, if I were to apply to psychology I would only need Eng/Calc. Should I switch my SoMI to psychology because it'll boost my top 6 by 2% if I don't need Bio/Chem?

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U of T's website says..

Eligibility criteria:
Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
studying at a secondary school or Year 1of CEGEP in Canada;
have completed each of the courses required for admissions, including prerequisites, with 'A' standing; and
admission average is 92% or better.



"92% or better" That's pretty general (it's for the President's Entrance) but I suppose if you want a better answer you could e-mail them.

As for number 2, yeah, switching to Psych would result in Bio/Chem not having to be part of your top 6 and they wouldn't show up if you had better marks in two other courses
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@jsaroya wrote
U of T's website says..

Eligibility criteria:
Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
studying at a secondary school or Year 1of CEGEP in Canada;
have completed each of the courses required for admissions, including prerequisites, with 'A' standing; and
admission average is 92% or better.



"92% or better" That's pretty general (it's for the President's Entrance) but I suppose if you want a better answer you could e-mail them.

As for number 2, yeah, switching to Psych would result in Bio/Chem not having to be part of your top 6 and they wouldn't show up if you had better marks in two other courses




That is so stupid. More worried about scholarships since it's the difference between a 94 and a 96 average.
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Yeah you should do the switch then.

edit: Actually, it doesn't even matter if you do the switch if what you want is the President's Entrance. I believe it guarantees you $2000 with anything higher than 92. But if you want to get the U of T Scholar money (you have to pick, you can't get both) then you should do it.
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Are there any consequences to switching? If there aren't, then isn't this whole system just completely whack?
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I think you still ought to email/call to talk to someone who knows more, but I don't see why there would be consequences. I'm assuming you want to get accepted with a SOMI of Psychology but then take the courses a Physio major would take?
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That’s exactly what I plan on doing. Everyone says you can switch your major once you get in, so I’m thinking why not? I’ll probably e-mail them, but last time I e-mailed them it took 10 days. I never thought I’d say this, but I hope I don’t get accepted until then.
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@Sarvish wrote
Does the subject of major interest you choose make a difference in the prerequisites? For example, I'm applying to physiology which also needs Bio/Chem in addition to Eng/Calc. However, if I were to apply to psychology I would only need Eng/Calc. Should I switch my SoMI to psychology because it'll boost my top 6 by 2% if I don't need Bio/Chem?



Yeah, you could do that. Putting down a major on your application is really just a formality. You don't actually declare one until the end of first year. But they do check for pre-reqs.
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