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What the hell is an "alternate offer"?

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I applied at the University of Toronto main campus for Commerce. Today I got an acceptance letter for UTM (Mississauga) for Social Sciences.I was initially confused since I knew I applied for commerce, so I went on the OUAC website to check

I applied to three Universities, and now there is a fourth University automatically added (UTM), and it is listed as a "alternate offer"

What does this mean? Should I not expect a "normal" offer from them?
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It means you didn't meet the admission requirements for your first choice program at U of T so they will give you something else.

Things to consider:

Your average is not high enough, missing prerequisite courses, etc.

Wait for Mid-Terms and maybe you'll be re-considered for your first choice.

But it's weird that they gave you an alternate offer to Social Sciences and not UTM Business or Commerce...
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@Medic93 wrote
But it's weird that they gave you an alternate offer to Social Sciences and not UTM Business or Commerce...



It's probably utm commerce.
Karan, u should call uft admissions and double check with them. also, if you think that you'll meet their requirements by mid-term let them know. luck! (:
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You're the second person on the forum that I've seen get alternate for Social Sciences. I also got an alternate to BComm, I got Studies in Business. They automatically reconsider your application to BComm once they receive your 2nd semester midterm marks.
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Aha, same thing here!

I applied for Comp Sci (1st choice for UofT), and Rotman.

My Comp Sci tells me to look at an alternate offer they sent me, but my Rotman one is still under review.

Why social science? I don't know.
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do all universities re-consider alternate afters after midterm marks for second semester are in?
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Same!
I applied for BBA, and they gave me an offer for Social Sciences, however I can study Economics in there because I have a strong base in Economics. I got accepted to York for Finance and Business Economics so, i'm still deciding where to go.
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