Request Period:
Round 1:  March 1 - May 15, 2018 
Round 2:  There is no second round of program admission.   

Criminology & Sociolegal Studies - Specialist Program

2018 Admission Information for current Faculty of Arts and Science Students

These requirements apply to students registered in the ASMAJ0826 program who wish to be considered for admission to the Specialist program in 2018.

Requests for admission will be considered in the first program request period only (March 1 - May 15, 2018).   Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark in the required courses listed below. The precise mark thresholds are an estimate of what will be required in the 2018 program admission cycle.  

Applying after first year:  There is no admission to this program after first year.

Applying after second year:  Student must be enrolled in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies major (ASMAJ0826) and have completed a minimum of 8.0 FCEs including CRI205H1, CRI210H1 and CRI225H1.   A minimum combined average of at least 80% in CRI205H1, CRI210H1 and CRI225H1 is required.

Applying after third year: Student must be enrolled in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies major (ASMAJ0826) and have completed at least 12.0 FCEs and have a minimum combined average of 80% in the following 3.0 FCEs:  Four 300+ level half-credit CRI lecture or seminar courses and 1.0 FCE from CRI205H1, CRI210H1 and CRI225H1.

Important: Students are advised not to make program changes after year 3 as it may not be possible to complete the program requirements for the Specialist program in year 4.   Prerequisites and program requirements will not be waived.  

How to to request admission to the program:
There is one request period only (March 1 - May 15, 2018).  Application is made using the Program Application Form (not ACORN).  The program code for the specialist is ASSPE0826.

How to request enrolment in Type 3 programs:
Step 1: apply during round 1 (March 1 - May 15, 2018) using the Program Application Form
Step 2: enrol in backup programs (March 1 - May 15, 2018)
Step 3: check ACORN on July 3 to check the status of your requests
Step 4: if invited (INV status)->accept the invitation on ACORN (deadline to accept is Aug 8, 2018)
Step 5: if refused (REF status)->check the status of your backup programs and visit your Registrar's Office if you need assistance

For detailed information and instructions see Program Enrolment.


  1. Students in the specialist who assigned CR/NCR to required courses will have to change their specialist to the major program.
  2. Students who have assigned CR/NCR in courses that are required in the specialist program are not eligible to apply to the Specialist program. 
  3. CRI398Y0, 395H1, 396H1, 397Y1 cannot be used to fulfill the half 300 level CRI/WDW course requirements

Quick Facts

  • Advanced Notice for students wishing to apply for admission in 2019: The 2 FCEs from ECO/HIS/PHL/POL/PSY/SOC must be taken in the 20189 & 20191 sessions.