1. Why do I need to connect with the Internal Transfer Advisor before I submit my application?
- Students are asked to meet or connect via email with the Internal Transfer Advisor prior to submitting their application so that the advisor can confirm the student understands and is on track to meeting the minimum requirements for internal transfer into Math. The advisor also needs to confirm that the student is submitting their application in the appropriate term.
2. When do I apply?
- Applications for internal transfer to Math are submitted a full term in advance. The appropriate time to apply will depend on when a student will be meeting all of the minimum requirements for internal transfer to Math and on their co-op sequence (for those registered in a co-op program of study). Students can apply for an internal transfer to Math during the term in which they will be meeting all of the minimum requirements, provided the term they are applying for is set to be a study term. In some cases students may have to wait until the term after they fulfill the minimum requirements for internal transfer to Math to submit their application due to co-op sequences. Students may not apply to transfer into Math in a term which is scheduled to be a work term.
3. When are the applications open and when are they due?
- Applications open midway through the third month of each term and they are due on the last day of the last month of each term:
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4. How do I apply?
- The application for internal transfer into the Math Faculty is online. When the application is open students can access it from the Internal Transfer website. The correct form for applying for internal transfer into Math is 'Transfer from outside of Math to Math'.
5. Can I apply for more than one major when I fill out the application?
- Students can only indicate one major when they fill out the internal transfer application form. If a student was not eligible for the major they had indicated on their application then they would be offered admission into Honours Math instead.
6. I want to apply for the Computer Science program, what should I do?
- Students are only eligible to apply for the Computer Science (CS) program if they have taken or are in the process of taking CS 136 or an equivalent course. Students that are eligible to apply for the Computer Science program must complete two online applications. One application is for the internal transfer into the Math Faculty 'Transfer from outside of Math to Math' and the other application is for the CS program specifically, 'Transfer from outside of Math to CS (pending approval from Math)'. The CS online application has a different, earlier deadline than the Math internal transfer application so students need to ensure they are submitting both applications on time. More information about the CS transfer requirements and application can be found on their transfer website.
7. After I submit the application is there anything else I need to do?
- After submitting the application there is nothing additional that is required. Students should keep an eye on their campus email accounts for communications regarding their internal transfer application.
8. When will I hear back about my application?
- Once the application deadline has passed all of the applicant records are reviewed. Applicants will then be notified via email if they have met the minimum requirements for internal transfer consideration or not. Students who do meet the minimum requirements can expect to receive their offer of admission within another 3 - 5 weeks. If a student has not met the minimum requirements then the email they receive will indicate which requirement(s) they are not meeting and they can reach out to the Internal Transfer Advisor if they have additional questions.
1. What academic level will I be when I transfer into Math?
- Academic levels are calculated based on the number of units a student has successfully completed. When students transfer into the Math Faculty their academic level is normally not affected. However, though students may be at a 2A level or higher when they transfer, they are still required to complete all Table 2 faculty core courses in addition to the courses required for the major(s) they pursue within Math.
2. What will happen to the courses I've already completed when I transfer into Math?
- In most cases the courses a student has completed will come with them into the Math Faculty as they are. In some cases some of the courses a student has taken may be considered equivalent to Math Faculty courses. In these cases, the course equivalencies will be communicated to applicants in their offer of admission. In other cases, some courses a student has completed may be suppressed when they transfer because they are either Math Faculty courses that cannot count for credit towards a Bachelor of Math degree or they may be anti-requisites to faculty core courses. Again, in these cases the courses to be suppressed are communicated to applicants in their offer of admission.
3. How long will it take me to complete my degree if I transfer into Math?
- The amount of time it will take to complete a degree in Math will depend on which courses a student has completed prior to transferring and it will also depend on which major the student opts to pursue in Math. It is not unusual for students to require some extra time to complete their degree requirements when they transfer faculties.
4. Can I transfer directly into a specific major?
- In some cases it is possible for students to be admitted directly into the major of their choice. In most cases students will be admitted into Honours Math where they will spend a term or so before they are able to declare a major. Students can indicate the major they wish to be considered for when they fill out the transfer application. Inidividual departments within Math are asked to assess whether applicants are eligible for direct entry into the major they have indicated on their application. If students are deemed eligible for direct entry into their desired major then that is conveyed to them in their offer of admission. If students are not immediately eligible for entry into their desired major then the additional requirements they need to meet before they can declare that major will be indicated in the offer of admission.
5. If I transfer into Honours Math (undeclared) when and how can I declare a major?
- Students who transfer into Honours Math would be eligible to declare a major once they are meeting the minimum requirements for the particular major they are interested in. The minimum requirements for the majors available in the Math Faculty are outlined on the Declaring Majors website.
6. How is my cumulative average calulated?
The cumulative average is calculated based on all of the courses a student has taken to date. Students should be careful not to confuse the cumulative average with a term average which is the average achieved within a specific term. All course grades across all terms are included in the cumulative average which must be at least 75% for transfer eligibility and the cumulative average is never rounded up.
1. I'm currently in a co-op program of study, if I transfer into Math will I keep co-op?
- Co-op is not guaranteed when students transfer into the Math Faculty. If a student is already enrolled in a co-op program of study then we must assess whether they are eligible for enough remaining work terms to fulfill the co-op requirements in the Math Faculty. Students who are assessed to be eligible for enough remaining work terms to fulfill all of Math's co-op requirements ( work terms, PD courses, and work reports) will be offered a co-op program of study.
2. I'm currently in a regular program of study, can I transfer into co-op in the Math Faculty?
- Students in a regular program of study must have a minimum cumulative average of 85% to be considered for co-op in the Math Faculty. Due to the limited amount of spaces, admission into the co-op program is very competitive. As a result, the average cut-off required for admission into co-op generally tends to be higher than 85%.
3. If I request co-op but I'm not eligible what will happen?
- Students who request a co-op program of study but are not eligible for it will be offered admission into a regular program of study instead.
4. I'm currently in a regular program of study but I will be admitted into co-op in my home faculty in a future term; will the acceptance into a co-op program of study carry over into Math?
- Students are assessed based on the program they are registered in when they submit their application. If a student is registered in a regular program of study at the time when they apply for an internal transfer into Math then they will be assessed as a regular student. The offer of admission into a co-op program of study in a future term in their home faculty does not carry over into Math. A student would need to be registered in a co-op program of study at the time when they apply for an internal transfer to Math in order to be assessed as a co-op student.
5. Which co-op sequence will I be following if I am transferring into a co-op program of study in Math?
- Students who are offered admission into a co-op program of study must meet with a Math Co-op advisor to review their co-op sequence as part of the process for accepting their offer. In most cases students will just maintain the same co-op sequence that they are already following when they transfer. They can discuss any necessary changes to their sequence with a Math Co-op advisor.
6. What are the co-op requirements in the Math Faculty?
- The co-op requirements in the Math Faculty are outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students admitted into a co-op program of study in Math must complete all of the requirements in order to be eligible to graduate with the co-op designation.