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Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding admission decisions for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology programs.

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If you were refused admission to the psychology Major or you were offered admission to a different program in psychology than the one you applied to, which of the following context best describes your situation?

Refused admission to a psychology Major because the psychology average is less than 65%

You cannot take courses that are restricted to psychology Majors (e.g., Psych 291 and 292).

If you raise your psychology average in the future, please reapply.

Refused admission to Four Year General Psychology but offered admission to Three Year General Psychology

For requests to switch from Three-Year General Psychology to Four-Year General Psychology, see Four-Year General Psychology.

If you change your mind about the Psychology Major and prefer the Psychology Minor, please submit a Plan Modification Form. A cumulative Psychology average of at least 65% is required for admission.

Refused admission to Honours Psychology but offered admission to Three-Year General Psychology or Four-Year General Psychology

For requests to switch from General Psychology to Honours Psychology, see Honours Psychology.

For requests to switch from Three-Year General Psychology to Four-Year General Psychology, see Four-Year General Psychology.

If you change your mind about the Psychology Major and prefer the Psychology Minor, please submit a Plan Modification Form. A cumulative Psychology average of at least 65% is required for admission.

Refused Admission to Honours Psychology and Arts and Business Regular but offered admission to Three-Year General Psychology or Four-Year General Psychology

Option 1: Enrol in General Psychology

You will be taking Psych 291 Fall and Psych 292 Winter.

For requests to switch from General Psychology to Honours Psychology, see Honours Psychology.

For requests to switch from Three-Year General Psychology to Four-Year General Psychology, see Four-Year General Psychology.

Option 2: Enrol in a different Honours Major if admissible

You cannot take courses that are restricted to Psychology Majors e.g., Psych 291, 292, 391, etc. You could reapply for admission to Honours Psychology in a future term if your Psychology average improves.

If interested in the Psychology Minor, submit a Plan Modification Form. A cumulative Psychology average of at least 65% is required for admission.

Refused admission to Honours Psychology and Arts and Business Co-op but offered admission to Three-Year General Psychology or Four-Year General Psychology

Option 1: Enrol in General Psychology

You will be taking Psych 291 Fall and Psych 292 Winter.

For requests to switch from General Psychology to Honours Psychology, see Honours Psychology.

For requests to switch from Three-Year General Psychology to Four-Year General Psychology, see Four-Year General Psychology.

Admission to Honours Psychology and Arts and Business Co-op beyond the 2A Fall term is not possible. Admission to Honours Psych ‘Departmental’ Co-op beyond the 2B Winter term is not possible.

Option 2: Enrol in a different Honours Major if admissible

You cannot take courses that are restricted to Psychology Majors e.g., Psych 291, 292, 391, etc.

Switching to Honours Psychology and Arts and Business Co-op in the future will be problematic because several of the core courses for Honours Psychology are only offered once per year and must be taken in sequence.

If you raise your Psychology average to 75% in the future, discuss your options with the Psychology Undergraduate Advisor. Some students in these situations give up co-op to pursue the Psychology Major.

If interested in the Psychology Minor, submit a Plan Modification Form. A cumulative Psychology average of at least 65% is required for admission.

Refused admission to Joint Honours Psychology but offered admission to Three-Year General Psychology or Four-Year General Psychology

Option 1: Enrol in General Psychology

You will be taking Psych 291 Fall and Psych 292 Winter.

For requests to switch from General Psychology to Honours Psychology, see Honours Psychology.

For requests to switch from Three-Year General Psychology to Four-Year General Psychology, see Four-Year General Psychology.

Option 2: Enrol in an Honours Major in a discipline other than Psychology if admissible

You cannot take courses that are restricted to Psychology Majors e.g., Psych 291, 292, 391, etc. You could reapply for admission to Joint Honours Psychology in a future term if your Psychology average improves.

If you want to enrol in the Psychology Minor plan, please submit a Plan Modification Form. A cumulative Psychology average of at least 65% is required for admission to the Psychology Minor.


Last updated January 30, 2014