Admission to Year 3 BMSc
will "apply" for admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program by submitting an Intent to Register (ITR) during the Intent to Register period in February/March 2014. Students will select a First and a Second Choice for their intended program/plan (degree + modules) for 2014/15. See the various Honors Specialization, Specialization and Major MODULES OFFERED that lead to a BMSc degree.
To be admitted to Year 3 BMSc, students must satisfy:
- the Admission Requirements, as stated in the 2012/13 ACADEMIC CALENDAR, for the module to which they apply, and
- the ADMISSION CRITERIA, which includes completion of FOUNDATION COURSES.
Note: students must be admitted to Year 3 of the BMSc Program to complete a BMSc degree. Students who are not eligible for admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program may not re-apply to the BMSc Program, unless an APPEAL FOR ADMISSION TO YEAR 4 is granted.
During the adjudication period in May 2014, students admitted to Year 3 BMSc will be considered for the module(s) they requested during the Intent to Register period:
HONORS SPECIALIZATION MODULES
The maximum capacity in each Honors Specialization module is limited by the number of spaces in (i) the fourth-year research projects in each of the discipline-specific modules, such as the Honors Specializations in Biochemistry or Physiology, and (ii) Medical Sciences 4900F/G which is required in the Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences. The number of students admitted to each Honors Specialization module in Year 3 for 2013/14 may be slightly greater than the maximum capacity in Year 4 as it is anticipated that some students may change modules from Years 3 to 4 and/or some students may accept offers to other programs before fourth year. See the Cutoff Averages link (below) for the maximum capacity for each of the Honors Specialization modules in Years 2 through 4.
Once admitted to Year 3 BMSc, all students who request a particular Honors Specialization module as their First Choice during the Intent to Register period will be ranked according to their average in the best six foundation half courses (3.0 courses) completed by the end of Year 2. See the ADMISSION CRITERIA for more details. Beginning with the highest average on the best 3.0 foundation courses (referred to as "the average" from this point onward), students will be registered in this Honors Specialization module. If there are more BMSc students requesting the Honors Specialization module than spaces available, the module will be closed when the maximum capacity is reached. The average of the last student assigned to the module will be recorded as the “cutoff average” for the particular Honors Specialization for 2013/14. More details will be posted in the Adjudication FAQ's.
There is not a pre-determined cutoff average for each Honors Specialization module. There is only a pre-determined maximum capacity for each module -- the average of the last student admitted to the module determines the cutoff average for that module for that particular year. The maximum capacity and cutoff averages for each Honors Specialization module for 2013/14 can be found here: ENTERING YEAR 3 OF THE BMSc PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER 2013. This chart also indicates (i) the minimum average required in the best 3.0 foundation courses for admission to Year 3 BMSc, (ii) the number of First Choice ITR requests, and (iii) the cutoff average for admission to the various Honors Specialization modules.
Students must be admitted to Year 3 of the BMSc Program to be admitted to one of the Specialization modules. Once admitted to the BMSc Program, enrolment in each Specialization module is not limited since these modules do not contain a fourth-year research project or Medical Sciences 4900F/G.
Specialization modules lead only to 4-year BMSc degrees (non-honors) and, since admission to the BMSc Program requires higher marks than generally required for admission to an honors degree, BMSc students are encouraged to pursue either an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules so that they can graduate with honors degrees.
Students wishing to pursue two Majors, both of which are offered by basic medical science departments, must register in a BMSc degree. Once admitted to the BMSc Program, enrolment in Double Majors is not limited since none of the Major modules include either a fourth-year research project or Medical Sciences 4900F/G. Some Major modules require a 3000-level course which requires either (i) a mark in a prerequisite course or (ii) an average in the prior year, as part of its prerequisite. Students must satisfy the prerequisite for the required 3000-level course in order to register in the Major. For example, the Major in Physiology requires Physiology 3130Y be taken in Year 3 and registration in 3130Y requires a minimum average of 75% be achieved in the previous year (ALL courses taken in the previous year).
Double Majors can be completed in either a 4-year BMSc degree (non-honors) or a BMSc (Honors) degree. The level of marks required for registration in Double Majors in an honors degree is higher than required in a 4-year degree. Since admission to the BMSc Program requires higher marks than required for admission to an honors degree, students completing Double Majors are encouraged to pursue a BMSc (Honors) degree.
Students in Double Majors often have "common courses" in their Majors. A maximum of 1.0 common course can be double-counted toward both Majors (refer to COMMON COURSES).
STUDENTS ADMITTED AS MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY
will usually register in the MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY PROGRAM (Medical Sciences 1 in first year and Medical Sciences 2 in second year) and apply for ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM during their second year, through the Intent to Register process.