Statistics POSt Requirements 2023

Statistics POSt Requirements 2023

At the end of your first year at UTSC, you can apply to enter a Statistics program of study (POSt). In order to apply for a Statistics POSt in your second year, you must have completed 4.0 credits, including all required A-level CSC and MAT courses. Below are the admission requirements for applications received in 2023.

For a complete list of all program POSt requirements, please click here.

Specialist and Major in Statistics

You will be admitted to the Statistics Major if you achieve all of the following grades:

  1.  A grade point average of at least 2.3 across the following four courses: CSCA08/A20, MATA22, MATA30/A31, MATA36/A37.

In order to be eligible to apply to a Specialist stream, you need to achieve all of the following grades:

  1. A grade point average of at least 2.5 across the following four courses: CSCA08, CSC/MATA67, MATA22, MATA31, MATA37.
  2. For the Machine Learning and Data Specialist Stream only: A grade of at least B in CSCA48.

Achieving these grades does not guarantee admission to the specialist. Students will be selected for the available spaces based on their grades.

When admitting to the Specialist streams, priority will go to students from the Statistics admission category, and demonstrate background.

These requirements are designed to demonstrate that you have the background and aptitude to succeed in our upper year courses.

Retaking courses

Each of CSC/MATA67, MATA22, MATA36/A37, CSCA48 may be retaken once for the purpose of meeting these requirements. If you do so, then we will consider the higher grade on the two attempts. If you withdraw from a course before the deadline to withdraw without academic penalty then it does not count as an attempt. If you pass MATA31 and/or CSCA08/A20 then you cannot retake them for the purpose of meeting these requirements; we will only consider your first passing grade for these courses.

There will be extra spaces available in the Statistics Major and Specialist for students from other admission categories. The number of spaces will depend on the number of successful applicants from the Statistics admission category. Students will be selected for admission to these spaces based on their grades in the required courses. 

Students may apply for one of these extra spaces upon completion of the required courses. 

Retaking courses

When determining who is admitted to these extra spaces, we will only consider the first passing grade and all failing grades in the required courses. In other words, if you pass a course and then retake it, it will not increase your chances of being admitted. 

We have a small number of spaces in the Statistics Major and Specialist for students who entered CMS prior to 2021, and therefore are not in an admission category and did not complete their A-level courses in time to apply for a POSt in 2022. These are not amongst the extra spaces for 2021 students from other admission categories; you will not be competing with those students. Students will be selected based on their grades in MATA22, MATA30/A31, MATA36/A37 and CSCA48 (Specialist only).

Retaking courses

We will only consider the first passing grade and all failing grades in the required courses. In other words, if you pass a course and then retake it, it will not increase your chances of being admitted.