Subject POSts

Subject POSt Information and Enrolment

As a Daniels Faculty undergraduate student, you are required to enroll in Subject POSt(s) (Programs of Study) once you have completed 4.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCE). You must enroll in the minimum appropriate combination of subject POSts for your degree in order to be able to enroll in courses on ACORN for the subsequent academic session. See the Daniels Undergraduate Calendar for details.


What is a Subject POSt?

A Subject POSt (Program of Study) is a grouping of courses in a particular subject area, identified as either a Specialist program, a Major program, or a Minor program, based on the number of FCE required.

Generally,

Specialist = 9.0 to 14.0 FCE
Major = 6.0 to 8.0 FCE
Minor = 4.0 FCE


What is an ‘appropriate combination’ of Subject POSts?

The minimum requirements are:

  • 1 Specialist or
  • 2 Majors or
  • 1 Major and 2 Minors

The Daniels Faculty offers the following Subject POSts:

Architectural Studies (Design) Major

Architectural Studies (History, Theory, and Criticism) Major

Visual Studies Specialist

Visual Studies Major

Visual Studies Minor (open only to students in the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies)

 

The specific Subject POSt requirements for each degree at Daniels are listed below. Descriptions are available in the Daniels Faculty Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2015-16.


Appropriate Combinations for the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies
 

  1. Architectural Studies (Design) Major + Architectural Studies (History, Theory, Criticism) Major, OR
  2. Architectural Studies Major (Design or History, Theory, Criticism) + Visual Studies Major, OR
  3. 1 Architectural Studies Major (Design or History, Theory, Criticism) + 1 Major from the Faculty of Arts & Science, OR
  4. 1 Architectural Studies Major (Design or History, Theory, Criticism) + Visual Studies Minor + 1 Minor from the Faculty of Arts & Science, OR
  5. 1 Architectural Studies Major (Design or History, Theory, Criticism) + 2 Minors from the Faculty of Arts & Science


Appropriate Combinations for the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies
 

  1. Visual Studies Specialist, OR
  2. Visual Studies Major + Architectural Studies Major (Design or History, Theory, Criticism), OR
  3. Visual Studies Major + 1 Major from the Faculty of Arts & Science, OR
  4. Visual Studies Major + 2 Minors from the Faculty of Arts & Science


Daniels Faculty Subject POSts

Each Subject POSt has a distinct code; all Daniels Faculty Subject POSt codes begin with AH. Daniels Faculty Subject POSts (AH codes) are open only to Daniels Faculty students.

 

Architectural Studies Subject POSts

Subject POSt Code

Title

AHMAJ2020

Architectural Studies (Design) Major

AHMAJ2390

Architectural Studies (History, Theory, Criticism) Major

Students requesting an Architectural Studies Major must select from the AHMAJ program codes listed above. The Daniels Faculty does not offer an Architectural Studies Minor. The program codes ASMAJ2020 and ASMAJ2390, offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science, are no longer available.

 

Visual Studies Subject POSts

Subject POSt Code

Title

AHSPE0660

Visual Studies Specialist

AHMAJ0660

Visual Studies Major

AHMIN0660

Visual Studies Minor

Students requesting a Visual Studies Specialist, Major, or Minor must select from the AH program codes listed above. The Visual Studies Minor is only open to students in the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies; students in the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies must complete either a Visual Studies Specialist or a Visual Studies Major.

The program code ASMIN0660 is a Visual Studies Minor program offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science and is available only to students in that Faculty. If you are a Faculty of Arts & Science student who is interested in pursuing the Visual Studies Minor, please see the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for details. The program codes ASSPE0660 and ASMAJ0660, offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science, are no longer available.


Faculty of Arts & Science Subject POSts

You are able to combine your required Daniels Subject POSt with the many Subject POSts from the Faculty of Arts & Science, with the exception of Type 1s subject POSts, Rotman Commerce programs and the Specialist and Major programs in Computer Science.

All Faculty of Arts & Science Subject POSt codes begin with AS. There are three types of Subject POSts in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Each type is a category based on admission requirements. The admission requirements for each subject POSt are listed in the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar.

Type 1 Information

Type 2 Information

Type 3 Information

Click here for a complete list of Subject POSt codes and Contacts for the Faculty of Arts & Science.


Request Dates and Deadlines

In order to enroll in courses for the Fall/Winter academic session, you must be enrolled in an appropriate combination of Subject POSts (see above) before your course enrolment begins.

You must request Daniels Faculty Subject POSts on ACORN during the round 1 request period in order to have your request(s) reviewed before Fall/Winter course enrolment begins in July.

Type 1 subject POSts in the Faculty of Arts & Science can be requested on ACORN from April 1 to September 27. There are two request periods for Type 2 and Type 3 Subject POSts. In order to have your request(s) for Type 2 and/or Type 3 Subject POSts reviewed before Fall/Winter course enrolment begins in July, you must request during the first round.

Note: Successful Subject POSt enrolment is compulsory in order to enroll in many of the 200+ level required courses for Specialist, Major, and Minor programs. See the Daniels Faculty and the Faculty of Arts & Science Timetables and Registration Instructions for information on Enrolment Indicators.

Round 1 Request Period

Apply to Subject POSt on ACORN

April 1 to May 25

Students check results and accept invitation to Subject POSt on ACORN

July 2 to August 3

Round 2

Students apply to Subject POSt on ACORN

July 4 to August 28

Students check results and accept invitation to Subject POSt on ACORN

September 16 to 25

 

Enrolling in Subject POSts on ACORN

Type 1 Faculty of Arts & Science Subject POSts

Type 1 programs have no enrolment requirements other than successful completion of four full-course equivalents (4.0 FCEs). No application is required. To enrol in a Type 1 program, log on to ACORN at www.acorn.utoronto.ca and select "Programs" from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. In the "Add a Program" box, enter the code or name of the program you want to enrol in. A suggested list of programs will appear as you start typing. Double check that you're selecting the right program - remember that programs from all divisions (not only the Daniels Faculty and Arts & Science) will appear on this list based on the search criteria. Faculty of Arts & Science program codes begin with AS.

A pop-up box will appear after you select the program; click the "Enrol" button. If your enrolment is successful, ACORN will display the message: "You have successfully added the program [program code] [program name]". The program will appear under Currently Enrolled. Your enrolment in the Type 1 program is now complete.

 

Daniels Faculty Subject POSts and Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science Subject POSts

Daniels Faculty programs and Type 2 programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science have two request periods. (See above for Daniels Faculty dates.  Click here for the Faculty of Arts & Science dates and deadlines.) There are 3 steps to enrolling in Daniels Faculty programs and Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science programs:

  • Step 1: submit a request on ACORN
  • Step 2: check ACORN to see if you have received an "invitation" to enrol
  • Step 3: accept the invitation to enrol

Remember that once you have completed 4.0 full-course equivalents, you will not be able to enrol in further courses until you have enrolled in the minimum appropriate combination of programs. If you have not requested your Daniels programs and/or Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science programs during the first round, you will need to enrol in interim backup program(s) if you want to enrol in courses for the Fall/Winter. If you need help, contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services.

Late requests will not be accepted by the Daniels Faculty or the Faculty of Arts & Science; if you miss the deadline for the first request period, you will need to wait until the second period to submit your request.

Step 1: Submit a request on ACORN

Log on to ACORN and select "Programs" from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. In the "Add a Program" box, enter the code or name of the program you want to enrol in. A suggested list of programs will appear as you start typing. Double check that you're selecting the right program - remember that programs from all divisions (not only the Daniels Faculty and Arts & Science) will appear on this list based on the search criteria. Daniels Faculty program codes begin with AH and Faculty of Arts & Science program codes begin with AS.

A pop-up box will appear after you select the program; click the "Request to Enrol" button. If your request has been submitted, ACORN will display the message: "You have requested enrolment in the program [program code] [program name]". The program will appear under the "Requested" heading.

You can add requests for as many programs as you wish, but remember—if you are invited to all of them, you can enrol in no more than three, of which only two can be Majors and/or Specialists – and you must ensure that you are enrolled in the Daniels program required by your degree (see above). You should only request Faculty of Arts & Science programs for which you meet the admission requirements (as listed in the 2016-2017 Arts & Science Calendar).

Step 2: Check results of your requests

Beginning June 30 (first request period) or September 16 (second request period), return to ACORN and select "Programs" from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. If your request is successful and you have been admitted, the program will appear under the "Invited" heading.

If your request is not successful, the program will appear under the "Refused" heading. If a decision has not been made, the program will remain under "Requested". If you have questions regarding the refusal or lack of decision, contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services for Daniels Faculty programs or the department/sponsor of the program for Faculty of Arts & Science programs.

Step 3: Accept invitation to program

If you have been given an "invitation" to enrol in the Daniels Faculty program or Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science program, it will appear under the "Invited" heading.

To accept the invitation to enrol, click the "Accept" button. A pop-up box will appear; confirm your acceptance by clicking the "Accept" button once more. If the acceptance is successful, ACORN will display the message: "You have accepted the invitation and enrolled in program [program code] [program name]". The program will appear under the "Currently Enrolled" heading. Your enrolment in a Daniels Faculty program or a Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science program is now complete.

To decline the invitation to enrol, click the gear icon next to the "Accept" button and select "Remove program". You must ensure that you are enrolled in the Daniels Faculty program required by your degree.

The deadline for accepting an invitation is August 3 (first request period) or September 25 (second request period).

 

Type 3 Faculty of Arts & Science Subject POSts

Type 3 programs require completion of specific course(s), have a finite number of spaces and additional information may be required by the program sponsor.

There are two request periods for Type 3 programs, but some only accept applications in the first request period.

Type 3 programs with a 3 - yes indicator in the listings will be accepting second round applications.

Type 3 programs with a 3 - no indicator in the listings will NOT be accepting formal second round applications; contact the department/sponsor directly for consideration for program enrolment during this time.

To enrol in Type 3 programs, follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: apply to the Type 3 program using the Type 3 application form (available April 1)
  • Step 2: check ACORN to see if the department has given you an "invitation" to enrol
  • Step 3: accept the invitation to enrol on ACORN

Remember that once you have completed 4.0 full-course equivalents, you will not be able to enrol in further courses until you have enrolled in the minimum appropriate combination of programs. You may need to enrol in interim backup program(s) if you want to enrol in courses for the Fall/Winter while you are waiting for the results of your program requests. If you need help, contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services.

DO NOT make requests for Type 3 programs using ACORN—these will not be considered. Only requests made using the Type 3 application form will be considered.

Step 1: Apply to the Type 3 program using the Type 3 Application Form

Complete the Type 3 Program Application form (available April 1). You will receive an email confirmation of your submission.

Please Note: Type 3 program requests submitted using the Application form will NOT be shown on ACORN until mid-June (first request period) or early September (second request period), when departments consider your application.

Step 2: Check results of your requests

Beginning June 30 (first request period) or September 16 (second request period), return to ACORN and select "Programs" from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. If your request is successful and you have been admitted, the program will appear under the "Invited" heading.

If your request is not successful, the program will appear under the "Refused" heading. If a decision has not been made, the program will remain under "Requested". If you have questions regarding the refusal or lack of decision, contact the department/sponsor of the program.

Step 3: Accept invitation to program

If you have been given an "invitation" to enrol in the Type 3 program, it will appear under the "Invited" heading.

To accept the invitation to enrol, click the "Accept" button. A pop-up box will appear; confirm your acceptance by clicking the "Accept" button once more. If the acceptance is successful, ACORN will display the message: "You have accepted the invitation and enrolled in program [program code] [program name]". The program will appear under Currently Enrolled. Your enrolment in the Type 3 program is now complete.

To decline the invitation to enrol, click the gear icon next to the "Accept" button and select "Remove program".

The deadline for accepting an invitation is August 3 (first request period) or September 25 (second request period).



Changing Faculty of Arts & Science Subject POSts

There are some program groupings in the Faculty of Arts & Science that allow you to change among the members with no re-application or departmental approval required. For example, if you are enrolled in the specialist in Human Geography, you can switch to the specialist in Environmental Geography, or vice-versa. You can find a listing of Type 2 and 3 program groups that allow this type of changing here. Use the "CHANGE" feature on ACORN to switch amongst members of the same groups. The change option will be available from April 1 to September 25 for Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science programs and from July 4 to September 25 for Type 3 Faculty of Arts & Science programs.

If your program and the one you would like to change to are not in one of the groups here, you must request the new one or contact the appropriate Faculty of Arts & Science department/sponsor for approval to change.


Deleting Subject POSts

If you would like to delete a Daniels Faculty program or a Type 1, 2 or 3 Faculty of Arts & Science program, you may do so on ACORN by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of each program listing. You can delete programs during the following time periods:

Type 1 Faculty of Arts & Science programs – from April 1 to September 25

Daniels Faculty programs and Type 2 Faculty of Arts & Science programs - from April 1 to September 25

Type 3 Faculty of Arts & Science programs – from July 4 to September 25

To make deletions outside these dates, contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services. Remember you must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of programs for your degree or you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ACORN.