Q. I lack the required prerequisites(s) for an MCS course I wish to take: can I still take the course?
We normally don't allow students to join a course without having the required prerequisite(s) (except for some first year courses). Joining a course without a prerequisite means that you probably won't have the necessary background and knowledge needed to complete the course successfully.
However, if you feel that you do have the required background (e.g., from a course taken at another institution), you can request a waiver, by completing an online Prerequisite Waiver Request Form by no later than the first week of classes. Please see the links below to find the specific form for the subject area. Note that you may only submit one form per course. If you are requesting waivers for more than one course, be sure to submit more than one form. You will need to submit the form using your @mail.utoronto.ca email address. Please note the forms below are only to be used for U of T Mississauga courses.
CSC Prerequisite Waiver Request Form
MAT Prerequisite Waiver Request Form
STA Prerequisite Waiver Request Form
The submission will be reviewed by the respective Faculty Advisor. You will be notified of the decision via your @mail.utoronto.ca email address. Note that there is no guarantee of a successful outcome.
Courses with only high school prerequisites (like MAT102H5, first-year calculus courses, or MAT223H5) do not require a prerequisite waiver form. We do not check high school prerequisites for these courses.