Admission to the Ethics, Society & Law (ES&L) Program is competitive.
Enrollment is limited to students with an overall average of 77% or higher in 3 FCEs (at the end of first year) selected from courses that are categorized as BR=2 and/or BR=3. However, a 77% average does not guarantee an invitation to ES&L.
ES&L receives more than 500 program enrollment requests for 75 openings annually. The program invites applicants to fill the openings, starting with applicants with the highest overall averages in the required 3 FCEs categorized as BR=2 and/or BR=3, and moves down the list until the openings are filled. This occurs over the two request rounds each summer, with about 85% of the openings filled in round one, and about 15% filled in round two. Although the average of the last applicant invited cannot be predicted with precision (as it depends on the number of applications and their relevant averages, which can change year to year), in recent years, the last applicant invited has had a relevant average between 80% and 83%.
A minimal overall average of 77% is required in 3 FCEs from courses that count towards the program including at least 1.0 FCE from: ETH201H1, ETH210H1, ETH220H1, ETH230H1, PHL265H1, PHL271H1, PHL275H1, and POL200Y1. Achieving the threshold mark does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year. Applications beyond second year will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. ES&L is a Type 2 limited enrollment program.