101 – York University

University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the York University Future Students website or the online application.

Last updated: October 1, 2019

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About York University

Our programs span the arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, education, business, health, sciences, environment, languages, cultures and international studies. At York, you’ll have access to modern equipment, beautiful facilities, top-rated professors and opportunities to participate in paid internships, co-ops, international exchanges, community-focused and workplace-focused experiential learning, eLearning and more. Open your mind and see where an education from York University can take you, from the exceptional to the unexpected.

A Great Location

Located in north Toronto, our Keele campus is home to more than 50,000 students. This modern, self-contained campus provides students access to 5 libraries, 8 residence buildings, state-of-the-art labs, studios and classrooms, as well as social and study spaces, athletics and recreation facilities and a multitude of student services that include health clinics, advising and academic supports.

Our Glendon campus is located in a beautiful park-like setting in mid-town Toronto. Glendon offers a small campus environment with strong connection to the larger York community. Glendon is known as the centre of excellence for French-language and bilingual university education in Southern Ontario – offering programming that spans the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and business and education.

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Admission Information

Visit the Future Students website for a list of requirements for admission by program, including:

  • prerequisite courses
  • language proficiency
  • required documents
  • supplementary evaluation details (if applicable)

Apply online through the OUAC by the application deadlines.

All required documents must be received before your application is considered. Delayed or incomplete submission of an application may result in a program becoming full and/or fewer course enrollment options.

Application Deadlines

  • Winter 2020 Admission
    • November 15, 2019
      • Exceptions: Applications to AMPD BFA and BA programs are due October 15, 2019. An online supplementary evaluation is also required for BFA applicants. Visit the Future Students website for more details.
  • Fall 2020 Admission
    • January 15, 2020
      • Supplementary evaluation required for applicants to BFA programs, Business Administration, Design, Education and the iBA/BBA in International Studies with EMLyon. Visit the Future Students website for details about required supplementary evaluation and associated deadlines.

Programs may accept applications after the deadlines listed. Check the York application updates page for program availability and updates.

Access and Bridging Programs

York University is a leader in providing access and bridging programs to relevant Canadian degree programs, while providing language support and Canadian work experience through internships, practica and more.

Indigenous Students

If you are a self-identified Indigenous (First Nations [Status or Non-Status], Inuit or Métis) student, York can provide support needed for transition to university. You have the option to complete an Additional Information Form for Indigenous Applicants to provide more information about yourself. The staff at the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services have knowledge and experience working with Indigenous applicants and families and can support you with the application process.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a diagnosed physical, sensory, medical, learning or mental health disability and believe that your academic record may not meet the standard normally required for admission to the program you applied to, you may opt to complete our Additional Information Form. The Additional Information Form allows you to tell us about any extenuating circumstance, health condition or diagnosed permanent disability that may have affected your academic performance.

In no way will identifying a diagnosed disability be a disadvantage or impact admissibility (you must still meet York’s admission requirements). We want to make sure you know about the support services in place at York and encourage you to register with Student Accessibility Services as soon as you are admitted.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships

If you have an admission average of 80% or higher, you are guaranteed a York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship. Scholarships range in value.

Financial Aid

Education costs are met by a variety of sources, including:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • York scholarships and bursaries (entrance and in-course awards available)
  • Private scholarships and external awards
  • Paid internships and on-campus work opportunities

Read more about award amounts and eligibility.

Entrance Scholarships Requiring an Application

The York online entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries application is available from December 1 to April 1. You do not need an offer of admission to apply for entrance awards. Apply early as some award deadlines begin as early as February 15.

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  • York University provides housing in 10 Undergraduate Residence buildings on campus (8 at Keele and 2 at Glendon).
  • The undergraduate Residence application opens in MyFile starting the first week of February.
  • Choose from a variety of single, double or suite-style rooms and select to live in mixed or same-gender units/floors.
  • Get a chance to pick your future roommate once offered a space in Residence.
  • First-year students who are admitted to the fall session directly from a high school and applied to Residence by June 1, 2020, are guaranteed a space in Residence.
  • Students who apply to residence by June 1, 2020, and are admitted with a 90% average or greater, are guaranteed a single room, should they request it.

Residence is staffed with live-in professional staff (Residence Life Team) that facilitate an inclusive, supportive and fun environment through a variety of activities throughout the academic year.

Visit York University’s Housing Services website for more information.

Note: Residence is guaranteed to first-year students who are admitted for September 2020 studies directly from a full-time high school program and who apply for residence by June 1, 2020.

The residence application opens February 1 on MyFile.

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Transfer Credits

Advanced Placement (AP): If you complete AP examinations with a grade of 4 or 5, you may be considered for transfer credit. If results are not already on your transcript, the College Board should send a copy of the results directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

International Baccalaureate (IB): If you complete IB courses at the Higher Level with a grade of 5 or better, you may be considered for transfer credit. If results are not already on your transcript, the International Baccalaureate should send a copy of the final results directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

English translations by a certified translator of transcripts, certificates and course descriptions are required if they are not in English or French.

If you have completed course work under another educational system such as the General Certificate of Education or the Baccalauréat français, you may be eligible for transfer credit.

Read more about transfer credits.

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Visit the Campuses

Tours are available throughout the year.

Read more about Fall Campus Days, tours and other events.

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Contact Information

York University (Keele Campus)
Admissions Client Services
Bennett Centre for Student Services
99 Ian MacDonald Blvd.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3

Telephone: 416-736-5000
Fax: 416-736-5536

Instagram: @yorkandu
Twitter: @yorkustudents
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yorkustudents

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