101 – York University

Last updated: November 30, 2020

University program information changes regularly. View the York University Future Students website or the application for the most up-to-date details.

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About York University

York is a leading international teaching and research university. We have 60,000+ students and one of the most diverse populations in Canada. Our 200+ programs and 9,500+ experiential education opportunities, including internships, community placements, co-ops and capstone projects, prepare our students for meaningful careers.

Across multiple campuses, both local and global – the Keele and bilingual Glendon campuses in Toronto, and our campuses in and Hyderabad, India, and Las Nubes, Costa Rica – we continue to innovate. This translates into success for students in our top-ranked Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as those in the liberal arts, creative and performing arts, professional studies, health, engineering, education and sciences.

A Great Location

Located in north Toronto, our Keele campus is a self-contained community home to 53,000+ students, 90+ buildings, including academic and athletic facilities, residences and student service locations, and 40+ restaurants and shops. You will also have access to a multitude of student services that include health clinics, advising and academic supports.

Our Glendon campus, located in mid-town Toronto, is the Centre of Excellence for French-language & Bilingual Postsecondary Education in Southern Ontario with connections to the global Francophone community. Glendon offers a small-campus environment with programs spanning the humanities, sciences, social sciences, 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.

We must receive all required documents before we consider your application. Delayed or incomplete submission of an application may result in a program becoming full and/or fewer course enrollment options.

Application Deadlines

Applications received for admission by their associated deadline will receive full consideration to the chosen program(s) and associated scholarships. Programs may accept applications after the deadlines.

Check the York application updates web page for program availability and updates.

Access and Bridging Programs

We are 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], Métis or Inuit) student, we can provide you with the support you need to transition to university. After you complete your application, you have the option to complete an Additional Information Form for Indigenous Applicants to provide more information about yourself and a more holistic view of you as an applicant.

The Indigenous Recruitment Officer from our Centre for Aboriginal Student Services has knowledge and experience working with Indigenous applicants and families, and can support you with the application process, advocate on your behalf and provide assistance for the transition to York University. The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services can provide you with cultural support while you are a student.

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 our 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, we guarantee you 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, 2020, to April 1, 2021. You do not need an offer of admission to apply for entrance awards. Apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries early (on MyFile), as some award deadlines begin as early as February 15, 2021.

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  • We provide 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 we offer you a space in residence.
  • If you are a first-year student that we admit to the fall session directly from a high school and if you apply to residence by June 1, 2021, we guarantee you a space in residence.
  • If you apply to residence by June 1, 2021, and we admit you with a 90% average or greater, we guarantee you a single room, should you request it.

Note: Our policy on guaranteed residence and room options may change based on current events.

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 2021 studies directly from a full-time high school program and who apply for residence by June 1, 2021.

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Transfer Credits

Advanced Placement (AP): If you complete AP examinations with a grade of 4 or 5, we may consider you 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, we may consider you 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.

We require English translations by a certified translator of transcripts, certificates and course descriptions are required if results 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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