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 3, 2016

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About York University

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets them apart.

A York University degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real‑world experiential education.

A Great Location

Located in north Toronto, our Keele campus is a self‑contained campus that offers students a rigorous academic foundation balanced with real-world experiential education, paid internships and co-op opportunities.

Our Glendon campus, located mid‑town, is the centre of excellence for French language and bilingual university education in southern Ontario. Glendon is also known for its beautiful rose gardens and connections to global Francophonie.

A new campus will be built in Markham in partnership with Seneca College, and will offer high-quality degree programs and workplace-based learning opportunities.

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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 information/evaluation details (if applicable)

Apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by the application deadlines listed below.

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

  • December 7, 2016: Applications due for January 2017 entry
    • Exception: Applications to AMPD BFA programs are due October 19, 2016, and applications to AMPD BA programs are due November 2, 2016. An online supplementary evaluation is also required for BFA applicants. Visit the Future Students website for more details.
  • January 11, 2017: Applications due for September 2017 entry
    • Supplementary information/evaluation is 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 information/evaluations and associated deadlines.
  • April 5, 2017: Applications due for May 2017 entry

Programs may accept applications after the deadlines listed above. 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.

Aboriginal Students

If you are an applicant from Aboriginal, First Nations or Métis populations, York can provide the support needed for transition to university study. The staff at the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services have extensive knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal applicants and families.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a diagnosed physical, learning or psychiatric disability, York strongly encourages you to identify your disability during the admission process by March 1, 2017 (for September 2017 entry).

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.

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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 ranging from $500 to $3,500. The $3,500 scholarship is renewable for 3 additional years for students who maintain high academic standing.

Student Life Award

If you have an admission average of 75% or higher, you will also be eligible for the Student Life Award valued at $500. This unique award is designed to help you with the cost of books, eating on campus, etc., and is applied to your YU Card. To qualify for this award, you must accept your offer of admission by the date indicated in your letter.

Financial Aid

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

  • 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

For details about the financial aid sources listed and how to access them, visit the York financial aid website.

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 1.

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  • York provides housing in 10 undergraduate residences (8 on Keele Campus and 2 on Glendon Campus).
  • Note: Residence is guaranteed to first‑year students who are admitted for September 2017 studies directly from a full‑time high school program and who apply by June 1, 2017. 
  • The residence application opens February 1 on MyFile.
  • Choose from mixed‑ or same‑gender living environments, including washrooms.
  • Students who apply for residence by June 1 and are admitted with a 90% average or greater are guaranteed a single room.
  • Select your own roommate or have one selected for you through a compatibility questionnaire.

The Residence Life team provides you with a safe, comfortable learning and living environment. Visit the York residence website for virtual tours and additional information.

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Transfer Credit

Advanced Placement (AP): If you complete Advanced Placement 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 GCE or the Baccalauréat français, you may be eligible for transfer credit. For more information, visit the transfer credit website.

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Visit the Campuses

Tours are available throughout the year. Find information 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

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