105 – York University

Last updated: September 14, 2021

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 creating positive change. With 55,000+ students and one of the most diverse populations in Canada, we are united in our shared purpose to prepare every student to find success and work toward a better future. Our 200+ programs and 8,500+ 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. We prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing global knowledge economy as they graduate from our top-ranked Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as the liberal arts, creative and performing arts, professional studies, health, engineering, education and sciences.

Great Locations

Located in north Toronto, our Keele campus is a self-contained community, home to 53,000+ students, academic and athletic facilities, residences and student service locations, as well as 40+ restaurants and shops. Directly accessible to downtown Toronto via 2 campus subway stations, the Keele campus also provides you with many services, including health care, advising and academic supports.

Our Glendon campus offers a personalized experience in a protected parkland environment in midtown Toronto, as well as many support programs that serve our diverse community of students, who come from more than 100 countries around the world. Glendon offers small class sizes in programs spanning the humanities, sciences, social sciences, business and education. Glendon is known as a leader in bilingual teaching and research in Toronto, offering a close-knit community.

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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 requirements
  • 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 Undergraduate Application Deadline web page for program availability and updates.

Transcripts and Grades

You can upload your transcripts and other required documents through our admission portal called “MyFile”. After you apply to York, we will send you an email with your access to this portal.

If you are currently attending high school, you should upload your transcript showing Grade 11 results and Grade 12 first-semester final or midterm grades as soon as they become available. This transcript should include a list of your registered second-semester courses.

You may be eligible for early conditional admission based on this information. A final official transcript (that will need to be mailed to our admission office) is required at the end of your school year.

If you have studied at a recognized university or college, you must disclose any postsecondary studies to the Office of Admissions. If you are still currently studying at a college or university, you should upload your transcripts and any other required documents through the MyFile admission portal. You may be eligible for conditional admission based on transcripts that are uploaded prior to the completion of your college/university program.

Official Final Transcripts

We require an official final transcript to be mailed directly or sent electronically from the granting institution to the Office of Admissions at York as soon as it is available, once your study period is complete. Official transcripts must come to the Office of Admissions directly from the educational institution in an institutionally sealed envelope. We require English translations by an official translator of transcripts and certificates if the transcripts are not in English or French. Institutions can email official electronic transcripts to York.

For any postsecondary studies completed outside of Canada or the US, we also require detailed course descriptions prepared by the former university/college.

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, our dedicated team of Indigenous staff, students, faculty and community members is here to provide you with support in your transition to university.

After you complete your application, you have the option to complete an Additional Information Form for Indigenous Applicants to share more information about yourself, including your interests, goals and experiences. This will provide us with 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 you with assistance and resources during and after the transition to York University.

The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services is a gathering space designed to meet the needs of Indigenous learners at York and provide culturally appropriate supports to you as a student. Connect with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, peer support, academic and personal counselling and cultural workshops.

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.

Identifying a diagnosed disability will never disadvantage a student or impact admissibility. Your disclosure will allow us to connect you with accommodations and support services at York, and encourage you to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides academic accommodation to students with disabilities, including supports such as assistive technology, interpreting and note-taking, attendant care and more. You can register as soon as you accept your offer of admission.

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Scholarships and 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 for all applicants from December 1, 2021, to April 1, 2022.

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, 2022.

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  • We offer accommodations in 10 undergraduate residence buildings on our campuses (8 at Keele and 2 at Glendon).
  • Residence accommodations include single, double or suite-style rooms with the option to choose mixed or same-gender units/floors.
  • The undergraduate residence application opens in MyFile during the first week of February.
  • You will have a chance to choose your future roommate once we offer you a space in residence.
  • If you are a first-year student whom we admit to the fall session directly from a high school and if you apply to residence by June 1, 2022, we guarantee you a space in residence.
  • If you apply to residence by June 1, 2022, 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.

York University Residences provide you with housing options that support your educational growth and transition from your first year at York until graduation. Residence includes live-in professional staff (your dedicated Residence Life Team) who provide support and guidance, as well as facilitate activities throughout the academic year.

In first year, experience living in a traditional campus residence, where you can connect and study among your peers in a diverse community of students who are often attending programs of study similar to yours.

In your upper years of study, you can choose to live together with friends you made in first year and enjoy the amenities of suite-style living.

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

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Transfer Pathways and Credits

We are a leader in supporting students with additional and unique postsecondary studies. Thousands of students transfer to York every year.

You may be eligible for transfer credit if you have completed any of the following courses or exams:

  • College courses
  • University courses
  • Advanced Placement examinations
  • International Baccalaureate courses at the Higher Level
  • Advanced level courses for the General Certificate of Education
  • The Baccalauréat français
  • 2 unit courses in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam curriculum

Read more about transfer pathways.

Have the school send us a copy of your transcript as soon as possible.

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Concurrent Programs with Ontario Colleges

We also offer several concurrent programs with Ontario colleges.

You may apply for concurrent programs after you have completed 2 or 3 years of university study.

If you are a university transfer student applying directly to a concurrent program, you must also submit an application for the college program through OCAS. The only exception is the Rehabilitation Services program.

Read more about college transfer pathways.

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Visit the Campuses

We offer a variety of events, virtual campus tours and opportunities to connect.

Find details about campus tours and events, including Transfer and Mature Student Information Sessions.

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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
Outside of Canada: 416‑736‑5825
Email: study@yorku.ca

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

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