105 – 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: September 19, 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

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.

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 (which 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. After you apply to York, we will send you an email with your access to this portal. You may be eligible for conditional admission based on transcripts that are uploaded prior to the completion of your college/university program.

York requires an official final transcript to be mailed directly from the 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. English translations by an official translator of transcripts and certificates are required if the transcripts are not in English or French.

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

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

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.

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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.

York University Residences provide you with housing options that support your educational growth and transition from your first year at York until graduation.

Experience living in a traditional Residence during your first year, where you can socialize and study among your peers and in a diverse community of students who are often attending programs of study similar to yours.

Upper-year students can choose to live together with friends they made in their first year and enjoy the more private amenities of suite-style living.

Upon reaching 21 years of age, students may be ready for a more independent living set-up; York Apartments have a number of self-contained housing options to meet their changing needs.

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

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Joint Programs with Ontario Colleges

York also offers a number of joint programs with Ontario colleges.

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

University transfer students applying directly to a joint program must also submit an application for the college program through OCAS. The only exception is the Rehabilitation Services program.

Read more about joint programs.

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Transfer Credits

York is a leader in supporting students with additional and unique postsecondary studies, either during or after taking 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 (AP) examinations
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) courses at the Higher Level
  • Advanced‑level courses for the General Certificate of Education
  • The Baccalauréat français
  • Two‑unit courses in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) curriculum

Read more about transfer credits.

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

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Visit the Campuses

Find details about campus tours and events at the Keele campus, 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
Fax: 416‑736‑5536

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

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