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, 2017

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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.

York University will support you throughout your unique university journey. Beyond academic achievement, we strive to enrich your student experience through personal and professional development, as well as ensure your physical and mental well-being.

We understand your need for a flexible, fluid, career-connected education. We’ll introduce you to versatile, new ways of thinking to help you see the endless opportunities your degree can offer. You’ll join a community of thinkers and learners committed to supporting your success. From the Algonquin Observatory, to a flipped classroom in the Lassonde “cloud” and the EcoCampus in Costa Rica, you’ll experience new approaches that will take you outside your classroom learning environment, your borders and your textbooks.

Our programs span the arts, engineering, education, business, health, life 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 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 the following information:

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

Apply online through the OUAC by the application deadlines listed.

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

January 2018 Entry

  • December 6, 2017: Applications due for January 2018 entry.
    • Exceptions: Applications to AMPD BFA and BA programs are due October 25, 2017. An online supplementary evaluation is also required for BFA applicants. Visit the Future Students website for more details.

May 2018 Entry

  • April 11, 2018: Applications are due for May 2018 entry.
  • January 17, 2018: Applications to BFA programs and Design are due for guaranteed consideration to these programs. Supplementary evaluation required.

September 2018 Entry

  • January 17, 2018: Applications to BFA programs, Concurrent Education (international applicants), Design, Nursing and Social Work are due for guaranteed consideration to these programs. Supplementary evaluation is required for BFA programs, Concurrent Education and Design.
  • February 7, 2018: Application deadline for Social Work. A supplementary evaluation form is required for non-high school applicants by February 28, 2018. Visit the Future Students website for more details.
  • March 7, 2018: Early application deadline for September 2018 entry for all remaining programs. An earlier application deadline may apply for guaranteed consideration to the iBA/BBA in International Studies at the Glendon Campus. A supplementary evaluation form is required for the iBA/BBA in International Studies.
  • April 12, 2018: Application deadline to Concurrent Education (applicants within Canada).
  • April 18, 2018: Final application deadline for September 2018 entry (international applicants).
  • June 13, 2018: Final application deadline for September 2018 entry (applicants within Canada).

Applications received for September 2018 entry by their associated deadline will receive full consideration to the chosen program(s) and associated scholarships. Programs may accept applications after the deadlines listed. Check the York application updates page for program availability and updates.

Transcripts and Grades

If you are completing high school, have your school fax your transcript to the Office of Admissions at 416‑736‑5741 as soon as your Grade 11 results and Grade 12 first-semester final or midterm grades become available. This transcript should include a list of second‑semester courses. You may be eligible for early conditional admission based on this information. A final official transcript is required before the start of classes.

If you have studied at a recognized university or college, you must disclose any postsecondary studies to the Office of Admissions. York requires an official transcript mailed directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions as soon as it is available. 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 an applicant from Aboriginal/Indigenous, 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 Indigenous applicants and families.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a diagnosed physical, learning or psychiatric disability, or 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.

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Scholarships and 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

Find more information about award amounts and eligibility.

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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 2018 studies directly from a full-time high school program and who apply for residence by June 1, 2018.
  • Choose from mixed- or same-gender living environments, including washrooms.

Living in residence at York provides you with housing options that support your growth and transition from first year until graduation.

Experience living in a traditional residence in your first and second years where you can socialize and study among a diverse community of students, often in similar programs of study.

Upper-year students are able to pair up or group together with the friends they make in first and second year, and enjoy the more private amenities of suite-style living.

When you reach your senior and graduating years, you may be ready for some more independent living, and York has a number of self‑contained, apartment-style housing options to meet your needs. Visit York’s Housing Services website for virtual tours and additional 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 the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). The only exception is the Rehabilitation Services program.

For detailed information on joint programs visit the Future Students website.

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Transfer Credits

York is a leader in supporting college students with additional and unique postsecondary studies, either during or after taking college studies. Thousands of college 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
  • 2‑unit courses in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) curriculum

For more information on transfer credits visit our website.

Have the school send York a copy of the 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 & 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 @yorkuniversity
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