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About

Join a community connected to what matters and where remarkable opportunities await you. 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 you 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 you for meaningful careers.

Three Unique Greater Toronto Area Campuses

Located in north Toronto, our Keele Campus is a self-contained community, home to a range of cutting-edge research and innovation opportunities and state-of-the-art academic, arts, technology and athletic facilities. It is directly accessible to downtown Toronto via 2 campus subway stations.

Located in the heart of Toronto, Glendon is our founding campus with a unique blend of modern and historic architecture, where globally engaged programs and hands-on learning opportunities develop the changemakers of tomorrow.

Opening spring 2024, our new Markham Campus will offer academic programs and research that will revolve around the core themes of technology and entrepreneurship and how they are driving innovation.


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Programs


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Key Dates

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

Check Undergraduate Application Deadlines for program availability and updates.


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Admission Requirements

High School Students

Select your applicant type based on your location and educational background to review admission requirements and find specific prerequisite courses for your program of interest. Familiarize yourself with costs, important deadlines and other information for applicants. 

Transfer Students

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 (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 curriculum

Pathways with Ontario Colleges

We also offer several simplified transfer processes through articulation agreements with Ontario colleges. Agreements between colleges and York specify the number of transfer credits and approximate length of time required to complete a degree at York.

Transfer Credits

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.

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.

Mature and Other Students

We recognize the value mature students bring to our classrooms. We have dedicated support services to guide you along the way, that consider your academic, professional and personal development.

Extenuating Circumstances for Admission Consideration

If you believe your academic record may not meet the minimum admission requirements for your program of choice, we invite you to submit an explanation of unexpected events or barriers that may have impacted your academic performance. 

Your submission will be reviewed if you do not meet the minimum admission requirements.

Access and Bridging Programs

We provide access and bridging programs to relevant Canadian degree programs, while offering language support and Canadian work experience through internships, practica and more.

Additional Admission Information

Visit the Future Students website for a list of requirements for admission by program, including:

  • prerequisite courses,
  • language proficiency requirements,
  • required documents and
  • supplementary evaluation details (if applicable).

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Supporting Documents

Transcripts

We require an official final transcript to be mailed directly or sent electronically from the granting institution to Student Recruitment & Admissions at York as soon as it is available, once your study period is complete.

Language Requirements

Programs at the Keele Campus are offered in English, while programs at our Glendon Campus are offered in a bilingual environment (English and French).

To gain admission, you must demonstrate language proficiency in your program’s language of instruction by presenting a minimum proficiency score on an accepted language test.


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Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

Automatic Entrance Scholarships

Our York Automatic Entrance Scholarships are available to domestic high school applicants admitted to a direct-entry undergraduate program with an admission average of 80% or higher. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.

This entrance scholarship is automatically applied, renewable at each year level, and can be regained when you recover the minimum required grade point average.

Recipients of this scholarship who elect to participate in an exchange program in years 2, 3 or 4 will also receive the York University Study Abroad Award, valued at $1,500.

Entrance Scholarships Requiring an Application

The York online entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries application is available from December 1, 2023, to April 1, 2024.

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 are as early as February.


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Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services 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.

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.


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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Transition Supports

Supporting students of all backgrounds, we offer many resources to prepare you for success and equip you with skills, community and confidence. These include:

  • online prep modules,
  • orientation activities,
  • academic advising and
  • customized supports for equity-seeking groups, including Black Excellence at York University.

Indigenous Students

If you are a self-identified Indigenous (First Nation [Status or Non-status], Inuit or Métis) 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 apply, we invite you to complete the Indigenous Applicant Additional Information Form to receive important information on Indigenous programs, scholarships and bursaries, events and student services.

This form also allows York Admissions, with guidance from the Indigenous Council, to consider your lived experience when they review your application. 


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Residence

We offer accommodations across 10 undergraduate residence buildings on our Keele and Glendon campuses (8 at Keele and 2 at Glendon).   

York University Residence includes a dedicated Residence Life Team to provide support and guidance, and to facilitate activities throughout the academic year.   

  • The undergraduate residence application typically opens in MyFile, York’s applicant portal, in February.  
  • If you are a first-year student admitted to the fall session directly from an Ontario high school, we guarantee you a space in residence if you apply for housing by June 3, 2024
  • If you are a student outside of Ontario coming directly from high school, we guarantee you a space in residence if you apply for housing by May 1, 2024. 

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


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Campus Tours and Events

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


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Contact

York University (Keele Campus)
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services
99 Ian MacDonald Blvd.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3

Telephone: 416-736-5000
Email: study@yorku.ca

Instagram: @yorkandu
X: @yorkustudents
Facebook: @yorkustudents

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