Continuing education courses, programs or organized learning experiences are usually taken after a degree is obtained to enhance personal or professional goals. York offers only non-degree continuing education courses. In other words, continuing education courses will not count toward a York University degree.
Benefits of continuing education:
- allows you to pursue areas of professional or personal interest or to enhance your professional qualifications in an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing labour market;
- offers a broad spectrum of courses — many of which are focussed on areas of industry not traditionally served by the academic community; and
- provides courses to help improve your chances for admission to degree studies at York University (see Continuing Education below).
How to apply
You don't apply for any Continuing Education courses through the Office of Admissions. Details about applying are specific to each Faculty offering the courses. See the list below for more specific information about what's offered and how to apply.
- School of Continuing Studies
- Faculty of Education — Field Development and AQ Courses
- Glendon Extended Learning
- Health Leadership & Learning Network (HLLN)
- Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program
- Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)
- York University English Language Institute
Access & bridging programs
York University offers transition and bridging programs to enable individuals who would not otherwise consider, or who may not have had access to, university studies develop the skills and the confidence to continue their education.