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Degree Studies: Full-time or part-time

Each person's pathway through university, and their own personal success, is unique. At York, we recognize each student's needs and support your transition from high school or employment. Your options for studying at York mean a flexibility that enables you to reach your goals.

Full time versus part time

Full-time undergraduate students are defined as those taking more than nine credits per academic term. A part-time undergraduate student is defined as one taking fewer than nine credits per academic term.

What's available

All of our undergraduate programs are offered on a full-time basis. Most York programs are offered on a part-time basis.

  1. Studying part-time during the day:
    Consider almost any undergraduate program at York.

    Exceptions
    • Schulich School of Business
    • Dance, Design, Film, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts through the Faculty of Fine Arts
    • Second-Entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing through the Faculty of Health
    • Human Resources Management or Social Work through the Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies
       
  2. Studying part-time during the daytime, evenings and on weekends:
    York offers some full-time, daytime only programs, plus programs and courses offered in the late afternoon and evenings/weekends. Part-time programs/courses are suited to students who are interested in pursuing only a few courses each term and/or work full-time.

    If your time is limited to afternoon/evening/weekend study, several Faculties provide flexible scheduling. Search our online course Web site.
     
  3. Studying full-time:
    All our undergraduate programs and most of our graduate programs are available.

How to apply

Undergraduate admission and application procedures are the same whether you're interested in full- or part-time studies. Once you're admitted, the number of courses you enrol in will determine your status each year. At York, you pay by the course.