Admission Requirements

Mature and Transfer Students

This page outlines Faculty- and program-specific admission requirements for college/university transfer and mature applicants only. College/university transfer applicants must also meet our community college or university transfer requirements. Mature applicants must meet mature requirements. Note that meeting these minimum requirements is NOT a guarantee of admission.

Unless otherwise specified, the courses listed on this chart are the 4U or M Academic Credit requirements. We will accept equivalent courses from other educational systems.

Faculty Additional Requirements
Education
All programs
  • Concurrent: Apply after completing a minimum of four full-year courses of undergraduate study or equivalent.
  • Consecutive: Apply after the completion of an undergraduate degree. For more information, visit the Faculty of Education Website.
  • Technological Education: Apply after the completion of three years of undergraduate study in a related degree program.
Environmental Studies
Ecosystem Management with Fleming College
  • Two of the following:
    MHF4U, MCT4C, MCV4U, MDM4U or MAP4C.
Environmental Studies
(Environment & Culture, Urban & Regional Environments, Environmental Politics, Environmental Management).
  • No Faculty-specific prerequisites.
Urban Sustainability with Seneca College
  • MCT4C or MHF4U or MCV4U
Fine Arts
Most programs
Digital Media
  • One 4U math with a minimum grade of 75%.
  • One 4U Arts course or similar arts training recommended.
  • No supplemental application or portfolio is required.
  • Limited spaces for students presenting previous university/college studies.
  • For more information, visit the Digital Media Program page.
Glendon
Most programs (BA & iBA included)
  • 4U French is recommended.
Business Economics, Economics
  • MHF4U and MCV4U recommended.
Mathematics
  • MHF4U required.
  • MCV4U recommended
Translation
  • Translation entrance exam
Health
Global Health
  • BA: One 4U Math. One 4U Science
  • BSc: MHF4U and one 4UMath (MCV4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U
Health Studies
  • One 4U math recommended.
Kinesiology & Health Science
  • BA: One 4U Math and SBI4U or SCH4U or SPH4U.
  • BSc: One 4U Math and SCH4U or SPH4U.
York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative BScN
  • One 4U math course. SBI4U. SCH4U or SPH4U.
  • No prerequisites below 70%.
Second-Entry BScN A minimum of 60 credits at a recognized university prior to admission (equivalent to at least ten (10) university full courses), with a cumulative grade point average of at least a C+ (5.0 on the York Scale) and a B (6.0) average in the last 30 credits.

Of the 60 or more credits completed, the following must be included at the 1000 or above level:
  • 6 credits in psychology (equivalent to 1 full or 2 half courses)
  • 6 credits in Human Anatomy and Physiology OR 3 credits in Human Anatomy and 3 credits in Human Physiology (1 full or 2 half courses)
  • 3 credits in Statistics (1 half course)
  • 3 credits in Microbiology* (1 half course)
  • 3 credits in Philosophy (1 half course)
  • 3 credits in Humanities (e.g. English, arts, history, literature, religion, philosophy, classics, drama) (1 half course)
  • 9 credits at the 3000 (year three) level. This can be accounted for by any course completed at the 3000 level including those identified above.


Check the full list of course equivalencies (PDF) identified to date. If you've completed a course not listed here please submit a detailed course description with your application for admission. Please note that we cannot review courses prior to receiving your application.

* York offers a microbiology course titled Introduction to Medical Microbiology (SC/BIOL 2905 3.0) through the Biology Department. Non-York students may take this course (pending space availability) as visiting/non-degree students to meet the program criteria.

For more information, visit the Faculty fo Health Nursing Web site.

Post RN Internationally Educated Nurses BScN The program, which takes only 20 months to complete as a full-time student and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN degree). Once you complete the program you will be qualified to take your Canadian Registered Nurses Exam.
To be eligible for admission to this program, you must:
  • be a licensed Registered Nurse in your home jurisdiction;
  • be a resident of Ontario (landed immigrant, Canadian citizen or convention refugee);
  • have been evaluated for an RN by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as possessing an education at least equivalent to a diploma level.


For more information, visit theFaculty of Health Nursing Web site.

Psychology
  • BA: No Faculty-specific prerequisites.
  • BSc: One 4U math. SCH4U or SPH4U.
Lassonde School of Engineering
Computer Science
  • BA, iBA: MHF4U and one other 4U Math (MCV4U recommended). A minimum math average of 75% and no math grade below 65%.
  • BSc, iBSc: MHF4U and one other 4U Math (MCV4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U. A minimum math average of 75% and no math grade below 65%.
Computer Security
  • BA: MHF4U and one other 4U Math (MCV4U recommended). A minimum math average of 75% and no math grade below 65%.
  • BSc: MHF4U and one other 4U Math (MCV4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U. A minimum math average of 75% and no math grade below 65%
Digital Media
  • BA: One 4U Math with a minimum grade of 75%. One 4U Arts course or similar arts training recommended.
Earth & Atmospheric Science
  • BSc: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U.
Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, International Development Studies, Undecided, Geomatics, Mechanical, Software, Space)
  • BEng: MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U.
    No prerequisites below 70%
Space Science
  • BSc: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U.
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Most programs (BA & iBA included)
  • No Faculty-specific prerequisites.
Administrative Studies, Human Resource Management, Disaster & Emergency Management (pending Ministry approval)
Economics, Business Economics, Financial & Business Economics
Information Technology (BA), BAS-ITEC
  • One 4U math or equivalent within the previous five years.
Public Administration
Social Work (post-degree)
Schulich School of Business
Limited transfer credits/spaces available. Transfer students are encouraged to apply to Schulich's MBA program after completing a Bachelor's degree in another York Faculty.
College transfers (for second year entry to BBA only)
  • A 90% average (no failures), including Calculus, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Political Science and Computer Science.
  • Limited transfer credits available.
  • Supplementary information form required
University transfers (for second year entry to BBA only)
  • One year of full-time study with a 90% average (no failures), including a full-year in Calculus, one semester of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Political Science and a Computer Science course.
  • Limited transfer credits available.
  • Supplementary information form required
Very limited transfer credits/spaces available. Mature students are encouraged to apply to Schulich's MBA program after completing a Bachelor's degree in another York Faculty.
Mature students (for first year entry)
Faculty of Science
Biochemistry, Biophysics
  • SBI4U, SCH4U, MHF4U and MCV4U
  • SPH4U recommended
Biology (includes Conservation Ecology), Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, iBSc Biology
  • SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U
  • SPH4U recommended
Chemistry (includes Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry)
  • SCH4U, MHF4U, MCV4U
  • SPH4U recommended
Computational Mathematics
  • MHF4U AND one other 4U math course.
  • (MCV4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U.
Environmental Science
  • Life Sciences: SCH4U and MHF4U and MCV4U.(SPH4U recommended)
  • Physical Sciences: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U.
Geography, Science & Technology Studies, Undecided Major
  • One 4U math. MHF4U recommended.
  • SCH4U or SPH4U
BA Mathematics (includes Applied Math, Math for Commerce, Statistics), Mathematics for Education
  • MHF4U.
  • MCV4U recommended.
BSc Mathematics (includes Applied Math, Pure Math, Statistics), Mathematics for Education
  • MHF4U. SCH4U or SPH4U
  • MCV4U recommended.
Physics & Astronomy
  • SPH4U, MHF4U and MCV4U
  • SCH4U recommended