Admission Requirements

College transfer applicants

Minimum admission requirements:

  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters at an accredited college, OR one year of full-time academic studies at an accredited college.
  • Minimum overall average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B/70% or equivalent).
  • All attempted college courses will be included in the calculation of your cumulative grade point average.

University transfer applicants

Minimum admission requirements:

  • Completion of at least 4 full courses OR one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university.
  • Minimum overall average of 2.0 on a 4-point scale (C/60% or equivalent).
  • If you're applying to Honours-level programs: Minimum overall average of 2.3 on a 4-point scale (C+/65% or equivalent).
  • All attempted university courses will be included in the calculation of your cumulative grade point average.

Program-specific requirements:

You must also meet program-specific requirements since some programs have higher averages or have supplementary procedures for admission.

Program Requirements
Administrative Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BAS: MHF4U
African Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Anthropology
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Applied Mathematics
  • Faculty of Science
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended
    BSc: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. SCH4U or SPH4U
Biochemistry
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SBI4U, SCH4U, MHF4U and MCV4U. SPH4U recommended.
Biology
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc, iBSc: SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Biomedical Science
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Biophysics
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SBI4U and SPH4U. MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U recommended.
Biotechnology
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Business & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above
Business Administration
  • Schulich School of Business
    BBA, iBBA: 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.
Business Economics
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: MHF4U and MCV4U recommended. 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
Canadian Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French Recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Chemistry
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SCH4U and MHF4U and MCV4U. SPH4U recommended.
Children's Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Civil Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. No pre-requisite below 70%
Classical Studies & Classics
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Cognitive Science
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Communication Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Computational Math
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: MHF4U, one other 4U Math (MCV4U recommended), SCH4U or SPH4U.
Computer Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
Computer Science
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    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
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    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%
Criminology
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Culture & Expression
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Dance
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    BA, BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
Design
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    BDes: Supplementary evaluation required.
Digital Media
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Lassonde School of Engineering
    BA: One 4U math with a minimum grade of 75%. One 4M arts course or similar arts training recommended.
Disaster & Emergency Management
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BDEM: MHF4U.
Drama Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
Earth & Atmospheric Science
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BSc: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U.
East Asian Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Economics
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
Ecosystem Management
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
    BES, Joint Program: Two of the following: MHF4U, MCT4C, MCV4U, MDM4U or MAP4C
Education
  • Faculty of Education
    BEd: Consecutive: Undergraduate degree.
    BEd: Technological Education: Three years of undergraduate study in a related degree program.
Electrical Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
Engineering & International Development Studies
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%
English
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
English & Professional Writing
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
English Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
Environmental & Health Studies (Multidisciplinary Studies)
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
Environmental Biology
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SBI4U and SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Environmental Science
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: Life Sciences: SCH4U and MHF4U and MCV4U.
    BSc: Physical Sciences: MHF4U and MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U.
Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
    BES: See minimum admission requirements above.
European Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Film
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
    BA: General requirements.
Financial & Business Economics
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
French Studies / Études françaises
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Gender & Women's Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Geography
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above
    Faculty of Science
    BSc: One 4U Math (MHF4U recommended), SCH4U or SPH4U
Geography & Urban Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Geomatics Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
German Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Global Health
  • Faculty of Health
    BA: One 4U Math and SBI4U or SCH4U.
    BSc: One 4U math and SCH4U or SPH4U
    Being a new program, requisite courses will be introduced in stages. Mature and transfer applicants with 1 year (30 credits) of advanced standing credit or fewer will be considered for admission.
Global Political Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Health & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Health Studies
  • Faculty of Health
    BHS: One 4U Math recommended.
Hellenic Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
History
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Human Resources Management
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BHRM: One 4U Math.
Human Rights & Equity Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Humanities
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Individualized / Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, BAS: One 4U math or equivalent completed within the previous five years
Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
International Business Administration
  • Schulich School of Business
    iBBA: 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.
International Development Management Studies
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
    BES: Three years in the Environmental Studies (BES) program.
International Development Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
International Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
Italian Culture
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Italian Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Jewish Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Kinesiology & Health Science
  • Faculty of Health
    BA: One 4U Math and SBI4U or SCH4U or SPH4U.
    BSc: One 4U Math and SCH4U or SPH4U.
Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Law & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Linguistics
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Linguistics & Language Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
Mathematics
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. 4U French recommended.
    Faculty of Science
    BSc: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. SCH4U or SPH4U.
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
Mathematics for Commerce
  • Faculty of Science
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
Mathematics for Education
  • Faculty of Science
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
    BSc: MHF4U, SCH4U or SPH4U. MCV4U recommended.
Mechanical Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U, SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%
Multicultural & Indigenous Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Music
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    BA, BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
Nursing: Collaborative (York-Seneca-Georgian)
  • Faculty of Health
    BScN: One 4U Math and SBI4U, SCH4U or SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%
Nursing: Post-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses
  • Faculty of Health
    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.
Nursing: Second Entry
  • Faculty of Health
    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.

    For a full list of course equivalencies identified to date, click here. 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.
Philosophy
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Science
    BSc: SPH4U, MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U recommended.
Political Science
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Portuguese Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Professional Writing
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Psychology
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Faculty of Health
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
    BSc: One 4U math, SCH4U or SPH4U.
Public Administration
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BPA: One 4U math.
Religious Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Science & Technology Studies
  • Faculty of Science
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
    BSc: One 4U Math (MHF4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U.
Sexuality Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Social Work
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BSW: Supplementary information form.
Sociology
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Software Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
South Asian Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Space Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
Space Science
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
    BSc: SPH4U, SCH4U, MHF4U and MCV4U
Spanish
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Spanish (Hispanic Studies)
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: 4U French recommended.
Statistics
  • Faculty of Science
    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
    BSc: MHF4U. SCH4U or SPH4U. MCV4U recommended.
Teacher Education (Bachelor of Education)
  • Faculty of Education
    BEd: Concurrent: Four full-year undergraduate courses.
    BEd: Consecutive: Undergraduate degree.
    BEd: Technological Education: Three years of undergraduate study in a related degree program.
Teacher Education for French Immersion (Bachelor of Education)
  • Faculty of Education
    BEd: Concurrent [French]: Four full-year undergraduate courses. Applicants will be required to successfully complete a French proficiency assessment.
Theatre
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    BA, BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
Translation Studies
  • Glendon
    BA, iBA: One year of undergraduate study and passed the Translation Exam
Undecided Major
  • Glendon
    BA: 4U French recommended.
    Lassonde School of Engineering
    BEng: BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
    Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above
    Faculty of Science
    BSc: One 4U math (MHF4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U
United States Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Urban Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA, iBA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Urban Sustainability - York/Seneca Joint Program
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
    BES, Joint Program: Joint Program: MCT4C or MHF4U or MCV4U.
    Minimum admission requirements.
Visual Arts & Art History
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
    BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.
Work & Labour Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
    BA: See minimum admission requirements above.