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Admission Requirements

Students transferring from a community college

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.

Students transferring from another university

Minimum admission requirements:

  • Completion of at least 4 full courses or 1 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).
  • 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: Minimum admission requirements.
Anthropology
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Applied Mathematics
  • Faculty of Science

    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended
    BSc: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. SCH4U or SPH4U.
Biochemistry
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: SBI4U and SCH4U. MHF4U and MCV4U. SPH4U recommended.
Biology
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc, iBSc: SBI4U and SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Biomedical Science
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: SBI4U and SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Biophysics
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: SBI4U and SPH4U. MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U recommended.
Biotechnology
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: SBI4U and SCH4U and MHF4U. SPH4U recommended.
Business & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
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, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: MHF4U and MCV4U recommended.
Canadian Studies
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Chemistry
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: SCH4U and MHF4U and MCV4U. SPH4U recommended.
Children's Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
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: Minimum admission requirements.
Cognitive Science
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Communication Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Computational Math
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: MHF4U. 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: Minimum admission requirements.
Culture & Expression
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Dance
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

    BA, BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
Design
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

    BDes: Supplementary evaluation required.
Digital Media
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, Lassonde School of Engineering

    BA: One 4U Math with a minimum grade of 75%. One 4U Arts course or similar arts training recommended.
Disaster & Emergency Management
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BDEM: MHF4U.
Drama Studies
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Earth & Atmospheric Science
  • Lassonde School of Engineering

    BSc: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U.
East Asian Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Economics
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
Ecosystem Management
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies

    BES, Joint Program: Three years in the Environmental Studies (BES) program.
Education
  • Faculty of Education

    BEd: Minimum admission requirements. Supplemental application as well as four full-year undergraduate courses (Concurrent) or an undergraduate degree (Consecutive)
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, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
English
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
English & Professional Writing
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
English Studies
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Environmental & Health Studies (Multidisciplinary Studies)
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
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. Physical Sciences: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U.
Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies

    BES: Minimum admission requirements.
European Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Film
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

    BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
    BA: General requirements.
Financial & Business Economics
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
French Studies / Études françaises
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Gender & Women's Studies
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Geography
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.

    Faculty of Science

    BSc: One 4U Math (MHF4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U.
Geography & Urban Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Geomatics Engineering
  • Lassonde School of Engineering

    BEng: MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U and SPH4U. No prerequisite below 70%.
German Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Global Health
  • Faculty of Health

    BA: One 4U Math. One 4U Science (SBI4U or SCH4U or SPH4U). MHF4U and one 4UMath (MCV4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U.
Global Political Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Health & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Health Studies
  • Faculty of Health

    BHS: One 4U Math recommended.
Hellenic Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
History
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Human Resources Management
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BHRM: One 4U Math.
Human Rights & Equity Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Humanities
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Individualized / Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, BAS: One 4U math completed within the previous five years.
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 Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
International Project Management
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies

    BES: Three years in the Environmental Studies (BES) program.
International Studies
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Italian Culture
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Italian Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Jewish Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
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: Minimum admission requirements.
Law & Society
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Linguistics
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Linguistics & Language Studies
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Mathematics
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.

    Faculty of Science

    BSc: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. SCH4U or SPH4U.
Mathematics for Commerce
  • Faculty of Science

    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
Mathematics for Education
  • Faculty of Science

    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
    BSc: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended. SCH4U or SPH4U.
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: Minimum admission requirements.
Music
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

    BA, BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
Nursing: Collaborative (York-Seneca-Georgian)
  • Faculty of Health

    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, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Science

    BSc: SPH4U, MHF4U and MCV4U. SCH4U recommended.
Political Science
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Portuguese Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Professional Writing
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Psychology
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.

    Faculty of Health

    BSc: One 4U Math. SCH4U or SPH4U.
Public Administration
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BPA: One 4U Math or equivalent.
Religious Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Science & Technology Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.

    Faculty of Science

    BSc: One 4U Math (MHF4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U.
Sexuality Studies
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Social Science
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.
Social Work
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BSW: Supplementary information form.
Sociology
  • Glendon, 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: Minimum admission requirements.
Spanish (Hispanic Studies)
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Statistics
  • Faculty of Science

    BA: MHF4U. MCV4U recommended.
    BSc: MHF4U. SCH4U or SPH4U. MCV4U recommended.
Teacher Education (Bachelor of Education)
  • Faculty of Education

    BEd: Minimum admission requirements.
Teacher Education for French Immersion (Bachelor of Education)
  • Faculty of Education

    BEd: Applicants will be required to successfully complete a French proficiency assessment.
Theatre
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

    BA, BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
Translation Studies
  • Glendon

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Undecided Major
  • Glendon, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.

    Lassonde School of Engineering, Faculty of Science

    BSc: One 4U Math (MHF4U recommended). SCH4U or SPH4U.
United States Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements
Urban Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA, iBA: Minimum admission requirements.
Urban Sustainability - York/Seneca Joint Program
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies

    BES, Joint Program: Minimum admission requirements.
    Minimum admission requirements.
Visual Arts & Art History
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

    BFA: Supplementary evaluation required.
    BA: General requirements.
Work & Labour Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

    BA: Minimum admission requirements.