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ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR Visiting Students

Every year, more than 5,000 visiting students come to York University to take credit courses. Visiting students aren't necessarily seeking a degree or certificate from York, but they are looking to enhance their degrees-in-progress or their existing degrees/qualifications. Many are hoping to complete their degrees faster by taking advantage of York's three terms and wide variety of courses.

To qualify as a visiting student, you:

  1. Currently attend another university and want to take York University courses on a Letter of Permission.
  2. Already hold an undergraduate degree (three-year Bachelor's degree minimum) from an accredited university/university-level institution.
  3. Do not hold an undergraduate degree from any university but want to enrol in York courses to fulfill the academic, upgrading or professional development requirements of a professional designation
  4. Are applying to the RN to MScN Alternate Admission program.

Visiting Student on Letter of Permission

Students with "Letters of Permission" from other accredited universities may register at York University as non-degree visiting students, taking courses for transfer credit at their home university (for example, taking summer courses at York if you attend regular university classes outside Toronto).

Applying as a visiting student on a Letter of Permission is easy. If you are a student from an accredited North American university and would like to take courses at York University for credit at your home university, complete the following steps:

  1. Choose your course(s) from the course website.
    Remember you'll need the necessary prerequisites. Refer to the website for college/university transfer applicants.
  2. Fill out the York University application and pay the application fee. Your York student number will be sent to you in an acknowledgement e-mail when we receive your application. You’ll use it to check the status of your application via MyFile and to enroll in courses, so keep it handy. From this point on, Admissions will communicate with you primarily by e-mail.
  3. Send the Letter of Permission from your home institution to the Office of Admissions.
  4. We will send you an e-mail when a decision about your application has been made. Once you receive the e-mail, you can proceed to register and enrol (see below).
  5. After you've received your admission decision:
    1. Register and enroll in your courses. Make sure you check the Enrolment Guide first.
    2. Pay your fees.
      To view your online account status and fee payment information, go to Student Financial Services Web site. A registration deposit is due within five business days of enrolling in a course. The balance is due on receipt of your student account statement that is generally due at the beginning of the academic term.
    3. Get your York University student card, called the YU Card, check into transportation or parking and get your textbooks.
    4. Get oriented to the student services (e.g. libraries, food services, York Lanes, sport and recreation, social events etc) and online services available to you.

      If you have been accepted as a Visiting Student or are continuing at York as one, please review the Information for Visiting Students page on the Registrar's Office Web site for details about registration and enrolment, important dates, requirements and other useful information.
  6. If you have a physical or learning disability that requires accommodation, contact the Counselling & Disability Services (CDS).
  7. When you complete your course(s), order a York University transcript for your home university. For fastest service, order your transcripts online.

Visiting Student with a University Degree

If you have a university degree and would like to take courses at York as a non-degree student (e.g. you’re not pursuing another degree – at least not at this point), we welcome your application. Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Fill out the York University application and pay the application fee.
  2. Submit an official transcript showing degree conferred.
  3. Course Descriptions from previous Universities or Colleges attended
  4. Make sure you meet our language proficiency requirements for admission to the University.

Send your documents to the Office of Admissions.

When will you hear from us?

We will send you an e-mail when a decision about your application has been made. Acceptance of your application does not guarantee you a place in the course. A Visiting Student is responsible for having prerequisites or co-requisites required by a department offering a course.

After admission:

  1. Accept your offer through MyFile.
  2. Register and enroll in your courses. Make sure you check the Enrolment Guide first.
  3. Pay your fees.
    To view your online account status and fee payment information, go to Student Financial Services Web site. A registration deposit is due within five business days of enrolling in a course. If the deposit is not paid, you will be de-enrolled. The balance is due on receipt of your financial statement that is generally due at the beginning of the academic term.
  4. Get your YU Card, check into transportation or parking and get your textbooks.
  5. Get oriented to the campus (e.g. libraries, food services, York Lanes, sport and recreation, social events etc).

If you have been accepted as a Visiting Student or are continuing at York as one, please review the Information for Visiting Students page on the Registrar's Office Web site for details about registration and enrolment, important dates, requirements and other useful information.

If you have a physical or learning disability that requires accommodation, contact the Counselling & Disability Services (CDS).

Fulfilling the Requirements for a Professional Designation

If you do not hold an undergraduate degree from any university but want to enrol in York courses to fulfill the academic, upgrading or professional development requirements of a professional designation, here’s what to do…

  1. Fill out the York University application and pay the application fee.
  2. Submit an official transcript for all postsecondary studies showing degree conferred.
  3. Course Descriptions from previous Universities or Colleges attended
  4. Make sure you meet our language proficiency requirements for admission to the University.
  5. Submit:

    (a) proof of membership (including full, associate or student memberships) in an approved professional association.
    OR
    (b) official transcripts or academic assessments (e.g. a list of courses) prepared by or on behalf of an approved professional association.

Send your documents to the Office of Admissions.

When will you hear from us?

We will send you an e-mail when a decision about your application has been made. Acceptance of your application does not guarantee you a place in the course. A Visiting Student is responsible for having prerequisites or co-requisites required by a department offering a course.

After admission:

  1. Accept your offer through MyFile.
  2. Register and enroll in your courses. Make sure you check the Enrolment Guide first.
  3. Pay your fees.
    To view your online account status and fee payment information, go to Student Financial Services Web site. A registration deposit is due within five business days of enrolling in a course. If the deposit is not paid, you will be de-enrolled. The balance is due on receipt of your financial statement that is generally due at the beginning of the academic term.
  4. Get your YU Card, check into transportation or parking and get your textbooks.
  5. Get oriented to the campus (e.g. libraries, food services, York Lanes, sport and recreation, social events etc).

If you have been accepted as a Visiting Student or are continuing at York as one, please review the Information for Visiting Students page on the Registrar's Office Web site for details about registration and enrolment, important dates, requirements and other useful information.

If you have a physical or learning disability that requires accommodation, contact the Counselling & Disability Services (CDS).

Whatever your learning goals, let York University be your next step toward achieving them.

Submission of Documents

York University
Office of Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services
99 Ian MacDonald Blvd
Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3
CANADA 

All academic supporting documentation, including transcripts and Letters of Permission, must be official originals sent directly from the issuing institution in an institutionally sealed envelope (that remains unopened), carrying an official stamp, seal and/or authorizing signature of the issuing institution or via the Ontario Universities’ Electronic Transcript System for Ontario university or community college students.

Materials submitted become the property of the University and will not be returned.