Why are alternate offers made by York U?
If you’ve received an offer of admission – even though it’s not to the specific program you originally applied to – it means that we’re interested in you. There may be several reasons we may have made an alternative program offer.
- Admission to some programs is quite competitive and can be based on non-academic information along with your academic standing (GPA). For example, an audition or portfolio review is included in the assessment for BFA majors within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, and a leadership profile is assessed along with GPA for admission to the Schulich School of Business to name just two examples.
- Some students do not meet the requirements for their programs of choice because their high-school averages fell below the cutoffs for their university program. Cutoffs for a college or university transfer student may be different.
- Applicants may also receive an alternative offer because their transcripts did not show evidence of one or more of the prerequisite courses required for the program.
- Applicants with a later application deadline may find that some programs will have closed because of meeting their enrolment capacity by the time they are considered for admission. You raise your chances of admission by submitting a complete application package as early as possible. Deadlines can be found here: futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/deadlines.
How are alternative offers made?
We review each application carefully. If an application doesn’t meet the requirements for a particular program, we may offer admission to a similar program if the admission requirements for the alternative program are met.