Guidance Counsellors and Educators

Partnering in Student Success

We value the expertise and collaboration of our colleagues in the guidance community. Together, we look forward to supporting students throughout the exciting process of applying to university! From discovering our programs, to preparing their application, to making a successful post-secondary transition, we love to meet and welcome each new cohort of future students. 

We offer a variety of information sessions, open houses, tours and program-specific learning opportunities throughout the year to help students see how York University is a great fit for their goals. 

Please share our digital handbooks with your student communities:

Supporting Your Students

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Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If a student is admitted to York and has a diagnosed physical, sensory, medical, learning, or mental health disability, we encourage them to connect with York University's Student Accessibility Services as soon as possible after accepting an offer of admission. The SAS team will connect students with an accessibility counsellor to arrange for academic accommodations.

Student Accessibility Services

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International Arrival Support

The York International team offers information and support on immigration, work permits, health services, working as an international student and more. Most importantly, they are committed to helping students from around the world feel welcome, safe and connected to their new community.  

Learn More

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Transitioning to University

We'll work together to set your students up for success from the moment they accept our offer of admission! We provide a variety of academic, orientation and transition services to ensure students feel confident and prepared for the academic, social and cultural changes of starting university. 

Learn more about transition support

Key Dates and Contacts

Expand the menus below for some helpful reminders and contacts to support you and your students during the process of considering, applying to, and preparing for university. 

September 21, 2023
Applications become available for admission to York.

  • Ontario high-school students receive an OUAC application PIN through their high school, which is used to apply via the OUAC website.

Tip: Encourage your students to apply early! Once they have applied for admission, applicants receive relevant program updates and details throughout the year.

October 21-22, 2023
Ontario Universities' Fair

November 18, 2023
Fall Campus Day (Keele Campus). Visit us for our annual open houses to experience all that our Keele Campus has to offer!

November 25, 2023
Fall Campus Day (Glendon Campus). Visit us for our annual open house to experience all that our Glendon Campus has to offer!

December 2, 2023
Markham Campus Fall Preview: Visit us for our Markham Fall Event to experience all that our Markham Campus has to offer!

December 1 to April 1
Apply early for scholarships & awards
Once students have applied for admission, they can fill out our online scholarships, awards and bursaries application. Award deadlines begin February 1. 

January 15, 2024
Application deadline for Ontario high-school students
Ontario high-school students should apply on or before this day to be considered for their chosen programs. Applications to some programs may not be accepted after this date. 

February 1, 2024
Recommended application deadline for guaranteed equal consideration for all non-Ontario applicants. View application deadlines.

February through April
Early admission offers are sent out. We use grade 11 and 12 marks from the previous year/semester to offer conditional admission to strong applicants. News arrives first through email and at MyFile (secure site for applicants to York).

March 23, 2024
Join us for our Keele Campus Spring Open House!

March 30, 2024
Join us for our Glendon Campus Spring Open House! 

May to August
Enrolment appointments
Every student completes an enrolment appointment to learn how to plan their schedule and register for the courses they need. Appointments can be booked online once a student accepts their offer.

June 3, 2024
Admission acceptance deadline for domestic students
An offer of admission may be withdrawn if not accepted by the deadline noted in the admission letter. Deadlines begin June 1.

Before June 30
Apply for OSAP. Apply for OSAP before June 30 to receive funds by the start of classes.

Mid-August
Family supporters should watch for an invitation to register for a Parents & Family Orientation.

September
Classes begin! For a complete listing of important dates (including holidays for visits back home), see the Registrar’s Office website.

Direct Line for High School Guidance Counsellors

Keele Campus: 416-736-5305
Glendon Campus: 416-487-6725
Main switchboard: 416-736-2100

Direct Line for Future Students and Applicants

416-736-5000


Recruitment Contacts

Canada

Rohini Chaba
Manager, Domestic Recruitment
rohinic@yorku.ca

Campus Events and Tours

Kate Duncan
Recruitment Officer, On-Campus Programs
kduncan@yorku.ca
ext. 40010

Booking School Visits

Deborah Goodby,
System Services Coordinator
guidance@yorku.ca

International

General Inquiries
intlenq@yorku.ca

International Admission Representatives by Region


Faculty Contacts

Faculty of Education
Vanessa Grafi
vgrafi@edu.yorku.ca 
ext. 55692

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Brittany Giglio
bgiglio@yorku.ca

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Maharshi Jani
jani19@yorku.ca 

Faculty of Health
Alison Ozog
alisonoz@yorku.ca
ext. 21464

Faculty of Science
Felicia Mercier
fmercier@yorku.ca
(416) 908-2408

Glendon campus
Mireille Abou-Hanna
m.hanna@glendon.yorku.ca
ext. 88221

Lassonde School of Engineering
ask@lassondeschool.com
(647) 465-8519

Markham Campus
Adam Duncan
aduncan@yorku.ca

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Laura Sykes
lsykes@yorku.ca
ext. 20838

Schulich School of Business
Gagan Lal
lalgagan@schulich.yorku.ca

Cultivating Self-Starters: Guiding Diverse Paths to Success

Join us on Thursday, June 6 at Glendon Campus for our 2024 Guidance Counsellor Day! Participate in a networking breakfast before participating in a variety of short sessions designed to inform the important work you do in preparing diverse learners for university and career success.

You will have the opportunity to hear updates from York University, and to connect with representatives from our student services and admissions teams.

Learn More

Rediscover our Faculty of Education

Over the years the Bachelor of Education (BEd) has been modified, changing from a one to two-year program. Dr. Vidya Shah, Assistant Professor and Vanessa Grafi, Manager Student Services with the Faculty of Education have recorded an information session for guidance counselors and teachers to find out how the teaching certification is offered and share information about the Faculty of Education's access initiatives, admission requirements and Student Experience Profile as part of students' application for the Concurrent Pre -Education BEd program.

The Future of Learning is Coming to York Region

Opening Spring 2024

Markham Campus will embed York University in the heart of one of the most diverse and dynamic urban communities in the province and country. New academic program offerings will revolve around the core themes of technology and entrepreneurship and how they are driving innovation.

Learn More

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Questions? Get in Touch!

We love hearing from you. Reach out to our guidance counsellor inbox (guidance@yorku.ca) with your questions or booking inquiries.