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.  

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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. 

Applications become available for admission to York.

  • Ontario high-school students receive an OUAC application PIN through their high school (usually in October or November), which is used to apply via the OUAC web site.

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

November: Fall Campus Day
Visit us for our annual open houses to experience all that our campuses have to offer! For details, visit

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 12, 2023
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, 2023
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 25
Join us for our Keele Campus Spring Open House!

April 1
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 1
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. York students who apply for OSAP before June 30 are guaranteed to receive funds for start of classes.

You’re now days away from seeing your student begin an exciting new chapter in their life! Watch for an invitation to register for a Parents & Family Orientation.

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


Recruitment Contacts


Rohini Chaba
Manager, Domestic Recruitment

Campus Events and Tours

Kate Duncan
Recruitment Officer, On-Campus Programs
ext. 40010

Booking School Visits

Deborah Goodby,
System Services Coordinator


General Inquiries

International Admission Representatives by Region

Faculty Contacts

Faculty of Education
Vanessa Grafi 
ext. 55692

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
Brittany Giglio

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Maharshi Jani 

Faculty of Health
Alison Ozog
ext. 21464

Faculty of Science
Felicia Mercier
(416) 908-2408

Glendon campus
Mireille Abou-Hanna
ext. 88221

Lassonde School of Engineering
(647) 465-8519

Markham Campus
Adam Duncan

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Laura Sykes
ext. 20838

Schulich School of Business
Gagan Lal

Prepare for Career Success

We understand that the value of a degree is about more than just landing the job. We help your student turn passion into purpose and find a meaningful career that will create positive change. We facilitated over 8,500 experiential learning opportunities last year, including co-ops, community placements, field courses and internships, as well as posting over 10,000 student employment opportunities. 

Our Career Education & Development team provides job search and career exploration webinars, networking events with employers and 1-1 career support to get your student job-ready. 

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 ( with your questions or booking inquiries.