How Do I Apply

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application to York and supporting you throughout the admission process. Follow the four steps outlined below to get started.


Are you applying to a graduate program?


Returning to York to complete your degree?


Visiting Students: Take a course(s) at York

Apply to an Undergraduate Program

1. Decide which program you're interested in

Use our Program Search to explore a variety of degree options with innovative course design and hands-on learning opportunities. Once you have selected your program(s) of interest, take note of details including how and when it is offered, career paths it may provide, and the courses you can expect to take. 

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2. Review Admission Requirements

York University has a set of general admission requirements for entry to any of our programs. In addition to these requirements, your program of interest may require additional prerequisite courses, minimum grades and/or a supplementary application component like a video interview, audition or portfolio review. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all admission requirements before you apply. 

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3. Submit your application

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Ensure  that you apply by the application deadline. Once received, we will contact you via e-mail and grant you access to view updates about your application using our online platform, MyFile.

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4. Submit Required Documents

Once you receive access to your MyFile account, you can submit and/or upload required documents to our system. These may include official transcripts, language proficiency requirements, a supplementary application and course descriptions to be assessed for transfer credit. 

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Review tuition fees and costs

It's important to review the expected costs for your first year of university so that you can plan and budget. Tuition fees are based on the number of credits in which you are enrolled and your status as a domestic or international student. Other costs typically include residence, meal plan, textbooks and supplementary student fees.

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Proof of Language Proficiency

Programs at Keele Campus are offered in English, while programs at our Glendon Campus are offered in a bilingual environment (English and French). To gain admission, you must demonstrate language proficiency in your program's language of instruction by presenting a minimum proficiency score on an accepted language test.

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Other Admission Resources

If you think  you may not meet the minimum admission requirements for the program(s) to which you have applied at York, Student Recruitment & Admissions provides an opportunity for you to give context to factors that may have affected your academics by submitting an Extenuating Circumstances for Admission Consideration form.

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York offers transfer credit for completed Advanced Placement courses across a variety of school curricula. Review the requirements according to which school system you are applying from.

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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.

Sound like you? Learn if you qualify

If you are returning to York to complete your degree and you did not enrol in courses in the last Fall/Winter session, then you must reactivate your record to enrol. 

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Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your York reference number. You can then track the progress of your application and submit required supporting documents at MyFile. It is your responsibility to ensure York receives all the required supporting documentation and that it is received before the deadline date.

The office of Student Recruitment & Admissions sends official communication about application and admission via email. It is important that you open, read and take action (if required) upon receipt of an email.

  • It will take approximately 4-6 weeks to process your complete application.
  • The processing period begins after all documents related to your application are received. Supporting documentation such as transcripts, course descriptions and language proficiency test scores (if applicable) must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions at York University.
  • If any required document is not received, your application will not be processed.

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Note: After submitting your application you will receive an acknowledgment e-mail from York University, providing you with a York reference number that allows you to track your application status in our applicant portal, MyFile. If you have not received a reference number within 4-5 business days of submitting your application, please check your spam and junk folders. If you are unable to locate the e-mail, contact


Deadlines for most programs (exceptions noted below)

Classes Begin Ontario High School students Out-of-Province High School students International Students University/College
transfer and mature students
Fall 2024 (September) January 15, 2024 February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024 February 1, 2024
Summer 2024 (May) April 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 February 1, 2024 April 1, 2024
Winter 2024 (January) November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023
*Please note that we will continue to accept and assess applications until each program is full. To ensure adequate time to apply for a study permit (if applicable), we recommend that you apply as early as possible.
Deadlines exceptions:


  • Application deadline for Direct Entry Nursing is February 1, 2024.
  • Application deadline for Nursing: Second Entry is February 1, 2024.
  • Application deadline for Nursing: Post-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses is March 1, 2024.

Schulich School of Business (BBA) will not accept applications after the January 15 deadline.
Social Work (BSW) will not accept applications after the January 15 deadline.

Supplementary Application Deadlines

In addition to submitting an application, some programs require a supplementary application to be considered for admission. View the chart below for supplementary application deadlines.

Click “Supplementary Application” beside your program of interest to view application details.

Deadlines for programs requiring a Supplementary Application (AMPD BFA/BDes majors, Business Administration, Education, Social Work) - Fall (Sept) entry
Programs Ontario High School students Out-of-Province High School students International Students University/College transfer and mature students
Schulich BBA: Supplementary Application February 1,  2024 February 1,  2024 February 1,  2024 N/A
Schulich PMMP: Supplementary Application March 6,  2024 March 6,  2024 March 6,  2024 N/A
Glendon: International Studies & Business Administration Dual Degree: Supplementary Application March 31, 2024 March 31, 2024 March 31, 2024 N/A
Concurrent Education: Supplementary Application April 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 April 1, 2024 N/A
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design programs: Cinema & Media Arts – Production, Screenwriting; Dance, Design; Music, Visual Arts – Studio: 
Supplementary Application
February 1,  2024 February 1,  2024 February 1,  2024 February 1,  2024
  The deadline dates noted above (for AMPD) are for guaranteed consideration. Applications will continue to be processed and reviewed following these dates until the program capacity is filled.
Social Work: Supplementary Application N/A N/A N/A February 15, 2024 (Late documentation will not be accepted once a deadline has passed.)
Deadlines for programs requiring a Supplementary Application (AMPD BFA majors + Bachelor of Design (BDes)) - Winter (Jan) entry
Programs Ontario High School students Non-Ontario High School students International Students University/College transfer and mature students
AMPD Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs: Cinema & Media Arts – Production, Screenwriting; Dance; Design; Music, Visual Arts – Studio: Supplementary Application November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023

Admissions FAQ

Do you have questions about applying to York? We’ve collected some of our most common questions from undergraduate applicants below to help you plan and prepare.

Refer to our list of Helpful Terms for additional clarification, or get in touch with our team if you still have questions – we’re happy to help.

For community updates on our campus operations and COVID-19 information, visit the Better Together website.

All Applicants

When can I expect a decision on my application?

The typical processing time is four to six weeks once all required documents are in the possession of the admissions team. If you have any questions about your application, visit I’ve applied page for information about required documents.

How will advanced standing be assessed? (AP exams, IB HL courses, A-level courses, etc.)

Advanced standing for eligible curricula (AP exams, IB HL courses, A-level courses, etc.) will be reviewed and awarded in the same way as pervious years. Final exam results are required. For additional details, please visit:

College/University Transfer Students

I’m a college/university transfer student.  How will my application be evaluated?

York continues to welcome transfer applicants, and Transfer Credits are awarded based on your most recent transcript.

Transfer Credit Assessment – please visit the Transfer Students page, or contact the Transfer Connect team

International High School Students

I can’t write an IELTS or TOEFL test because my testing centre is closed. What options do I have? 

If you prefer to take an online test, York accepts both Duolingo and CAEL Online. Visit Language Proficiency Requirement page for a full list of accepted English language tests.

York University English Language Institute (YUELI) is offering full-time pathway options for students who would like to study English before starting their degree studies at York. Please contact the YUELI office directly at for any questions about the program options.

What do I do if my visa/study permit application gets delayed/rejected after starting online classes at York?

For questions and advising relating to Study Permits/Visa applications, please review York International’s FAQ page, and contact them directly.

Do I need a study permit to take courses that have been moved online due to COVID-19?

The answer to this question, and other Study Permit/Visa questions can be found on York International’s FAQ page.   

Can I travel to Canada as an International Student?

Starting October 20, 2020, students attending a Canadian institution with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan and who have a valid study permit or a final approval (not an AIP/first-stage approval) may travel to Canada. York University has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan. For more information and any updates on Study Permits/Visa requirements, please visit York International FAQ page or contact York International directly.

Will deferring to a future term impact my Study Permit?

For questions and advising relating to Study Permits/Visa applications, please review York International’s FAQ page, and contact them directly

How do I contact International Student Services?

Questions relating to international student admissions can be directed to

York International is our international student support office. Important information regarding COVID-19, study permits, travel to Canada, and international student orientation can be found on their website. For questions and advising relating to Study Permits/Visa questions, please review York International’s FAQ page and contact them directly.   

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