Parents and Families

Welcome to York University!


We're thrilled that a member of your family is interested in an education at York. Together, we are partners in your student's success and we look forward to supporting you throughout the exciting process of applying to university. Below are some helpful reminders and resources to guide you and your student.

We encourage you to connect with us by attending an event to learn more about applying to and studying at York University.

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Choosing the Right Program

With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered in Canada as well as professional programs and certificates, there's lots of choice for your student. How do they decide on the right program?

Encourage your student to focus on what they do well and the topics that interest them the most. Next, consider what opportunities their subject areas of interest may provide for, in the future.

Once you have an idea, use our Program Search to explore our exciting variety of degree options. 


View Major and Minor Options

Supporting Your Student

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Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

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

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. 

Staying On Track

Expand the menus below for some helpful reminders and key timelines during the process of considering, applying to, and preparing for university. 

Enrolling in Grade 12 Courses
Carefully review admission requirements for your program(s) of interest, based on your student's curriculum, to ensure they are taking any necessary grade 12 prerequisites.

View Admission Requirements 

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 student to apply early! Once they have applied for admission, applicants receive special program updates and details throughout the year.

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

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

Application deadline for equal consideration for out-of-province high school students, international students, university/college and mature students. 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.

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.