Mature Student

Mature Student

York recognizes the value mature students bring to the classroom. We have dedicated support services to guide you along the way, that consider your academic, professional and personal development.

You are a mature student if:

  • you are at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University;
  • you have have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years; and
  • you have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited college or university.

Below, review admission requirements to apply to York as a mature student and specific requirements for your program of interest. Familiarize yourself with costs, important deadlines and other information for mature applicants. 

Senior Citizens

It's never too late to earn your degree: York welcomes seniors to share their experiences while gaining new knowledge and skills.

To support your lifelong learning, Canadian senior citizens or permanent residents are eligible for a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver for an eligible senior citizen is restricted to a maximum of one undergraduate and one graduate degree. 

To be eligible you must be 60 years or older by May 1 for Summer entry, or by September 1 for Fall/Winter entry.

The tuition fee waiver is capped for senior citizens to the level of tuition fees assigned to domestic, non-professional undergraduate arts, science and other programs as defined in the tuition fee guidelines from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. 

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I believe in lifelong learning for seniors, educating themselves beyond conventional limits placed on them in society.

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— Varatha Shanmuganathan, MA Political Science

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Mature Student Guide

Check out the Mature Student Guide for additional resources and information for prospective mature students and applicants. 


Connect with an Admissions Representative


Transfer & Mature Recruitment Officer

Krenare Aliovski

Student Recruitment & Admissions
krenali@yorku.ca

Connect with Krenare

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

Will Winter (January) 2022 classes be online or in person?

We look forward to a return to in-person learning for the majority of our courses for the Winter 2022 Term. For more information visit, Better Together website.

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.

Does York have a vaccination policy?

Full details of York's Vaccination Mandate can be found at Better Together Website.

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: https://futurestudents.yorku.ca/transfer/advanced-secondary-cegep

Upcoming Events

Lassonde School of Engineering
1:1 Conversations – Lassonde admissions for Domestic students
Wed, Jan 19, 2022 4 - 5 p.m.

Connect 1:1 with a Lassonde staff and student rep live on Zoom. We’ll answer your admissions and application questions about our Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, Digital Media, and Earth & Atmospheric Science programs.

Faculty of Health
Chat with a YorkU Health Studies Student
Thu, Jan 20, 2022 5 - 6 p.m.
Learn more about the Health Studies program at York University. Chat with current students in the Health Studies program.
Keele Campus Virtual Tour and Ask a York Student
Fri, Jan 21, 2022 12 - 1 p.m.
Join us for a virtual overview of the Keele campus and gain insights and advice from York students.
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Jan 24, 2022 1 - 2 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Moving Forward Webinar: No regrets: How my Liberal Arts degree set me up for success
Tue, Jan 25, 2022 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

This webinar will bring together graduates from Liberal Arts programs who are currently in leadership roles, to share their career journeys with you.

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
No regrets: How my Liberal Arts degree set me up for success
Tue, Jan 25, 2022 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

This webinar will bring together graduates from Liberal Arts programs who are currently in leadership roles, to share their career journeys with you.

Lassonde School of Engineering
1:1 Conversations – Lassonde admissions for Domestic students
Wed, Jan 26, 2022 4 - 5 p.m.

Connect 1:1 with a Lassonde staff and student rep live on Zoom. We’ll answer your admissions and application questions about our Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, Digital Media, and Earth & Atmospheric Science programs.

Keele Campus Virtual Tour and Ask a York Student
Fri, Jan 28, 2022 12 - 1 p.m.
Join us for a virtual overview of the Keele campus and gain insights and advice from York students.
Faculty of Health
Chat with a YorkU Neuroscience Student
Wed, Feb 2, 2022 5 - 6 p.m.
Learn more about the Neuroscience program at York University. Chat with current students in the Neuroscience program.
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Feb 7, 2022 3 - 4 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;
Glendon
Applying for Scholarships & Bursaries
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 5 - 6 p.m.
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Keele Campus Virtual Tour and Ask a York Student
Fri, Feb 11, 2022 12 - 1 p.m.
Join us for a virtual overview of the Keele campus and gain insights and advice from York students.
Keele Campus Virtual Tour and Ask a York Student
Fri, Feb 18, 2022 12 - 1 p.m.
Join us for a virtual overview of the Keele campus and gain insights and advice from York students.
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 7 - 8 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;
Keele Campus Virtual Tour and Ask a York Student
Fri, Feb 25, 2022 12 - 1 p.m.
Join us for a virtual overview of the Keele campus and gain insights and advice from York students.
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Mar 7, 2022 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Mar 21, 2022 1 - 2 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Apr 4, 2022 3 - 4 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;
York University Transfer and Mature Admissions Information Session
Mon, Apr 18, 2022 7 - 8 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in transferring to York University! This is your chance to learn more about:

  • York's Campuses and Programs;
  • Applying as a Transfer or Mature student;
  • Transfer Credit Process;
  • Support Services;
  • Scholarships & Bursaries;
  • Process/timing of offers and Next Steps;

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