In this section you will find information about York’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.

To find out about York’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please review York’s admission requirements.

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General Admissions

York’s admission requirements are divided into different categories of learners that include secondary school, transfer, mature and returning students. Each category has different requirements and admission policies. Select the category that describes you best and then find the admission requirements specific to your category.

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Aboriginal Learner Policy

York supports the academic success of Aboriginal students through its Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, which provides student services in a culturally supportive environment. Students are supported through the process of applying for numerous financial awards. Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to visit York’s Aboriginal Admission Statement page.

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Alternative Admissions and Transition Programs

The Transition Year Program (TYP) at York University is a special access program for youth (ages 19 and above) and adults who are passionate about attending university. TYP@York provides an opportunity to transition to university for those who have previously experienced social and financial barriers to accessing formal education.

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Mature Learners

If you haven’t attended a secondary school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature learner. Check out York’s mature learner policy to find out how you can transition to university as a mature learner.

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Transfer Policies

If you are interested in transferring to York from another university or college, York’s website gives you helpful information on its transfer policies and supports. You can also check your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.

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