Admissions Roadmap and What Parents Need to Know

We’re thrilled that you and your student are considering York. This web page offers key tips, links and deadlines that will help in the admissions process. Feel free to ask us questions and keep in touch!


Is your student taking the courses needed for admission? 
Ontario high school applicants need to have six completed 4U or 4M courses including English (or French), with some programs requiring specific courses like advanced functions or biology.

For high school applicants outside of Ontario, equivalencies can be found at Admission and application procedures for high-school students.

Tip: Visit to find out which university programs are available in Ontario.

September 27-29, 2018
Ontario Universities’ Fair
Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you'll find us here among Ontario's 21 universities. Speak with our students, faculty and staff about programs, campus life or anything else you want to know about York. Visit us on the main floor or in our presentation room and have your questions answered in person. Admission is free.

Applications become available for Fall 2018 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 at the OUAC web site.
  • Previous York students, mature or transfer applicants, certificate and/or visiting students can apply through the York website directly.

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

November 17 & 18
Fall Campus Day at York
Visit us at our Keele Campus on Saturday, November 17 and at our bilingual Glendon Campus on Sunday, November 18.


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 Feb 1. 

January 16, 2018
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. Our Program page maintains a current list of all programs open to new applications for upcoming study sessions.

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 30, 2019
Experience York at Keele Campus
Discover York’s learning spaces, from robot testing sites to dance studios, at our Experience York event.

March 31, 2019
Spring Open House at Glendon Campus

March Break

Check the website for our March Break campus tour schedule.

Tip: Campus tours are one of the most influential factors when deciding to attend a particular university.

Spring and Summer

From now through graduation
Cheer on your future Lion to keep those grades up! When a student has accepted an offer, they still need to maintain their average to secure admission and/or scholarships.

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.

Late-May to mid-August
Campus Tours (including residence!)
During the summer months, many campus tours include a look at residence. Bring your student out for an up-close look at this popular component of campus life.

June 1
Admission acceptance deadline
An offer of admission may be withdrawn if not accepted by the deadline noted in the admission letter. Deadlines begin June 1.

June 1, 2019
Guaranteed residence deadline
High-school students who apply for residence by June 1 are guaranteed a room. Students can also request a specific roommate.

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

Final grades are received at York and entrance scholarships are confirmed.

Register for Parents & Family orientation. You’re now days away from seeing your student begin an exciting new chapter in their life! This is a great time to register for the Parents & Family Orientation to learn more about the transitions you both will experience.

Classes begin! For a complete listing of important dates (including holidays for visits back home), see the Registrar’s Office website.


Students with diagnosed disabilities

Those diagnosed with a physical, sensory, medical, learning, or mental health disability may want to request a modified admission consideration. If a student has a diagnosed disability, we encourage them to identify themselves during the admissions process. Even if their circumstances don't impact their admissibility to the University (the student meets our admission requirements), we want to make sure they know about the support services we have in place. In no way will identifying themselves be a disadvantage to an application.

Privacy and your son or daughter’s application

York University adheres to strict privacy policies and will not disclose any aspect of an applicant's admission file to a third party. However, applicants may choose to allow a third party, such as a parent or an educational consultant, to have access to their admission file. In such instances, the Office of Admissions requires signed permission before any applicant information is released. Our Third Party Access Permission Form is available on our Forms webpage.

International students

If your son or daughter is applying to York University as an international student, familiarize yourself with Study permit & visa information for international applicants, offered by York International, the central international education office of York University