Posted by York & U on February 6, 2012


Right now, everyone has lots of questions. Some of you already applied and are now wondering about what to do next while others are wondering how to go about applying. Lots of you are asking similar questions, so here’s a quick run-down of the most popular questions the Admissions Office is receiving right now.

I sent in my documents two weeks ago. Why can’t I see them on MyFile?

Since the Admissions Office receives a huge volume of mail each day, documents often take a while to be processed. It typically takes several weeks after the Admissions Office receives your documents for them to processed and reflected on your MyFile account.

My referees have not been contacted yet. What should I do?

If your referees do not receive an email from York or you are unable to access the form via MyFile, you need to contact the Admissions Office, 416 736 5000.

I received an email about an online appointment about my application status. What is this?

These new appointments are organized by the international recruitment team and are offered to all international applicants. These appointments are optional but are a great opportunity to speak with a recruitment officer about any questions you may have related to your application.

I sent in my application two weeks ago. When can I expect to hear back from York?

Processing times vary depending on your application type but it typically takes 4-8 weeks for the Admissions Office to process your application once it is complete.

Do I need to submit any sort of supplementary application or portfolio?

Depending on the program to which you apply, you may need to submit supplementary information forms or complete an evaluation or audition. All applicants to the Schulich School of Business must complete supplementary information forms, as well as all applicants to the Faculty of Fine Arts (except for Visual Arts: Art History, Film: Cinema & Media Studies and Dance: Studies) and some applicants to Social Work or Direct-Entry Education.

When is the application deadline?

The deadlines vary depending on what sort of application you’re completing, but you can see them all on our Future Students website.

What sort of funding is available for me?

York offers a range of scholarships to all students. Some are automatically applied based on admission averages while others require an application. For more information on scholarships, visit the Future Students website.

What transfer credits can I receive?

Depending on the university or college program you are transferring from, you can receive credits for the courses you have already completed. The transfer credits awarded vary between applicants and will be awarded after your application is accepted. Depending on the program to which they apply and their high school grades, students completing the International Baccalaureate program may receive up to 18 credits towards their degree.

What are your language requirements?

York requires that all students provide proof of language proficiency. This can be provided in a number of ways. For more information, check out this post.

What are your requirements for international students?

To see a breakdown of our requirements for international students, check out the Future Students website.

What are your requirements for official documents?

Official documents must be original documents sent directly from the issuing institution in an institutionally sealed envelope. All documents must be in English or French or translated by a certified translator. Students studying the GCE program should request a certificate from the examination board.

What’s an enrolment appointment?

Everyone must attend an Enrolment Appointment before you can enroll in classes. At the Enrolment Appointment, you will pick your courses; find out if you are eligible for transfer credit; and find out how and when to pay your tuition fees. The adviser will also speak with you about your academic schedule and show you how to enroll in their courses online.

I have a question about my application. Does the Admissions Office have an email?

Unfortunately there is not an email for the Admissions Office. Calling 416 736 5000 will get you in touch with our Admissions Office, or you can leave a comment here, post on our Facebook or tweet us.


If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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    Ivy Gitau

    I am currently an international student in the UK and due to personal reasons I have decided to leave the university and move to Canada. Is there anyone I could speak to that can explain to me what my options are in terms of transferring.

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    will the Admissions office accept an electronic version of my high school transcripts? I am unable to physically go there and pick up a paper copy, but the school is willing to send me an electronic version.

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    Hi, I was just wondering what address i have to mail my high school transcripts to.