Receiving your offer of admission is a great feeling. Finally all your hard work has paid off and you can stop stressing about whether or not you’re going to be accepted. As always, though, there’s more to do.
The first thing you need to do is accept your offer. You can do this through our MyFile system or through the OUAC. You are only allowed to accept one offer, but in some cases you are able to change your acceptance later. You also need to make sure you accept our offer before it expires. The deadline for you to accept your offer will be indicated in your Offer of Admission letter.
Next, you need to book your Enrolment Appointment. Enrolment Appointments are attended in-person on campus and introduce you to the University. Your enrolment adviser will go over your academic schedule, answer any questions you may have and help you select your courses. All new students must attend an enrolment appointment and you must book your appointment by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission letter. Your offer may be withdrawn if you do not book your appointment by the deadline, and you will not be able to enroll in courses until you attend your appointment.
Out-of-province and international students are able to attend alternate enrolment appointments. These are generally completed via email and will involve all the same information as an in-person appointment. If you are out-of-province or international, you should be automatically prompted to book an alternate appointment when you go to book through MyFile. If you aren’t automatically offered an alternate appointment, please call your Faculty Advising Office.
Once you attend your Enrolment Appointment, you will need to pay your enrolment deposit. This is a non-refundable $450 deposit that is used to hold your place in your courses and will later go towards your tuition fees. You need to make sure you pay this deposit within five business days of enrolling: otherwise you may be de-enrolled from your courses. This fee can be paid via online or telephone banking, or in-person at your bank. International students should pay via the Travelex service. For more information on paying your fees, visit the Student Financial Services website.
After you have all of this out of the way, you also need to consider the finer details of your life at York. You should think about where you’re going to live – and apply for residence if necessary – and how you’re going to get around as well as setting up your Passport York account and signing up for Orientation.
You should also note that your offer is conditional. York reserves the right to withdraw your offer if you do not maintain your admission average; do not meet the conditions listed in your Offer of Admission letter; do not accept your offer by the deadline given in your Offer of Admission letter; or do not book your Enrolment Appointment by the deadline given in your Offer of Admission letter.
Receiving your offer is exciting, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. You still have deadlines to meet and appointments to attend, not to mention grades to maintain! This might seem like a lot to take care of, but MyFile and our Admissions experts should make the process fairly simple. Visiting us for our March Break events or Spring Open House is a great way to get answers and find out more about what your life at York will look like.