Who Says School Only Starts in September?

Posted by Sunera on November 11, 2013

On-board to York

For everyone who came out, and joined us on November 9, 2013 for Fall Campus Day; I hope you all had a wonderful time! For those of you who were not able to make it, I hope you will be able to join us at our next big event in April. Spring Open House will take place on April 5, 2014, and if you would like to visit us before, feel free to drop by any time by booking a tour.

I came to York in January for a tour– (yes, I know it was freezing,) but I didn’t want to waste more time as I had to let work know of my decision to resign. I also attended the Spring Open House in 2013, to get a feel of York’s community further. I was looking for a variety of programs, and schools that offered flexible times for courses during my post-secondary education. Up till May, I had always studied as a part-time student but this time, I had taken the plunge to study full-time. I was informed that York has tons of classes to offer in the summer and I could enrol as a full-time student in May. Enrolling in May meant I could fast track my degree. Did you know that you can enrol in January, May or September at York U for most programs! Be sure to check out your specific program’s start time.

I fell in love with York’s environment. York felt like a community as everyone was friendly and welcoming. The convenience of Tim Horton’s and TD on campus is an added bonus!! Visiting universities is a huge factor in knowing which school is right for you. Students have the options of taking up to fifteen credits in the summer at York University. Some added bonuses to starting in the summer are:

  • You can take extra credits to lighten your course load in September or fast track!
  • Relaxed atmosphere as the professors and students are all laid back.
  • Campus is less busy actually not busy at all so you really get the best use of the resources.
  • The campus is air-conditioned; let’s face it I’d rather be in an air-conditioned room than the heat. 🙂
  • The campus is in full bloom which means if you love nature, you can study outside or inside.

Excellent weather makes it easier to explore the campus, learn your way around before the rush starts. I loved the summer atmosphere and the campus looked beautiful.

By the time September rolled around, I felt like a veteran to the school. This year I am also taking second year courses. By starting in the summer time I finished half a year of school in three months! Since the courses are compressed, so the workload is heavy but very manageable with time-management. I highly recommend it. It’s definitely worth the effort! If you are interested in fast-tracking, why wait? You can start like I did, in the winter or summer time!

And don’t worry, if you missed Fall Campus day this past Saturday. I will be doing a recap for all of you in my next blog post.

What’s your plan? Are you starting school in September, January or May? Comment below and let me know. Also, if you have any questions; ask away and I would love to answer them!

Safe Journey till next time!



Sunera graduated from York University in May, 2016 with an Honours BA in Work and Labour Studies.

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