Transfer Student Resources

Posted by Lauren Dick on July 5, 2018

Features | Goings-On around York | On-board to York

Welcome to York University! If you are transferring to York U from another institution to complete your studies, there are many resources available to make your transition easier. The York U community provides strong support for transfer students, and I am excited to share some of these resources with you. You’ll be settled into the YU Community in no time with York U’s valuable support services for student funding, accelerated careers, flexible studies and more!

Learn more about transferring to York U with the #YUBlog’s post, “Applying to York U: Transfer and Mature Students”!

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Read the #YUBlog post, “A Guide to York U for International Students” for more important information specific to international students!

York Advantage

One of the benefits of transferring to York University is the support services specific to transfer students called the York Advantage, including:

Student Funding

York U offers specific scholarships, bursaries and awards opportunities for transfer students. For example, you can apply for the Arthur Francis Williams Transfer Student Award worth $1,500!

On-campus employment opportunities are offered across the York U campuses. Eligible students who complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) can apply for a Research at York (RAY) or Work/Study position to expand your research skills and gain valuable experience. You could also become involved with the College Life at York (CLAY) or York Engaged Students (YES) Work/Study programs to focus on enhancing student activities and the university experience.

OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) is a government student funding program that helps students pay for their education. To learn more about OSAP and how to apply, read the #YUBlog’s post, “A #YUBlog Guide to OSAP“!

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You can find the right financial options for you with any of York U’s numerous funding opportunities across campus!

Accelerated Careers

Flexible Studies

One of the great aspects of student life at York University is the flexibility of its programs. All York U programs are available for full-time study and many are also offered on a part-time basis. York U also offers courses in the afternoon, evening and even on the weekend so that students can tailor their timetables to suit their needs.

In addition to in-class lectures, York U also offers eLearning courses in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Health, Science and at Glendon. These eLearning courses are offered either Fully Online (ONLN) or Blended (BLEN), which combines in-class and online course times. If you have a long commute or a heavy schedule, eLearning courses are a fantastic way to add some flexibility to your timetable!

Success Tip: When enrolling, you can filter your course selection by choosing courses offered after 6pm, on the weekend or eLearning courses on the York University Courses website and the Visual Schedule Builder.

Support Services

Transfer Connect is a web resource for York University transfer applicants. This fantastic support service guides you through the application process and discusses the transfer process, transfer credits and/or general questions.

Success Tip: York University also provides the Transfer Student Admissions Handbook as a resource for transfer students in addition to Transfer/Mature Student Info Sessions. If you have any questions, feel free to use these resources or contact Transfer Connect to speak with student representatives and/or book an advising appointment.

York U’s Support Services also include

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Transfer Connect’s student representatives are here to answer any questions you may have about your transition into York U!

Resources Geared Towards Mature and Part-Time Student Success

York University offers three main resources for mature, transfer and part-time students, including:

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This art piece was created by Ashley Grenville for the 2014 Mature Student Community Celebration.

Get Involved

YU Connect is a great resource to find clubs, organizations and/or associations that interest you! Becoming involved in the YU Community offers the chance to meet new people, contribute to student activities and gain valuable experience.

Success Tip: Make sure to document your hours and/or participation in on-campus work opportunities and volunteering so they can be included on your Co-Curricular Record.

Transfer Pathways

In addition to these great resources, York U offers student-friendly services tailored to your specific transfer pathway into York U as well as additional support to help you transition into the YU Community. We invite you to take a look at the different transfer student cohorts to learn more about the extra resources available to you!

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Contacting York U’s Academic Resources is a great way to answer any questions you may have about Academic Advising or other support services!

There are a lot of advantages to transferring to York University, including the numerous resources available to transfer students. Whether you are coming from a college, another university, a pre-university program or are returning to university after a year away, York University is here to support you.

For transfer credit inquiries, contact Admissions Client Services at 416-736-5000.

For an in-person assessment of your file, please make an appointment with Brian.

If you have any questions about transfer student resources, please comment below or tweet us at @YorkUStudents.

Lauren Dick
Lauren Dick

Lauren Dick graduated in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Writing and a Professional Certificate in Marketing. She loves to curl up with a good story and a warm cup of tea (only English Breakfast, mind you), and she hopes her blog posts will continue to encourage current and incoming students to learn more about York U and its community.

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