Transfer Students

University transfer applicant :

  • Completion of at least four full courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university.
  • Minimum overall average of 2.0 on a 4-point scale (C/60% or equivalent).
  • If you’re applying to Honours-level programs: minimum overall average of 2.3 on a 4-point scale (C+/65% or equivalent).
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements

College transfer applicant :

  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic studies at an accredited college.
  • Minimum overall average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B/70% or equivalent) including all attempted courses.
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements

Program-specific recommendations and requirements

  • BSc Biology: SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U required; SPH4U strongly recommended.
  • BA Business Economics & BA Economics: MHF4U and MCV4U recommended.
  • BA Mathematics: MHF4U required; MCV4U recommended.
  • BSc Psychology: One 4U math and one of SCH4U or SPH4U required.
  • BA Translation: 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, or FEF4U) and 4U English required.
  • BA Communications: 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, or FEF4U) and 4U English required.
  • iBA International Studies & BBA Business dual degree: MHF4U required; MCV4U or MDM4U required; no more than two 4M courses will be considered. Supplementary application required, find out more here.
    • Although transfer credit may be granted, due to the prescribed nature of the program it is unlikely to result in equivalencies which would reduce the duration of the program. 

Glendon-specific recommendation

  • 4U French recommended.


These are minimum requirements only. Admission is not guaranteed and all requirements are subject to change. Recommended courses will help you with your studies, but we do not automatically look for them when we assess your application for admission and scholarships.

These application requirements apply to all programs, except:

If you have a diagnosed disability

If you have a diagnosed physical, learning, or psychiatric disability, we strongly encourage you to identify yourself during the admissions process. Even if your circumstances don’t impact your admissibility to Glendon (in other words you meet our admission requirements), we want to make sure you know about the support services we have in place. In no way will identifying yourself be a disadvantage to you. More information >>

Which application form to use:

Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) for September or January. None of our programs offer an entry in May. If applying exclusively to York, you can also apply directly via the website.

What to send with your application:

Send all required documents as soon as you apply. It may take 3-4 weeks for us to receive documents mailed from outside

  1. Transcripts
    Official transcripts for all college or university courses you’ve completed, even if you studied part time or several years ago. If you’re currently completing courses, send a transcript showing your course enrolment and grades to date as soon as you apply and then again at the end of the semester.
    Also, please send high-school transcripts if you have completed secondary studies within the past five years.
  2. Language test results (if required).
  3. Letters/résumé
    If you have taken time away from studying, send us a letter and/or résumé outlining your activities since completing your studies (e.g. work, traveling, family responsibilities).
  4. College or university course descriptions
    To assess your eligibility for transfer credit, we need detailed course descriptions for any academic studies completed outside of Canada or the United States at an accredited college or university. These descriptions must be prepared by your former institution or be on the institution’s web site.


Official transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the educational institution or sent in an institutionally-sealed envelope (that remains unopened). Transcripts, certificates, and other formal academic credentials not in English or French must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document. Make sure you use the same name on all documentation when you are submitting them to York University. This will ensure that your application is processed without delay.

Please send all required documents to:

York University
Office of Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services
3rd Floor Reception
99 Ian Macdonald Blvd
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Be sure to send your application before the application deadline.

What happens after you apply

After you apply to Glendon, we’ll keep in touch and you can connect with us at any time. You’ll receive an acknowledgement of your application and a reminder to send all outstanding documents on time.

You can check your application status throughout the process by logging on to MyFile. You’ll need your York or OUAC reference number to log in.

Offers of admission are conditional upon final grades.