Baccalauréat français (French Bac)

General requirements

In order to be considered for admission to York University, you need to meet our minimum admission requirements as follows:

  • Baccalauréat général with a minimum overall score of 10 (mention passable) from a French lycée accredited by the Ministry of Education or an accrediting agency in France.
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements.

Program-specific recommendations and requirements

  • BSc Biology:
    • Première and Terminale biologie (required)
    • Terminale physique/chimie (required)
    • Première Spécialité mathématiques (required)
  • BA Business Economics & BA Economics:
    • Première Spécialité mathématiques (recommended)
  • iBA International Studies & BBA Business Administration:
    • Première Spécialité mathématiques (required)
    • No prerequisite below 12.
    • Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.
    • Supplementary application required, find out more here.
  • BA Mathematics:
    • Première Spécialité mathématiques (required)
  • BSc Psychology: 
    • Terminale physique/chimie (required)
    • Première Spécialité mathématiques OR Terminale math (required)

Glendon-specific recommendations

  • Terminale English recommended. 

Transfer Credit:

Up to 30 credits (5 full courses) may be granted for grades of 12 or better, depending on the program.


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.

The following programs have additional requirements:

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 >>

Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) for September or January entry. 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:

  1. Transcripts
      • Official transcripts for all courses you’ve completed. 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.
      • If possible, have your school send predicted results as soon as they become available.
      • Send the official results of the Baccalauréat français once they have been issued.


      • 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.
      • Note that it may take 3-4 weeks for us to receive documents mailed from outside Canada.
  2. Language proficiency test results (if required)

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 reference number to log in.

Requesting a Deferral

A deferral is a postponement of your admission to York. York recognizes that after being newly admitted, some applicants encounter unique personal circumstances that represent legitimate reasons for requesting a deferral of admission to the next academic session.

Newly admitted first-year students for September entry may request a deferral through our Deferral Form. The University grants deferrals at its discretion, only in highly exceptional cases and on a restricted basis. All conditions must be satisfied before a deferral will be granted.

Offers of admission are conditional upon final grades.