General Requirements

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


  • Minimum of two Advanced Level (A-level) passes and three GCSE or IGCSE Ordinary Level (O-level) passes.
  • A minimum average of “C” is required on Advanced Level, Advanced Subsidiary Level and Ordinary Level passes.


  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
  • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required.

Glendon-specific recommendations and requirements


  • O-level French recommended.
  • A-level Math recommended for Business Economics and Economics.
  • BA Mathematics: A-level Math required.
  • BSc Biology: A-level Math, Biology and Chemistry. A-level Physics strongly recommended.
  • BSc Psychology: A-level Math and A-level Chemistry or Physics.
  • iBA International Studies & BBA Business Administration (dual degree): A-level Math required. A strong level of French is highly recommended and a supplemental application.
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements.


  • 1-unit French recommended.
  • 2-unit Mathematics recommended for Business Economics and Economics.
  • BA Mathematics: 2-unit Mathematics required.
  • BSc Biology: 2-unit Math, Biology and Chemistry. 2-unit Physics strongly recommended.
  • BSc Psychology: 2-unit Math and 2-unit Chemistry or Physics.
  • iBA International Studies & BBA Business Administration: 2-unit Mathematics required. A strong level of French is highly recommended and a supplemental application.
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements.

Transfer Credit for GCE:

Granted for Advanced Level courses with final grades of “C” or better, depending on the program (maximum 18 credits).

Transfer Credit for CAPE:

Granted for courses passed at the 2-unit level with grades of 1, 2 or 3, depending on the program (maximum 18 credits).


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 >>

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:

Send all required documents as soon as you apply.

  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.
  • 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.
  • It may take 3-4 weeks for us to receive documents mailed from outside Canada.
  • 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.