U.S. Applicants

General Requirements

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

  • Grade 12 graduation — minimum overall average of “B” on grade 11 and grade 12 academic courses AND
  • A combined SAT I score of 1100 (considered in combination with academic record) OR a composite ACT score of 24 (considered in combination with academic record).
  • Required SAT score does not include the writing portion.
  • We may offer early conditional admission with strong Grade 11 finals.
  • SATs/ACTs are only required of students studying in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam.
  • Ensure you meet our language requirements.

Program-specific requirements and recommendations

  • BSc Biology: Senior-level Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry required; Senior-level Physics strongly recommended.
  • BA Business Economics & BA Economics: Senior-level Algebra and Calculus strongly recommended.
  • BA Communications: Senior-level French required.
  • iBA International Studies & BBA Business Administration: Senior-level algebra (minimum grade of 70%) required; one other Senior-level math (Calculus recommended). A strong level of French is highly recommended. Supplementary application required, find out more here.
  • BA Mathematics: Senior-level Algebra required; Calculus is strongly recommended.
  • BSc Psychology: Senior-level Math, and Senior-level Chemistry or Physics required.

Glendon-specific recommendation

  •  Senior-level French recommended (for Anglophones).

Transfer credit:

Granted for final scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams, depending on the program (maximum 30 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 government funding

It is possible to transfer your FAFSA loans to assist you when studying at Glendon Campus. York University’s FAFSA code is G07679.

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 >>

If you are home schooled

We have a detailed policy for admitting students who are home schooled.

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.

  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)

Early conditional admission:

We may offer conditional admission with strong Grade 11 finals. You must send us a transcript showing registration in Grade 12 courses.

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.