Join the Glendon: Incoming Class of 2021 group on slack!

After you’ve accepted your offer…

When you accept your offer through MyFile, you can book your appointment at the same time.

We offer each incoming student one-on-one assistance designing your first year at Glendon. Our team of expert academic advisors will guide you and a small group of fellow students in a remote yet relaxed environment through choosing your courses, getting your email and computer accounts, and becoming acquainted with the college.


  • Select an appointment day/time via 
  • Set up your PPY (Passport York account)  here
    • Dual Authentication: Download the “Duo” App and follow the process indicated on your Passport York login page. If you have any questions or experience any problems, contact IT at
    • For a detailed setup explanation click here. For a visual aid view this short video
  • Complete your language assessment
You’ll receive an email with a link to French and Spanish placement assessments. Don’t worry – these are simply tests to place you in a class level for your second (or third) language. If you don’t plan to learn Spanish at Glendon, you don’t need to take the Spanish test. If you’re coming to Glendon with little-to-no French or Spanish skills, it’s okay! Leaving sections of the test blank is fine and will ensure you’re put in an appropriate course level.

Step 1: Set up your student accounts online:

Before attending your advising appointment, set up your Passport York and student email accounts.


  1. Go to
  2. Click on New Student Sign Up
  3. Follow the prompts to create your Passport York username and password. Stop what you’re doing and write it down somewhere safe – you’ll need this. Your Google Apps (email, calendar, drive, docs) and FAS (computer labs login) will be automatically activated, and your York email address will be
  4. Write down your Passport York login info, and bring it with you to your advising appointment

Have you forgotten your password or are you having trouble logging in? Send an email to the ITS help center asking them to reset your password.


Forwarding your email address ensures that you receive all important communications for new students throughout the summer and first year.

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to your Google Apps account using your Passport York username and password
  3. Click on the gear icon in the top-right corner of your inbox
  4. Select Settings from the drop-down menu
  5. Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP at the top of the page (in blue)
  6. In the Forwarding section, click on the Add a Forwarding Address button
  7. Enter your preferred email address (Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) and follow the prompts
  8. York’s Gmail will send your preferred email address a confirmation message. Click on the link provided in the message to complete email forwarding set-up

Step 2: Watch the degree requirements presentation

Before your appointment, you will need to watch the online presentation about Glendon’s Degree Requirements. It is very important that you watch this presentation prior to the appointment as we will not be reviewing the content of the presentation during the appointment. Watch the presentation here »

Welcome to Glendon 101! This  is your hub for all things Glendon,  developed BY and FOR students, to welcome you to campus. From emails to videos,  quizzes, and helpful tips,  you’ll find everything you need to feel ready for this next stage of your life. Follow our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and don’t forget to check your e-mail inbox!

If you missed any emails, you can find them in the Archive!

Join the GL Zone peer mentors and other new students on Slack! Slack is an app designed to help people easily connect with one another and share information, join the group here.

After your advising appointment…

If you need more help, contact Student Financial Services by email. For a quick resource on what the deposit is and how to pay it, check out this PDF: Registration_Deposit_EN.

What is it?

  • The $300 registration deposit is part of the tuition fees to confirm your place in the classes you enrol in.
  • It unlocks tools and services you will need to prepare for the start of classes and to continue through your courses.

When do I have to pay it?

  • It must be paid by the 15th of the month following the date you began enrolling in courses.
  • Except if you enrolled on August 1st or later, you must pay the deposit 10 days after you enrol in your first course.How do I pay it?
    • From a Canadian bank account:
      • Contact your financial institution to set up your bank account for telephone, online or in-person
      • The company name/payee is York University, and the account number is your York student number.
      • Payments from a Canadian Bank Account take about 1-3 business days to be processed.


    • From a foreign bank account:
      • Option 1: Western Union
      • Option 2: CIBC International Student Pay
      • These websites are already set up to make payment directly to York University.
      • They allow you to make a bank transfer from your foreign bank account to your student account.
      • The account number is your York student number.
      • Payments from a bank outside of Canada take about 1-3 weeks to be processed.

Not sure if you’d like to live in residence? Check out #ProjectHilliard. Submit your application by May 1 to be guaranteed a spot. FAQs.

For more information on residences, click here »

York has its own webpage dedicated to inform students about all things OSAP, so make sure to visit The sooner you apply for OSAP, the sooner you’ll get your funding. Once that’s done, fill out your Student Financial Profile in August to be matched up with bursaries based on your financial need.

The Student Financial Profile (SFP)

  • SFP is a multi-purpose online application form that is used to apply for scholarships, awards, bursaries, and on-campus employment programs. It must be filled out at the start of every academic year (once for Fall and Winter and once for Summer), in order to be eligible for above-mentioned opportunities.

If you need more help, contact Student Financial Services by email.

Want a one-stop shop for all things first year? You’re in luck! YU START is a key part of your transition to Glendon. YU START is an online learning platform that contains information on financing your education, careers, academic success, transportation, life at Glendon, how to get involved, wellness, and more!

If you’re living in residence, are a mature student, and/or an international student – YU START has specific information just for you.

Click here to access YU START »

The Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling (AWC) Centre offers a variety of services for Glendon students. These services include personal counselling and accessibility services for students with learning disabilities, mental health disabilities, or physical, sensory, and medical disabilities.

Participating in the various orientation programs at Glendon opens the doors to key campus services, resources, and staff that make our community truly one of a kind. There is so much to learn about studying and living in and around Glendon. See all orientation information here.

After Glendon Orientation Day…

Check out our Online Survival Guide for our top tips for studying online, from avoiding burnout, useful apps to download, to all our university resources and services available to support you throughout your first year!

To help familiarize yourself with all the resources and services Glendon and York have to offer we have made you a personalized Resource Guide! It contains all the main services you need to know, links to their websites, and their contact information.

GL Zone is a peer mentor program designed to assist you with your transition and support the Glendon community. Every student is paired with a mentor who will be your point of contact throughout the year. Remember your peer mentors are students just like you and are here to help you acclimatize. Feel free to ask questions, reach out to them for support and attend their activities throughout the year.