York University Admissions FAQ

We’ve collected some of our most common questions from undergraduate applicants below to help you plan and prepare.

Refer to our list of Helpful Terms for additional clarification, or get in touch with our team if you still have questions – we’re happy to help.

All Applicants

What is the deadline to apply for admission?

The deadline for Ontario high school students to submit their application for admission to Fall (September) 2024 is January 15, 2024. For all other students the deadline for guaranteed consideration is February 1, 2024. Please note that we will continue to accept and assess applications after the February 1 deadline until each program is full. To ensure adequate time to apply for a study permit (if applicable) we recommend you apply as early as possible. Visit our Application Deadlines webpage for details.

When can I expect a decision on my application?

Undergraduate applications are typically assessed within six weeks, once all required documents are received by the admissions team. If you have any questions about your application, visit I’ve Applied page for information about required documents.

Can I monitor the status of my application?

Shortly after you submit your application, you will receive an acknowledgment e-mail from York University, providing you with a York Student Number to track your application status in our applicant portal, MyFile. If you have not received a student number within 4-5 business days of submitting your application, please check your spam and junk folders and be sure to add info@yorku.cato your Safe Senders list.

The status of my application is blank. What does this mean?

Depending on when you applied, you may see a blank status if your application is pending assessment. Please ensure your application is complete to avoid assessment delays and continue checking the status of your application on your MyFile account.

The status of my application is ‘Waitlisted.’ What does this mean?

Being waitlisted for admission means that while you have met all of the minimum admission requirements, your chosen competitive program of interest has reached capacity at this time. We continue to monitor the waitlist and will grant offers as space becomes available. 

Please continue to check MyFile for any update to the status of your application(s).


I am unable to log into my MyFile account. What should I do?

Kindly note that it may take 4-5 business days for your MyFile account to be active. If, after this length of time, you are still unable to log in please e-mail study@yorku.ca.

College/University Transfer Students

I’m a college/university transfer student.  How will my application be evaluated?

York continues to welcome transfer applicants, and Transfer Credits are awarded based on your most recent transcript.

Transfer Credit Assessment – please visit the Transfer Students page, or contact the Transfer Connect team

International High School Students

How do I get an attestation letter from the province?

Starting January 22, 2024, you’ll need a provincial attestation letter as part of your study permit application package. Find out more about this new requirement.

What do I do if my visa/study permit application gets delayed/rejected after starting online classes at York?

For questions and advising relating to Study Permits/Visa applications, please review York International’s website, and contact them directly.

How can I ensure that I satisfy English proficiency requirements?

If you need help to meet the required English proficiency, you may wish to consider one of York University’s English Language Institute’s three pathway programs to transfer directly into your desired undergraduate programs without a language test. Each program provides a strong foundation of English proficiency and extensive support for university preparation. Write to yueli@yorku.ca for personalized guidance or visit the program page to learn more.

Will deferring to a future term impact my Study Permit?

For questions and advising relating to Study Permits/Visa applications, please review York International’s website, and contact them directly.

How do I contact International Student Services?

Questions relating to international student admissions can be directed to askinternational@yorku.ca

York International is our international student support office. Important information regarding study permits, travel to Canada, and international student orientation can be found on the York International website. For questions and advising relating to Study Permits/Visa questions, please review York International’s website, and contact them directly.