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Non-Degree Students (with existing academic degree)

Taking Courses at York as a University Graduate

Individuals who hold a university degree (three-year bachelor's degree minimum) from an accredited institution may apply to take individual courses at York as a non-degree student. All non-degree students taking courses at York are considered Visiting Students. This option is available to domestic and international students.

STEP 1: Determine which course(s) you would like to take:

Choose your course(s) from the York University program website. Remember you will need the necessary prerequisites. Note there are enrolment deadlines for each semester. These are listed here.

STEP 2: Acquire a transcript for your previous degree

To apply for Visiting Student status, you must already have a degree from York or another institution. If your degree is from another institution, make sure you have a copy of your transcript from that institution ready before applying. Ensure you also meet our language proficiency requirements for admission to the University.

STEP 3: Fill out York University Application

Fill out the York University application and pay the application fee. This is a digital form that is automatically submitted upon its completion (you will be prompted to review all of your information first). Once you have completed and submitted your form you will be prompted to pay the associated application fee. This is typically $130 and can be paid electronically via credit or interact transfer. When we receive your application, we will send a confirmation email which will include your York student number. You will use your York student number to check the status of your application via MyFile and to enrol in courses, so keep it handy. From this point on, York’s Office of Admissions will communicate with you primarily by e-mail.

STEP 4: Submit Transcript (non-York graduates only)

If you are not a graduate of York University, submit an official transcript showing degree conferred. All documents are sent to the Office of Admissions. You can send this via email to if you are applying from within Canada, or if you are applying from outside of Canada. Your transcript can also be mailed to the Admissions Office at the address indicated at the website above.

STEP 5: Accepting your offer and enrolling:

We will send you an e-mail when a decision about your application has been made. Acceptance of your application does not guarantee you a place in the course. A Visiting Student is responsible for having any required prerequisites. You can also connect with our Office of Admissions directly for specific questions.

After you've received a positive admission decision, you can accept your offer through MyFile, then read up here on enrolling in your course(s) as a visiting student. After checking the Enrolment Guide, you can proceed to  register and enroll in your course(s). To view your online account status and fee payment information, go to York’s Student Financial Services website. A registration deposit is due within five business days of enrolling in a course. Get your York University student card, called the YU Card

STEP 6: Acquiring documentation for your records

When you complete your course(s), order a York University transcript for your records. For fastest service, order your transcripts online.