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Science Summer Transition Program for non-York students

Module Courses

If you are enrolling in York University in the coming Fall (domestic and visa students), please visit our incoming students’ program page, here

The York Science Transition Program for Non-York Students is designed for students who will not be attending York in the coming Fall. It will prepare you for university at any post-secondary institution in the world.

We were able to learn without any pressure and really engage with the content. The professor explained everything well and was very understanding of each student's unique background knowledge.

Science Summer Transition Program 2021

Enjoy studying with a world-class Canadian university from the comfort of your own home. York University is located in Toronto, Canada’s business, technological, and cultural centre. As Canada’s 3rd largest university, we are known for our cultural and intellectual diversity with more than 8,500 international students. The York Science Transition Program will help you sharpen the skills necessary for university-level study. You will learn from a university that is renowned for its excellence.

Taught by full-time York University instructors, each summer module course (SMC) covers core material in that subject. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss material and chat with their future university classmates, as well as gain a feel for the university class experience.

Delivered online, the York Science Summer Transition Program will include at least three hours of live discussion each week with instructors. Students will receive practice assignments and quizzes to provide students with immediate feedback on how they’re doing. The purpose of the program is for you to consolidate your learning and feel confident in understanding your strengths and areas of focus.

Students can enroll in an individual module or as a comprehensive group of modules that work together to help you transition to a successful university start. They are scheduled so that no live sessions will overlap, allowing you to attend all sessions or just the few that you have chosen.

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I loved the interaction with other students and the professor, as well as the risk-free and safe-place-to-make-mistakes environment.

Science Transition Program 2020

SSTP Award Student Testimonials

Avantika Utam

"SSTP proved to be an exceptional pathway to actual university classes. Witnessing the staff/professors working around the clock without losing their cool was inspirational to me. The professors taught us every concept meticulously, clearing all of our past doubts. Choosing to be a part of this program turned out to be my finest decision."

— Avantika Utam

Hanaah Khann

"As an international student, I was initially unaware of the many policies and regulations followed at the academic university level in Canada, thus, learning through the online classes, quizzes, tests, and short assignments, I gained confidence in myself before actually starting out with my major in the Fall term."

— Hanaah Khann

Ejiroghene Ugolor

"Although the program was online, the professors were easy to understand and created an enabling environment where students could ask questions and express themselves properly. The Science Transition Program helped in thoroughly preparing me for my first year at York University."

— Ejiroghene Ugolor

Carmella Setiabudi

"Transitioning from high school to university, SSTP really helps me understand university-level science courses and learning strategies that will be used in my future courses. This program boosts my confidence and helps me succeed going into my first year of university."

— Carmella Setiabudi


We all know that to make the most of your university experience you need to have studied, worked hard, and committed to learning the content taught in your high school courses. However, we also know that confidence in your preparation is also important. We want you to feel confident in your ability to succeed at University. We hope that these courses will help students feel more prepared for starting their program, regardless of where they begin their university program.

We will not require proof of proficiency in English. However, please note that all modules will be done in English, at the level of a Canadian high school graduate. If you do not feel like you are capable of understanding at that level, you should not register for this program.

Any student who has just completed high school may enroll in any or all of the modules, regardless of what country or university you will attend in the fall.

Please note: If you are a domestic or international student who has been admitted, accepted your offer, and are planning on enrolling in York University in the coming Fall, please visit our incoming students’ program page, here.

Delivered online, each course will be offered for a minimum of three hours per week of live face time with the instructor(s).  They will be scheduled so that if you register in all of the modules, no module times will overlap. You will be able to attend all online lectures and participate in all activities. In addition to each week’s live discussion,  you will receive practice assignments and quizzes in order to provide you with quick feedback on how you’re doing.

The Science Summer Transition modules will be delivered remotely in virtual meetings.

Please click here to view the minimum technical requirements needed to participate in the York Science Transition Program.

I really like how the professor connected and reviewed what we learned in high school to what we might learn in university. It helped me refresh the course content and makes me feel a bit more ready using my previous knowledge.

Science Summer Transition Program 2021

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