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York Science Transition Program

Module Courses

If you are enrolling in York University this September 2023 (domestic and visa students), please visit our incoming students’ program page, here.  Incoming York students enroll in the Transition program for a substantially reduced fee.

The York Science Transition Program for Non-York Students is designed for students who will not be attending York in Fall 2023. It will prepare you for university at any post-secondary institution in the world.

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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

Ensure a good start to your University studies by preparing with the York Science Transition Program. We have a few limited spaces for students who are not attending York University this fall. Delivered online in the Summer of 2023, we have developed a program to help students feel more confident about starting university this fall, regardless of where they attend university.

The Essentials in Science, Math, and University Transition modules will help you sharpen the knowledge required for first year university study in the following topics below.

Classes run from July 4th to August 3rd, 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Math - 9:00-10:30 AM, Andrew Skelton
  • Chemistry - 10:30-12:00 PM, Tihana Mirkovic
  • Biology - 1:00-2:30 PM, Robert Lakin
  • Physics - 2:30-4:00 PM, Banafsheh Hashemi Pour

The University Experience classes run from July 5th to August 2nd, 2023 on Wednesdays:

  • 1:00-4:00 PM, Vera Pavri, Stephanie Domenikos

Registered students will get instructor contact information when the modules start.

Taught by full-time York University instructors, each five-week module course covers core material in that subject. The fifth module, “The University Experience” will offer strategies for success in a North American university setting. Students will have the opportunity to discuss material and chat with other students, as well as gain a feel for the university class experience.

The Program offers at least three hours of live, online, discussion each week with instructors as well as receiving practice assignments and quizzes to provide quick feedback on how they have mastered the topics.

These non-credit university readiness courses are intended for you to consolidate your learning, not worry about grades. As a result, you will not need to worry about your marks because they will not be recorded on a university record. We want you to focus on your learning and only use assessments as guides to your understanding of the material.

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

The cost for each module will be CDN$305.20 (CDN$300 plus a CDN $5.20 transaction fee). Please note that there are a very limited number (50) of spaces available. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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.

Science SSTP Award for International Students

The SSTP Award Application is now open until September 15. We're excited to receive your applications, and rest assured that each one will be carefully reviewed. The recipients of the award will be contacted by September 29.

Don't miss this opportunity and submit your application before the deadline!

The Science Summer Transition Program (SSTP) Award will be awarded to up to 10 international students who have completed at least two modules and enrolled in the undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Science at York University. The Dean's Office will select qualified students to receive the SSTP Award, based on demonstrated academic excellence and the number of summer modules successfully completed. $3,000 per student will be awarded toward their first-year studies in the Faculty of Science, York University. 

Click here to apply for the SSTP Award for International Students.

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.

No, you do not need a student visa or study permit to study online in the York Science Transition Program. This not a university credit program nor will it be recorded on any university transcript.

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 in the Fall of 2023 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 Fall of 2023, please visit our incoming students’ program page, here.

Five modules will be taught as part of the Module Courses:

Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and The University Experience.  Each course will cover core topics that will bridge to the knowledge needed for your first year university courses in those subjects. The fifth module, “The University Experience” will discuss strategies for success in University.

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.

CDN$305.20 per module.

Students may pay for their registration by Visa or MasterCard. If you wish to pay via money order, please contact 

No. This program is intended to help you focus on whether you feel confident in your understanding of the topic. We don’t want you to worry about your mark. Instead, the assessments will only be used to give you a sense of how well you are understanding the topics covered. Upon completion of your module, you will receive a “Certificate of Completion”.

The five-week modules will run from July 4th, 2023 to August 3rd, 2023. The University Experience module is running from July 5th, 2023 to August 2nd, 2023. Click here to register now.

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.

Please click here to view the Instructors for the York Science Transition Program.

Please click here to view detailed descriptions of the topics covered in each module.

Cancellation requests made by June 27th, 2023 are eligible for a refund of $270.00 CAD per participant, per module. Refunds will be given upon written notice of cancellation to No refunds will be given after the June 27th, 2023 deadline.

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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