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How to Apply

The following is a summary of the admissions process to the Faculty of Science. For complete admissions details, please review the information on the York Future Students website.

Review the admissions requirements
Admission requirements vary based on your educational system and your province or country. Please review the Admissions Requirements section to determine whether you meet the requirements. We have included the major educational systems on our site. If you do not find your system, please review the York Future Students website.

Apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)
Visit the OUAC website and choose the correct application based on your situation: Ontario high school students should use Form 101; all other students use Form 105. Create an account, complete your application, pay the OUAC application fee.

Submit Required Documents
You might be required to submit additional documentation, such as transcripts, proof of language proficiency, etc.  Please review the document requirements on the York Future Students website. Please note, if you are currently studying in an Ontario High School your school will automatically submit your transcripts on your behalf.

Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid
You will automatically be considered from certain admissions scholarships. However, there are other scholarships and financial aid programs that you will need to apply to. Each has a different application deadline. Review and apply here.

Review the status of your application regularly
The best way for you to keep current on the status of your application is to check your York University ‘MyFile’ account. Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. For applications for the Fall term, the majority of offers are made between February and early May.

Apply for Residence
At York, you apply for residence after you have accepted your offer of admission. Learn more about residence options and how to apply.

Applicant Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have a question that is not addressed by the list below, please contact us at

Not all students will use OUAC to apply to York. You can also apply using the York application available here:

Yes. If you applied to a program but later wish to apply to a different program you will need to change the first program choice to your new program choice.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email containing your York reference number. You can then track the progress of your application and submit required supporting documents at MyFile. It is your responsibility to ensure York receives all the required supporting documentation and that it is received before the deadline date.

The Office of Admissions, York University, sends official communication about application and admission via email. It is important that you open, read and take action (if required) upon receipt of an email.

  • It may take 6-8 weeks to process your application.
  • The processing period begins after all documents related to your application are received. Supporting documentation such as transcripts, course descriptions and language proficiency test scores (if applicable) must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions at York University.
  • If any required document is not received, your application will not be processed.

Yes. If you accept an offer but later wish to accept a different offer, you will need to first cancel your accepted offer and then accept the new offer by the stipulated deadline date.

Be sure to consider all other factors such as scholarships, residence acceptance and deposits before you make your final decision.