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Frequently Asked Questions

See below frequently asked questions regarding admissions, enrollment and COVID-19.

If you have a question that you do not see below, please email your question to science@yorku.ca.

Have questions because of COVID-19? Below you can find some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19. Visit the YU Better Together website for the latest information and updates relating to COVID-19 for York University.

All of our Academic Advising appointments are currently taking place online via Zoom. At least five days prior to your enrolment appointment you will receive a Zoom invite, if you do not receive an email please check your spam and junk folders.

To prepare for your appointment, please complete the following:

  1. If you have not already done so, accept your offer online through MyFile (https://www.yorku.ca/myfile)
  2. Create your York Passport Account (https://www.yorku.ca/science/students/current-students/academic-advising/new-students/step-4-passport-york/)
  3. Complete your Math Assessment (https://www.yorku.ca/science/students/current-students/academic-advising/new-students/step-5-mathematics-quiz/)

Click here to learn how to navigate Zoom for the first time.

For detailed instructions on how to complete these tasks, visit the Faculty of Science New Student website (https://www.yorku.ca/science/students/current-students/academic-advising/new-students/).

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the university will be offering a full selection of academic programming using online/remote learning and in-person instruction in the Fall 2022 semester. Check back for full details on how courses will be delivered in the Fall.

It is expected that we can make a full return to campus for the Winter 2022 Term. We are hoping that most courses will return to their pre-COVID delivery formats by then. Public health guidelines will continue to inform our planning and more information will be available through the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Terms. Visit the YU Better Together website for the latest information and updates relating to COVID-19 for York University.

The only difference between an “online” course and a “remote” course is that the “remote” course has specified meeting times while “online” courses do not. Students are expected to attend and participate in the “remote” course just as they would if the course were offered in a lecture hall at a set time.

Courses offered online (designated as ONLN) have no specified meeting times and students are expected to progress through the course at their own pace. You may also see these courses referred to as asynchronous in the Notes/Additional Fees column of the York Courses Website timetable listings: this simply means that the course meeting does not have a specified meeting time and students can review the meeting content when it is most convenient for them. Students in an asynchronous course are still expected to follow common times/deadlines for submitting assignments, completing tests, etc.

Courses offered remotely (designated as REMT) are also offered online but have specified meeting times as a course normally would if it were offered in-person, for example, in a lecture hall. You may also see these courses referred to as synchronous in the Notes/Additional Fees column of the York Courses Website timetable listings: this simply means that students have a specified meeting time and engage with the instructor and each other in the curriculum at the same time.

York International has put together a list of FAQs about COVID-19 and quarantine for international students, please visit the York International website for important updates and information.

Yes, Academic Orientation will take place and is designed to help you succeed at York and have a smooth transition to university. At Academic Orientation, you will be introduced to the academic services, social activities, recreational activities, and facilities available to you, both at Bethune College and throughout the University. Academic Orientation will take place online via eClass on Friday, September 3, starting at 9:30 am.

If you have specific questions about academic orientation please contact Bethune College at bcorient@yorku.ca.


If you do not see your question below regarding admissions, please email your question to science@yorku.ca.

You are expected to maintain your final grades according to the program requirements. If your grades have fallen below the minimum requirement for admission, please contact the Office of Admission.

Admitted students who do not meet the conditions of their admission may have their offer revoked. Make sure that you meet the admission conditions outlined in your offer of admission letter. We reserve the right to withdraw your offer of admission if:

  1. You do not maintain your admission average;
  2. You do not meet the conditions mentioned in your Offer of Admission letter;
  3. You do not confirm your acceptance by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission letter; and
  4. You do not book your enrolment appointment by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission letter.

As long as you maintain your overall admission average your offer should be not be revoked. You can take re-take prerequisite in summer school or enrol in one the preparatory courses during your first year at York. You can discuss your options with your Academic Advisor at your enrolment appointment. 

Yes, you may defer to the next session provided that the program is admitting for that session and as long as there is space in the program and you maintain your overall average. You will not be able to defer your offer of admission if all the conditions on your file have not been met. Please refer to the deferral of admission page for more information. 

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 the 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.

Got questions regarding your enrolment? Please review frequently asked questions below regarding enrolment. If you do not see your question below, please email your question to science@yorku.ca.

To book your enrolment appointment log into your MyFile account and select "Book/manage my enrolment appointment" from there you will be able to choose from a selection of dates and times. We recommend that you book and attend the earliest available appointment, as courses fill on a first-come first-registered basis, meaning the earlier you enrol the more likely you are to get your preferred timetable.

There are several steps you can take to prepare for your enrolment appointment, find out more about how you can prepare for your enrolment appointment here.

No, it won’t affect your admission to York. The math quiz results help us advise you which mathematics courses to take, which areas of mathematics you should revise, and even if you should participate in mathematics tutorials aimed at better preparing you for university studies. You must complete the assessment before your advising appointment. 

As soon as you are offered admission to York, the Office of Admissions will begin assessing your previous postsecondary studies for transfer credit eligibility. Wait times for transfer assessment completion vary depending on the time of year. The earlier you accept your offer, the earlier you will receive your transfer credit statement.

The Office of Admissions determines the amount of transfer credit you are eligible to receive based on the following factors:

For more details on how transfer credit is assessed visit: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/transfer/transfer-pathways

  1. Pay your registration deposit to officially register in your courses and unlock student services.
  2. Check your Student Account Online Statement to see your financial account balance. Click the View Transactions link to see all recent account activity.
  3. Get a printable version of your class schedule using the Plot My Timetable tool.
  4. Apply for scholarships, awards, and bursaries and complete the Student Financial Profile.
  5. View your Degree Progress Report.
  6. Look up your course textbooks/materials at the York University Bookstore.
  7. Check the Important Dates calendar for sessional date information and the upcoming events website.