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York Science Transition Program

Module Courses

If you are enrolling in York University this September 2021 (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 2021. It will prepare you for university at any post-secondary institution in the world.

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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.

Zahara H, Science Transition Program 2020

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 2021, 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:

  • Biology – classes run from July 19th to August 20th, 2021.  Registration deadline is July 12th, 2021.
  • Chemistry – classes run from July 19th to August 20th, 2021.  Registration deadline is July 12th, 2021.
  • Math – classes run from July 19th to August 20th, 2021. Registration deadline is July 12th, 2021.
  • Physics – classes run from July 19th to August 20th, 2021.  Registration deadline is July 12th, 2021.
  • The University Experience – classes run from August 2nd, 2021 to September 3rd, 2021.  Registration deadline is July 26th, 2021

Registration for the York Science Transition Program is now closed.

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 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.

Overall I am really thankful for the course and the professor as well as other
instructors/staffs for taking their own time during summer and helping us,
newcomers, to be more prepared for the upcoming university year.

Mohammed J, Science Transition Program 2020


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. The ongoing COVID-19 situation has caused disruption to the school year that may make some students feel anxious about their preparation. 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. No refunds will be given after July 13, 2021.

Any student who has just completed high school in the summer of 2021 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 2021. Registration for the Science Transition Program is now closed.

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 19th, 2021 to August 20th, 2021, The University Experience module is running from August 2nd, 2021 to September 3rd, 2021. Registration for the Science Transition Program is now closed.

The Module Courses are delivered fully online. They are taught by full-time York University instructors who are located in Toronto but classes, quizzes, and all activities are done remotely on your computer/laptop.

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 July 13, 2021 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 July 13, 2021 deadline.

The professor had a very intuitive method of teaching. He knew where we'd make mistakes and showed us how to approach hard math problems.

Ana A, Science Transition Program 2020

Registration for the Science Summer Transition Program is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at