Prospective Students FAQ

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Is the Office of Admissions open?

Yes, the University is open and we are accepting applications for Fall 2018. Applications already submitted are being processed as normal. Check MyFile for the status of your application.

What admissions services are available online?

Submit your application online. Use MyFile  to check online application status, upload required documents and apply for residence. Use the Ask An Admissions Expert   tool online to get answers to admission questions 24/7.

I’m an Ontario high-school student and I am thinking of accepting my offer to York. Does the June 1 acceptance deadline still apply during the labour disruption?

Yes. We welcome your response anytime, but make sure you accept your offer by the June 1, 2018 deadline. You can accept your offer through your MyFile account or through your OUAC account.

Does the June 1 residence guarantee deadline still apply?

If you are a first-year student admitted directly from a full-time secondary school program, you will be guaranteed a place in residence as long as you submit your residence application by June 1, 2018. You can apply for residence through your MyFile account.

I’m not an Ontario high-school student (i.e. a college or university transfer student, a mature applicant). Does my acceptance deadline still apply?

Yes. Your offer of admission will outline the date by which you must accept your offer. You can accept your offer through your MyFile account or through your OUAC account.


I am a prospective student starting at York University for the Summer 2018 academic session. Have changes been made to the Summer 2018 session dates due to the labour disruption?

Please review the Summer 2018 Session  FAQs for information about summer session dates and enrolment.

Should I be concerned about attending York because of labour disruptions?

Our Faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality education. The top priorities for the University are ensuring the academic integrity of our programs and providing services and support for our students.

The university works very hard to avoid a labour disruption. Like any other university or college with unionized employees, York’s contract negotiations are complex and all parties involved work hard for a successful outcome.

Can I have a refund on my application because of the strike?

All applications continue to be assessed and refunds will not be issued for applications that have been submitted.

Will a strike interrupt the admissions process?

No, the labour disruption will not interrupt the admissions process. The process will continue but may take a little longer. Submit any required documents as soon as you can and check MyFile for the status of your application.

Will my file still be assessed?

York’s Admissions team is continuing to operate as normal and is continuing to assess applications. There are no changes to application deadlines or admission processes at this time.

What are some key dates I need to know?

Visit the Future Student site for admissions deadlines and scholarship/award deadlines.

I have an original document that I want to deliver in person. Will I be able to do so?

The Admissions Office will be open to accept documents or you can use the drop boxes on the first floor of the Bennett Centre for Student Services; however, you may have to cross a picket line in order to do so. If you are concerned about crossing a picket line, consider taking the subway and use the York University and Pioneer Village stations.  Specific required documents can be submitted online. Check MyFile to see if you can submit electronically before coming to campus.

Can I still accept my offer of admission?

Offers can be accepted through MyFile.

I am an international student. Will the strike affect my application or visa status?

All applications will be processed as normal.

I’ve booked an in-person Supplementary Evaluation appointment for the program I’ve applied to in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design. In the event of a strike will my appointment be postponed?

If a postponement is necessary, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will contact you to make alternate arrangements. Please continue to check your email on a daily basis to ensure that you receive all pertinent communications. You may also contact the School directly at or 416-650-8176.

Will the strike affect my September entry to York University?

At this time, the strike should not affect September entry to York University.


I am scheduled to take a York English Language Test (YELT) examination. In the event of a strike, will it continue?

Yes. For dates and times, visit the YELT site.

I’ve been admitted to York for Fall 2018. In the event of a strike what are my next steps?

Visit the I’ve been admitted page for details about accepting your offer, managing enrolment and paying fees.

Will my enrollment appointment still take place during my previously booked time?

Your enrollment appointment will take place at the previously scheduled time unless otherwise specified. You can also contact your Faculty advising office  to check the status of your enrollment appointment.

I am coming in for a tour of York University. Can I get onto campus during the labour disruption?

The University remains open, student services are operating and tours are ongoing.

You should know that the picket lines are active from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm each weekday and vehicles coming onto campus will be significantly delayed. Students are strongly encouraged to reschedule your tour for a future date.

You might also consider attending one of the late afternoon and Saturday tours that have been added to accommodate those who would like to continue to visit during March break. To change your booking, please visit or log into your original ticket and select a new time. York University will be in touch with future visit options once all is resolved.

If your plans can’t be altered, the tour for which you originally registered will continue to be offered. If you are travelling by car, please allow extra time to arrive on campus and cross the pickets.

Alternatively, we encourage you to consider taking TTC to York. The new TTC subway stops at York University and Pioneer Village provide a faster way to reach campus. Until the end of March, free parking is available at both the Pioneer Village and Finch West subway stops. From each of these stops, you can travel directly to the York University subway stop which is located a short three-minute walk from the Bennett Centre for Student Services. See for more details.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that a resolution will be reached soon. If we can assist with any questions, please contact us at