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York University

Transfer Advisor
(416) 736-5000

Keele Campus 

Glendon Campus   


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  • Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at York University:

  • For Ontario college applicants the minimum overall grade point average required to be eligible for transfer credit is 3.0 on a 4 pt scale (70%/B). For Ontario university applicants a minimum 2.3 on a 4 pt scale (65%/C+) for an Honours (4 year)degree or 2.0 on a 4 pt scale (60%/C) is required to be eligible for a Bachelor (3 year). 

  • The minimum cumulative average required to transfer a course to York University is 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, 70%, “B” or equivalent for college applicants. For university applicants, 2.3 on a 4.0 grading scale, 65%, “C+” or equivalent for Honours level (4 year) programs and 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, 60%, “C” or equivalent for Bachelor’s degree (3 year) programs is required.

  • View York University’s general transfer agreement and articulation agreement opportunities:

  • Generally, York University awards block credit or credit for individual courses depending on the type of prior post-secondary learning. Course equivalencies/waivers to satisfy degree requirements may also be awarded.

  • The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by York University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 30 course credits and at least half (50%) of the course credits required in an undergraduate degree program major/minor must be completed at the University. In addition, strict regulations set out by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) limit the amount of transfer credit granted in an Engineering degree (a maximum of 30 course credits in Engineering Science and Engineering Design if completed at a degree-granting Canadian institution accredited by CEAB).

  • York University will consider all courses, regardless of currency/timing. The exception to this is Computer Science, Information Technology, Kinesiology, Administrative Studies and Psychology courses which must be completed within the past  5 years to be considered for major, minor or prerequisite credit towards a degree program. 

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at York University:

    • York University does not grant PLAR credits.
  • Not applicable.

  • Transfer credits will not be recorded on your York University transcript and will not be included in GPA calculation.

  •  Contact the York University Transfer Credit Team to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

    For Glendon credit transfer enquiries, contact:   

  • Policy on eligibility for transfer credit can be found in the York University calendar:

  • A preliminary, general transfer credit assessment will automatically be done at the time of admission. To receive a full transfer credit assessment, you must accept your offer of admission. All assessments are conditional based on receipt of official final transcripts. 

    -To determine major course equivalencies/waivers, detailed course syllabi/outlines may be required. 

  • There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at York University.

  • The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at York University includes:

    • Official transcript(s) 
    • Course description(s)
    • Course outline(s)
  • A separate application form is not required to be assessed for transfer credit. Newly admitted students will automatically be assessed for transfer credit eligibility.  

  • Transfer credit is automatically assessed at York University. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education (transcripts) upon submitting their admissions application. All required supporting documentation should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines associated with your program and semester of admission. 

    Receipt of all transfer credit documentation and the assessment of all possible transfer credits must be completed within one academic semester from the date of admission to the University (Fall semester and Fall/Winter semester admission: completed by the end of the Fall/Winter session; Winter semester admission: completed by the end of the Summer session; Summer semester admission: completed by the end of the Fall session).

  • Transfer credit decisions at York University are generally provided prior to enrolment/course selection.

  • Every effort is made to review the entire record in the assessment process and apply our policies fairly. Contact if you have any questions. Please note that major course equivalencies/waivers are determined by subject matter experts within the faculties. Their assessments are final. endeavours to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding credit transfer; however, changes and updates to transfer opportunities happen on an ongoing basis. Students MUST check with the institution directly before applying to any program.