I've Applied

Congratulations on applying! What's Next?

Learn how to monitor your application and provide supporting documents.

Thank-you for your application to an undergraduate program at York University. Our Admissions team will be in touch with you soon via e-mail. In the meantime, it is important that you read the following information to ensure that your supporting documentation is complete, and that you are kept up to date on your application status. 

Monitor Your Application in MyFile

Shortly after you submit your application, you will receive an acknowledgment e-mail from York University, providing you with a reference number to track your application status in our applicant portal, MyFile. If you have not received a reference number within 4-5 business days of submitting your application, please check your spam and junk folders. If you are unable to locate the e-mail, contact study@yorku.ca.

Await Admission-Related Communication by E-mail

The Office of Student Recruitment & Admissions sends official communication about application and admission decisions via MyFile and/or e-mail. This includes all York University offers of admission, which are only distributed electronically.

It is important that you open, read and take action (if required) upon receipt of an email. Remember to refer to important application deadlines for undergraduate programs.

Submit Additional Required Documents

Any supporting documentation that you need to submit for your application will be shown on your MyFile account. Examples of documents that may be required of you include official transcripts, proof of English language proficiency and supplementary information (if applicable). Be sure to log into MyFile to see what is required for your specific application.

Notarized translations of any documents not issued in English or French are also required. If you're currently completing courses, send a transcript showing your course enrolment and grades to date as soon as you apply. Do not submit any unsolicited/non-required documentations as it may slow your application process.

In addition to applying to York, select programs may require that you complete an additional supplementary application component, such as a written application, audition, interview, or portfolio review. View supplementary application deadlines

How do I submit my documents?

Many required documents can be submitted directly to MyFile.

To upload on MyFile:
Click on "Supporting Documents" in left navigation and click on "Upload Now". Documents must be uploaded in PDF format (max of 2.5MB).

If you need to submit by mail:
Any documentation received by York University become and remain property of York University and cannot be returned. Send documents to:

Student Recruitment & Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services, York University
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3

There may be document submission exceptions for “Proof of English Proficiency” and “Original English Translation” requirements. Please see the FAQs below for details.

You will be notified when a change has been made to the status of your application. You will be asked to visit MyFile to review updates and action, if applicable. 

How can I make a correction or re-upload documents?

If you have uploaded an incorrect document, use our form called MyDocServe, which allows you to correct and re-upload documents on MyFile.

To avoid delays in processing times, ensure that the name you have provided on your York University application and on your English Language Proficiency test match. If they do not, you can correct a discrepancy to your name on the test and application by using the MyDocServe form.

If it has been more than three weeks since you arranged for your test to be sent to York electronically and MyFile still shows a status of "Not Received," notify us via the MyDocServe form.

Commonly required documents for undergraduate applicants

Depending on your profile and the program to which you have applied, you may be required to submit any of the following supporting documentation. Please check MyFile or e-mail us at study@yorku.ca with your reference number, if you are unsure about your document requirements. 

TYPE OF DOCUMENT

METHOD OF SUBMISSION

Proof of English Proficiency

Submitted electronically directly from test centres
(York University code for TOEFL: 0894). View details.

Entrance Tests

Submitted electronically directly from test centres
(York University code for TOEFL/SAT: 0894; ACT: 5250)
Personal letter
 
Upload to MyFile
Supplementary Application Information
 

Certain programs require supplementary application components, such as a written statement, video interview, audition, etc. These are submitted directly to the academic faculty. Many programs have their Supplementary Application details listed on their website:

  • Schulich School of Business (accessed through the Schulich website)
  • Faculty of Education* (accessed via MyFile)
  • Social Work (not applicable to Canadian high-school applicants; accessed via the Social Work website)
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design - (accessed through the AMPD website)
  • Lassonde School of Engineering (optional co-application, accessed through the BOOST website)
Transcript Upload to MyFile

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): My Application

  • It generally takes 4-8 weeks to process undergraduate applications.
  • Graduate applications are reviewed by the relevant academic program for an admission decision with the length of time varying per program. 
  • Note: Your application decision will only be processed after all documents related to your application are received. We strongly encourage you to submit all documentation within two weeks of applying.

Congratulations on your offer of admission! Visit our Admitted webpages (Undergraduate & Graduate) for more information about your next steps.

Kindly note that it may take 4-5 business days for your MyFile account to be active. If, after this length of time, you are still unable to log in please e-mail study@yorku.ca. 

Applicants of York University must consent to the disclosure of their personal information related to their application to authorized third parties.

This means that any third party contact (such as a guardian or guidance counsellor) who wishes to inquire on an applicant's behalf must compete and submit a Third Party Access Permission form with you, the applicant.

This status means that your application is under review for a final admission decision. The decision is based on various factors that include different components of your application. Note that application decisions will not be posted until the application deadline has passed.

Being waitlisted for admission means that while you have met all admission requirements, your chosen competitive program of interest has reached capacity at this time. We continue to monitor the waitlist and will grant offers as space becomes available.

Please continue to check MyFile for any update to the status of your application(s). 

Depending on when you applied, you may see a blank status if your application is pending assessment. Please ensure your application is complete to avoid assessment delays and continue checking the status of your application on your Myfile account.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Submitting My Documents

You will need to reduce or compress the size of your PDF file. Thankfully Adobe and free online software applications reduce the size PDFs for you. Visit Adobe or search “Reduce PDF size” on Google or other search engine to see how.

Yes, we will send you an email should additional documentation be required. 
Additional document requirements will also be reflected on your MyFile account, which you should check frequently for updates. 

Uploading English proficiency results is not permitted. You must request your test centre to send us your IELTS or TOEFL results electronically (York U institution number is 0894) and allow up to three weeks processing time.

If your documents are in English, please disregard this requirement. Although it may still say “Required” in your MyFile, this will not slow down the application review process. It will be marked as “Received” once your application is reviewed.

If your institution does not provide electronic course descriptions, you can mail them to Student Recruitment & Admissions. Please make sure that your student/reference number and name is mentioned on the documents.

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