What is TYP@York?
- A special access program for youth (19+) and adults who are passionate about attending university
- An opportunity to transition to undergraduate degree study for those who have previously experienced social, cultural, and financial barriers to accessing the formal education system, and
- A team of students, staff, faculty and community partners committed to supporting students in and outside of the classroom.
How does the program work?
- Full-time, two-term (September to April) program
- Combines university courses and hands-on support workshops
- Bridges the gap between a student’s prior experience and level of education and the formal educational credentials to qualify for admission to a university degree program
- Leads to admission to a wide range of degree programs at York University
- Academic credits earned may be used as transfer credit at other postsecondary institutions, and
- Requires that students be committed to their success, and are comfortable reaching out for support
From whom are we seeking applications?
Youth (19+) and adults who:>
- Are passionate about coming to university
- Were forced to abandon their high school education out of necessity, or otherwise do not meet traditional requirements for admission to degree study
- Have previously encountered barriers to accessing the formal education system, such as:
- Overwhelming family or financial responsibilities
- Hostile peer environment or lack of supportive social network
- Are devoted to their own success, and are
- Comfortable reaching out for support, for instance:
- Academic advising
- Personal counselling
- Learning skills counselling
- Financial aid