Please note that this program is currently being restructured with an anticipated start date for September 2021.*
The Transition Year Program at York University (TYP@York) is a special access program for youth (19+) and adults who are passionate about attending university.
TYP@York provides an opportunity to transition to university for those who have previously experienced social and financial barriers to accessing the formal education system.
A university degree is possible
A full-time program, TYP combines academic and non-academic activities over a two-term(September to April) session. Students enrol in a combination of university courses and workshops totaling 30 credits worth of full-time study. Courses and workshops bridge 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. Students are required to attend approximately 16 hours of class time per week. Students spend additional hours studying, preparing for class, and participating in other program support opportunities.
Upon completion of TYP@York, students will earn 18 academic credits toward university degree study. Students who complete TYP are also eligible to transfer into an academic degree at York University, subject to the admission requirements and prerequisites of that degree program. In this way, TYP serves as a bridge into the first year of an undergraduate degree.
*Changes to TYP for F/W 2021
TYP has reached a milestone in its history of providing a unique program to students who are keen to attend University but for various reasons have not followed a traditional path to get there. We have been reflecting on our 9 years of experience and learning from past students who continue to share their ideas for a better TYP experience. We also recognize that the university landscape is changing with our new government and other developments in post secondary education, including university becoming accessible in new ways. With these changes, TYP’s place in that set of pathways must change too, and we have decided it is time to pause and reflect on the accomplishments and to consider new ways to address the challenges ahead.
Over the next year, the university is currently restructuring TYP for a new decade. We look forward to reintroducing a new and revived TYP in September 2021 and welcoming students into TYP 10.0 at that time.*