About TYP

Please note that this program is currently being restructured with an anticipated start date for September 2021.

What is TYP@York?IMG_4174

  • A special access program for applicants (20+) 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 TYP1020 Field Trip 14-15 -11level 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