Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Admission Requirements

Admission to the BBA program is based on two equally weighted criteria:

  1. Your academic performance
  2. Your supplementary application

The application process consists of two parts: your Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) application, and your Schulich Supplementary Application. You can apply via OUAC as soon as you have received your OUAC pin code.

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Academic Performance

The Schulich School of Business receives thousands of applications each year with an incoming class of approx. 500 students. To be academically competitive, Ontario high school applicants should aim for a minimum GPA in their Grade 12 courses ranging from the high 80s to low 90s – although the minimum cutoff in past years has ranged between 91.5% and 92%.  Note that meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission. 

Academic Requirements: Direct Entry Applicants

To be eligible for admission, Ontario high school applicants must complete *ENG4U, *MHF4U, and MCV4U or MDM4U as part of their top six grade 12 courses.

*A minimum of 70% in ENG4U and MHF4U is required. No more than two 4M courses will be considered for admission.

For Direct Entry academic requirements outside of Ontario, visit

Academic Requirements: York Delayed Entry Applicants

External Transfer Students: Due to the structure of the BBA program and small program size, the Schulich School of Business does not consider external transfer students under any circumstances. If you are interested in transferring to a different business program at York like the BCom Bachelor of Commerce program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, please view York’s eligible programs.

Internal York Transfer Students: The Schulich School of Business BBA program is, broadly speaking, a Direct Entry (high school to university) program only. Current York students who have entered York directly from high school and have completed the required prerequisite courses in Year 1 may be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission to Year 2 of the BBA program via the Delayed Entry path. The process is extremely competitive and each year a small number of students are successful (0-8).  Complete requirements, prerequisite course information, and the application packages are available below.

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Supplementary Application

The supplementary application is used to provide the admissions team with a better understanding of the complete student. While academic performance is important, Schulich is looking for well-rounded students who can also demonstrate leadership potential, teamwork experience, resilience, and empathy towards others.

Application Deadlines

To be considered for admission, applicants must apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and complete a supplementary application.

Fall 2024 OUAC Application Deadline

Direct-Entry Ontario (101) and Non-Ontario (105) High School Applicants (Year 1): January 12, 2024

York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): OUAC application not required

Fall 2024 Delayed Entry BBA Application Deadline

York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): March 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Supplementary Application Deadline

Direct-Entry Ontario (101) and Non-Ontario (105) High School Applicants (Year 1): February 1, 2024

York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): March 7, 2024

Note: The Fall 2024 supplementary application will be available online on November 22, 2023 at


Complete Your OUAC Application      Supplementary Application