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    Recruitment & Admissions Continue Online

    In light of COVID-19, the Schulich campus is temporarily closed, and the School has successfully transferred all courses and services online.

    We continue to adapt and respond as the situation evolves. If you are a prospective student or an applicant, please refer below for answers to commonly asked questions during this time. We will continue to update and maintain this page throughout the pandemic.

    To begin, scroll below and self-select your status (applicant or prospective student) and the program level (graduate or undergraduate) you are interested in. Click to expand each FAQ.

Undergraduate Admissions

I am a Prospective Undergraduate Student

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(have not yet submitted an application to an undergraduate degree program) 

Where can I learn more about Schulich? Where can I learn more about Schulich?

Please note that in light of York University’s suspension of non-essential events (those that are not required as part of an academic program), campus tours and on-campus events have been postponed.

In the meantime, please enjoy a Virtual Tour of the York University campus. Throughout the Winter, both Schulich and York will be hosting a variety of virtual events so that prospective students can learn more about the University and the Schulich School of Business. These events will be advertised via the Schulich and York websites once confirmed.

I have questions about applying to Schulich for Fall 2021 or later. I have questions about applying to Schulich for Fall 2021 or later.

We’re excited you’re considering Schulich for your undergraduate degree! Please note that the application deadline for Fall 2021 has now passed. However, if you are currently in grade 11 and are considering applying to Schulich for Fall 2022, you can learn more about our undergraduate programs and admissions requirements here.

I am an Undergraduate Applicant

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(have already applied to the BBA or iBBA program)

COVID has affected my ability to be involved in extracurricular activities this year. Will this be taken into account when my Supplementary Application is assessed? COVID has affected my ability to be involved in extracurricular activities this year. Will this be taken into account when my Supplementary Application is assessed?

We recognize and will take into account the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students’ ability to take part in extracurriculars from March 2020 onward. As a result, this year we will be allowing students to list activities they took part in at any point during their high school careers – not just the last two years.

Can I defer my offer to the Schulich BBA or iBBA? Can I defer my offer to the Schulich BBA or iBBA?

Unfortunately, we do not accept deferral requests for our undergraduate programs. The Fall 2021 term is scheduled to start on September 8, 2021, and we look forward to welcoming all admitted students to Toronto in September. Please continue to check the York University Admissions FAQ link below.

For any questions about undergraduate admissions during COVID-19, please visit the York University Admissions FAQs.

How will COVID-19 impact class-delivery for programs starting in Fall 2021? How will COVID-19 impact class-delivery for programs starting in Fall 2021?

As we prepare for the Fall 2021 semester and beyond, our plans continue to evolve based on public health guidance, developments in the rollout of the vaccine, and our sustained efforts to protect our community.

We are committed to ensuring that every student has access to in-person experiences or activities, and to increasing the availability of in-person classes as allowed by provincial and public health guidelines. We recognize that some students may face health or travel restrictions that prevent in-person attendance, and that they will need access to remote courses to progress in their programs. Faculty and staff may face similar difficulties. We will continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and share more details about plans for the return to our campuses in the coming months.

As an international student inside Canada, do I require a study permit? As an international student inside Canada, do I require a study permit?

International candidates inside Canada do require an approved study permit before starting the program.  You are strongly encouraged to attend a Study Permit Webinar or drop in to one of our weekly International Student Q&A Sessions. You can also connect with our International Relations team at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a May 15th study permit application deadline. What does this mean? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a May 15th study permit application deadline. What does this mean?

For incoming Fall 2021 students, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced that study permit applications submitted by May 15, 2021 will receive a decision by no later than August 6, 2021.  It is important to note that you are still eligible to submit your study permit application even after May 15, 2021 and you may start your program online from outside of Canada, even if you are still waiting for a decision on your study permit application. Although we are exploring ways to make more on-campus learning opportunities available to our students, we continue to offer access to Schulich’s high-quality remote learning, especially for those who face health or travel restrictions. If you have recently been admitted, please take advantage of our Study Permit webinars to learn more about how to prepare your application.

I have a study permit application in process and have received a request for additional documentation from IRCC. What do I do? I have a study permit application in process and have received a request for additional documentation from IRCC. What do I do?

If you have a study permit application in process and have received a request for additional documentation from IRCC, please complete this form.

If my study permit application is refused, what support will the university offer? If my study permit application is refused, what support will the university offer?

Please connect with our International Relations team as soon as possible at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca. Schulich’s International Student Support Specialist can review your refused application and provide guidance on your next steps.

If my study permit is refused, will I be able to apply for a refund? If my study permit is refused, will I be able to apply for a refund?

Please refer to the York University Process for Tuition Refunds for New International Students. You may be eligible for a full or partial tuition refund if your study permit is refused more than once. Please connect with our International Relations team if you receive a study permit refusal at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca

What are the travel restrictions currently in place in Canada? What are the travel restrictions currently in place in Canada?

Travel restrictions remain in place for Canada. Only certain international students are exempt from the travel restrictions. Contrary to recent news indicating that the Government of Ontario intends to ban the entry of international students, we are pleased to confirm that the Ontario government has clarified that they have not made a formal request to prevent international students from entering the province. Please ensure to regularly check for updates or extensions to the travel restrictions. You should also review the York University Quarantine and Travel page to ensure you have the appropriate documentation to enter Canada. Students who are exempt and who are planning to enter Canada should request a Confirmation of Enrollment (Entry Support) letter from Schulich. Please allow sufficient time to receive your letter in advance of your travel. Pre-Arrival webinars will be hosted by our International Relations team prior to your program start.

As an international candidate who will begin their program in Fall 2021, am I eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit? As an international candidate who will begin their program in Fall 2021, am I eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

The Government of Canada recently announced that they will extend and expand the temporary measures relating to Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility. Under these measures, international students will remain eligible for a PGWP even if completing courses online from overseas. These measures will remain in place until 31 December 2021 and apply to:

  • students who were enrolled in a program in progress in March 2020
  • students who started or will start a program between Summer 2020 and Fall 2021
  • Note: you must have a valid study permit, or had applied for a study permit before you began your program

Additionally, students may now complete 100% of your studies online and remain eligible for the PGWP. This applies regardless of the length of your program (i.e.: 1-year Masters, 2-year MBA, 4 year i/BBA). In other words, you are no longer required to be in Canada for 50% of your program to be eligible for the PGWP.

What are the current quarantine requirements at York University? What are the current quarantine requirements at York University?

As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers, who have received vaccines approved by Canada may be exempt from quarantine requirements. Fully vaccinated travellers still require a suitable quarantine plan.
Students arriving who do not meet Canada’s vaccine requirements are required to quarantine for the full 14-days.

For students who are planning to travel to Canada soon, please carefully review York University’s Quarantine Information page for details on the quarantine requirements. In certain cases, York University will arrange and cover the costs of the full 14-day quarantine. If you have further questions about your quarantine accommodations/plan, please direct them to quarantine@yorku.ca.

Graduate Admissions

I am a Prospective Graduate Student

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How can students learn more about the graduate programs offered at Schulich? How can students learn more about the graduate programs offered at Schulich?

Our in-person events and tours have been cancelled but you can attend an upcoming online session. Explore our campus by taking a video tour of the Seymour Schulich Building and a 3D virtual tour of the new Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building.  

Is there flexibility on the admission criteria? Is there flexibility on the admission criteria?

Generally, the admission requirements cannot be waived. We are, however, being flexible with when tests are being completed. Many test centres have reopened and are scheduling in-person exams. Schulich will also continue to accept GMAT, GRE and TOEFL online equivalents. We suggest that you contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca for additional information.    

I am interested in applying to a graduate program and would like to speak with an admissions representative. I am interested in applying to a graduate program and would like to speak with an admissions representative.

If you are an international candidate: 

  • Masters Program Applicants: Please review the admissions requirements and deadline dates. The application for Fall 2021 is currently open. Apply now.
  • MBA Applicants: The application is now open for Fall 2021. Applying within the first two rounds is encouraged. If you have any questions about applying, you can fill out the Graduate Inquiry Form and we will get back to you.
  • MBA in India Applicants: The application is now open for Fall 2021. If you have any questions about applying, you can fill out the Graduate Inquiry Form and we will get back to you.

If you are a domestic candidate:

  • Masters Program Applicants: Applications for programs starting in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 are now open. Apply now.
  • MBA Applicants: We are currently accepting MBA applications for Fall 2021. Apply now.

I am a Graduate Applicant

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(have applied to a Schulich graduate degree program)

What is the average application processing timeline? What is the average application processing timeline?

Application processing time varies by program. We are doing our best to work through the high volume of applications received as quickly as possible. Processing times can take up to 8-10 weeks depending on the time of the year, specific program, and volume of applications.

If you have submitted all supporting documentation (unofficial will suffice), your application will be reviewed and you will be emailed as soon as there is an update. 

Are GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS test centres open for in-person testing, or is testing still taking place online? Are GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS test centres open for in-person testing, or is testing still taking place online?

Most test centres are booking in-person GMAT/GRE tests. You may submit your application absent of test scores – though we request that you indicate your planned test date, if possible, within your application – and submit your test scores once available. For the latest information, please refer to the following:

What financial resources are available to Schulich students? What financial resources are available to Schulich students?

The Schulich School of Business offers several entrance scholarships and awards to incoming Master level students. Entering Masters level students who have financial need may be eligible to receive a merit and need-based entrance funding package.  Domestic applicants from a Schulich Master program with the exception of Master of Accounting (MAcc) will be invited to apply for Schulich Entrance Funding upon submission of the program application. International applicants admitted to a Schulich Master program are automatically considered for merit-based entrance scholarships. No application is required.

If you are admitted to the program, you will receive a decision on entrance funding from the Schulich Financial Aid Office within 3-5 business days of the admission offer. If you have any questions, please email finaid@schulich.yorku.ca.

Outside of additional funding from Schulich, what COVID-19 financial supports are available to students? Outside of additional funding from Schulich, what COVID-19 financial supports are available to students?

The Canadian government has established a number of benefits to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, such as Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefits (CRSB), Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

For details on other COVID-19 benefits and services offered by the Canadian government, please click here.

How and when should I send my official transcripts? How and when should I send my official transcripts?

Please send official documents by mail to:

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions, Room W263B

Seymour Schulich Building, Schulich School of Business, York University

111 Ian Macdonald Blvd

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M3J 1P3

To be considered “official”, it must be evident that you have had no direct access to the transcripts. Transcripts must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuing institution. If the institution issues transcripts directly to you, the envelope must be sealed by the institution and remain sealed until opened by York University / Schulich Recruitment & Admissions to be considered official. Photocopied or faxed transcripts are not accepted. If transcripts are in another language, an official English translation is required. If the name on your transcript differs from the legal name that you currently use, please make sure that you include your former name on your application form.

Official e-transcripts will be also be accepted if sent directly to admissions@schulich.yorku.ca from your university Registrar’s Office or university designated person.

All documentation submitted becomes the property of York University and cannot be returned.

Please remember that official documents are due:

  • March 30th (for those beginning MBA programs in Winter 2021);
  • July 15th (for those beginning MBAN/MSCM programs in Summer 2021); and
  • Nov 15th (for all programs beginning in Fall 2021).

Official documents will be reviewed as received. Do note that official documents by mail will have longer processing time. Please allow at least one month from the sent date before contacting us for status update. You will receive an official communication via email from our team if the conditions on your admission offer have been cleared.

Note: Unofficial uploaded documents are sufficient for us to make a decision on your application. Official documents are only required upon admission to the program.

Can I defer admission if I can no longer join the term I was admitted to? Can I defer admission if I can no longer join the term I was admitted to?

We will continue to evaluate deferral requests and will be flexible for extenuating circumstances. Should you need to discuss this option, your program recruiter will be happy to discuss it with you

How will the ‘pass/fail’ option that universities are offering affect admission/GPA calculation? How will the ‘pass/fail’ option that universities are offering affect admission/GPA calculation?

Since your application is assessed based on your last 2 years of academic coursework for GPA calculation, if possible, opt for a letter grade instead of pass/fail.

For courses graded as Pass/Fail, a Pass grade does not affect your GPA. However, if you receive a Fail grade in any Pass/Fail courses(s), we do count that grade and it will negatively impact your GPA. Please keep in mind that if you have already submitted a transcript(s) for your graduate application, we will calculate your admissions GPA using the grades on that document, which won’t include any courses you don’t have a grade for yet.

How do I submit the confirmation deposit/tuition fees? How do I submit the confirmation deposit/tuition fees?

All payments can be done online, whether through online banking (bill payment) for domestic payments or via CIBC International Student Pay or Western Union. Instructions are on the YorkU Student Financial Services website. CIBC International Student Pay is accepting credit card payment for those that can’t reach their bank. If you have any questions regarding the confirmation deposit process, please contact your recruiter.

I have study permit or PGWP questions. Who can I reach out to for assistance? I have study permit or PGWP questions. Who can I reach out to for assistance?

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of temporary immigration policy changes that impact international students. You are strongly encouraged to attend a Study Permit Webinar or drop in to one of our weekly International Student Q&A Sessions. You can also connect with our International Relations team at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca.

As an international candidate inside Canada, do I require a study permit? As an international candidate inside Canada, do I require a study permit?

International candidates inside Canada do require an approved study permit before starting the program.  You are strongly encouraged to attend a Study Permit Webinar or drop in to one of our weekly International Student Q&A Sessions. You can also connect with our International Relations team at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a May 15th study permit application deadline. What does this mean? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced a May 15th study permit application deadline. What does this mean?

For incoming Fall 2021 students, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced that study permit applications submitted by May 15, 2021 will receive a decision by no later than August 6, 2021.  It is important to note that you are still eligible to submit your study permit application even after May 15, 2021 and you may start your program online from outside of Canada, even if you are still waiting for a decision on your study permit application. Although we are exploring ways to make more on-campus learning opportunities available to our students, we continue to offer access to Schulich’s high-quality remote learning, especially for those who face health or travel restrictions. If you have recently been admitted, please take advantage of our Study Permit webinars to learn more about how to prepare your application.

I have a study permit application in process and have received a request for additional documentation from IRCC. What do I do? I have a study permit application in process and have received a request for additional documentation from IRCC. What do I do?

If you have a study permit application in process and have received a request for additional documentation from IRCC, please complete this form.

If my study permit application is refused, what support will the university offer? If my study permit application is refused, what support will the university offer?

Please connect with our International Relations team as soon as possible at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca. Schulich’s International Student Support Specialist can review your refused application and provide guidance on your next steps.

If my study permit is refused, will I be able to apply for a refund? If my study permit is refused, will I be able to apply for a refund?

If you receive a refusal on your first study permit application, connect with our International Relations team (intlrelations@schulich.yorku.ca) for review and support to reapply. If your study permit is refused a second time, after receiving our support, you may be eligible for a full or partial tuition refund. A full refund may be granted if you receive a refusal of your second application up until the last date to drop courses without academic penalty (November 12th for the Fall term, and March 4th for the Winter term). Partial refunds may be available after these dates.

What are the travel restrictions currently in place in Canada? What are the travel restrictions currently in place in Canada?

Travel restrictions remain in place for Canada. Only certain international students are exempt from the travel restrictions. Contrary to recent news indicating that the Government of Ontario intends to ban the entry of international students, we are pleased to confirm that the Ontario government has clarified that they have not made a formal request to prevent international students from entering the province. Please ensure to regularly check for updates or extensions to the travel restrictions. You should also review the York University Quarantine and Travel page to ensure you have the appropriate documentation to enter Canada. Students who are exempt and who are planning to enter Canada should request a Confirmation of Enrollment (Entry Support) letter from Schulich. Please allow sufficient time to receive your letter in advance of your travel. Pre-Arrival webinars will be hosted by our International Relations team prior to your program start.

As an international candidate who began - or is beginning - a program between Summer 2020 and Fall 2021, am I eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit? As an international candidate who began - or is beginning - a program between Summer 2020 and Fall 2021, am I eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit?

The Government of Canada recently announced that they will extend and expand the temporary measures relating to Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility. Under these measures, international students will remain eligible for a PGWP even if completing courses online from overseas. These measures will remain in place until 31 December 2021 and apply to:

  • students who were enrolled in a program in progress in March 2020
  • students who started or will start a program between Summer 2020 and Fall 2021
  • Note: you must have a valid study permit, or had applied for a study permit before you began your program

Additionally, students may now complete 100% of your studies online and remain eligible for the PGWP. This applies regardless of the length of your program (i.e.: 1-year Masters, 2-year MBA, 4 year i/BBA). In other words, you are no longer required to be in Canada for 50% of your program to be eligible for the PGWP.

What are the current quarantine requirements at York University? What are the current quarantine requirements at York University?

As of July 5, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers, who have received vaccines approved by Canada may be exempt from quarantine requirements. Fully vaccinated travellers still require a suitable quarantine plan.
Students arriving who do not meet Canada’s vaccine requirements are required to quarantine for the full 14-days.

For students who are planning to travel to Canada soon, please carefully review York University’s Quarantine Information page for details on the quarantine requirements. In certain cases, York University will arrange and cover the costs of the full 14-day quarantine. If you have further questions about your quarantine accommodations/plan, please direct them to quarantine@yorku.ca.

How do I contact Schulich’s Recruitment & Admissions team during the COVID-19 university closure? How do I contact Schulich’s Recruitment & Admissions team during the COVID-19 university closure?

If your questions cannot be addressed by the FAQs listed above, our admissions team is committed to helping you. Please email your program recruiter or admissions@schulich.yorku.ca. You can expect to receive a response within 3-5 business days. As the university campus is closed, we are not reachable by telephone. 

How will Fall 2021 courses be delivered? How will Fall 2021 courses be delivered?

We aim to offer several core courses in HyFlex format for the Fall 2021 term. HyFlex Course delivery provides students with the option of attending the course lectures in-person or synchronously online. The goal is to return to 100% in-person learning at Schulich in Winter 2022. Schulich continues to provide access to a high-quality remote learning experience, and we are committed to providing support and resources for you to maximize your success.

You will need to select courses that align with your time zone if you do not reside in the Eastern Standard Time zone.