General Undergraduate Admission


How many students do you admit each year?

We admit approximately 500 students per year.


When are offers sent out?

We begin assessing applications after the Supplementary Application deadline and offers are sent out regularly, starting in March and continuing until the end of May. Applicants can access their MyFile account to check the status of their application and required supporting documents.


When are offers sent out for Delayed Entry?

Conditional offers for Delayed Entry Applicants are sent out prior to the beginning of the Summer term. The successful completion of SB/ACTG 2010 3.00 and SB/ACTG 2011 3.00 during the Summer Term are a condition of admission to the Delayed Entry program.


Do you offer admission for the Winter (January) semester?

The BBA program has one intake per year, which is in Fall (September). It is not possible to apply for the Winter (January) or Summer (May) intake. We also do not allow deferrals from the Fall to the Winter intake. To browse programs that offer a January or May start, please visit


Will I automatically be offered admission (ie. receive a switch offer) to another program at York if I am not admitted to Schulich?

Applicants may not automatically receive an alternate offer. We recommend that applicants apply to more than one program to ensure they have additional options if they are not admitted to Schulich.


I am a mature student. Should I apply?


Unfortunately, due to our small class sizes and the structure of the program, we are unable to consider mature students.

We encourage you to explore other business programs at York University.

Undergraduate Program Details


What specializations does Schulich offer? 

Schulich offers elven specializations including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Organization Studies
  • Responsible Business
  • Strategic Management

Students can specialize in up to two areas of their choice beginning in Year 3 once core business courses are completed in Years 1 and 2. More information on the BBA degree can be found on the BBA Program page.


I’d like to become an accountant. Can I complete CPA requirements within the BBA degree?

Students can fulfill all 51.00 credit hours towards the CPA. Students who are interested in pursuing the CPA designation can meet with an academic advisor to discuss course planning once they begin their studies at Schulich. Information sessions regarding CPA requirements and the accounting specialization are also offered to students to assist with course planning and a general understanding of the requirements.


What are the class sizes at Schulich?

Our class sizes are optimized to fit the format of teaching for each course.  For example, core course lectures could be delivered to class sizes from 55-75 and are accompanied by tutorials, study sessions or guided sessions to allow for discussion in smaller sections of 25-55. Similarly, electives and specializations courses in year 3 and 4 are often smaller class sizes, depending on the area of interest.


Do you offer exchange abroad?

Schulich offers academic exchange opportunities to 31 countries and 64 leading business schools. All students interesting in pursuing an exchange are strongly encouraged to do so. Between 150 and 200 Schulich students participate in exchange programs each year.

Students have the option to go on exchange in either the Winter (January to April) term of Year 3, or the Fall (September to December) or Winter (January to April) term of Year 4. More information on undergraduate exchange opportunities, including exchange partners, process, and other details can be found on the Undergraduate Exchange page.


Will I study business all four years?

Yes, at Schulich students take business courses starting from Year 1, Semester 1, along with some elective courses outside their core business studies. This allows them to begin focusing on business from the moment they arrive while also getting a well-rounded education in other areas.


Do you offer co-op?

At Schulich, we offer both domestic and international summer internships instead of co-op, including some internships that offer course-credit. Students can apply for internships at the major companies that recruit at Schulich. Internships are coordinated through the Schulich Centre for Career Design, which is the designated career office at the Schulich School of Business.

Undergraduate Academic Requirements


What grades do I need to be admitted?

Ontario High School Students: To be academically competitive, applicants should have an overall average in the high 80’s to mid-90’s.

Non-Ontario High School: Please refer to the requirements page on the Future Students website and make sure to select the appropriate curriculum and program from the drop down lists. If you’re still unsure, please reach out to the Undergraduate International Student Recruitment Team at


Are grades weighted more than the Supplementary Application?

An applicant must have adequate scores in both areas to be considered for an offer of admission. Strong grades will not compensate for a weak Supplementary Application, and vice versa.


Are courses taken in night school, summer school or private school treated differently?

All grades are evaluated equally, including those taken at night or summer school. However, we reserve the right to review an applicant’s entire academic history, not just their grade 12 courses. Courses taken at a private school must be accredited by the Ministry of Education in Ontario.
Note: It is not possible to complete course requirements or upgrade your grades in the summer preceding entrance to Schulich. Our admission cycle will be finished by the time final grades are received. Summer school is only recommended in the summer immediately prior to entering Grade 12.


Can I repeat a course? How is that evaluated?

We take all courses an applicant has completed into consideration during our holistic review. We are aware that students take courses a second time to achieve higher grades, and although this does not exclude a candidate from being considered for admission, it can be taken into consideration along with their overall academic performance.


Do you rescind offers?

For candidates who were admitted to the BBA and have accepted their conditional offer but no longer meet our admission requirements, offers of admission will be rescinded.  Some specific reasons this can occur is when the final GPA is below our minimum cutoff, or when there are missing prerequisite courses, or low grades in required prerequisite courses.

If a candidate finds themselves in this scenario they are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Schulich admissions office to discuss their options.


What are the academic requirements for Ontario high school applicants?


Please refer to the Future Students website for a full listing of the BBA admission requirements (summarized below).


To be eligible for admission, Ontario high school applicants must complete the following as part of their top six grade 12 courses:

  • ENG4U (English)
  • MHF4U (Advanced Functions)
  • One of either MCV4U (Calculus) or MDM4U (Data Management)
  • Of your top 6 Grade 12 courses you can have no more than two 4M courses
  • Minimum of 70% in MHF4U and ENG4U
  • Achieve your OSSD


Can I apply with my grade 11 grades?


We recognize that at the time of your application you may not have completed or have midterm marks for your required grade 12 courses. The admissions team will prioritize those grade 12 courses that have been completed, which may or may not include the required prerequisites.

If final or midterm grades for the required prerequisites are not yet available, the 3U (Grade 11) equivalents will be considered until such time as 4U grades are made available. We also reserve the right to review your entire academic history.


What are the academic requirements if I am applying outside of Ontario or Canada? 

We invite international and out-of-province candidates to review the admission requirements for at the Future Students page.


What are the Language Proficiency Requirements?

Please refer to the York University Undergraduate Language Proficiency Requirements.

TOEFL (iBT): 94

IELTS: 7.0

Pearson PTE Academic: 67

Duolingo: 130

Other typical English Proficiency exclusions/waivers apply, which are detailed on the York University Undergraduate Language Proficiency Requirements page.

Waiver examples include:

  • Four years of study in Canada in English or French at the secondary school level
  • Four years of study at the secondary school level where the medium of instruction is completely in English
    • *Sometimes an English medium letter from your school may be required. If this is a concern, please contact the Undergraduate International Student Recruitment team at


I live outside of Canada, but I have been taught in English throughout my high school career. Can the English Proficiency requirement be waived?

Please refer to the York University Undergraduate Language Proficiency Requirements.

After reviewing the link above, if you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate International Student Recruitment team at


I have been studying at or have graduated from another university or college and would like to apply to the BBA program. Can I apply as a transfer student?


Unfortunately, due to our small class sizes and the structure of the program, we are unable to consider students with post-secondary experience.

We encourage you to explore other business programs at York University.

Undergraduate Application Process


What is a “York Reference Number” and where do I find it? 

After you submit your application via Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), it can take 3-5 business days for the York University Admissions to email you your 9-digit York Reference Number.

With this number, applicants will be able to track their application progress and upload required documents through their York MyFile account.

The York Reference Number is also required to access the Schulich BBA Supplementary Application.  Note: The Schulich Supplementary Application cannot be accessed until after November 16th, 2023, which is the opening date for Supplementary Applications for Fall 2024.


Where do I find the Schulich Supplementary Application? 

You will receive an email invitation to complete the Supplementary Application after applying to the BBA program via OUAC (as long as it is after November 16th, 2023, which is the opening date for Supplementary Applications for Fall 2024).  If you apply to the BBA program before November 16th, you will receive an invitation to complete the supplementary application on or shortly after November 16th.

More information on the Supplementary Application can be found here.


I just submitted my Supplementary Application – why is it not listed as ‘received’ in MyFile?

Don’t worry – refer to the confirmation e-mail you received in your e-mail inbox after you submitted the Supplementary Application. That serves as your confirmation that it was submitted (make sure to check your spam/junk folder).

Note: As it is a manual process, it will take 7-10 business days for your Supplementary Application to be marked as “Received” in MyFile. This is normal and will not delay the review of your application.


Am I required to send reference letters with my Supplementary Application?

There is no need to send letters of reference/recommendation with your Supplementary Application. When a potential student is completing the Leadership Profile component of the Supplementary Application, there will be a requirement to add the name and contact information of an individual that can confirm the activity mentioned in the Leadership Profile.

BBA Delayed Entry for York University Students


Each year, Schulich considers applications from first year York University students for a limited number of seats in the BBA program via the Delayed Entry pathway.

Current York University students are eligible to apply for this pathway to be considered for admission to the 2nd year of the BBA program.

Please note that this is an extremely competitive pathway with limited seats. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.


Requirements for admission for Delayed Entry can be found below. Please review the document in its entirety before reaching out with questions.


Does Schulich accept transfer students from outside York for Delayed Entry?


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.

All prerequisite courses listed in the Delayed Entry application must be taken at York University for a candidate to be considered.


Does Schulich consider transfer credits from outside institutions toward Delayed Entry?

We do not consider transfer credits toward Delayed Entry. All prerequisite courses listed in the Delayed Entry application must be taken at York University for a candidate to be considered.


I’m not able to enroll in a Delayed Entry prerequisite course. What are my options?

It is extremely important that candidates interested in applying to the Schulich BBA via Delayed Entry complete the required prerequisite courses.

If a course is full, candidates should speak with their academic advisor in their own faculty about the possibility of getting into that course.

If unable to get into the course, candidates may take one of the official course credit exclusions listed on the York website. You may refer to the course descriptions on York’s courses website for details.

Note: Schulich does not intervene in the course enrolment process for those considering Delayed Entry. The onus is on the student to enroll into the required courses.


I’ve reviewed the Delayed Entry package. Do you have a complete list of non-business electives I can take that will be counted towards the non-business elective requirement?

Students are welcome to choose non-business elective courses to fulfill this requirement, with the exception of AP/HRM or AP/ADMS courses (excluding AP/ADMS 1000 3.00 and AP/ADMS 2200 3.00). If students have taken more than 12 credits of non-business business electives, we will consider courses in which you have received the highest grades.


Can I apply to Delayed Entry if I’m missing any prerequisite courses?

Students that do not complete the required pre-requisites will not be eligible for admission to Delayed Entry.

If you are not already in a business program at York, you may wish to consider transferring to a different program (for example, BCom Commerce) if you are interested in business, or alternatively, consider applying to Schulich’s Masters program offerings following completion of your undergraduate studies.