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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 Summer 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 (grad or undergrad) 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 or attend one of our upcoming webinars to learn more about Schulich

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

We’re excited you’re considering Schulich for your undergraduate degree! Please read our undergraduate Admissions FAQs.

I am an Undergraduate Applicant

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(have already applied to the BBA or iBBA program)

When can I expect a decision on my BBA/iBBA application? When can I expect a decision on my BBA/iBBA application?

Admission offers continue to go out via e-mail . You can expect a decision by the end of May. Please continue to check your MyFile account.

Where can I learn more about the undergraduate admissions process during COVID-19? Where can I learn more about the undergraduate admissions process during COVID-19?

We understand this is a stressful time, and we are working hard to ensure your application will be evaluated fairly, regardless of disruptions.

If you have questions about your final grades, school closures, or submitting documents, please take a moment to read the York University Admissions FAQs

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 to our undergraduate programs at Schulich. The Fall 2020 term is scheduled to start on September 9, 2020, and we look forward to welcoming all admitted students to Toronto in September.  Please continue to check York University Admissions FAQ link below.

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

Should I apply for housing? Should I apply for housing?

York will have limited on-campus housing available in the fall and students have been emailed to apply. (Note: June 1 residence guarantee is not applicable this year).

Students can review on-campus changes to living conditions in response to COVID-19 here.  

Graduate Admissions

I am a Prospective Graduate Student

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(have not yet applied to a graduate degree program)

How can students learn more about the graduate programs offered at Schulich? How can students learn more about the graduate programs offered at Schulich?
Is Schulich still accepting applications for Masters programs for the Summer 2020 intake? Is Schulich still accepting applications for Masters programs for the Summer 2020 intake?
  • Given the impact of COVID-19 on application documents and entrance tests, we will be accepting late applications for our programs starting in Summer 2020 (DIAc, MBAN & MSCM). If you’re interested in being considered, please apply as soon as possible. Please note: due to the unprecedented extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer 2020 term will be delivered exclusively by online/remote learning formats.
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. Due to the closure of many test centres as a result of COVID-19, Schulich will accept GMAT, GRE and TOEFL online equivalents at this time. We suggest that you contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca for additional information.    

I am interested in applying for Fall 2020 and would like to speak with an admissions representative. I am interested in applying for Fall 2020 and would like to speak with an admissions representative.

If you are an international candidate: 

  • Masters Program Applicants: Even though the international deadlines have passed, there is still space available in some of the masters programs.We suggest you apply now. 
  • MBA Applicants: Consider applying for the January 2021 intake of the program. January applications will open as of May 1, 2020. We encourage all international students to apply within the first two rounds of any intake. If you have questions about applying for January 2021, or if you wish to move your Fall 2020 application in progress to the January 2021 term, you can fill out our Graduate Inquiry Form and we will get back to you. 
  • MBA in India Applicants: We are still accepting applications for Fall 2020

If you are a domestic candidate:

  • Masters Program Applicants: Even though  deadlines have passed, there is still space available in some of the masters programs.We suggest you apply now.
  • MBA / IMBA Applicants: If you are a domestic student or a Permanent Resident, we encourage you to start your application and upload any documents including transcripts, resume, test scores etc.  Once you have done this, email both Cecilia Cheng ccheng@schulich.yorku.ca and Carol Partland cpartland@schulich.yorku.ca. One of us will be happy to get back to you. We can also schedule an appointment to chat via Skype.
When will the Winter (January) 2021 MBA intake open? When will the Winter (January) 2021 MBA intake open?

Applications are now open for Winter (January 2021). You can review all MBA admission deadlines here.

When will the Summer (May) 2021 Masters intake open? When will the Summer (May) 2021 Masters intake open?

Applications will open online in early June. You can review all admission deadlines by selecting your program of interest here.   You can find the deadlines here.

When will the Fall (September) 2021 graduate program intakes open? When will the Fall (September) 2021 graduate program intakes open?

Fall 2021 applications will open online in mid-August. You can review deadlines and admissions information for our MBA/IMBA programs here and for the Masters programs here.

I have an MBA/IMBA application for the Fall (September) 2020 intake in progress. If necessary can I move my application to the Winter (January) 2021 intake? I have an MBA/IMBA application for the Fall (September) 2020 intake in progress. If necessary can I move my application to the Winter (January) 2021 intake?

MBA Applicants – Yes we can update your application to January once the intake opens in May – Please email admissions@schulich.yorku.ca or your recruiter to request this update.

IMBA Applicants – The IMBA program only has one intake per year in September. We can offer to update your application to January for the MBA program, or update it to September 2021 for the IMBA program once the intake opens. Please email admissions@schulich.yorku.ca or your recruiter to request this update.

Are you extending the final deadline of April 30th for the Fall 2020 intake for Domestic Students? Are you extending the final deadline of April 30th for the Fall 2020 intake for Domestic Students?

Domestic students are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. We will continue to accept domestic applications beyond the April 30th deadline as long as space permits. 

In response to the growing concern over the GMAT/GRE availability, if you have a test date booked, please indicate it on your application.  If you do not, you may leave the field blank.  Again remember to submit your application. A program recruiter will email you as soon as there is an update.

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. Normal processing times can take anywhere up to 6 weeks depending on the time of the year and the volume of applications. At this time, some programs timelines may be extended slightly longer than usual.

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. 

Now that test centres have closed, can you complete GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS tests online? Now that test centres have closed, can you complete GMAT/GRE or TOEFL/IELTS tests online?

Yes, you can now book an online GMAT/GRE and TOEFL (if required) We encourage you to submit your application as scheduled and submit your test score once available. For the latest information, please refer to the following web pages

How is Schulich financially supporting incoming students affected by COVID-19? How is Schulich financially supporting incoming students affected by COVID-19?

In light of COVID-19, Schulich introduced the Schulich Emergency COVID-19 Fund to support incoming Summer students through this rapidly evolving situation. This funding opportunity helped support incoming students who were impacted financially as a result of the pandemic. Schulich also increased the number of entrance scholarships and bursaries to support incoming students in this challenging landscape.

For further questions on funding, please contact our Financial Aid team at 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 the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to financially support workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. CERB provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks.

International students are eligible to apply if they meet the CERB eligibility requirement. For details, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html

For post-secondary students and recent graduates who are ineligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), but who are unable to find full-time employment or are unable to work due to COVID-19, the Canadian government introduced the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). The CESB will provide $1,250 per month for eligible students from May through August 2020, and $1,750 for students with dependents and those with permanent disabilities. This new grant provides income support to post-secondary students who will experience financial hardship over the Summer due to COVID-19.

The CESB will be delivered by CRA (Canada Revenue Agendy) and more details will be communicated.

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

Even though the university is temporarily closed, we encourage you to continue to 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

Applicants who are able to submit official documents should use ground mail and Canada Post options. We will not be able to accept courier mail at this time

Recruitment & Admissions must receive academic records in official university envelopes, sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution.  Official e-transcripts will be accepted if sent directly to admissions@schulich.yorku.ca by your university Registrar’s Office or university designated person. Please remember that official documents are due July 30th (Summer 2020) and November 30th (Fall 2020). We can use unofficial uploaded documents to make a decision on your application. 

Can I defer admission if I can no longer join in Summer or Fall 2020? Can I defer admission if I can no longer join in Summer or Fall 2020?

Yes, Schulich has a deferral policy. If you are starting in Summer, we suggest you connect with your program recruiter.  

For those starting Fall 2020, we can consider approving deferrals to the next available intake. As we are still a  number of months away from Fall, we encourage you to hold on making a final decision on a deferral until later into the summer, as things may change over the coming weeks and months. Should you need to consider this option, your program recruiter will be happy to discuss the process 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 letter grade instead of pass/fail.

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.

Can I transfer my Summer 2020 MBAN application to Fall 2020 MMAI? Can I transfer my Summer 2020 MBAN application to Fall 2020 MMAI?

Please email MBAN and MMAI Recruiter Philip Varghese pvarghese@schulich.yorku.ca so that we can ensure that the MMAI is a good fit for you.

Will COVID-19 impact the start of programs for Fall 2020? Will COVID-19 impact the start of programs for Fall 2020?

At this time, a decision to move courses online, or to delay the start date for Fall term has not been made.

However, in the event public health restrictions prevent anyone from being on campus, we are prepared. Courses are being designed to allow for effective delivery in a remote format, should we need to begin the fall semester online. Students that need to travel to Toronto in order to start their programs in-person will be provided with flexibility to begin remotely so that a late arrival will not impact their ability to pursue the program.

Schulich remains committed and technologically equipped  to produce engaging and  high-quality classes in a virtual format.  Current students who are completing their programs at this time have found it to be highly conducive to learning and team engagement.

 

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?

Please reach out to our International Relations team at intlrelations@schulich.yorku.caAdmitted students are also encouraged to attend a Study Permit webinar or drop in to one of our weekly International Student Q&A Webinars (dates updated weekly on Sundays)

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.