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YUBridge Program

Posted By SCS School of Continuing Studies On September 16, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

Get started on your degree while you improve your English to meet the York University entry requirements!

 

Students accepted into the YUBridge program receive a conditional offer of acceptance to York University. This program combines 25 hours per week of instruction which includes Academic English classes, language support, tutorials and lectures with for-credit courses in Liberal Arts, Science, Health, Lassonde School of Engineering, and School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. In 8 months, you’ll be speaking and writing at an IELTS 6.5 level — the minimum requirement for full admission to York University.

Earn credits as you learn English

While improving your IELTS level, you will also take one 3-credit course in the first term. Upon successful completion of the language requirements in Term 1, you may be eligible to enrol in one or two 3-credit courses in your second semester, meaning that you could earn 9 credits of your undergraduate degree by the end of this program.

Once you start in the YUBridge program, you are considered an undergraduate student at York. You will take the same courses as fully admitted York students, helping to build relationships with the students and staff in your Faculty.

Your tutorial leaders are chosen specifically for their experience working with international students, and academic tutorials are taught separately, so class sizes remain small. This structure also enables the English language course content to be tailored to the undergraduate area you’re studying, making YUBridge classroom activities highly relevant to your future studies.

Details [1]

Summary

  • Program length: 8 months (over 2 terms)
  • Class size: Approximately 17 students (English language classes)
    Classroom hours/week: 25 hours
  • Up to 3 for-credit courses over the 2 terms
  • 3 start times per year (September-January-May)
  • Access to the same academic and non-academic services as fully admitted York students

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Conditional admissions to Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Completion of a minimum of two 3-credit (and up to 9 credits in total) courses in the same period, selecting from the following:

  • Two 3-credit undergraduate courses in Economics (Introduction to Microeconomics: ECON 1000 3.0, and Introduction to Macroeconomics: ECON 1010 3.0)
  • Term 2 option: An additional one 3–credit undergraduate course

Lassonde School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health

Conditional admissions to Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Health (BHS)

Completion of a minimum of two 3-credit (and up to 9 credits in total) courses in the same period, selecting from the following:

  • Two 3-credit undergraduate courses in Mathematics (Applied Calculus I: MATH 1013 3.0, and Applied Calculus II: MATH 1014 3.0)
  • Term 2 option: An additional one 3–credit undergraduate course

Schedule [2]

  • 16 hours of in class English for Academic Purposes (EAP) instruction per week over 4 months per term
  • 4 hours of blended English for Specific Purposes (ESP) per week focused on your field of study (2 hours in-class and 2 hours online)
  • Up to three 3-credit courses over the 2 terms (3 hours per week)
  • 2 hours of academic tutorials on the subject matters of the credit courses

OR

For students who do not achieve the required language proficiency in Term 1:

  • 20 hours of in class English for Academic Purposes (EAP) instruction per week over 4 months in Term 2
  • 5 hours of Language Support in place of a Term 2 lecture and tutorial

Materials [3]

E-mail account, Internet and library access are supplied. YUBridge students will be expected to purchase textbooks for each of their academic credit courses.

Admission requirements [4]

Term 1 (8 months)

  • Previous education: 80% GPA (or equivalent) from high school
  • Language proficiency:
    -IELTS: 5.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.0 in Writing OR
    -Successful completion of Academic Program Level AP5 [5] OR
    -Equivalent score on YUELI placement test

Term 2 (4 months)

  • Previous education: 80% GPA (or equivalent) from high school
  • Language proficiency:
    -IELTS: 6.0
    -Successful completion of Academic Program Level AP7 [5] OR
    -Equivalent score on YUELI placement test

Accommodation [6]

Accommodation in homestay [7] and on-campus York University residence [8] is available.

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