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Integrated Year 1 Undergraduate Program

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The Integrated Year 1 Undergraduate Program is a unique opportunity for students to directly enter their first year of undergraduate studies at York University while improving their English language skills and Canadian cultural awareness. This program extends unconditional admission to students who meet the academic requirements for admission to a York undergraduate program with an IELTS score between 5.5 and 6.0 or its equivalent.

Over the Fall and Winter terms of the first year of their undergraduate program, students will work towards completing 24 and up to 30 credits across three academic components:

  • The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS): For-credit General Education English as a Second Language courses focused on improving a student’s ability to communicate concepts and ideas and critical thinking within a Canadian academic context.
  • Faculty Credit Courses: First-year-level, credit-bearing courses for students who are seeking to study in specific fields.
  • The School of Continuing Studies’ English Language Institute: Up to 10 hours per week of non-credit English Language courses aimed at improving language proficiency in preparation for the second year of study and beyond.

Students will enjoy an authentic university learning experience where they will engage with the general York student body, enjoy the vibrant campus culture and take specialized language courses. This ensures their language development and academic progress are strong enough to transition into the second year of undergraduate studies at York University.

At A Glance:

  • Begin your first year of a York Undergraduate program directly with a 5.5, or 6.0 IELTS score
  • Improve your English language proficiency with ESL courses and extensive support from instructors while earning 24 credits in your first year
  • Set yourself up for future academic success by completing this program successfully and transitioning to the second year of your chosen undergraduate program
  • Join York’s vibrant campus community and study alongside first-year undergraduate students

To enrol in this program, please contact yueli@yorku.ca.

  • Tuition:
    • 2024-2025: $49,500 (2 terms)
  • Enrolments:
    • September 6, 2024 – December 21, 2025
    • January 8 – April 25, 2025
  • Entry requirements:
    • Academic IELTS 5.5 or 6.0 overall (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent
    • Students must meet all other undergraduate academic requirements for their chosen program
  • Weekly Class Hours:
    • Approximately 22
  • Credits Earned:
    • 24

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