Application Process

 

Applicants living within 300km of York University

Stage One
Domestic and international applicants living within 300km of York University must apply to the YSDN Program through either York University or Sheridan College, but not both. To apply through York University, use the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), or to apply through Sheridan College, use the Ontario College Application Website (OCAS).

If you are applying to York University only and are not a current high school student, you can also apply directly online through York University’s Application.

Stage Two

  1. Once you have submitted an application through OUAC, all applicants to the YSDN program at York will be invited by email to complete an online Supplementary Evaluation. Upon receipt of the email, go to the link provided, complete and submit the Supplementary Evaluation.
  2. Read the list of questions you will be asked for the online Supplementary Evaluation. You may find it useful to print the questions and prepare your responses in advance. The Supplementary Evaluation can only be completed online.
  3. In order to complete your Supplementary Evaluation, you will be asked to pay an evaluation fee in Canadian funds by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX).
  4. Once your payment has been approved online, you will automatically be redirected to a portfolio interview booking system. This system allows you to book your portfolio interview date. Please be sure to provide a current email address.
  5. See Application Portfolio frequently asked questions (FAQs) for in-person portfolio interviewees.

Academic Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applicants living further than 300km from York University

Stage One

Domestic and international applicants living within 300km of York University must apply to the YSDN Program through either York University or Sheridan College, but not both. To apply through York University, use the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), or to apply through Sheridan College, use the Ontario College Application Website (OCAS).

If you are applying to York University only and are not a current high school student, you can also apply directly online through York University’s Application.

Stage Two

  1. Once you have submitted an application to York University via OUAC, all applicants living a distance greater than 300km from York University will be invited by email to complete an online Supplementary Evaluation and upload their portfolio of work. Upon receipt of the email, go to the link provided, complete and submit the Supplementary Evaluation with your portfolio images. You can start the online process and save your responses to return to the Supplementary Evaluation as many times as you need. Be sure to write down your login name and password in order to do so.
  2. Read the list of questions you will be asked for the online Supplementary Evaluation. You may find it useful to print the questions and prepare your responses in advance. The Supplementary Evaluation can only be completed online.
  3. In order to complete your Supplementary Evaluation you will be asked to pay an evaluation fee in Canadian funds by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX).
  4. Please note that the Supplementary Evaluation can only be filled in online.
  5. Check frequently asked questions (FAQs) for online portfolio applicants.

Academic Requirements

Application Deadlines

Internal York Transfer Students

Internal York University students wanting to transfer to the YSDN Program should contact the department for application information by email to ysdn@yorku.ca. The deadline to submit the Applicant Profile and Questionnaire is January 31, 2018. Internal York applicants need not apply through OUAC, however, you are required to submit a Program Change Request between January 1 and March 1.

Final Selection

Offers of admission to the York/Sheridan Program in Design are made to the top 120 applicants based on their total score in the following two areas:

  • Portfolio interview or online portfolio 0 – 100 points
  • Academic average 0 – 100 points

If you have any questions regarding the York application process please contact ysdn@yorku.ca.