Individualized Studies / Programmes individuels

About Program Admission Requirements

Are you a highly motivated and independent student who’s drawn to Glendon, but looking for a program that’s not formally offered? Individualized Studies allows you to build a program from areas of particular interest to you under the guidance of a professor acting as your academic advisor. 

This program is not open to students entering their first year of university. You are eligible to apply to the program at the end of your second year.

Focused and customized 

Our small community brings a personalized focus that fits well for anyone looking to customize a degree to match very specific interests, and our professors will provide the time and support required to develop a program that meets your academic and career goals. Want to multiply your course options? Consider building classes from our Keele campus into your degree.

Vous êtes très motivé et autonome, et le côté « spécial » de Glendon vous attire, mais vous cherchez un programme axé sur un sujet précis qui n’est pas couvert par l’un de nos programmes officiels ? Les programmes individuels vous permettent de personnaliser vos études sous la direction d’un professeur qui agit en tant que conseiller pédagogique. 

Un programme personnalisé et ciblé 

Notre petite communauté, qui s’attache à répondre aux besoins individuels des étudiants, convient bien à ceux qui souhaitent suivre un programme d’études personnalisé pour satisfaire des intérêts précis. Nos professeurs vous accorderont le temps et le soutien requis pour élaborer un programme d’études qui vous aidera à atteindre vos objectifs d’apprentissage et de carrière. Vous voulez multiplier vos options de cours ? Pensez à inclure dans votre programme des cours offerts sur le campus Keele.

For more information, contact the program directly:

Geoffrey Ewen
Chair, Individualized Studies
York Hall 240
416-736-2100 x 88466

Sample First-year Schedule

  • The choice is yours! We recommend that you pick 2 major interests, and follow the sample first year schedule provided to you by our academic advisers at your personalised, in-person enrolment appointment.

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.