Transfer and Mature Students

Welcome to York University!  This page is intended to provide information to students with Advanced Placement Psychology or who are transferring from other institutions.

This page is currently under construction, however, we provide some initial information below.

Each transfer student is dealt with individually, based on the nature of the Psychology training you have received in AP or in your prior college or university program. Decisions about transfer credits and course equivalence are handled through the Admissions Office after you have accepted your offer of admission. If you have taken a 6-credit introductory psychology course at another Canadian university and achieved a grade of C or better, you can safely assume that you will be exempted from PSYC 1010, but you will still have to go through the process of requesting specific transfer credits for this course. All others are considered individually on the basis of course content and grades. You will need to submit a full course outline that includes the details of the textbook used, topics covered, number of class hours, & method of evaluation. This material along with the transcript on which your grades for your prior Psychology courses are listed will be used in determining your standing with respect to PSYC 1010.

I have 90 transfer credits and have come back to school as I wish to pursue to graduate degree in Psychology. Each year we advise students who are pursuing their undergraduate degree in Psychology, often after completing another degree in a different field, because they have decided that they would like to pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. Please be sure to take advantage of our workshops on pursuing graduate programs in Psychology to learn more about what you will need in order to be a competitive applicant. If this is your goal, it is strongly recommended that you consider applying for our Specialized Honours program. You might also want to book an advising appointment with the Specialized Honours coordinator or our Academic Advisor for guidance on how to best achieve your goals.

This page is being updated - we will share additional information as soon as possible. In the meantime if you have questions, please feel free to take a look at our website and/or click on the advising link for more information about who to contact with questions.