Programs Requiring Prior University Study

You must complete university study before you can apply to the following programs.

To find programs that require you to complete college study before you can apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

4 Prior Study Programs

Creative Writing

York University

Undergraduate

This program is intended for students with 1 year of undergraduate studies since it is not a direct-entry program from high school. You may apply after completing your first 48 credits and before completing your first 78 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction, as evidence of writing experience.

Law – Common Law

York University

Professional

Offered by Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, the Juris Doctor (JD) is a 3-year degree involving 6 terms (fall and winter) of full-time study. While most students attend Osgoode full-time for their 3 years of study, some students may choose to spend a term or year studying abroad, and students in the joint and combined programs will spend a portion of their time at another faculty or institution to graduate with dual degrees after 4 years. 

Nursing

York University

Undergraduate

This full-time second-entry BScN program was developed in response to an increasing demand for nursing programs that build on prior university learning. You must have completed a minimum of 60 credits toward any university degree and meet the program prerequisites. By studying in the concentrated and continuous 6-semester program, you can complete a BScN degree in 2 calendar years.

Social Work

York University

Undergraduate

This program offers courses in the day and evening, and can take a minimum of 2 years to complete. You will be exposed to contemporary and socially relevant issues that address the many techniques and approaches used by the social work professions, as well as partake in a practicum experience that places you in real social work environments.