Part-time Studies

Each person's journey to success at York is unique. We strive to make our courses accessible to everyone through daytime-only, afternoon, evening, online and weekend programs, as well as part-time programs/courses.

Full-time versus Part-time

  • Full-time undergraduate students are defined as those taking more than nine credits per academic term.
  • Part-time undergraduate students are defined as those taking fewer than nine credits per academic term.

What's available

Most of our courses are offered on a part-time basis, allowing our students to balance personal and professional/work obligations. Certain Faculties such as the Schulich School of Business and the Lassonde School of Engineering require students to take their courses full-time. Be sure to check if your program requires full-time enrolment.

  1. Studying part-time during the day:
    Consider almost any undergraduate program at York.


  • Cinema & Media Arts, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts & Art History through the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  • Human Resources Management or Social Work through the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Schulich School of Business
  • Second-Entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing through the Faculty of Health
  1. Studying part-time during the daytime, evenings and on weekends:
    York offers some full-time, daytime-only programs, plus programs and courses offered in the late afternoon and evenings/weekends.

If your time is limited to afternoon/evening/weekend study, several Faculties provide flexible scheduling. Search our online course website.

With N.O.W. Plus (Nights, Online and Weekends, plus specialized supports) working professionals can take courses outside of traditional working hours to obtain their degree. To qualify for N.O.W. Plus, you must apply through the School of Continuing Studies.

  1. Studying full-time:
    All our undergraduate programs and most of our graduate programs are available.

How to Apply

Undergraduate admission and application procedures are the same whether you're interested in full-time or part-time studies. Once you're admitted, the number of courses you enrol in will determine your whether you are considered a full-time or part-time student each year. At York, you pay by the course.