English as a Second Language

Glendon College

Program Office: C216 York Hall, Tel.: 416-487-6713
Director: B. Morgan

Students wishing or required to take English as a second language (ESL) courses must take the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) test before enrolling. Native users of English are not eligible to enrol in ESL courses except under special circumstances (e.g. English as a second dialect) and with the permission of the director of the ESL program. Advanced students at the 3000 level normally take a minimum of three ESL credits and a maximum of 12 ESL credits.

ESL in the English major: No more than six ESL credits, to be taken at the 3000 level, may be counted towards a major in English. These ESL credits may be counted as part of the 3000-4000 level requirement in the bachelor of arts degree program but not in the Honours BA.

English as a Second Language is offered by the Faculties of Glendon and Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

University-Wide Residency Requirement

A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Faculty-Wide Degree Requirements

Note: in these regulations the term academic session refers to the period from the beginning of instruction in September until the end of the annual examinations in the spring; academic year refers to the period from September 1 to August 31; year of study refers to the division of degree studies according to the number of courses already satisfactorily completed.

All inquiries about regulations and requirements shall be addressed to the Academic Services Office.

Students must follow the undergraduate calendar requirements for the year they entered or switched into their program.

Program-Specific Degree Requirements

Program Matrix

The courses in English program are designed to fit into a four-year sequence of increasing specialization in English studies, and include both literary and linguistics courses. Language courses within the Glendon English Department focus attention on linguistic approaches to discourse, including literary discourse, and English(es) as a language. English courses on the 1000-level provide introductions to the fields of literary study and linguistics. Literary courses at the 2000-level provide transhistorical and transcultural surveys of literature and types of literature, as well as the "tools" of the craft of critical thinking and writing. 2000-level language courses ground students in specific core and related areas in linguistics. Literary courses on the 3000-level study in depth historical periods and movements in the development of national literatures, as well as overviews of critical theory. 3000-level linguistics courses focus on key theoretical and applied approaches to linguistics across social contexts and speech communities. Literary courses on the 4000-level focus on special topics inside the historical, cultural, national, and theoretical units studied on the 3000-level, while 4000-level linguistics courses engage students in specialized topics in theory and English as a language.

Program Requirements

Foundation Set
GL/EN 1602 6.00
GL/EN 2633 6.00
GL/EN 1601 6.00 or GL/EN 1603 6.00

Note: course subsititutions must be approved by the department chair.

Specialized Honours BA: 120 Credits

Major credits: students must complete 60 credits in English, including:

a) 18 credits of the foundation set;

b) 12 credits in pre-1660 literature: GL/EN 3620 6.00 and six credits from the following: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 3210 6.00, GL/EN 3220 6.00, GL/EN 3555 3.00, GL/EN 3555 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/EN 3625 3.00, GL/EN 3625 6.00, GL/EN 3630 3.00, GL/EN 3630 6.00, GL/EN 4625 3.00, GL/EN 4625 6.00, GL/EN 4662 3.00, GL/EN 4662 6.00, GL/EN 4681 3.00, GL/EN 4681 6.00;

c) six credits in literature written between 1660 and 1900: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 2647 6.00, GL/EN 3230 6.00, GL/EN 3322 3.00, GL/EN 3322 6.00, GL/EN 3330 6.00, GL/EN 3470 6.00, GL/EN 4619 6.00, GL/EN 4644 3.00;

d) six credits in Canadian literature: GL/EN 2642 6.00, GL/EN 3205 6.00, GL/EN 3950 6.00, GL/EN 4232 3.00, GL/EN 4235 3.00, GL/EN 4450 6.00, GL/EN 4642 3.00, GL/EN 4642 6.00, GL/EN 4645 3.00, GL/EN 4645 6.00;

e) three credits in literature written from 1900 to present: GL/EN 2642 6.00, GL/EN 3205 6.00, GL/EN 3360 6.00, GL/EN 3622 6.00, GL/EN 3635 3.00, GL/EN 3635 6.00, GL/EN 3950 6.00, GL/EN 4232 3.00, GL/EN 4235 3.00, GL/EN 4237 3.00, GL/EN 4237 6.00, GL/EN 4245 3.00, GL/EN 4275 6.00, GL/EN 4340 6.00, GL/EN 4450 6.00, GL/EN 4620 3.00, GL/EN 4620 6.00, GL/EN 4621 3.00, GL/EN 4621 6.00, GL/EN 4642 3.00, GL/EN 4642 6.00, GL/EN 4645 3.00, GL/EN 4645 6.00, GL/EN 4655 3.00;

f) 12 credits in linguistics and language studies: GL/EN 2611 3.00, GL/EN 2613 3.00, GL/EN 2634 3.00, GL/EN 3604 3.00, GL/EN 3604 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/EN 3606 3.00, GL/EN 3607 6.00, GL/EN 3608 6.00, GL/EN 3609 3.00, GL/EN 3610 3.00, GL/EN 3611 3.00, GL/EN 3650 6.00,GL/EN 3655 6.00, GL/EN 4605 3.00, GL/EN 4606 6.00, GL/EN 4607 6.00, GL/EN 4608 3.00, GL/EN 4609 3.00, GL/EN 4610 3.00, GL/EN 4613 3.00, GL/EN 4617 3.00, GL/EN 4628 3.00, GL/EN 4695 3.00, GL/EN 4696 6.00;

g) at least 24 credits at the 3000 and 4000 levels with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.

Notes: for categories b) to f), a course may only satisfy one category.

No more than six ENSL credits, to be taken at the 3000 level may be counted towards a major or minor in English but cannot apply to category g).

General education requirement*: every BA student in the college shall complete the equivalent of at least six credits in each of three of the four general education divisions (for a total of 18 credits): humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science.

Bilingual requirement*: all students admitted to Glendon must satisfy the bilingual requirement. In order to do so, students must successfully complete six credits in each official language (French and English) at Glendon from the following two categories:

  • courses at the second-year level and above in French as a Second Language and/or in English as a Second Language;
  • courses in any discipline which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement.

Upper-level credits*: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major listed above (under major credits).

Credits outside the major*: at least 18 credits.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 credits at York and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at Glendon.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 (C+).

*Note: please refer to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree of the Undergraduate Calendar for detailed requirement information.

Specialized Honours iBA: 120 Credits

Major credits: students must complete 60 credits in English, including:

a) 18 credits of the foundation set;

b) 12 credits in pre-1660 literature: GL/EN 3620 6.00 and six credits from the following: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 3210 6.00, GL/EN 3220 6.00, GL/EN 3555 3.00, GL/EN 3555 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/EN 3625 3.00, GL/EN 3625 6.00, GL/EN 3630 3.00, GL/EN 3630 6.00, GL/EN 4625 3.00, GL/EN 4625 6.00, GL/EN 4662 3.00, GL/EN 4662 6.00, GL/EN 4681 3.00, GL/EN 4681 6.00;

c) six credits in literature written between 1660 and 1900: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 2647 6.00, GL/EN 3230 6.00, GL/EN 3322 3.00, GL/EN 3322 6.00, GL/EN 3330 6.00, GL/EN 3470 6.00, GL/EN 4619 6.00, GL/EN 4644 3.00;

d) six credits in Canadian literature: GL/EN 2642 6.00, GL/EN 3205 6.00, GL/EN 3950 6.00, GL/EN 4232 3.00, GL/EN 4235 3.00, GL/EN 4450 6.00, GL/EN 4642 3.00, GL/EN 4642 6.00, GL/EN 4645 3.00, GL/EN 4645 6.00;

e) three credits in literature written from 1900 to present: GL/EN 2642 6.00, GL/EN 3205 6.00, GL/EN 3360 6.00, GL/EN 3622 6.00, GL/EN 3635 3.00, GL/EN 3635 6.00, GL/EN 3950 6.00, GL/EN 4232 3.00, GL/EN 4235 3.00, GL/EN 4237 3.00, GL/EN 4237 6.00, GL/EN 4245 3.00, GL/EN 4275 6.00, GL/EN 4340 6.00, GL/EN 4450 6.00, GL/EN 4620 3.00, GL/EN 4620 6.00, GL/EN 4621 3.00, GL/EN 4621 6.00, GL/EN 4642 3.00, GL/EN 4642 6.00, GL/EN 4645 3.00, GL/EN 4645 6.00, GL/EN 4655 3.00;

f) 12 credits in linguistics and language studies: GL/EN 2611 3.00, GL/EN 2613 3.00, GL/EN 2634 3.00, GL/EN 3604 3.00 , GL/EN 3604 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/EN 3606 3.00, GL/EN 3607 6.00, GL/EN 3608 6.00, GL/EN 3609 3.00, GL/EN 3610 3.00, GL/EN 3611 3.00, GL/EN 3650 6.00, GL/EN 3655 6.00, GL/EN 4605 3.00, GL/EN 4606 6.00, GL/EN 4607 6.00, GL/EN 4608 3.00, GL/EN 4609 3.00, GL/EN 4610 3.00, GL/EN 4613 3.00, GL/EN 4617 3.00, GL/EN 4628 3.00, GL/EN 4695 3.00, GL/EN 4696 6.00;

g) at least 24 credits at the 3000 and 4000 levels with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.

Notes: for categories b) to f), a course may only satisfy one category.

No more than six ENSL credits, to be taken at the 3000 level, may be counted towards a major or minor in English butcannot apply to category g).

Courses taken to fulfill the major requirements may also be used to fulfill the iBA requirements.

General education requirement*: every BA student in the college shall complete the equivalent of at least six credits in each of three of the four general education divisions (for a total of 18 credits): humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science.

Bilingual/trilingual requirement*: for the bilingual iBA, students must complete at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French). At least 6 of these credits must be completed at Glendon from the following two categories:

  • French as a Second Language and/or in English as a Second Language at the 2000 level or above;
  • discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement.

The remaining 12 credits in either official language may be completed abroad.

For the iBA trilingual, in addition to the above 18 credits in each official language (English and French), students must complete 18 credits in Hispanic studies (including: GL/SP 3000 6.00) or six credits of an advanced-level course in Hispanic studies) or 18 credits in a modern language (including an advanced-level course) at York University.

Internationally-oriented course requirement*: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses.

Exchange requirement*: at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement.

Students are required to pass a minimum of nine credits for a half-year exchange, or 18 credits for a full-year exchange.

Upper-level credits*: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major listed above (under major credits).

Credits outside the major*: at least 18 credits.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 credits at York and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at Glendon.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 (C+).

*Note: please refer to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree of the Undergraduate Calendar for detailed requirement information.

Honours BA: 120 Credits

Major credits: students must complete 42 credits in English, including:

a) 18 credits of the foundation set;

b) six credits in pre-1660 literature: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 3210 6.00, GL/EN 3220 6.00, GL/EN 3555 3.00, GL/EN 3555 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/ENG 3620 6.00, GL/EN 3625 3.00, GL/EN 3625 6.00, GL/EN 3630 3.00, GL/EN 3630 6.00, GL/EN 4625 3.00, GL/EN 4625 6.00, GL/EN 4662 3.00, GL/EN 4662 6.00, GL/EN 4681 3.00, GL/EN 4681 6.00;

c) six credits in literature written between 1660 and 1900: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 2647 6.00, GL/EN 3230 6.00, GL/EN 3322 3.00, GL/EN 3322 6.00, GL/EN 3330 6.00, GL/EN 3470 6.00, GL/EN 4619 6.00, GL/EN 4644 3.00;

d) three credits in literature written from 1900 to present: GL/EN 2642 6.00, GL/EN 3205 6.00, GL/EN 3360 6.00, GL/EN 3622 6.00, GL/EN 3635 3.00, GL/EN 3635 6.00, GL/EN 3950 6.00, GL/EN 4232 3.00, GL/EN 4235 3.00, GL/EN 4237 3.00, GL/EN 4237 6.00, GL/EN 4245 3.00, GL/EN 4275 6.00, GL/EN 4340 6.00, GL/EN 4450 6.00, GL/EN 4620 3.00, GL/EN 4620 6.00, GL/EN 4621 3.00, GL/EN 4621 6.00, GL/EN 4642 3.00, GL/EN 4642 6.00, GL/EN 4645 3.00, GL/EN 4645 6.00, GL/EN 4655 3.00;

e) six credits in linguistics and language studies: GL/EN 2611 3.00, GL/EN 2613 3.00, GL/EN 2634 3.00, GL/EN 3604 3.00 / GL/EN 3604 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/EN 3606 3.00, GL/EN 3607 6.00, GL/EN 3608 6.00, GL/EN 3609 3.00, GL/EN 3610 3.00, GL/EN 3611 3.00, GL/EN 3650 6.00, GL/EN 3655 6.00, GL/EN 4605 3.00, GL/EN 4606 6.00,GL/EN 4607 6.00, GL/EN 4608 3.00, GL/EN 4609 3.00, GL/EN 4610 3.00, GL/EN 4613 3.00, GL/EN 4617 3.00GL/EN 4628 3.00, GL/EN 4695 3.00, GL/EN 4696 6.00;

f) at least 24 credits at the 3000 and 4000 levels with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.

For b), c), d) and e) students could select from GL/EN 4010 3.00 / GL/EN 4010 6.00, GL/EN 4100 3.00 / GL/EN 4100 6.00, GL/EN 4250 3.00 / GL/EN 4250 6.00 depending on the subjects covered.

Note: for categories b) to e), a course may only satisfy one category. No more than six ENSL credits, to be taken at the 3000 level, may be counted towards a major or minor in English but cannot apply to category f).

General education requirement*: every BA student in the college shall complete the equivalent of at least six credits in each of three of the four general education divisions (for a total of 18 credits): humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science.

Bilingual requirement*: all students admitted to Glendon must satisfy the bilingual requirement. In order to do so, students must successfully complete six credits in each official language (French and English) at Glendon from the following two categories:

  • courses at the second-year level and above in French as a second language and/or in English as a second language;
  • courses in any discipline which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement.

Upper-level credits*: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major listed above (under major credits).

Credits outside the major*: at least 18 credits.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 credits at York and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at Glendon.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 (C+).

*Note: please refer to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree of the Undergraduate Calendar for detailed requirement information.

Honours iBA: 120 Credits

Major credits: students must complete 42 credits in English, including:

a) 18 credits of the foundation set;

b) six credits in pre-1660 literature: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 3210 6.00, GL/EN 3220 6.00, GL/EN 3555 3.00, GL/EN 3555 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/ENG 3620 6.00, GL/EN 3625 3.00, GL/EN 3625 6.00, GL/EN 3630 3.00, GL/EN 3630 6.00, GL/EN 4625 3.00, GL/EN 4625 6.00, GL/EN 4662 3.00, GL/EN 4662 6.00, GL/EN 4681 3.00, GL/EN 4681 6.00;

c) six credits in literature written between 1660 and 1900: GL/EN 2632 6.00, GL/EN 2647 6.00, GL/EN 3230 6.00, GL/EN 3322 3.00, GL/EN 3322 6.00, GL/EN 3330 6.00, GL/EN 3470 6.00, GL/EN 4619 6.00, GL/EN 4644 3.00;

d) three credits in literature written from 1900 to present: GL/EN 2642 6.00, GL/EN 3205 6.00, GL/EN 3360 6.00, GL/EN 3622 6.00, GL/EN 3635 3.00, GL/EN 3635 6.00, GL/EN 3950 6.00, GL/EN 4232 3.00, GL/EN 4235 3.00, GL/EN 4237 3.00, GL/EN 4237 6.00, GL/EN 4245 3.00, GL/EN 4275 6.00, GL/EN 4340 6.00, GL/EN 4450 6.00, GL/EN 4620 3.00, GL/EN 4620 6.00, GL/EN 4621 3.00, GL/EN 4621 6.00, GL/EN 4642 3.00, GL/EN 4642 6.00, GL/EN 4645 3.00, GL/EN 4645 6.00, GL/EN 4655 3.00;

e) six credits in linguistics and language studies: GL/EN 2611 3.00, GL/EN 2613 3.00, GL/EN 2634 3.00, GL/EN 3604 3.00 / GL/EN 3604 6.00, GL/EN 3605 6.00, GL/EN 3606 3.00, GL/EN 3607 6.00, GL/EN 3608 6.00, GL/EN 3609 3.00, GL/EN 3610 3.00, GL/EN 3611 3.00, GL/EN 3650 6.00, GL/EN 3655 6.00, GL/EN 4605 3.00, GL/EN 4606 6.00,GL/EN 4607 6.00, GL/EN 4608 3.00, GL/EN 4609 3.00, GL/EN 4610 3.00, GL/EN 4613 3.00, GL/EN 4617 3.00GL/EN 4628 3.00, GL/EN 4695 3.00, GL/EN 4696 6.00;

f) at least 24 credits at the 3000 and 4000 levels with at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.

For b), c), d) and e) students could select from GL/EN 4010 3.00 / GL/EN 4010 6.00, GL/EN 4100 3.00 / GL/EN 4100 6.00, GL/EN 4250 3.00 / GL/EN 4250 6.00 depending on the subjects covered.

Note: for categories b) to e), a course may only satisfy one category. No more than six ENSL credits, to be taken at the 3000 level, may be counted towards a major or minor in English but cannot apply to category f).

Courses taken to fulfill the major requirements may also be used to fulfill the iBA requirements.

General education requirement*: every BA student in the college shall complete the equivalent of at least six credits in each of three of the four general education divisions (for a total of 18 credits): humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science.

Bilingual/trilingual requirement*: for the bilingual iBA, students must complete at least 18 credits in each official language (English and French). At least 6 of these credits must be completed at Glendon from the following two categories:

  • French as a Second Language and/or in English as a Second Language at the 2000 level or above;
  • discipline courses which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement.

The remaining 12 credits in either official language may be completed abroad.

For the iBA trilingual, in addition to the above 18 credits in each official language (English and French), students must complete 18 credits in Hispanic studies (including: GL/SP 3000 6.00) or six credits of an advanced-level course in Hispanic studies) or 18 credits in a modern language (including an advanced-level course) at York University.

Internationally-oriented course requirement*: at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses.

Exchange requirement*: at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at an institution with which Glendon and/or York has a formal exchange agreement.

Students are required to pass a minimum of nine credits for a half-year exchange, or 18 credits for a full-year exchange.

Upper-level credits*: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major listed above (under major credits).

Credits outside the major*: at least 18 credits.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 credits at York and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at Glendon.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 (C+).

*Note: please refer to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree of the Undergraduate Calendar for detailed requirement information.

Honours Double Major BA

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours BA degree program offered at Glendon. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours BA programs.

Honours Double Major iBA

The Honours iBA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours iBA degree program offered at Glendon. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours iBA programs.

Honours Major/Minor BA

The Honours BA program in English described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor BA program at Glendon. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours Minor programs.

Honours Major/Minor iBA

The Honours iBA program in English described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor iBA program at Glendon. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours Minor programs.

Honours Minor BA

The Honours Minor must be pursued jointly with any approved Honours BA or iBA program which offers a major/minor option at Glendon. For further details on requirements, see the listings for specific Honours BA and iBA programs.

Minor credits: students must complete 30 credits in English.

Bachelor of Arts: 90 Credits

Major credits: students must complete 36 credits in English, including:

  • 18 credits of the foundation set;
  • 18 credits at 3000 or 4000 level with at least nine credits at the 4000 level.

General education requirement*: every BA student in the college shall complete the equivalent of at least six credits in each of three of the four general education divisions (for a total of 18 credits): humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science, social science.

Bilingual requirement*: all students admitted to Glendon must satisfy the bilingual requirement. In order to do so, students must successfully complete six credits in each official language (French and English) at Glendon from the following two categories:

  • courses at the second-year level and above in French as a Second Language and/or in English as a Second Language;
  • courses in any discipline which are designated as satisfying the bilingual requirement.

Upper-level credits*: at least 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level. This includes the 3000 and 4000 level credits in the major listed above (under major credits).

Credits outside the major*: at least 18 credits.

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 credits at York and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at Glendon.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 90 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.00 (C).

*Note: please refer to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree of the Undergraduate Calendar for detailed requirement information.

  • Glendon College
  • Glendon is York's midtown bilingual campus. It is the only institution in southern Ontario where university programs are offered in both French and English. Glendon offers an ideal environment for pursuing undergraduate studies. Situated in a park-like setting, bordering the glen of the Don River Valley, the Glendon campus is an oasis of peace and beauty. With a small, close-knit community and an excellent student/teacher ratio Glendon students are extremely well-supported in the classroom and outside of their studies.

    Glendon is proud of its quality programs that prepare students for interesting careers in fields as diverse as business, commerce, finance, public administration, diplomacy, education, communications, translation, health care and the environment. Glendon offers 19 programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Science degree, and two professional programs (Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts in Translation). In addition, Glendon is home to Masters degrees in Translation, Études françaises, and Public and International Affairs. Courses required for the BBA, MBA and law school programs are offered at Glendon.

    Glendon is set in an international and bilingual environment. Students, professors and staff hail from over 100 countries and value the opportunity to study, live and work in English and French – and other languages. Students build their language skills while earning their degree. Students at all levels in their second language are welcome, and all students will study in both languages in order to meet the bilingual requirement for graduation. Students can choose second language courses based upon their level of proficiency and their linguistic goals.The language skills students hone at Glendon provide a definite advantage in the workplace.

    Glendon offers students the best of both worlds: a small campus of 2,700 students in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s 3rd largest University. Glendon’s close-knit community and small class sizes allow for direct and ready access to professors, fellow students and support services. Glendon students have the opportunity to study abroad, in their third year of an Honours program, at French-Canadian universities or partner universities around the world. Glendon has negotiated formal exchange agreements with 17 partners. Glendon students may also participate in the York University exchange program, which include agreements with more than 250 institutions in countries such as Mexico, Sweden, Israel, Japan and Hong Kong. An extensive international exchange program, internships, mentorships, conferences and high-profile guest speakers offer students the chance to combine their studies with practical, real world experience.

    At Glendon, students may study part time or full time, primarily during the day. Students who are interested in education may coregister with the Faculty of Education to complete concurrent degrees in arts or science and education. Glendon houses the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa and students from the centre-south-west region may now be registered at the University of Ottawa and attend their Consecutive BEd program on the Glendon campus.

    Student life at Glendon is full of extracurricular activities organized by and for students on campus. These include such events as Theatre Glendon productions, the winter carnival, the musical ensemble, poetry nights, and much more. Students come from all parts of the world to benefit from Glendon’s academic excellence, reputation and bilingual culture, and in turn offer cultural richness and different viewpoints that have become a trademark of the Glendon experience.

  • Part-time Studies
  • Part-time studies may be convenient for students who wish to combine University work with employment or personal commitments. It may also provide a stepping stone to full-time studies for students who have been away from formal education for a few years and wish to reintegrate slowly into full-time studies.

    About 10 percent of Glendon students are pursuing their degrees on a part-time basis, taking from three to six credits per term. They enjoy the same privileges and freedoms as full-time students in terms of course choice, accessibility of resources and participation in campus life, and are subject to the same regulations.

  • Academic Standing Requirements for Visiting Students
  • Individuals who wish to enrol in undergraduate credit courses, but who do not intend to complete a degree or a certificate may be admitted to York as a visiting student. There are three categories of visiting students:

    1. those who hold an undergraduate degree (three-year bachelor’s degree minimum) from an accredited university/university-level institution;
    2. those who do not hold an undergraduate degree but wish to enrol in York courses to fulfill the academic, upgrading or professional development requirements of a professional designation;
    3. those who are currently attending another recognized university and wish to take York courses on a letter of permission issued by their home institution.

    Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

    Students in categories a) and b) whose overall cumulative grade point average (OCGPA) falls below 4.00 on at least 24 credits attempted will not be allowed to enrol in any subsequent session as visiting students. Students who are not permitted to re-enrol must apply for re-admission through the Admissions Office.

    Note: repeated course legislation does not apply to visiting students but only to academic degrees and certificates. Therefore, all courses attempted or taken will count in the OCGPA.

    Credit Limits

    Students in category b) who have maintained an OCGPA of 4.00 throughout their studies and who have completed 30 credits will not be allowed to enrol in subsequent sessions and must either reactivate to proceed as visiting students or may choose to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program.

    Principal: Donald Ipperciel, 220 Glendon Hall, 416-487-6727
    Associate Principal, Student Services: Pascal Arseneau, B108 York Hall, 416-487-6710
    Associate Principal, Academics: Ian Roberge, 220 Glendon Hall, 416-487-6727
    Associate Principal, Research & Graduate Studies: Christina Clark-Kazak, 215 Glendon Hall, 416-736-2100 ext 88106
    Director of Academic and Financial Services: Fiona Kay, C102 York Hall, 416-487-6715