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To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design:

APPLICANTS FROM A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION, INCLUDING:

  • High school graduates
  • Graduates of degree programs in related or unrelated fields
  • Graduates of Bachelor of Fine Arts or Architectural Design programs
  • Graduates of interior design diploma (two year) or interior decorating diploma programs
  • Graduates of three (3) year interior design diploma programs

 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Students entering the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program from high school are required to submit an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with at least a 65% average in six (6) courses from the University or University/College stream, including:

  • English, grade 12
  • One grade 11 or 12 Math at the U and/or U/M level or equivalent
  • Four (4) or Five (5) other grade 12 subjects at the U and/or U/M level or equivalent to a minimum of six (6) grade 12 courses.
  • High school transcripts

In addition to the above requirements, all applicants must submit:

  • A $75 application fee
  • Resume and Statement of Interest
  • A completed application form (can be completed online)

Start your online application

If you have a question or need more information, please fill out an information request form and an Admissions Advisor will contact you.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

Students entering the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program from College/University are required to submit:

  • Detailed course outlines; If you are applying for credit transfer of college or university courses.
  • Official Post-Secondary Transcripts
  • Resume and Statement of Interest (no more than 300 words)
  • Application fee
  • A completed Application Form (can be completed online)

Start your online application

If you have a question or need more information, please fill out an information request form and an Admissions Advisor will contact you.

MATURE STUDENTS

A mature student is an applicant who has not achieved the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent and who is at least 21 years of age on or before the commencement of the program in which he/she intends to enrol. Yorkville University’s admissions policy for mature students creates pathways for applicants who can demonstrate abilities equivalent to those of Ontario high school graduates through the successful completion of courses at the postsecondary level or through proficiency assessments.

In addition to the above requirements, all applicants must submit:

  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Resume and Statement of Interest (no more than 300 words)
  • Application fee
  • A completed Application Form (can be completed online)

Start your online application

If you have a question or need more information, please fill out an information request form and an Admissions Advisor will contact you.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction at Yorkville University. Applicants whose native language is not English must establish proficiency in English sufficient for post-secondary study.

Please find program specific details below.

Yorkville University ESL Pathway Program

The ESL Pathway Program enables students, with less than the minimum required IELTS scores, to be accepted to Yorkville University programs in Ontario. The ESL Pathway offers three levels of study with content focused on improving your English language skills. You will leave the program with improved English language skills for reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. The levels are 12 weeks in duration and involve 25 hours of instruction per week. All students will have access to on-going language and international student services during their studies at Yorkville University. The ESL Pathway program is available at the 1835 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 1X8, Canada.

Oxford Placement Test 

Students applying to Yorkville University programs in Ontario without an IELTS score will be asked to complete the Oxford Placement Test to determine their placement in either (a) Beginner Pathway (b) Level 1 (c) Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program or (d) enter their degree/diploma program directly or with a concurrent English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is available at respective campuses concurrently as part of the programs. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)

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English Language Requirements

Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language spoken and applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following completed scored tests:

Recognized Tests Minimum Scores
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80 CBT 213 PBT 550
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic 6.0
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) – Reading/Listening/Speaking – Writing 4.5 – 4.0
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 60
Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) – Average on reading, listening and speaking 6
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 55
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176

 

Bachelor of Interior Design Conditional Admission

Applicants seeking to establish English language proficiency by providing TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores (or scores from other tests of English language proficiency recognized by the University) but whose scores fall below the standards required for admission may be considered for conditional admission in the following circumstances.

 ONTARIO:
Students with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 (or equivalent) will enroll in Yorkville University’s regular academic program.

  • Students with an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 but below 6.0 are eligible to start their academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)
  • Students whose IELTS score (or equivalent) is 4.5 or higher but lower than 5.5 will have to successfully complete Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.
  • Students whose IELTS score (or equivalent) is lower than 4.5 but above 4.0 will have to successfully complete Level 1 and Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.

All students completing Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program are eligible to start their academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)

Oxford Placement Test
Students without an IELTS score will be asked to complete the Oxford Placement Test to determine their placement in either (a) Beginner Pathway (b) Level 1 (c) Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program or (d) enter their degree/diploma program directly or with a concurrent English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

Yorkville University’s ESL Pathway Partners

Click here to learn more about our ESL pathway partners and approved ESL programs and levels.

Note: In all cases, the University reserves the right to require proof of language proficiency before permission will be granted to register in academic courses. Applicants from countries where English is the language of instruction, but is not the primary language of the general population, may be asked to demonstrate English-language proficiency.

Click here for more information on and specific International Admission Requirements

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students please click here for more information about specific International Admission Requirements, including English language proficiency.