Q: When can I register?
A: You can register four times per year – see Registration dates under the Student Services tab.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The activity fee is $40 (payable upon registration).
Q: Are there other costs?
A: The book deposit is refundable. It is $100 for the year. Each of the professional programs charges a materials fee. These vary. See the individual pages for more information.
Q: How many hours are there per day?
A: There are three periods per day, two hours each. New students may take two courses per day (2 hours). Returning students may take up to 3 courses per day (6 hours).
Q: Do you have night school / summer school?
A: Neither night school nor summer school is held at Yorkdale, but you may sign up for night school and summer school courses with the TDSB.
Q: Can I study part time?
A: Yes, for sure! You may take one, two or three courses (2, 4 or 6 hours). You are expected to be in class every day, Monday to Friday, for the full 2 hours, so do not try to take more than you can realistically handle.
Q: Do I earn credits?
A: Yes. Each successfully completed 2 hour course (90 hours of study) will lead to one credit.
Q: Who can come to Yorkdale?
A: Anyone who is at least 21 years of age by the time classes begin and is a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Refugee with a valid Study Permit may attend Yorkdale. Students under 21 and with an OSSD may be eligible.
Q: Does age matter?
A: You must be at least 21. Students under 21 must attend a regular secondary school. Our Ed-Vance Program may also be an option. Click here for more info.
Q: What if I’m not ready for grade 9?
A: If your assessment test shows that you are not ready for Grade 9, you will be referred to a LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills) Program in the neighbourhood or near you home.
Q: What if I cannot speak English well?
A: If your English is not fluent enough for secondary school courses, you may be referred to an ESL – Link Program in the community or near your home.
Q: What are your requirements for admission?
A: You must show a recent transcript (less than 5 years old) showing completion of Ontario high school credits. If you do not have a transcript from Onatrio, or your transcript is old, you will be asked to write an assessment to determine your level.
Q: Is there a daycare on site?
A: Yes, there is a daycare on site. It is not affiliated with our school. You need to contact Start Right Day Care to request a spot in any of their Toronto daycare programs.
Q: What other services are on site?
A: There is a wonderful cafeteria. The school has a Resource Centre where you can access print materials and use computers.