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You did it! Welcome to Sustainable Environmental Management (BES)

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Sustainable Environmental Management (BES) with the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University.

We are dedicated to making positive change for people and the planet and are very excited to have you join our dynamic, diverse and dedicated community of changemakers.


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Accept Your Offer

The first step to kickstarting your journey as a York student is to accept your offer of admission! Make sure to follow all the respective steps below to accept your offer. If you have any questions or concerns about your admission, feel free to contact your Faculty of EUC recruitment team.

Choose one option - I have applied through:

Step 1. Log into OUAC

Use the OUAC reference number listed in MyFile to log in to your OUAC application at

Step 2. Select Program

Once logged in, click Choices/Offers from the top menu bar. In the Offers of Admission column of the program you wish to accept, click Offer or Alternate Offer. Received an alternate offer? Find out more.

Step 3. Accept Your Offer

The following screen will display the details of the program to which you have been offered admission. Confirm that this is the correct program, select Accept from the Response options and click Save and Continue.

Step 4. Submit Decision

Once you have accepted an offer, you will need to return to the Choices/Offers screen which will now display your ‘response’ next to the offer of admission you have decided to accept. It will indicate ‘Unsubmitted Response’.

To submit your response, you must first click the ‘save ordered choice’ button at the top or bottom of the screen.

Once you are ready to submit your response to OUAC, you will click ‘Review and Submit’ from the top menu bar. Review that everything is correct and then click the 'I Verify and Agree' button to accept your offer.

Congratulations! You have now successfully submitted your response and will receive a confirmation number on the following screen. Besides the confirmation number, this screen will include a summary of changes made to your application.

If you do not immediately receive a confirmation number, the submission process was most likely not completed properly. Go back and review each step. If you need assistance with the OUAC application, contact OUAC by email:

Step 5. Check Status

The acceptance of your offer on the OUAC site will take a few days to appear on MyFile. 

Step 1. Log into your MyFile

Go to to enter your York reference number (provided in your confirmation email when you applied to York) and your date of birth.

Step 2. Accept Your Offer

Once logged in, click Application Status on the left menu bar. The next screen will display the list of programs to which you have applied at York. The Next Steps column will display which programs you have been admitted to. You may only accept an offer of admission to one program/university. Click Accept/Decline Offer for the program you wish to accept.

Step 3. Check Status

Check that we have received your information on MyFile. Use MyFile to check the status of your application, view your scholarship details, apply to residence and more.

Your Next Steps

After you have accepted your offer, it’s time to start preparing for your transition to university. Whether you’re coming from local or abroad, your Faculty and York University are here to support you throughout the process. Begin your journey with each of the steps below:

1. Create Your Student Passport York Account

Your Passport York (PPY) is your key to accessing York’s online services and resources.

See the instructions to creating your PPY here.

Need help? Reach out to the York University IT team.

2. Apply for your Study Permit/Visa

International students are advised to Need guidance with your study permit application? Have questions about coming to Canada? The York International team is here to help you!

Sign up and attend a drop-in YI event here.

3. Apply for Residence

York's residences are more than places to live. They are vibrant communities where students learn, grow and develop, and make friends that will last a lifetime.

Find more information about applying for residence here.

4. YU Prep

YU Prep is a series of online modules and workshops designed for incoming first year students.

YU Prep modules invite you to explore, study and engage with different subjects to support your successful transition to university.

Register here.

5. Book your Course Enrolment Appointment

To start registering for your university courses, new students must book a course enrolment appointment.

See your faculty academic advisors page here for enrollment instructions.

6. Pay your tuition fees

A $300 CAD registration deposit is due after you have registered in your courses.

For full course tuition deadlines and payment methods, visit the Student Financial Services website here.

Supports and Services

After you have accepted your offer, it’s time to start preparing for your transition to university. Whether you’re coming from local or abroad, your Faculty and YFrom orientation to convocation, your York community is here to support you every step of the way. Explore the wide range of academic, career, student counselling, and student life services you will have access to below.

Your Program Highlights

Meet Your Program Coordinator,
Gregory Thiemann

Our program focuses on giving graduates the knowledge and skills they need to operate in a diversity of fields, recognizing that complex environmental problems require multi-perspective approaches and holistic solutions. The SEM program teaches students how to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Research Keywords: Arctic Ecosystems; Food Web Ecology; Wildlife Conservation; Resource Management; Animal Physiology.

What will my first year look like?

Bachelor in Environmental Studies (Honours) | Sustainable Environmental Management

To download the document or to view on a mobile device, please click here

Still Deciding?

We invite you to join our upcoming events, chat with our current students, and review our resources below for all the reasons to choose EUC. Become a changemaker for a sustainable and just future. Set out on a career path for a better world. Our programs will prepare you with the fundamental knowledge, critical thinking skills, hands-on experience and global perspectives necessary to achieve personal success and make positive change.

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Received an Offer? Let's talk about Next Steps!

Join our next steps information session to learn more about how to accept your offer of admission, potential scholarships to apply for and how. Discuss how to pay your deposit fee and book your course enrolment appointment. Also, begin forming relationships with current students in our undergraduate programs.

Register here for May 23 1:00  - 2:00 PM

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Shadow a Student for a Day

Curious to know what a lecture is like in a university setting? Or are you curious to know what the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change students are learning about? Sign up for a lecture below. High school students are welcome to join on a PA Day or throughout March Break. Applicants may select any of the dates below. Lectures are offered both in-person and virtually. 


Upcoming Events

See below for our upcoming events designed for applicants and newly admitted students.

Spring Open House 2024

Whether you have applied to York for Fall 2024, received an offer of admission, or you are considering applying to a future term, we invite you and your family to share all of your questions about admissions, academic programs, financial aid and student life. REGISTER HERE!

Dean’s Welcome Reception

Interested in knowing the space you can potentially spend the next few years of your academic journey? Join us at the Health Nursing and Environmental Studies building to meet our Dean Philip Kelly. Dean Kelly is eager to meet the incoming class and provide you with a very warm welcome. . REGISTER HERE!

Meet Your Team

Get to know your Faculty of EUC team! We are here to assist and guide your journey to York. Don’t hesitate to contact your team for any questions or concerns.

Brittany Giglio
Recruitment & Liaison Officer

Have any questions about your application or offer? Contact me!
Book 1:1 Appointment

Karleen Mason 

International Recruitment Officer

Hello and welcome to EUC! If you are an international undergraduate applicant or incoming student, contact me for assistance.

Denise McLeod

Student Success Coordinator