Enrolment Reminders

Before you move to the section specific to your Faculty, carefully read "Information across Faculties" where you find important enrolment information common to all students across Faculties. If you require more details, go to the Faculty Rules section of the Undergraduate Calendar.

Information across Faculties

Academic Advising

Before selecting courses, we recommend you attend an individual and/or group advising session. In some Faculties, such as Environmental Studies or Glendon, advising is mandatory for all students; in others, such as the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (formerly Faculty of Fine Arts), advising is mandatory only for newly-admitted students.

Course Credit Exclusions

These are pairs of courses which may not both be taken for degree credit since their content overlaps significantly. If degree requirements specify that one of the pair is required to fulfill a program requirement, you may not enrol in the other - it cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure course selections meet degree and program requirements for graduation. Course credit exclusions are listed in the course descriptions found online on the York Courses website or in the Courses of Instruction section of the Undergraduate Calendar. Contact the departmental office of your second major/minor program to confirm any applicable course credit exclusion.

Cross-listed Courses

Many courses are “cross-listed”: that is, they are offered jointly by two or more teaching units such as departments or divisions (the prefix of a course indicates the unit or program which offers the course). In some cases, courses are cross-listed between units in two different Faculties. Cross-listed courses may not be “double-counted” in order to fulfill degree requirements; e.g. if AP/HUMA 4610 6.00 is cross-listed with HH/PSYC 4120 6.00, it may be counted as a humanities course or a psychology course, but not as both. To choose between cross-listed courses, enrol in the course that most closely fits your program requirements.

Prerequisite/Corequisite Requirements

Prerequisites/corequisites must be successfully completed before another course can be taken. They are listed in the course description and available online from the York Courses website or in the departmental Undergraduate Handbooks.

It is your responsibility to enrol in only those courses for which you have successfully completed all designated prerequisites and to take concurrently all specified corequisites not already completed successfully. If you lack the stated prerequisites, but have reason to believe that you can succeed in a course, you must obtain permission from the course-offering department before enrolling.

Program Changes, Reactivations and Non-Degree Studies

If you are a current student, considering changing your major, degree program or Faculty, please read the information on the Program Change page.

If you have been away from York and did not enrol/register in the most recent fall/winter session, you must reactivate your academic record before you can return to your studies. Please read the information on the Reactivation page.

If you have already completed a degree at York and would like to apply for non-degree status so that you can enrol in undergraduate courses but not towards a degree or certificate program, please read the information on the Non-Degree page.

Repeating Courses

Students can repeat any passed or a failed course once for academic degree or certificate credit. Course availability and space considerations can make it difficult to repeat the course in the session you choose. If you are allowed to repeat a course for academic degree or certificate credit, the second grade will be the grade of record and the only grade of the two used when calculated in your grade point average. A course can be credited only once towards satisfaction of degree or certificate academic credit requirements.

The record of both the first and second time the course was taken will appear on the transcript, with the first course designated as 'No Credit Retained'. The restrictions regarding repeating a passed or failed course also apply to cross-listed courses and course-credit exclusions.

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. Exception: At least half (50 per-cent) of the course credits required in the bilingual or trilingual liberal arts degree program major/minor offered at Glendon College must be taken at Glendon.

Education

Academic Advising

Concurrent Education students are advised to enrol in Education courses before enrolling in undergraduate academic courses. When planning your timetable, remember to leave one day free for practice teaching or community placement.

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Education are required to attend mandatory group advising sessions each year in the Faculty of Education prior to their assigned enrolment access. Students entering the Faculty will attend their first advising session in the summer prior to starting ED 1 (July/August). Mandatory sessions for continuing students will occur in February/March of each year.

Change of Major/Program

Any teacher candidates who wish to change certification levels or teaching subjects must contact BEd Student Services, 128 Winters College. Keep in mind that any changes made after submitting your practicum placement request form may delay your placement in schools. Change of Major/Program forms are due before April 30 (fall/winter session) or before February 1 (summer session).

Course Load

Education students (concurrent program) are advised to take no more than 12 credits in the Faculty of Education in each academic year. Should you wish to enrol in more than the above maximum, please book an advising appointment prior to your enrolment window date.

ED/EDUC 3000 3.00

Teaching Religious Education in Roman Catholic Separate Schools (ED/EDUC 3000 3.00) is restricted to ED 3 students. This optional course cannot be counted for credit towards your education degree and is not an Education elective; however, it may be eligible for credit towards your undergraduate degree program (consult advising office of home Faculty for suitability). Students should complete a Transfer of Extraneous Education Courses form, which can found on the Faculty of Education website. There is an academic fee associated with this three-credit course. This course is also offered as a non-credit course (ED/EDUC 3000A 3.00) for students who wish to take the course for application to Catholic boards of education but do not want this course counted towards their home Faculty. There is no academic fee for ED/EDUC 3000A 3.00.

Stop-out Requests

Teacher candidates who are planning to take a stop-out year need to complete and submit a Stop-Out Authorization form before April 30 (fall/winter session) or before February 1 (summer session).

Environmental Studies

Academic Advising

Students whose first major is Environmental Studies are required to attend a mandatory advising appointment with the undergraduate program adviser prior to your assigned enrolment access. This is in order to lift your advising block so that you will be able to access the online registration and enrolment system. Each student is required to fill out a Program Checklist available on the Faculty website.

Also, students with an academic decision of academic warning, debarment warning, probation or withdrawal, are strongly encouraged to make an advising appointment. Please visit the Faculty of Environmental Studies web site at http://fes.yorku.ca/students/current/bes to book an advising appointment or contact the Office of Student and Academic Services, Room 137, Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies (HNES) Building, at 416-736-5252.

Associated Course Fees

Some courses in Environmental Studies require associated course materials fees in addition to tuition. These associated fees will be included on your invoice. Further, some courses have scheduled off-campus field trips. The Faculty of Environmental Studies will collect fees for scheduled off-campus field trips prior to the scheduled departure. Please check with course director teaching the course if you have any questions about these fees.

Course Load

Fall/winter session: Students are advised to take no more than 30 credits. A maximum of 36 credits (18 credits per term) may be taken conditionally upon approval of your Program Checklist and review by your adviser. Should you wish to enrol in more than the above maximum, please contact the Undergraduate Program adviser at 416-736-2100, ext. 33510 or by e-mail at esadvise@yorku.ca.

Summer session: Maximum of 15 credits in total may be taken in the summer session. Students are responsible for ensuring that courses taken during the summer session fulfill program and degree requirements.

Course Conflicts

The Faculty of Environmental Studies does not permit students to enrol in courses that are conflicting with each other. Students cannot enroll in two or more courses in the same term that are offered on the same day and time.

Students who undertake such schedules should be advised that there will be no special arrangements and/or support by Course Directors. Course Directors will not grant any extensions for assignments/exams and/or tests that conflict as a result of double course enrolment. Students are expected to be in class regularly, hand in assignments on time and write the exam/test on its scheduled time. A petition to undertake such schedules in which course conflicts occur or to seek accommodation for such conflicts will not be supported by the Faculty.

Prerequisites

If you lack the required prerequisite, but believe you can successfully complete the course work, you must obtain written permission from the course director. Forms are available from the Office of Student and Academic Services, Undergraduate Office, Room 137, Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies (HNES) Building.

School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Academic Advising

Before selecting courses, students are encouraged to attend an individual and/or group advising sessions offered by their academic units. Please consult your department(s) for details.

All students are expected to become familiar with the academic regulations of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design as published in the Undergraduate Calendar and the Faculty and department handbooks. Students are responsible for ensuring that the courses selected will satisfy their degree requirements.

Associated Course Fees

Some School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design courses require associated course materials fees in addition to tuition. Some of these will be included on your invoice, while others will be collected by the department after classes begin. Please check with the department offering the course if you have any questions about these fees.

Course Load

Fall/winter session: The normal course load for students is 30 credits. School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design students majoring in dance, digital media, film, fine arts cultural studies, music, theatre or visual arts may take a maximum of 36 credits, with the permission of their major department. Students majoring in design may take a maximum of 36 credits during an academic calendar year (September to August).

Summer session: You may take a maximum of 15 credits if you are majoring in dance, film, fine arts cultural studies, music, theatre or visual arts.

Courses Requiring Special Permission

A number of courses will be available through the registration and enrolment system only to students who have obtained special permission from the department offering the course. If a course requires special permission to enrol, please ensure that you obtain this permission before your enrolment access begins.

Cross-listed Courses

Any course which is cross-listed in your major department will be included in your major grade point average. Cross-listed courses may not be double-counted for the purpose of fulfilling degree requirements.

Glendon

Advising Required

All new admits require advising in order to enrol in their courses.

Newly admitted students: Please contact the advisor in room C102, York Hall. Telephone: 416-487-6856; email: dearadvisor@glendon.yorku.ca.

Continuing students: Please contact Academic Services in room C102, York Hall. Telephone: 416-487-6715; email: acadservices@glendon.yorku.ca.

Conseils pédagogiques

Tous les nouveaux étudiants de Glendon doivent rencontrer un Conseiller pédagogique avant de s'inscrire à leurs cours.

Nouveaux étudiants: veuillez vous adresser aux conseillers dans la salle C102, Pavillon York. Téléphone: 416-487-6856; courriel:dearadvisor@glendon.yorku.ca.

Étudiants actuels: veuillez vous adresser au Bureau des services académiques dans la salle C102, Pavillon York. Téléphone: 416-487-6715; courriel:acadservices@glendon.yorku.ca.

Course Enrolment

Students must not repeat courses which are equivalent or similar in content to those that they have already successfully completed.

Inscription aux cours

Les étudiants ne doivent pas se réinscrire à des cours équivalents aux cours auxquels ils ont déjà réussi.

Course Load

Fall/winter session: Glendon College students are advised to take no more than 33 credits. The maximum enrolment allowed online is 36 credits.

For more information, students should contact Academic Services at 416-487-6715 or by email at acadservices@glendon.yorku.ca.

Summer session: Glendon students may take a maximum of 15 credits during the summer session.

Charge de cours

La session automne-hiver: Les étudiants de Glendon sont conseillés de s'inscrire à un maximum de 33 crédits.Ils peuvent s'inscrire en ligne à un maximum de 36 crédits.

Pour plus de renseignements, les étudiants peuvent rejoindre le Bureau des services académiques au 416-487-6715 ou par courriel à acadservices@glendon.yorku.ca.

La session d'été: Un étudiant de Glendon peut s'inscrire à un maximum de 15 crédits durant la session d'été.

Health

Course Load

Fall/winter session: The normal course load for students in the fall/winter session is 30 credits. Students with substantial familial or financial responsibilities outside the University are advised to consider taking fewer courses in a session. The maximum course load is 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term).

Summer session: Students may take a maximum of 15 credits in the summer session. Within this limit, no more than six credits may be taken during one six-week term.

PKINs

PKINs are practicum courses for kinesiology and health science students only and are not for academic credit. Consult the Kinesiology and Health Science Undergraduate Handbook for further information.

Lassonde

Academic Advising

Academic advising is available and recommended for all Lassonde students. Advising is MANDATORY at the end of the Fall/Winter Session for ENGINEERING students in all programs and enrollment will be blocked until you see an advisor. To book an advising appointment, please contact the Student Services Centre by emailing ask@lassonde.yorku.ca or by calling 416-650-8215.

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Faculty specific academic regulations, and the relevant program requirements, outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Course Load

Fall/winter session: Lassonde students are advised to take no more than 30 credits. The allowable maximum is 33 credits. Engineering majors may take a maximum of 37 credits. Students must submit an academic petition if they wish to enrol in more than the maximum course load listed above. Students with substantial familial or financial responsibilities outside the University are advised to consider taking fewer courses in a session after consulting with an academic advisor. To book an advising appointment, please contact the Student Services Centre by emailing ask@lassonde.yorku.ca or by calling 416-650-8215.

Summer session: A maximum of 15 credits in total may be taken during the summer session. Students are responsible for ensuring that courses taken during the summer session fulfill program and degree requirements, are eligible for the degree programs in the Lassonde School of Engineering and observe prerequisite, corequisite and course credit exclusion restrictions. To book an advising appointment, please contact the Student Services Centre by emailing ask@lassonde.yorku.ca or by calling 416-650-8215.

Substitutions/Exceptions

If you are seeking any substitutions or exceptions to program requirements, you must obtain permission from the major department first. To request permission, please email ask@lassonde.yorku.ca.

Students with an academic warning, debarment warning, required to withdraw, or exit decision on their grade report MUST see an academic advisor. To book an advising appointment, please contact the Student Services Centre by emailing ask@lassonde.yorku.ca or by calling 416-650-8215.

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Course Loads

Fall/winter session: The normal course load for students is 30 credits. The maximum course load is 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term).

Summer session: A full course load is defined as 15 credits in the summer session. Students may take a maximum of 18 credits overall without petitioning. It is recommended that students take their personal circumstances and academic standing into consideration before taking a course load of 18 credits in the summer session.

Note: Students with substantial familial or financial responsibilities outside the University are advised to consider taking fewer courses in a session.

Course Conflicts

Students are responsible for ensuring there are no course conflicts in their timetables.

Natural Science Courses

Natural science courses are listed in the Faculty of Science and Engineering section of course offerings.

Non-York Courses

A letter of permission must be obtained prior to enrolling in non-York University courses. Application forms for letters of permission are available on the Registrarial Services website .

Schulich

Courses in the Schulich School of Business are restricted to those who are admitted to or who are continuing in an undergraduate program in the Faculty.

Academic Advising

Pre-enrolment and on-going academic advising are available to Schulich students, through the Undergraduate Programs Unit in Schulich's Student Services and International Relations Division.

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Faculty specific academic regulations, and the relevant program requirements, outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Handbook. The Undergraduate Academic Handbook is available through the Undergraduate Programs Unit in Schulich's Student Services and International Relations Division.

Course Load

Fall/winter session: Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits (a minimum of 12 credits per term) during the fall/winter session of each academic year. The minimum number of required credits for promotion consideration are: 30 credits prior to beginning of Year 2; 60 credits prior to beginning of Year 3; 90 credits prior to beginning of Year 4; and 120 credits for graduation consideration.

Summer session: A maximum of six credits in total of non-business electives during each summer session. Students should select their non-business electives with the year level requirements in mind.

Degree Requirements

Non-Schulich courses: Some courses offered through other Faculties at York do not satisfy degree requirements for Schulich programs. Administrative Studies courses (AK/ADMS), correspondence courses and courses in business fundamentals (BFND), offered at the Schulich School of Business through the Faculty of Arts, do not satisfy degree requirements for Schulich undergraduate programs. Students should consult the most recent edition of Schulich's Undergraduate Academic Handbook, as well as the York Undergraduate Calendar, for information on credits that will not be counted towards the BBA or iBBA degrees. If students have questions, they may contact the Undergraduate Programs Unit, Student Services, e-mail undergrad@schulich.yorku.ca or telephone 416-736-5081. It is every student's responsibility to ensure the courses chosen meet all program and degree requirements for promotion and graduation.

Year-level requirements: Year 1 and Year 2 students (within the first 60 credits of their degree) may pursue their non-business elective(s) at any year level for which they are eligible. Year 3 students (within the first 90 credits) must pursue their non-business elective(s) at a minimum 2000 level. Year 4 students (between 90 and 120 credits) must pursue their non-business elective(s) at a minimum 3000 level.

Year level requirements do not apply to York University language courses (where English is not the language of instruction) taken through the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics or the Department of French Studies. For those students in the iBBA program, year level requirements do not apply to Globally Focused Courses. For a sample list of faculty approved Globally Focused Courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Academic Handbook.

Program Notes, Course Credit Exclusions

Students are advised to refer to their Schulich Undergraduate Academic Handbook for more information regarding program and course credit exclusions. For example, administrative studies courses (AK/ADMS) and correspondence courses do not satisfy degree requirements for Schulich undergraduate programs. If students have questions, they may contact the Undergraduate Programs Unit, Office of Student Services, W262P Seymour Schulich Building or e-mail undergrad@schulich.yorku.ca or telephone 416-736-5081. It is every student's responsibility to ensure the courses chosen meet all program and degree requirements for promotion and graduation.

Science

Academic Advising

Advising is mandatory for students in Physics & Astronomy.

Course Load

Fall/winter session: Science students are advised to take no more than 30 credits. The allowable maximum is 33 credits. Students must submit an academic petition if they wish to enrol in more than the maximum course load listed above. For more information please contact the Office of Science Academic Services at 416-736-5085.

Summer session: A maximum of 15 credits in total may be taken during the summer session. The student is responsible for ensuring that courses taken during the summer session fulfill program and degree requirements, are eligible for the degree program in the Faculty of Science, and observe prerequisite, corequisite and course credit exclusion restrictions.

Degree Checklist

If you are interested in checking your program requirements, pick up a Degree Checklist from the Office of Science Academic Services, 352 Lumbers Building (LB). Checklists outline each program so you can identify what you have completed and what is still required. Checklists are available for all science programs.

Substitutions/Exceptions

If you are seeking any substitutions or exceptions to program requirements, you must obtain written permission from your major department. Give a copy to the Office of the Registrar to put in your student file.