In this section of the guide, Information across Faculties has important enrolment information for students across all Faculties. Next, you’ll find information specific to individual program Faculties. For more details, see the Faculty Rules section of the Undergraduate Calendar for your academic program.
Before selecting courses, we recommend you attend an individual and/or group academic advising session. In some Faculties, such as the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, the Lassonde School of Engineering, and Glendon College, advising is mandatory for all students in all year levels; in others, such as the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, advising is mandatory only for newly-admitted students or for continuing students who have not maintained academic standing conditions for their program. Consult the Undergraduate Calendar and your program’s academic advising office for more information.
Course Credit Exclusions
Some pairs of courses cannot both be taken for degree credit because their content overlaps too significantly. These pairs are called course credit exclusions, and they will be listed at the end of the Course Description text for a course on the York Courses Website timetable. If your degree requirements specify that one course of the pair is required to fulfill a program requirement, you cannot enrol use the other course to fulfill degree requirements. However, the Registration and Enrolment Module will not prevent enrolment in the excluded course: it is your responsibility to ensure course selections meet degree and program requirements for graduation. Contact your program’s academic advising office to confirm any applicable course credit exclusion.
Many courses are cross-listed: this means they are offered jointly by at least two teaching units such as departments or divisions. The course is the same but is listed under different course catalog numbers for each teaching unit. In some cases, courses are cross-listed between units in two different Faculties. Cross-listed courses cannot be “double-counted” to fulfill degree requirements. For example, if AP/HUMA 4610 6.00 is cross-listed with HH/PSYC 4120 6.00, then enrolment in this course it may be counted either as the humanities course or the psychology course, but not as both. To choose between cross-listed courses, enrol in the course that most closely fits your program requirements.
Cross-listings are indicated above the Course Description heading for a course in the York Courses Website timetable.
Some courses will list one or more prerequisite or corequisite courses in the Course Description text for a course in the York Courses Website timetable.
A prerequisite course must be completed before taking the course for which it is a prerequisite. For example, if SC/MATH 3022 3.00 has the prerequisite course SC/MATH 3021 3.00, then you must complete the entire SC/MATH 3021 3.00 course before the SC/MATH 3022 3.00 course begins.
Prerequisite courses are often offered earlier in the academic year than the course for which they are prerequisites: for example, the prerequisite for a winter term course is often offered in the fall term. The sequence of enrolment therefore matters: if you are taking a prerequisite course and the course for which it is a prerequisite within the same academic session, you should add prerequisite courses to your schedule first.
A corequisite course is much like a prerequisite course, except that it can also be completed at the same time (concurrently) as the course for which it is a prerequisite.
It is your responsibility to enrol in only those courses for which you have (or will have) successfully completed all designated prerequisites and to take concurrently all specified corequisites not already completed successfully. If you will not have completed the stated prerequisites, but have reason to believe that you can succeed in a course, you must obtain formal permission from the course instructor/department before enrolling.
Program Changes, Reactivations and Non-Degree Studies
If you are a current student who wants to change your major and/or minor subject, degree type and/or home Faculty, please visit the Program Change page for more information and instructions.
If you have been away from York University and did not enrol/register in the most recent fall/winter session, then you must reactivate your academic record before you can return to your studies.
If you have already completed a degree at York University and want to apply for non-degree status so that you can enrol in undergraduate courses but not use them for credit in a degree or certificate program, please read the information on the Apply for Non-Degree Status page.
Most undergraduate students can repeat any passed or failed course twice for academic degree or certificate credit, to a maximum of three course attempts per course. A “course attempt” is defined as a completed course where a final grade is recorded.
Course availability and space considerations can make it difficult to repeat the course in the session you choose.
If you repeat and complete a course for academic degree or certificate credit, the grade from the most recent course attempt will be used to calculate your credit totals and grade point averages. The grade(s) from earlier course attempts will be remain on your transcript but will show a “No Credit Retained” (NCR) grade qualifier. A course can be credited only once towards satisfaction of degree or certificate academic credit requirements.
The restrictions on course repeats also apply to cross-listed courses and course-credit exclusions for a course.
At least 30 course credits and at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required in your undergraduate degree program’s major and minor must be taken at York University. Additionally, at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required for a Glendon College degree program’s major and/or minor must be taken at Glendon College.
Students enrolled in the Faculty of Education are required to attend mandatory group advising sessions in the fall prior to enrolling in year one of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program. Both Concurrent and Consecutive BEd students entering their first year of the program will attend a mandatory enrolment/orientation session in the spring. All students in the Pre-Education BEd are required to book an individual advising appointment with a Faculty of Education Student Advisor to ensure that they are on schedule for progression through their degree (programs) in Education: http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/undergraduate/advising.
Change of Major/Program
Any teacher candidates who wish to change certification levels or teaching subjects must contact the BEd Student Services Office in 128 Winters College. Change of Major/Program forms are due before April 30 (fall/winter session) or before February 1 (summer session).
Education students will complete 60 credits for the Bachelor of Education program: 33 credits in year 1 (semester 1 and 2) and 27 credits in year 2 (semester 3 and 4).
Students enrolled in the BEd and requesting to take a stop-out year need to complete and submit a Stop-Out Authorization form before April 30 (fall/winter session).
If your first major is Environmental Studies you must attend a mandatory advising appointment with the undergraduate program advisor prior to your assigned enrolment access time. This will lift your advising block and let you access the online registration and enrolment system. Each student must complete and submit a Program Checklist to the Student Success Coordinator.
Students with an academic decision of academic warning, debarment warning, probation, or withdrawal are strongly encouraged to make an advising appointment. Email the Student Success Coordinator at email@example.com to book an advising appointment or drop in to 134 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies (HNES) Building.
Associated Course Fees
Some Environmental Studies course have associated course materials fees in addition to tuition. These fees will appear on your invoice.
Some courses have off-campus field trips. The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change will collect fees for scheduled off-campus field trips prior to the scheduled departure. Please ask the course director if you have any questions about these fees.
Fall/winter session: You are advised to take no more than 30 credits. A maximum of 36 credits (18 credits per term) can be taken upon approval of your Program Checklist and review by your adviser. If you wish to enrol in more than the above maximum, please contact the Student Success Coordinator at 416-736-2100, ext. 33510 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer session: A maximum of 15 credits can be taken. You are responsible for ensuring that courses taken during the summer session fulfill your program and degree requirements.
The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change does not permit students to enrol in two or more courses in the same term that are offered on the same day and time.
If you create a course schedule with time conflicts, be aware that you will get no special arrangements or support by Course Directors. Course Directors will not grant any extensions for assignments/exams and/or tests that conflict as a result of conflicting course enrolments. You are still expected to be in class regularly, hand in assignments on time and write the exams/tests at scheduled times. A petition to take a schedule in which course conflicts occur, or to seek accommodation for such conflicts, will not be supported by the Faculty.
If you lack a required prerequisite course but believe you can successfully complete the course work, you must obtain written permission from the course director to enrol. Forms are available from the Office of Student and Academic Services Room 137, Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies (HNES) Building.
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. It is strongly recommended students take no more than 18 credits per term.
Summer session: Students may take a maximum of 15 credits in the summer session.
PKINs are practicum courses for kinesiology and health science students only and are not for academic credit. Consult the School of Kinesiology and Health Science website for further information.
Fall/winter session: A full course load is defined as 30 credits in the fall/winter session. The maximum course load is 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term) without petitioning.
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.
Students with substantial familial or financial responsibilities outside the University are advised to consider taking fewer courses in a session.
Students are responsible for ensuring there are no course conflicts in their timetables.
Natural Science 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 Registrar's Office website.
Advising is mandatory for all new students. Advising is also mandatory and for all continuing students in Physics & Astronomy programs.
Fall/winter session: 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.
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.
If you are seeking any substitutions or exceptions to program requirements, you must obtain written permission from your major department. Give a copy to Registrarial Services in the Bennett Centre for Student Services to put in your student file.
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: email@example.com.
Continuing students: Please contact Academic Services in room C102, York Hall. Telephone: 416-487-6715; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:email@example.com.
Étudiants actuels: veuillez vous adresser au Bureau des services académiques dans la salle C102, Pavillon York. Téléphone: 416-487-6715; courriel:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
La session d'été: Un étudiant de Glendon peut s'inscrire à un maximum de 15 crédits durant la session d'été.
Academic advising is available and recommended for all Lassonde students. Advising is MANDATORY at the end of the Fall/Winter Session for students in all Lassonde programs. Enrolment will be blocked until you see an advisor. To book an advising appointment, please contact the Student Services Centre by emailing emailing email@example.com 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.
Fall/winter session: Lassonde students are advised to take no more than 30 credits. BA and BSc program majors can take a maximum of 33 credits. BEng program majors can take a maximum of 39 credits. Students must submit an academic petition if they wish to enrol in more than their maximum course load. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or by calling 416-650-8215.
If you seek any substitutions or exceptions to program requirements, you must obtain permission from the major department first. To request permission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or by calling 416-650-8215.
Before selecting courses, you are encouraged to attend an individual and/or group advising sessions offered by their academic unit(s). Please consult your department(s) for details.
You 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. You are responsible for ensuring that the courses you select will satisfy your 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 fees 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.
Fall/winter session: The normal course load is 30 credits. School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design students majoring in dance, digital media, film, intermedia, music, theatre or visual art and art history may take a maximum of 36 credits, with the permission of their major department.
Summer session: You may take a maximum of 15 credits if you are majoring in dance, film, intermedia, music, theatre or visual art and art history.
Students majoring in design may take a maximum of 36 credits during each academic calendar year (September to August).
Courses Requiring Special Permission
Some courses will be available through the Registration and Enrolment Module 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 time begins.
Any course which is cross-listed in your major department will be included in your major grade point average. Cross-listed courses cannot be double-counted for the purpose of fulfilling degree requirements.
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.
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.
Fall/winter session: Students must complete at least 24 credits (and at least 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: Student can take a maximum of 6 credits of non-business electives during each summer session. Students should select their non-business electives with the year level requirements in mind.
Non-Schulich courses: Some courses offered through other Faculties at York do not satisfy degree requirements for Schulich programs. Administrative Studies courses (AP/ADMS) and correspondence courses 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 of Student Services by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 416-736-5081. It is every student's responsibility to ensure the courses they choose 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 non-business elective courses 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 students in the iBBA program, year-level requirements do not apply to Globally- Focused or Regionally-Focused Courses. For thefaculty-approved list of Globally-Focused and Regionally-Focused Courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Academic Handbook.
Program Notes, Course Credit Exclusions
Students are advised to refer to the Schulich Undergraduate Academic Handbook for more information regarding their program and course-credit exclusions. For example, administrative studies courses (AP/ADMS) and correspondence courses do not satisfy degree requirements for Schulich undergraduate programs. If students have questions, they may contact the Undergraduate Programs Unit, Student and Enrolment Services, W262P Seymour Schulich Building or e-mail email@example.com or telephone 416-736-5081. It is every student's responsibility to ensure the courses they choose will meet all program and degree requirements for promotion and graduation.