Academic Standing Requirements for Continuing Visiting Students

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As outlined before, individuals who wish to enrol in undergraduate credit courses, but who do not intend to complete a degree or a certificate may be admitted to York as a Visiting Student (visit the Future Students website for more information). There are three categories of visiting students:

  1. Those who are currently attending another university and want to take York University courses on a letter of permission.
  2. Those who already hold an undergraduate degree (three-year bachelor's degree minimum) from an accredited university/university-level institution.
  3. Those who do not hold an undergraduate degree from any university but want to enrol in York courses to fulfill the academic, upgrading or professional development requirements of a professional designation.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Students in categories 2 and 3 (above) whose overall cumulative grade point average (OCGPA) falls below 4.00 on at least 24 credits attempted will not be allowed to enrol in any subsequent session as visiting students. Students who are not permitted to re-enrol must apply for re-admission through the Admissions Office.

Note: Repeated course legislation does not apply to visiting students but only to academic degrees and certificates. Therefore, all courses attempted or taken will count in the OCGPA.

Credit Limits

Students in category 3 (above) who have maintained an OCGPA of 4.00 throughout their studies and who have completed 30 credits will not be allowed to enrol in subsequent sessions and must either reactivate to proceed as visiting students or may choose to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program.