Advisor Webinar Series
The Lassonde Academic Advising team has recorded a series of webinars to assist our students with their studies and navigating administrative processes within Lassonde and at York. A webinar is an online video presentation that you can review anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection and speakers. Our webinars include bookmarks and are also transcribed for ease of use and to make notes should you wish. If you have any difficulty reviewing or accessing our webinars, connect with an Academic Advisor.
Please browse our selection of webinars below for the information you need to make informed decisions as you manage your academic record moving forward.
If you missed our presentation in your first-year course or if you would like a refresher, review our First-Year Advising webinar. An Academic Advisor will discuss a variety of topics relevant to first year students, including grades and minimum GPA requirements, important dates, additional support resources, academic honesty, co-op and internship, and more.
- BA, iBA, BSc, iBSc students, click here for your webinar. The transcript for the video can be found here.
Excelling in your Online Courses
Regardless of your year level of study, adapting to online learning can be challenging for many students. To support your success, we've gathered some information specific to this topic:
- Review our latest webinar for specific Tips and Resources to Support your Online Learning.
- Explore the University's latest online/remote learning resources, tips, and strategies for success as well.
- There are also a number of additional academic and wellbeing resources and other guidelines in place to support students during COVID-19.
- When engaging in your online courses, remember to practice professional netiquette*.
*This work, Netiquette Guidelines is a derivative of "Creative Commons Student Guidelines for Communicating in Online, Professional Contexts. Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo " Licensed by CC BY-NC 4.0.
Drop Deadline / Withdrawal "W" Webinar
Review our webinar dedicated to drop deadlines and late withdrawal "W" deadlines. An Academic Advisor will discuss important things to consider as drop and "W" deadlines come and go (e.g., academic and financial implications, petitions, etc.).
Check out Important Dates here.
General Education Requirements Explained
Review our webinars dedicated to finding and understanding the General Education requirement for your program. We receive questions about these requirements quite frequently, so members of the Lassonde Academic Advising team have created webinars to help answer your most frequently asked questions about these degree requirements in particular:
- BSc/iBSc Non-Science Requirement (transcript available here)
- BA/iBA General Education (transcript available here)
- BEng Complementary Studies (transcript available here)
Review our webinar exploring the Lassonde academic petitions process. An Academic Advisor will discuss what a petition is, how to prepare and submit a petition, what to include, and special considerations when submitting a petition.
Check out the Lassonde Academic Petitions website here.
Review our webinar exploring honours waivers in Lassonde. An Academic Advisor will discuss what an honours waiver is, how to prepare and submit one, what to include, and special considerations when applying for an honours waiver.
Check out the Lassonde Honours Waiver website here.
Understanding Academic Warning
Review our webinar exploring the topic of academic warning. An Academic Advisor will discuss what it means to be on academic warning, the steps you need to take to lift an academic warning, and strategies for success to help you either avoid an academic warning or increase your GPA following an academic warning.
Understanding Required Withdrawal / Debarment
Review our webinar exploring the topic of required withdrawal and debarment. An Academic Advisor will review next steps for students with a required withdrawal or debarment decision, including the steps you can take to resume studies in the future. The Academic Advisor will also recap strategies for success to help you either avoid a decision of this sort or increase your GPA while on debarment warning. Before watching this webinar, we recommend that you review the "Understanding Academic Warning" webinar above first.
Program Changes (BA or BSc)
If you are a current York student interested in applying to any BA or BSc program in Lassonde, our NEW program change webinar contains all of the information you need. An Academic Advisor reviews the minimum admission pre-requisites, shares insight into the competitive application process, and highlights how and when to apply. The Advisor also identifies what to do in the event your application is approved or denied. Check out our latest webinar below for the information you need to apply to change your program. A seperate webinar will be recorded in the Winter term for those interested in applying to the Lassonde BEng program. In addition to our webinars, check out the Lassonde Program Changes website for the most up to date information.
Getting Ready to Graduate
Attention all potential graduates! Review our webinar exploring need-to-know information as you prepare to graduate. An Academic Advisor will review the steps involved in applying to graduate, including when to apply, how to apply, and some important considerations to keep in mind along the way. We will also recap where to find your degree requirements, how to complete your self-audit, and will conclude with a review of career supports and relevant professional associations and memberships.