Frequently Asked Questions

We will regularly update this list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to academic advising. If you have a question that you think should be added here, please e-mail us at ask@lassonde.yorku.ca. Review our FAQs website regularly for new or updated FAQs.

 


 

Degree Requirements

Where can I find my degree requirements?

Official degree requirements can be found in your Academic Calendar.

Which Academic Calendar do I follow?

Typically, students follow the Academic Calendar associated with the year they entered their major. BA/iBA and BSc/iBSc students enter their major upon admission. BEng students enter their major in their second year once their major has been officially declared. If you are unsure which Academic Calendar you are following, connect with an Academic Advisor.

I am having difficulty understanding parts of the Academic Calendar. Where can I find additional information online?

You may find program checklists, the degree progress report, and required advising curriculum updates helpful in understanding your degree requirements.

Where can I find the criteria for the BSc Non-Science requirement, BA General Education requirement, and/or BEng Complementary Studies requirement?

In your Academic Calendar, select "Faculty Rules". When you have reached the "Faculty Rules" section, select "Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements". Scroll to find the criteria for the BSc Non-Science requirement, BA General Education requirement, and/or BEng Complementary Studies requirement. You will also find helpful information in your Degree Progress Report.

 


 

Enrolment

I am trying to enrol into an SC/MATH* course, but seats are full or reserved. What should I do?

Continue trying to add the course via the Registration and Enrolment Module (REM) until the last date to enrol without special permission of the instructor. These dates are available online here. When the course begins, attend the course and identify yourself to the instructor.

If the last date to enrol without special permission of the instructor passes, you may ask the instructor for special permission to enrol by the deadline to enrol late. Visit the Math Department to obtain a copy of the special permission to enrol late form.

I am trying to enrol into an LE/EECS* course, but seats are full or reserved. What should I do?

Continue trying to add the course via the Registration and Enrolment Module (REM) until the last date to enrol without special permission of the instructor. These dates are available online here. In addition to continuing to try the online system, note that the EECS Department typically maintains a waiting list for Fall and Winter term courses. The waiting list is usually available 2 to 3 weeks prior to the start of each term. If there is a waiting list, it will be posted on the EECS Department website. Remember that EECS courses identified as Section E or Z will be primarily reserved for BEng students, while all other sections will be primarily reserved for BA and BSc students. Keep this in mind when building your timetable. Attempt to enrol in sections primarily reserved for you.

The Fall 2019 waiting list details are available here. Contact the EECS Department if you have questions about their enrolment process.

*Some sections of LE/EECS 1019 3.00 are overseen by the Math Department. For the upcoming Fall/Winter 2019-2020 session, LE/EECS 1019 3.00 Section A is overseen by the EECS Department. All other sections are overseen by the Math Department. For additional clarification, feel free to contact the Math Department, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, or the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

I would like to take a 1st year Engineering course but the seats are reserved or full.  What should I do?

1st year Engineering courses are reserved for 1st year Engineering students.  If you are an upper year Engineering student who needs to complete a 1st year Engineering course or an exited Engineering student who wishes to repeat a previsouly taken course, you can complete the following form.  Any requests for students to repeat upper year Engineering courses should contact the department responsible for the course.  For more information, please visit the Lassonde Student Welcome and Support Centre.

I would like to take ENTR 3400, 3600, 4500 and/or LAW ‘Perspectives’ courses. What should I do?

E-mail Maedeh Sedaghat, Lab Administrative Coordinator, BEST at maedeh@yorku.ca. Identify the course(s) in the subject line (e.g., ENTR 3400). In the body of your e-mail, include your first and last name, student number, program and year level. Note that seating is limited in ENTR and LAW 'Perspectives' courses. These courses are also intended for students in their upper years of study, e.g., third or fourth year.

I am blocked from accessing REM, but want to add or drop a course. What should I do?

If you wish to drop a course, e-mail ask@lassonde.yorku.ca. Include your official first and last name, your student number, and identify the course(s) you wish to drop. Academic and financial deadlines apply, so ensure your e-mail is sent in time to meet important dates.

You will not be able to add a course until your REM block is resolved. If you are unsure how to resolve your REM block, connect with an Academic Advisor.

Can I repeat a course?

A course can be repeated up to 3 times. The most recent grade earned will be the grade calculated in the GPA. All attempts will remain on the transcript. Earlier attempts will receive the "NCR" No Credit Retained notation beside the letter grade. If a course is dropped or if you withdraw late ("W") from a course, this will not be considered an attempt at the course in the context of the Course Repeat Policy. For complete details regarding repeating a course, review the Course Repeat Policy.

Where can I find add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines?

The last date to add a course, the last date to drop a course, and the last date to withdraw late ("W") from a course are available online. Click here to review the Important Dates for the current or upcoming session. If you miss a drop or withdrawal deadline due to extenuating circumstances, review our Petitions website to explore your options.

What is the difference between dropping a course and withdrawing late from a course?

Dropping a course removes the course entirely from your academic record. If you withdraw late from a course, the course title will remain on your academic record, but no final grade will appear. Instead, a "W" will appear beside the title of the course. For complete details regarding withdrawing late, review the Course Withdrawal Policy.

Dropping or withdrawing late from a course can have financial consequences. Review tuition refund deadlines here.

 


 

GPA Requirements and Getting Help

What are the minimum GPA requirements for my program?

For an honours program, the minimum overall GPA required is 5.00 (C+).

For an ordinary program, the minimum overall GPA required is 4.00 (C).

If you are below these minimums, review our Academic Standards website as well as our Petitions and Honours Waivers websites.

I am struggling in some of my courses. Where can I get extra help?

Explore the following tutoring options:

We also encourage students to remain connected to their instructors and teaching assistants. Office hours and/or one-to-one appointments can be very helpful!

You may also find the following supports helpful:

If you want to drop a course or withdraw late or repeat a course, review the "Can I repeat a course?" and "What is the difference between dropping a course and withdrawing late from a course?" topics above.

If you have experienced extenuating circumstances, review our Petitions website for additional options.

 


 

Program Changes

I am a current Lassonde student. I would like to apply to a different Lassonde progam. Where can I find more information?

The Lassonde Program Changes website has the information you need. You will find information about applying to Computer Science, Computer Security, Digital Media, Earth and Atmospheric Science, and Engineering.

I am a non-Lassonde student at York University. I would like to apply to a Lassonde program. Where can I find more information?

The Lassonde Program Changes website has the information you need. You will find information about applying to Computer Science, Computer Security, Digital Media, Earth and Atmospheric Science, and Engineering.

I am not a York University student, but would like to apply to a Lassonde program at York. Where can I find more information?

Explore the University's Future Students website and contact the main Office of Admissions for the information you need.