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.  A reminder that the DPR is meant to be a useful tool to assist students in understanding their degree requirements but is not an official degree audit for graduation purposes.

My Degree Progress Report isn't picking up my Transfer Credit or completed courses, what should I do?

Please complete the Update my DPR request form.  An Advisor will review your file and update your DPR accordingly.  Please note, this will not be done immediately and may take up to 4 weeks to complete.

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.

Permission for MATH 1019 and MATH 1090 is managed by the EECS department.  Please visit the EECS Department for more information.

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

Contact the EECS Department directly if you have questions about enrolling in Fall term EECS courses, including MATH 1019 and MATH 1090.

For Winter term EECS courses, continue trying to add the course via REM. The EECS waiting list for Winter term EECS courses will be available on the EECS Department website in December.

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, please note the following:

  • Fall 2019 term (PHYS 1800, ENG 1101): Visit 105 Bergeron Centre for a Request to Enrol Late form. Bring the form to the instructor of the course. If the instructor approves, submit your completed Request to Enrol Late form to 105 Bergeron Centre to the attention of Daniella Primi, Enrolment Coordinator. Daniella will assess your eligibility to enrol and will notify you accordingly.
  • Winter 2020 term (PHYS 1801, ENG 1102, CHEM 1100, ESSE 1012): Please fill out the request form.  All details including timelines are available within the 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.