Lassonde Program Change Information

This information is for current York students interested in applying to a Lassonde program for Fall/Winter 2020-2021 session.

 


 

Applying to a BSc or BA (Major or Minor)

 

Computer Science or Computer Security (BA or BSc)

What are the minimum academic requirements to be considered for Computer Science or Computer Security?

  • Minimum 24 credits completed at York University.

  • Minimum 5.0 for an Honours degree or minimum of 4.0 for an Ordinary degree.

    • Decisions will be based on the strength of the applicant pool (e.g. this past year, a GPA of 6.0 was needed to enter both the Honours and Ordinary Computer Science and Computer Security program).

  • Completion of:

MHF4U and one other 4U math (MCV4U recommended) with an overall average of 75% (with no math grade below 65%);

OR

At least 6.00 credits of SC/Math (where the course code includes a second digit of 5) with an overall average of 7.0 (B+).  All 2nd digit 5 credits will be included in the average calculation;

OR

At least 6.00 credits of SC/Math (where the course code does not include a second digit of 5) with an overall average of 5.00 (C+).  All non-2nd digit 5 courses will be included in the average calculation.

All MATH pre-requisites must be completed within the last 5 years.

  • If applying to a BSc program, completion of SCH4U or SPH4U or equivalent (e.g., SC/CHEM 1500, SC/PHYS 1510) is also required. Must be completed within the last 5 years.

  • If you have completed any LE/EECS course without a second digit of 5 in the past, an EECS GPA of 4.50 will also be required.

  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as spaces in the program are limited.  Decisions will be based on the strength of the applicant pool (e.g. this past year, a GPA of 6.0 was needed to enter the program).

How do I apply?

To apply to any of the above programs, visit the Registrar’s Program Change web site.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Digital Media (BA)

  • Minimum 24 credits completed at York University.

  • Minimum 5.0 for an Honours degree or minimum of 4.0 for an Ordinary degree.

    • Decisions will be based on the strength of the applicant pool (e.g. this past year, a GPA of 6.0 was needed to enter both the Honours and Ordinary Digital Media program).

  • 4M Arts or similar training (recommended)

  • Completion of:

4U math with an overall average of 75% (completed prior to entry to York);

OR

6.00 credits of SC/Math (where the course code includes a second digit of 5) with an overall average of 7.0 (B+). All 2nd digit 5 credits will be included in the average calculation; 

OR

6.00 credits of SC/Math (where the course code does not include a second digit of 5) with an overall average of 5.00 (C+).  All non-2nd digit 5 courses will be included in the average calculation.

All MATH pre-requisites must be completed within the last 5 years.

  • If you have completed any LE/EECS course without a second digit of 5 in the past, an EECS GPA of 4.50 will also be required.

  • Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as spaces in the program are limited.  Decisions will be based on the strength of the applicant pool (e.g. this past year, a GPA of 6.0 was needed to enter the program).

How do I apply?

To apply to any of the above programs, visit the Registrar’s Program Change web site.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Earth & Atmospheric Science (BSc Ordinary and all BSc Honours streams)

For information on minimum academic requirements for Space Science or Earth & Atmospheric Science, please visit the Future Students web site.

  • SPH4U (or equivalent e.g. PHYS 1510)
  • MHF4U (or equivalent e.g. MATH 1510)
  • MCV4U (or equivalent e.g. MATH 1520)
  • And two additional 4U or M courses - recommendation(s) below:
  • SCH4U (or equivalent e.g. CHEM 1500)
  • Chemistry is highly recommended for the Atmospheric Science and the Space Science streams.

How do I apply?

To apply to any of the above programs, visit the Registrar’s Program Change web site.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Click here to review our NEW Program Change webinar. If you are applying to any BA or BSc program in Lassonde, our new webinar covers everything you need to know.

 


 

Engineering (BENG)

The following information pertains to:

1) Current first-year Engineering students or students who have yet to declare an Engineering major

2) Upper-year Engineering students who want to change their Engineering major

3) Current York students exited from Engineering wishing to return to Engineering

4) Students who want to apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng.) from another York program.

 

1) Declaring Your Engineering Major

Who uses this process?

First year Engineering students who started in FW2019-20 must declare a major in the Winter term at Lassonde. For example, if you started in Fall 2019 you will have to declare in the Winter 2020 term or if you started in Winter 2020 you must declare in WI20.  Students who are currently enrolled in the BEng program who have not declared need to declare during this period as well.

Please note: Students will be blocked from enrolling in courses for the next Fall/Winter session if they have not declared a major by the end of the winter term in Engineering.

What are the minimum academic requirements to declare my major?

Undeclared students must be eligible to continue in Engineering in order to declare their Engineering major.  We will be reviewing and updating the process to include the Senate academic accommodations that have been made (e.g. Pass/fail option, extended drop deadline) and ensure the exceptional circumstances that you are facing are taken into account through this process.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into your top choice of Engineering major.

How do I apply?

Apply via an online form available below during the application period. 

When do I apply?

The application will be open from January 20th - May 7th, 2020 inclusive. (NOTE: The deadline has been extended to 11:59pm on Thursday, May 7th)

When will my new major be effective?

Your program will change to your new major for the 2020-21 Fall/Winter Session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Communication will go out to students who are eligible to continue and submit their declaration by the May 3rd deadline in late June via email. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, the process including decisions may be delayed. 

What were the Engineering program lock in deadlines and requirements during the admission process?

The posted deadlines for Fall 2019 entry Engineering Program Guarantees were:

  1. Submit application for admission to Engineering by March 6, 2019
  2. Submit Program Choices to Lassonde Admissions and Recruitment by April 15, 2019
  3. Accept offer of admission to Engineering by June 3, 2019
  4. Lock-in Engineering Program by June 10, 2019 with Lassonde Admissions and Recruitment
  5. Schedule New Student Enrolement/Bootcamp appointment by June 10, 2019
  6. Attend a New Student Enrolment/Bootcamp appointment by July 15, 2019
  • Note: This only applies if you were given a program gaurantee as part of your admission offer.  We will confirm in January who met the program gaurantee deadlines.

Click here to submit your Declaration of Major form.

 


 

2) Changing Your Engineering Major

Who uses this process?

Students who are in a specific Engineering major and want to change to another Engineering major (e.g. Electrical Engineering to Mechanical Engineering) OR Students who wish to add or remove the International Development studies Dual Degree.

What are the minimum academic requirements for the program?

Engineering students applying to change their major in Engineering must be in good academic standing and eligible to continue in Engineering to be considered for their program of choice. 

Please note: Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into a different major.

How do I apply?

The application is now closed.

When do I apply?

The application will be available March 2nd - May 7th, 2020 inclusive.  Should you submit after May 7th, your request may not be considered.

If I get in, when will it be effective?

If you are accepted into a new Engineering major, it will be effective for the 2020-2021 Fall/Winter session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Communication will go out to students in late June via email. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, communication may be delayed.

Application to change your Engineering Major

 


 

Transferring Into Engineering

 

3) Current York students exited from Engineering wishing to return to Engineering

 

Who uses this process?

Current York students in any other degree that have been exited previously from Engineering and wish to return to Engineering. 

What are the minimum academic requirements for the program?

Current York students who wish to return to the BEng program must meet the following minimum academic requirements by the application deadline to be considered for the program.

  • Minimum 5.0 overall cumulative GPA (SU20, S1 - 2020, and S2 - 2020 courses will not be considered as part of the application)

Please note: Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

How do I apply?

Complete the online application form.

When do I apply?

The application will be available March 2nd - May 24th, 2020.

Please note:  Until you are notified otherwise, you should enroll in courses for the 2020-21 Fall/Winter and/or Summer session in the program you are currently in.  If admitted to Engineering, you will enrol in courses in Engineering at that time.

If I get in, when will it be effective?

If you are accepted back into Engineering, it will be effective for the 2020-21 Fall/Winter session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Communication will go out to students in July 2020 via email. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, communication may be delayed.

Application

 

 

4) Current York students looking to transfer into Engineering (BENG)

Process

  1. Complete the minimum academic requirements for entry into the Engineering program (see below) by June 28th, 2020.

  2. Complete the online application by June 28th, 2020.

Notes:

  • Meeting the minimum academic requirements for the program does not guarantee admissions

  • Completing the application and any additional requirements does not guarantee admission to the program

  • Should you miss the application deadline listed above, your application may not be considered

  • Spaces are limited

Who uses this process?

Current York students in any other degree (e.g. BSc Computer Science or BA Political Science) who want to change their degree to BEng.  

What are the minimum academic requirements for the program?

Current York students who wish to enter into the BEng program must meet the following minimum academic requirements by the application deadline to be considered for the program.

  • Minimum 24 credits completed at York University

  • Minimum 5.0 overall cumulative GPA

  • Completion of the following prerequisites with a grade of 70% or above (within the last five years) at a high school level or above: Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, Advanced Functions.

Please note: Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. If you do not meet the minimum requirements by the application deadline your application will not be considered. 

How do I apply?

Complete the application below by June 28th, 2020

When do I apply?

May 1, 2020 - June 28th, 2020.

If I get in, when will it be effective?

It will be effective for the 2020-21 Fall/Winter session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Communication will go out to students in early August 2020 via email. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, communication may be delayed.

Application

 

 


 

If you have additional questions, please email us at ask@lassonde.yorku.ca, call 416-650-8215 or drop by the Student Welcome and Support Centre at 105 Bergeron Centre.