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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.

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:

BA/iBA General Education
BSc/iBSc Non-Science Requirement General Education
BEng Complementary Studies General Education

BEng: *NEW*Approved list of Complementary Studies 2022 subjects and courses
BSc and iBSc: Approved list of non-science subjects and courses

Visit the “Faculty Rules > Regulations Governing Undergraduate Degree Requirements” section of your Academic Calendar for complete details regarding General Education requirements.
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.

Click here to watch a recording of our latest Academic Petitions webinar.

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.

Click here to watch a recording of our latest Honours Waiver webinar.

Check out the Lassonde Honours Waiver website here.
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 well being 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.
Learn more about Course Relief. It may be an ideal option if you find yourself not doing well in your current program because it is not the right fit for you. An Academic Advisor will go into details about Course Relief and how to begin the process.

Click here to watch the webinar on Course Relief.
Review our webinar exploring the topic of academic warning. 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 review strategies to increase your GPA, including the summer continuance policy.

Click here to watch a recording of our latest Academic Warning webinar.
Next Steps Presentation – July 22, 2022

GPA Goal Worksheet
GPA Goal Worksheet if on a Penalty
In the Fall term, Academic Advisors distribute an advising presentation complete with important information students should know during their first year. If you missed your presentation or want a refresher, online webinar recordings are available below. 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.
• BEng students, click here for your webinar.

Please note that these presentations were recorded in 2020. The information is still relevant but the deadlines are out of date. Please see the current Important Dates.
Are you Ready to Graduate?

Congratulations on all of your hard work to date. As you complete your degree requirements, you may have questions about how and when to apply to graduate. Review our Preparing to Graduate webinar for answers to frequently asked questions we receive from students in their final terms of study.

Remember that you will continue to encounter new experiences as a Lassonde graduate. Take time now to learn more about what to expect as you Transition from University.

Upcoming graduation application deadlines:

– If you plan to graduate October 2022, submit your application to graduate by August 1, 2022.
– If you plan to graduate February 2023, submit your application to graduate by November 1, 2022.
– If you plan to graduate June 2023, submit your application by February 1, 2023 (for BEng students) or March 1, 2023 (for BA/iBA/BSc/iBSc students).

Lastly, remember that no question is too big or too small. Connect with our Academic Advising team. We are happy to review your progress to date and address any questions or concerns you may have as you head into your final term(s) of study.