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Lassonde Program Change Information

This information is for current York students interested in applying to a Lassonde program for the upcoming Fall/Winter session. If you have additional questions after reviewing this website, please connect with an Academic Advisor.

Applying to a BSc or BA (Major or Minor)


***Due to the competitive nature of our programs and limited spaces, only a limited number of applicants will be granted admission. Decisions will be based on the strength of the applicant pool based on their most recent Fall/Winter academic decision as reflected on the grade report. Summer courses in progress will not be considered.***

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

• Minimum 24 credits completed at York University
• Minimum 6.0 (B) overall GPA
• 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 five “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.

Math prerequisites must be completed within the last 5 years. Once SC/MATH courses have been completed, the SC/MATH pre-requisite must be met. Students cannot mix and match Math requirements. This information is also available in our Program Change Webinar.

If applying to a BSc program, completion of SCH4U or SPH4U or equivalent (e.g., SC/CHEM 1500, SC/PHYS 1510) with a B+ or higher is also required and must be successfully 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.

Review our Program Change Webinar, and an Academic Advisor will go through the process with you.

How do I apply?

To apply to any of the above programs, submit your application between January 2nd and May 15th at the Registrar’s Program Change website.

When will I get a decision?
You will receive a decision by June 1st, and your program will be changed before your Fall/Winter enrolment window opens. You can also review your decision online.
 
***Effective August 1, 2022, Course Relief applications will no longer be considered for transfers to Computer Science or Computer Security programs. However, if you have been accepted into the program, we can process eligible Course Relief applications retroactively. ***

What are the minimum academic requirements to be considered for Digital Media?

• Minimum 24 credits completed at York University
• Minimum 5.0 for an Honours degree or minimum of 4.0 for an Ordinary degree
• 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.

Math prerequisites must be completed within the last 5 years. Once SC/MATH courses have been completed, the SC/MATH prerequisite must be met. Students cannot mix and match Math requirements. This information is also available in our Program Change Webinar.

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 based on their most recent Fall/Winter academic decision as reflected on the grade report. Summer courses in progress will not be considered.***

How do I apply?

To apply to any of the above programs, visit the Registrar’s Program Change website (standard deadlines apply).
For information on minimum academic requirements for Space Science or Earth & Atmospheric Science, please visit the Future Students website.

• 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): Chemistry is highly recommended for the Atmospheric Science and the Space Science streams, SCH4U (or equivalent e.g., CHEM 1500)

How do I apply?

To apply to any of the above programs, visit the Registrar’s Program Change website.
No. We do not recommend that you “shadow” your desired program. Here are a few reasons why we discourage doing so:

1. Taking courses for a program you are not in will not guarantee admission into and/or graduation from that program in the future.

2. Some students “shadow” another program and later realize it is not their passion, and/or they apply and do not gain admission. To avoid this circumstance, invest your time, energy, and tuition in courses required by your current program.

3. Degree requirements can and do evolve over time. When a student is admitted to a new program, they must follow the degree requirements in place at the time of their admission to the new program, not older requirements. Students who “shadow” may be taking courses that correspond to older requirements instead of newer ones. Transfer credit will not apply in these circumstances if a student has accidentally or on purpose taken courses that are no longer relevant.

Rest assured, you can begin taking courses required for your desired major if/when you formally apply and are offered admission into your desired program.
Review our Program Change Webinar. If you apply to any BA or BSc program in Lassonde, our webinar covers everything you need to know.

If you want to explore which courses Lassonde students take in these various programs, please review the official Academic Calendar requirements online.

Applying to a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)


Explore our Engineering majors:

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
Space Engineering

YouTube Series: Engineering Programs at Lassonde
YouTube Series: Declaration Week 2023

Curious about courses?

Search for each Engineering major in the Academic Calendar for a glimpse at the kinds of courses students complete within each discipline.

What can you do with your Engineering degree?

Check out the Career Education and Development website. Use their “What can I do with my degree?” tool to learn more about career options, skills developed, and professional organizations associated with various disciplines. Not every major is listed in the tool, but it is a great resource for exploring a variety of related disciplines.
Who uses this process?
All first-year engineering students who started in the Fall/Winter of 2023-2024 session. If you were offered a program guarantee, declaring your major is the final step. You can review the details here. Please, declare your engineering major even if you have not taken a lot of courses.

Declaration Deadline:
First-year engineering students who started in the Fall/Winter of 2023-2024 must declare a specified major by April 30th.

Fall/Winter Enrollment Block:
All BENG ENG students have an automatic block on their account until they have been changed into a specified engineering major, such as Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Software or Space Engineering.  Program change will be effective for Fall/Winter 2024.

The decision will be based on Fall/Winter grades. Students must be eligible to continue in the engineering program. Students must be in good academic standing. You can review this information on the Academic Standards website.
If you think you will not be eligible to continue in Engineering at the end of the Fall/Winter session, but you plan to increase your overall GPA, petition or submit a request to waive honours standing, be sure also to complete the declaration form so that your major can be changed if approved. Please speak to a Student Success & Academic Advisor for more information.

When and How do I apply?

Submit the Declaration of Engineering Major Form by April 30th.
 
When will my new major be effective?

Your new specified program will be effective Fall/Winter 2024-2025 session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Students will receive a decision via e-mail by June 30. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, the process, including decisions, may be delayed. 

Program Guarantee

Am I guaranteed my top choice of engineering major?
If you received an Engineering program guarantee at the time of admission and are deemed eligible to continue in Engineering at the end of the Fall/Winter session and you submitted your declaration form by the due date, your Engineering program guarantee will be honoured for the major you selected at the time of admission. The Admissions team oversees engineering program lock-in deadlines and requirements. Review the deadlines and requirements here.

MUST READ:
If you received a program guarantee at the point of admission but have since changed your Engineering major preference, you will not be guaranteed your top choice.

 
Your first choice will not be guaranteed if you do not receive an engineering program guarantee when admitted.
Note – 80% of students were given their top choice last year.

Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering are particularly competitive.
If you are interested in computer, electrical, or software engineering and do not have a program guarantee, you are encouraged to aim for an overall GPA of 7.00 or higher.

Where is the application form?

BEng Declaration of Major Form
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 want 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. Review our Academic Standards website for GPA requirements.

Decisions will be based on Fall/Winter grades. Summer grades will not be taken into consideration.

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

How do I apply?

Apply via the online form below during the application period. 

When do I apply?

The deadline to apply is May 15th.

If I get in, when will it be effective?

If you are accepted into a new Engineering major, your program will change to your new major for the Fall/Winter 2024-2025 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.

BEng Change of Major Form
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

​Decisions will be based on Fall/Winter grades. Summer grades will not be taken into consideration.

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

How do I apply?

Apply via the online form below during the application period. 

When do I apply?

The deadline to apply is May 15th.

Please note:  Until you are notified otherwise, you should enrol in courses for the Fall/Winter and/or Summer session in the program you are currently in. If re-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, your program will change to your new major for the Fall/Winter 2024-2025 session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Communication will go out to students in July via email. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, communication may be delayed.
 
Return to BEng Form
Who uses this process?

Current York students who were exited from Engineering at the end of the most recent Fall/Winter session and who increased their GPA to meet Honours Progression Rules for Engineering via completion of Summer courses. 

What are the minimum academic requirements for the program?

As per the Summer Continuance Policy, students are eligible to return (after a Fall/Winter exit) if their GPA meets Honours Progression Rules for Engineering via completion of Summer courses:

0 to 35 credits taken = 4.00
36 to 71 credits taken = 4.25
72 to 107 credits taken = 4.80
108 credits taken or more = 5.00 or higher

How do I apply?

Apply via the online form below during the application period. 

When do I apply?

The application will be available July 1, 2024 – September 1, 2021. Students can submit their application even if they are still waiting for Summer grades to be released. Applications will not be reviewed and decided until all Summer grades have been reported.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Communication will go out to students throughout September via email. During peak periods or if unforeseen circumstances arise, communication may be delayed.
 
Return to BEng after Winter Exit and Summer GPA Increase
No.

We do not recommend that you “shadow” your desired program. Here are a few reasons why we discourage doing so:

1. Taking courses for a program you are not in will not guarantee admission into and/or graduation from that program in the future.

2. Some students “shadow” another program and later realize it is not their passion and/or they apply and do not gain admission. To avoid a circumstance such as this, invest your time, energy, and tuition in courses required by your current program.

3. Degree requirements can and do evolve over time. When a student is admitted to a new program, they must follow the degree requirements in place at the time of their admission to the new program, not older requirements. Students who “shadow” may be taking courses that correspond to older requirements as opposed to newer requirements. Transfer credit will not apply in these circumstances if a student has accidentally or on purpose taken courses that are no longer relevant.

Rest assured, you can begin taking courses required for your desired major if/when you formally apply and are offered admission into your desired program.
Who uses this process?

Current York students in any other degree (e.g., BSc Mathematics BSc Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 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.
• University prerequisites should be at a grade of C+ or higher.

Decisions will be based on Fall/Winter grades. Summer grades will not be taken into consideration.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements for the program does not guarantee admission. Completing the application and any additional requirements does not guarantee admission. Spaces are limited.

Transfer Credit 
Students who study at other post-secondary institutions as well as students who study at York University in a non-engineering program may receive credit for their studies when they are admitted to an engineering program at York University.  Note that students do not need to be transferring from an accredited engineering program to be eligible for transfer credit. 
For students who are transferring to an engineering program at York University, the following courses are not eligible for transfer credit: 
– courses with the CIVL, ENG, and MECH rubrics, 
– courses with the EECS and ESSE rubrics that are required for any of the engineering programs, and 
– the course MATH 2930

Courses with the MATH, CHEM, and PHYS rubrics, as well as foundational science courses and complementary studies courses are eligible for transfer credit up to a maximum of 30 credits (common courses include MATH 1013, MATH 1014, MATH 1025, MATH/EECS 1019, MATH/EECS 1028, MATH 2015, MATH 2271, PHYS 1800, PHYS 1801 and the combination of CHEM 1000 and CHEM 1001). 

Transfer within York University 
A student transferring from another program at York into an engineering program is reviewed by Lassonde’s advising team via the Lassonde program change process.  Based on a list of courses approved by the Undergraduate Program Directors for engineering programs, containing courses with MATH, CHEM and PHYS rubrics, foundational science courses, and complementary studies courses, the advising team will look for equivalencies. 
Program checklist:
In both external and internal transfers, Lassonde’s advising team puts together a tailored program checklist, including the transfer credits, for the student.  A student with additional questions after the enrolment appointment is seen one-on-one by an academic advisor. 

Review the BENG Program Change Webinar, and an Academic Advisor will go through the process with you.

How do I apply?

Apply via the online form below during the application period. 

When do I apply?

The deadline for FW2024 Entrance is May 15th.

If I get in, when will it be effective?

If you are accepted into Engineering, your program will change for the Fall/Winter 2024-2025 session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

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

Application to Transfer to BEng

Applying to BASc Digital Technologies (Markham Campus)


Minimum Admission Requirements for Current York Students:

– Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
– ENG4U (Grade 12 English or equivalent at York)
– MHF4U (Grade 12 Advanced Functions or equivalent at York)
– Four additional 4U or M courses (recommendation: additional 4U / Grade 12 math courses or equivalent completed at York)

High-school pre-requisites must be 75% or above.

– at least 6.00 credits completed at York University
– at least 5.00 overall GPA
– If SC/MATH courses (with 2nd digit 5) are taken at York, minimum B+ / 75% / 7.00 SC/MATH GPA is required (e.g., SC/MATH 1510)
– If SC/MATH courses (without 2nd digit 5) are taken at York, minimum C / 60% / 4.00 SC/MATH GPA is required (e.g., SC/MATH 1300)

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Only students who are eligible to work full-time in Canada and study full time in Canada for the duration of the program will be eligible.

Not Eligible for Transfer Credit:

Due to the program being cohort-based and the integrated nature of the program requirements to balance work and academic study within courses, no transfer credits will be granted, including courses taken at York. There are no exceptions. This rule cannot be petitioned.

Partner Employer Applications:

Admission will be based on a student gaining successful employment with one of our Digital Technology partner companies. Review Digital Technologies Student Job Postings now.

Program Change Application:


Current York students must apply via the below application form:

Fall 2024-2025 Digital Technologies (BASc) Application Form is now open!

To learn more, visit the Digital Technologies program website.
Please note, for current students, Step 1: Apply to Digital Technologies is completed by filling out the Digital Technologies (BASc) Application Form.