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Is This Program for You?

This program is designed to assist students who have been required to withdraw from the University because of a low grade point average, and whose poor performance does not adequately reflect their academic ability. It is most appropriate for students who need to develop stronger skills for academic support, rather than those whose performance has been affected by personal crisis or illness.

For students whose academic difficulties arose in the context of a personal crisis or illness, please refer to Petitions web page . If you need assistance with your petition, please contact the Senior Advisor in the Student Academic Advising Services, 103 Central Square.

The goal of this program is to provide you with the skills you need to graduate from York University. Throughout the course you will hear from expert guest lecturers,attend weekly tutorials and periodic individual sessions, complete weekly readings and assignments, and have an opportunity to acquire skills that can be directly applied to your studies. We provide an opportunity for you to develop a skill set for academic success in a supportive environment.

When considering this program we encourage students to reflect on their current situation and determine if they are committed to full participation in all aspects of the program with the goal of academic recovery and ultimately earning a degree. Being admitted to the program means that we have reviewed your record and feel confident in your ability to achieve academic success. However, the program will only benefit students who participate fully in aspects of the program and apply what they learn in support of their overall academic success. Students who do not feel they can commit fully to the program or who are considering applying only to avoid the consequence of required withdrawal are advised against participation in Fundamentals of Learning.

Please click here to download Fundamentals of Learning Information and Application document (doc).