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Academic Advising for New Students

Whether you are a newly admitted student to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies or a continuing student currently pursuing your studies, academic advising is an important activity that supports your engagement and success at York University. Student Academic Advising Services is a place that can help you get the information and guidance you need to succeed.

Please remember that advising is a shared relationship between you and the advisor, whether the advisor is from Student Academic Advising Services, an individual departmental or program office or one of the Faculty-affiliated Colleges. Advisors can help by clarifying policies and regulations or by presenting various options. Ultimately, however, the student must accept responsibility for decisions regarding their academic program.

Advising for newly admitted students is provided by Student Academic Advising Services and includes:

  • orientation to the University and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • advice on how to choose a major,
  • overview of degree programs and requirements
  • introduction to enrolment and registration procedures (including course selection)
  • an overview of advising services available to students.

I've Been Admitted (Next Steps)

    Step 1 - Accept Your Offer of Admission

    Please confirm your decision to attend York University on line at http://www.yorku.ca/myfile. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to withdraw your offer of admission if you have not confirmed your acceptance and booked your appointment by the deadline indicated in your letter.

    Step 2 - Book Your Enrolment Appointment

    Course enrolment takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. So, it is in your interest to arrange for an enrolment appointment as soon as possible. If you live in central Ontario, you are strongly encouraged to come to campus for an in-person appointment. If you reside outside of the central Ontario region and/or are unable to come to campus to enrol, please book an alternate (i.e. via email correspondence) appointment online at www.yorku.ca/myfile (the system will automatically book you an alternate enrolment appointment based on your home address). Or, contact us at 416 736 5011 or laps@yorku.ca

    Attention Transfer Students: If you are transferring to York from another post-secondary institution (e.g. college or university), you may be eligible for transfer credit. However, the assessment of your transfer credit (e.g. number of credits granted, course substitutions) will not take place until you book your advising appointment. Your assessment will be explained to you at your advising appointment prior to enrolling in courses.

    Step 3 - Prepare For Your Appointment

    1. If you don't know what you want to major in or would like to consider your options, you should browse our programs.
    2. Sign up for "Passport York" ? York University's primary method of online authentication ? so you can enrol in your courses when you attend your appointment.

    Step 4 - Attend Your Appointment

    If you are coming to campus for your enrolment/advising appointment, follow the directions provided in your email appointment confirmation.

    Step 5 - Review and Pay Enrolment Deposit

    Review the information and presentation provided at your enrolment appointment and don't forget to pay your enrolment deposit within five days of enrolling in your courses. This will secure your space in your courses.

    Step 6 - Be on the lookout for information regarding Orientation

    York University's colleges organize orientation events at the beginning of each term to help new students make a smooth transitiion to York. Be on the look out for details from your college.


 

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PDF -- Faculty Information Book -- Everything You Want to Know about LA&PS