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Course Completion Resources

Due to the current labour disruption, there have been a number of options implemented to help you complete your courses and provide additional support to you while doing so. Throughout the labour disruption, York’s Senate Executive Committee will continue to review and provide information about various accommodations and adjustments to class, assignments and exams (otherwise known as remediation) to provide flexibility for students, while remaining mindful of academic integrity and fairness for students.

Below you will find information about each of the options available for course completion and other ways to support you with your studies. These options are only available to undergraduate students.

We know that you may continue to feel stressed as you’re considering options and seeking information. We will continue to share updates as soon as possible and provide additional resources to assist students in making informed decisions.


Assessed grade (for undergraduate students)

Updated as of April 12, 2024. The assessed grade option is only applicable to undergraduate courses. See details below for more information on eligibility, considerations, and instructions.

An assessed grade is where your current grade becomes your final grade, which is determined based on already completed and graded course work. This work includes a specific portion of the assignments in a course syllabus.

If you have already completed and received grades for 70% of your course work, according to your course syllabus or in eClass, you may choose an assessed grade. This option may not be available in certain programs.

If you have not completed and received grades for 70% of your coursework, instructors may be able to reweigh assignments to help you reach the 70% threshold sooner. In exceptional circumstances, you may also request an assessed grade if less than 70% of your coursework has been completed and graded. Read the “Exceptional circumstances” section for more information.

The deadline to choose an assessed grade is:

For students in all full-year (Y) and winter term (W) courses: The deadline to choose an assessed grade is last day of the revised exam period. This date will be announced after the labour disruption ends. This applies to all continuing courses, suspended courses and courses where lectures are continuing but tutorials, labs or grading have been suspended.

If you select an assessed grade for a course, your decision cannot be changed.

Assessed grades may not be available in courses or programs with accreditation requirements. You cannot choose the assessed grade option if you are enrolled in any of the following: 

  • Juris Doctor (JD) 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) 
  • Computer Science (BSc, BA) 
  • Computer Security (BSc, BA) 
  • Digital Technologies (BASc) 
  • 3rd and 4th level accounting courses in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 
  • ADMS courses in Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) necessary for accreditation 
  • ADMS courses that will not have achieved 70% of completed and graded course work by the end of classes 

If you have any questions regarding your course’s eligibility for an assessed grade, connect with your instructor or confirm eligibility with your program or Faculty.

 Use this interactive tool to learn about your eligibility for an assessed grade, and how to apply.

In exceptional circumstances, you may request an assessed grade if less than 70% of your coursework has been completed and graded.

A few examples of exceptional circumstances include the following:

  • Expiring study permit/visa for international and exchange students;
  • Students graduating in the spring;
  • Students with inflexible study or employment start dates

Please note, exceptional circumstances are not limited to the above examples.

Reach out to your instructor with information about your personal situation and reasons, and instructors will evaluate requests on a case-by-case basis. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact your associate dean of students.

The decision to take an assessed grade is one you should consider carefully.

Advantages

  • May alleviate some of the additional stress associated with navigating the labour disruption;
  • Can help you stay on track as you continue your degree;
  • Provides an alternative if you expect scheduling issues to interfere with completing your coursework or exams after the labour disruption ends

Disadvantages

  • The final grade may not fully reflect your capabilities or potential in the course;
  • Choosing to complete additional assignments and/or exams gives you the opportunity to boost your GPA;
  • May miss out on valuable course instruction and additional feedback.

  • Confirm if your course is eligible for an assessed grade with your program and Faculty.
    • The online tool on the Course Status website will only include programs and courses that are eligible for the assessed grade option, but some included courses will not have reached the 70% threshold. Students will need to confirm their completed and graded coursework, prior to submitting their request.
  • Confirm what 70% of course work looks like for each course, and what percentage you have completed and received grades for.
    • Your course syllabus can help you understand how assignments and exams are weighted.
    • If the 70% threshold has not been met, you can choose an assessed grade once 70% of completed and graded course work has been achieved. This applies to both continuing courses or suspended courses, during the makeup period for assignments and exams (otherwise known as the remediation period).
    • Any course work completed and graded before requesting an assessed grade will count towards the assessed grade if they take your completed course components to 70%. This can also include your final exam if it takes you to the 70% threshold, even if there are still outstanding assignments or tests.
  • Confirm how grades are being assessed by your instructors.
    • Professors were provided flexibility to change the number, kind and weighting of a course’s assignments, tests and exams. This may have impacted your course work completion.
  • Confirm how grades are being assessed by your instructors.
    • Instructors were provided flexibility to change the number, kind and weighting of a course’s assignments, tests and exams. This may have impacted your coursework completion. These decisions are at your instructor’s discretion – contact them for more information.
    • For example, if you have completed and received grades for two assignments worth 45% and 15% of your grade, you will only have completed 60% of the coursework. However, your instructor may be able to reweigh your assignments, so your assignments are now worth 50% and 20%. This brings you to the 70% threshold to qualify for an assessed grade.
Assignment grading before reweightingAssignment grading after reweighting
Assignment #1: 45%Assignment #1: 50%
Assignment #2: 15%Assignment #2: 20%
Total: 60%Total: 70%

If you still haven’t reached the 70% threshold, consider contacting your instructor regarding an exceptional circumstance for wanting to request an assessed grade.

For more details, check the “Exceptional circumstance” section for more information.

  1. Check your eligibility using our interactive assessed grade tool.
  2. Contact your professor or instructor to indicate your desire for an assessed grade and/or inquire about an exceptional circumstance,
    AND
  3. Indicate your choice through the online tool via the Course Status website.

You should only request an assessed grade for the main component of your course (e.g., If you are in a course with lectures and tutorials, only request an assessed grade for the lecture portion on the Course Status website).

Submitting a request for an assessed grade through the website is not a guarantee that you are eligible for an assessed grade. You will need to confirm the amount of completed and graded coursework.

NOTE: If you are denied an assessed grade because you do not have 70% of your coursework graded, once you meet that threshold, connect with your instructor.


If you have questions about your eligibility:
Connect with your professor or instructor. Your program administrator/director or your associate dean may also provide additional insight, if you are unable to connect with your professor.

If you want to consult with someone about your academic decisions:
Connect with your faculty’s academic advisor.

Our FAQs will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. For additional FAQs related to the labour disruption, visit the FAQ webpage.

General

No, you do not need to take an assessed grade if you would like to complete your remaining assignments and/or final exam. Be sure to stay up to date on any changes in assignment due dates, assignment weighting or exam schedules.

Check if your course is eligible for an assessed grade with your program and Faculty, and through the online tool on the Course Status website. Assessed grades may not be available in programs with accreditation requirements. The online tool will automatically filter out ineligible programs and courses, but some included courses will not have reached the 70% threshold. Students will need to confirm their completed and graded coursework prior to submitting their request.

Assessed grades will not look different from other grades on your transcript. Your transcript will not be impacted by an assessed grade.

If you are in a course where lectures are ongoing, but tutorials, labs or grading are not, an assessed grade is one course completion option to consider, and can be chosen after 70% of your coursework has been completed and graded. Please note that you will have an extended deadline to decide if an assessed grade is the best option for you. More details regarding deadlines will be shared after the labour disruption ends.

While your course may be listed as “active” on the Course Status website, it is still considered “suspended” as the tutorials, labs or grading are not running.

If you are eligible for an assessed grade and your request is approved by your instructor, the current grade you have in your course will become your final grade. On your transcript you will receive a letter grade, and this will not look any different from the other grades on your transcript. An assessed grade will not have a negative impact on applications to graduate studies or professional programs.

If you are eligible for Pass/Fail grading and your request is approved by the Registrar’s Office, you will receive either a “P” or “F” on your transcript, depending on whether you’ve passed or failed the course. Taking a course as a Pass/Fail may have a negative impact on applications to graduate studies or professional programs as non-letter grades can impact how other schools evaluate your transcript.

Submitting a request for an assessed grade is not a guarantee that it will be granted. If you are denied an assessed grade because you do not have 70% of your coursework graded, once you meet that threshold, connect with your instructor. 

If you have completed and received grades for 60% of your coursework, your instructor may be able to make changes to the weighting of assignments, tests and exams to help students reach the 70% threshold. This reweighing option is at your instructor's discretion. 

If you have not completed and received grades for 70% of the coursework, you may qualify for an exceptional circumstance. Visit York’s Course Completion Resources website for more information about exceptional circumstances.  

Coursework and grades

In this scenario, you must first reach the 70% threshold of coursework submitted and graded before taking an assessed grade. If you complete and receive a grade for your assignment worth 30%, you may then choose an assessed grade or write the final exam. Be mindful of the deadlines for choosing an assessed grade.

If you have completed and received grades for 60% of the coursework, you can speak to your instructor to request whether they can reweigh the remaining assignments or tests to help students reach the 70% threshold. This reweighing option is at your instructor’s discretion.

If you choose to complete your final exam and it brings your completed and graded coursework to 100%, you will receive a final grade based on the 100% grading scheme of the course. 

We understand that the labour disruption is causing a lot of uncertainty for graduating students. If you are expecting to graduate and have not completed and received grades for at least 70% of your coursework, you may be able to request an assessed grade with an exceptional circumstance. These requests are dealt with on a case-by-case basis by individual course instructors. Learn more about exceptional circumstances on the Course Completion Resources website.  

To maintain your current graduation status, it is also crucial that you remain enrolled in your classes and complete your requirements.  

In this case, contact your professor or course instructor to determine your course progress and how your assignments are being weighted. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact your associate dean of students. 

If you have completed and received grades for 50% or less of coursework from the original syllabus, you may be eligible for an assessed grade at a later date. For example, if you have an assignment that still needs to be completed that is worth 20% you can opt to complete the assignment, receive your grade and then request an assessed grade once you reach the 70% threshold within the deadline.

Instructors can also make changes to the weighting of assignments, tests and exams to help students reach the 70% threshold. This reweighing option is at your instructor's discretion. 

International and exchange

You may qualify for an assessed grade with an exceptional circumstance. In exceptional circumstances, you may request an assessed grade if less than 70% of your coursework has been completed and graded.  

Review York’s course completion options to learn more about exceptional circumstances and visit York’s FAQ to find any additional answers. If you feel you have an exceptional circumstance, connect with your instructor. Approving an exceptional circumstance is at your instructor’s discretion. 

For questions related to immigration: you are encouraged to speak to an advisor or attend one of York International’s advising drop-in sessions. A full list of upcoming sessions can be found on their calendar

Many international exchange students are already on a pass/fail grading system as a part of their study abroad program. If this is the case for you, double check your pass/fail grading system through the Registrar’s Office (see the Pass/Fail Option webpage for more details). 

You may also qualify for an exceptional circumstance for requesting an assessed grade. In exceptional circumstances, you may request an assessed grade if less than 70% of your coursework has been completed and graded. If you feel you have an exceptional circumstance, connect with your instructor. Approving an exceptional circumstance is at your instructor’s discretion. 

Review York’s course completion options to learn more about exceptional circumstances and visit York’s FAQ to find any additional answers. For all other questions, connect with York International at exchange@yorku.ca.  


Pass/Fail option (for undergraduate students)

Updated as of April 9, 2024. The pass/fail option is only applicable to undergraduate courses. See details below for more information on eligibility, considerations, and instructions.

The Pass/Fail grading option allows you to earn a limited number of credits towards your degree on a Pass/Fail basis, without impacting your GPA.

The Pass/Fail grading option has been temporarily expanded to allow eligible students to earn an additional six credits as a Pass/Fail above the regular maximum.

If you have earned more than 24 credits, you can now request to earn a total of 18 credits as a Pass/Fail.

If you have earned less than 24 credits, you can now request to earn a total of 9 credits as a Pass/Fail.

To qualify for this option, you must be in good academic standing. The Pass/Fail grading option is not available for all courses, and the number of credits you have completed will impact how many credits you can request to take Pass/Fail.

If you are eligible to complete a course on a Pass/Fail basis, the deadlines to choose the Pass/Fail grading option are:

If your course is continuing: April 8, 2024, the last day of classes.

If your course has been suspended / If your lecture has continued, but your tutorials, labs or grading have been suspended: The last day of classes according to the revised course schedule (this date will be announced when the labour disruption ends).

If you request to earn course credits as a Pass/Fail, you can revert back to graded assessments. The deadline to revert back to graded assessments is the final day to withdraw from classes.

You cannot choose the Pass/Fail grading option if you are enrolled in any of the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA)
  • Newly Added Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

In addition, every course has unique requirements, and some of those required courses cannot be graded Pass/Fail.

Courses that cannot be graded Pass/Fail are:

  • courses which satisfy “major” or “minor” requirements (including for-credit practica, not already on a Pass/Fail grading scheme)
  • required “courses outside the major”
  • courses taken to satisfy “certificate requirements”
  • required 1000-level science courses for students in the Faculty of Science, the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Faculty of Health

You can use the undergraduate calendar to determine the “major credits,” “minor credits,” “credits outside the major,” and/or the “certificate requirements” that are mandatory to complete your program.

It’s important that you think about this option carefully before choosing to take it.

Advantages

  • May alleviate some of the additional stress associated with navigating the labour disruption;
  • Can help you stay on track as you continue your degree;
  • You can earn credits towards your degree without impacting your GPA.

Disadvantages

  • A Pass/Fail grade in a course may have a negative impact on applications to graduate studies and professional programs as non-letter grades can impact how other schools evaluate your transcript;
  • Taking credits Pass/Fail does not impact your GPA, but this also means that earning a “P” won’t boost your GPA;
  • The final grade may not fully reflect your capabilities or potential in the course

To ensure you are eligible to take a course Pass/Fail under the Pass/Fail grade policy:

  • Confirm you are not enrolled in any of the excluded programs listed above
  • Confirm your course is not a 1000-level science course in the Faculty of Science, the Lassonde School of Engineering or the Faculty of Health
  • Confirm your course can be graded as a Pass/Fail as described above
  • Confirm you are in good academic standing
  • Count the number of credits you have already completed to determine the number of credits you are eligible to earn as a Pass/Fail
    • You can check the number of credits you have earned from each completed course on your course and grade list.

If you are eligible, submit a formal request to the Registrar's Office.

If you have questions about your eligibility or want to consult with someone about your academic decisions:
Connect with an academic advisor in your faculty.

If you would like to follow-up on your request to earn credits as a Pass/Fail:
Email yorknow@yorku.ca.

To find out if you’re in good academic standing:

  • Check your academic decisions on your course and grade list.
    • If you’re not sure what your academic decision means, check the grade report legend for your faculty
    • If you’re still unsure, reach out to academic advising for help.

If you have not completed 24 credits, you may still be eligible to choose Pass/Fail grading. Under the regular Pass/Fail Grades Policy, students who have not completed 24 credits may opt to take a maximum of 3 credits as a Pass/Fail. Under the modified policy, students who have not completed 24 credits may opt to take a maximum of 9 credits Pass/Fail.

If you choose to earn credits as a Pass/Fail in a prerequisite course and earn a “P”, you will need permission to enrol in the course that enforces the prerequisite. You can get permission by reaching out to the department offering the course you need to enrol in.

If you are eligible for an assessed grade and your request is approved by your instructor, the current grade you have in your course will become your final grade. On your transcript you will receive a letter grade, and this will not look any different from the other grades on your transcript. An assessed grade will not have a negative impact on applications to graduate studies or professional programs.

If you are eligible for Pass/Fail grading and your request is approved by the Registrar’s Office, you will receive either a “P” or “F” on your transcript, depending on whether you’ve passed or failed the course. Taking a course as a Pass/Fail may have a negative impact on applications to graduate studies or professional programs as non-letter grades can impact how other schools evaluate your transcript.


Course withdrawal (for undergraduate students)

Updated as of April 15, 2024. The tuition credit opportunity is now available and may be applicable in your case should you decide to withdraw from one or more courses. Please review this webpage carefully for fuller details.

The course withdrawal option allows you to drop one or more courses without receiving a final grade or course credit.

Doing so will not impact your grade point average. This policy has been modified with some key differences:

  • The deadline to drop a course has been extended;
  • You may drop as many courses as you would like with no penalty;
  • Dropping one or more courses will not impact your transcript, when typically, a “W” indicating a withdrawn course would appear on your official record;
  • Any course you choose to drop will not be considered an attempt, so in a future semester you may enrol in the same course without any consequences.

Most winter and full-year term undergraduate courses of any number of credits are eligible for this option.

What is the deadline to drop a course?

The deadline will be the last day of classes in the revised schedule (remediation period). This date will be announced once the labour disruption ends.

The choice to withdraw from a course is final and cannot be reversed. It is strongly recommended to review the pros and cons of course withdrawal before dropping a course or courses. You may be eligible for the tuition credit opportunity (TCO), but eligibility criteria for the TCO should be reviewed carefully.

The course withdrawal option does not apply to:

  • Graduate courses or the Juris Doctor (JD) program
  • Fall (F) term courses

Please note: If you already have a grade posted, you will not be able to drop the course.

There are many factors that may influence your decision to drop a course, including low grades, loss of interest, factors limiting your ability to participate in an extended semester or where other remediation options may not apply. Please consider your situation carefully before moving forward.

Advantages

  • Available as an option for most winter and year term undergraduate courses;
  • Allows you to move forward with any predetermined spring/summer plans;
  • Reduces your courseload, which allows you to focus on successfully completing other courses;
  • The financial burden of dropping one or more courses may now be reduced where the tuition credit opportunity is available;
  • Preserves your grade point average (GPA), without affecting your transcript or academic standing.

Disadvantages

  • May delay your academic progress since you won’t be earning the course credit;
  • May need to re-enrol in the same course in a future semester to meet degree requirements;
  • Choosing to complete the course may give you the opportunity to boost your GPA;
  • May impact your OSAP status.
  • For international students, withdrawing before the deadline could impact your study permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP)

Confirm that the course withdrawal option applies to the course or courses that you wish to drop.

Confirm that the deadline to withdraw hasn’t passed.

If you are an international student, speak with an International Advisor before withdrawing from one or more courses to understand any potential impacts on your study permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP).

Please note: We recommend attending a virtual drop-in advising session since that will provide you the fastest way to speak with an International Advisor. Browse the York International Calendar for upcoming dates.

You can drop one or more courses using the Registration and Enrolment Module. Select the course that you wish to drop and follow the instructions within the online tool.

If you have questions about your eligibility:
Connect with your professor or course director. Your program administrator/director or your associate dean may also provide additional insight, if you are unable to connect with your professor.

If you have concerns about how course withdrawal may impact your OSAP status:
Connect with Student Support & Advising.

If you want to consult with someone about your academic decisions:
Connect with your faculty’s academic advisor.

If you have questions about how course withdrawal may impact your study permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP):
Attend a virtual drop-in advising session with an International Advisor. Browse the York International Calendar for dates.

Yes, you can withdraw from most winter and full-year term undergraduate courses of any number of credits.

Just keep in mind that to graduate you will still have to fulfill your degree requirements. This may entail re-enrolling in one or more courses that you withdraw from in a future semester to meet the requirements of your major and/or degree.

Typically, you have to be enrolled in 9 credits or more per semester to be considered a full-time student at York. If your choice to withdraw from one or more courses will put you below that threshold, it may impact your status as a full-time student. For more information and to view some exceptions, please visit the Academic Calendar website.

There may be other parameters defined by OSAP for Ontario students or by your study permit for international students that you should consider as well.

To discuss your OSAP situation, connect with Student Support & Advising.

International students should attend a virtual drop-in advising session and connect with an International Advisor to understand any risks. Browse the York International Calendar for dates.

If you have already been issued a final grade before deciding you want to withdraw, you will not be able to drop the course. If you believe there has been an error, you should contact your instructor as soon as possible.

Dropping one or more courses may impact your visa, study permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP). International students should attend a virtual drop-in advising session and connect with an International Advisor to understand the risks.

Attend a virtual drop-in advising session with an International Advisor. Browse the York International Calendar for dates.

Although a standard refund will not be available, you may be eligible for the tuition credit opportunity (TCO) for courses you drop. The value of the tuition credit will be based on the tuition fee for the course dropped. This will not include supplementary fees paid. If eligible, you would be able to use the credit towards the cost of your tuition when you enrol in future courses. This option is not available in all cases. Please review eligibility criteria carefully.

Tuition credit opportunity (TCO)

Updated as of April 15, 2024

The tuition credit opportunity (TCO) provides students with a tuition credit to be used at a later date for courses that were dropped due to the labour disruption. The tuition credit opportunity will be based on the tuition cost (excluding supplementary fees) of the total number of credits you chose to withdraw from. For example, if you withdrew from two courses worth 3.0 credits each, your tuition credit will be equivalent to the value of 6.0 credits (cost of 3.0 credits x 2 courses = value of 6.0 credits).

Tuition credits must be used before the end of the Winter 2025 term. If the tuition credit is not used for courses in the Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Fall/Winter 2024-25 or Winter 2025 terms, it will expire. The tuition credit will reduce the amount you need to pay in future tuition. If the tuition cost has increased in the term you’ve enrolled in, you will not be required to pay the difference.

Before withdrawing from a course, take the time to carefully assess whether this option is right for you.

For students receiving OSAP, the University is working with the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities to determine impacts for OSAP recipients and their funding. We recommend that students wait to drop any courses until this further information is available.

To be eligible for a tuition credit, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student;
  • Have withdrawn from a full-year (Y) or Winter (W) term course on or after February 26, up until the last day of classes in the makeup (remediation) period;
  • Be in good financial standing:
    • For domestic students, this means owing a balance under $1,500
    • For international students, this means owing a balance under $3,500

You do not need to apply for the tuition credit opportunity.

  • Ensure your preferred email address is up-to-date.
  • If you are eligible for a tuition credit, you will be notified by email about the value of the TCO.

Please note: Student Financial Services will routinely determine the eligibility of all undergraduate students who withdrew from courses on or after February 26, up until the last day of classes in the makeup (remediation) period.

The value of the tuition credit will be based on the tuition fee for the course dropped. This will not include supplementary fees paid. If you already received a refund for a portion of your course fees, as per the refund table, the value of the tuition credit will be based on the portion that was not already refunded.

Yes, but it will be adjusted for the partial refund you’ve already received. If you already received a refund for a portion of your course fees, as per the refund table, the value of the tuition credit will be based on the portion that was not already refunded.

Yes, but you will need to pay the difference in tuition fees. For example, if you received a tuition credit for a 3.0 credit course, but you enrolled in a 6.0 credit course, you will need to pay for the remaining difference.

This is only available as a tuition credit, not as a cash refund, and it must be used by the end of the Winter 2025 term.

The value of the tuition credit will not be refunded, but you may be credited a portion of any difference you paid in fees for a higher-cost course, as per the term refund tables.

We are actively working with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to determine how tuition credits may impact OSAP applications. Details will be shared as they become available, so continue to check this webpage for updates.


Undergraduate bursary

Updated as of April 15, 2024. This bursary option is only available to undergraduate students. See details below for more information on eligibility, considerations and instructions.

An undergraduate bursary option will be made available to assist students with unforeseen costs that they had during the revised period for assignments and exams (remediation period), after the labour disruption ends. These costs are non-tuition related.

Bursary amounts will range between $100 to up to $1,500, depending on each applicant’s circumstances.

This option is open to all undergraduate domestic and international students who were:

  • Enrolled in at least 9 credits (6 credits for students with disabilities) during the Fall/Winter 2023-24 or Winter 2024 terms, regardless of whether your course continued and you chose not to participate, or your course was suspended during the labour disruption.

You will be required to provide supporting documentation to support your application and eligibility, where applicable. This documentation should be provided by a third-party, such as a landlord, daycare provider etc.

Costs that may be eligible for the undergraduate bursary include:

  • Gap coverage for students using OSAP: For students who indicated they relied on OSAP to meet living costs and experienced hardship as a result of the delayed summer session start date.
    • Documentation not required
  • Additional living expenses: For students who had to extend their lease agreements or make other living arrangements to complete coursework during the remediation period.
  • Meal plan / food allowance: For students who were granted an extended stay in residence.
  • Travel costs: For students who had booked summer travel prior to the start of the labour disruption, or if changes had to be made as a result of the revised summer course schedule.
  • Childcare costs: For non-OSAP students only. These costs apply only during the remediation period.
  • Additional local transportation and parking costs: For students whose courses have been extended.
  • Application fees: For students who applied to attend other institutions for the summer term as a result of course cancellations.
  • Other costs directly attributable to the labour disruption remediation period.

The application period for the undergraduate bursary will be determined once the labour disruption ends. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 

When the application opens, you will be asked to complete the following:

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Bursary amounts will range between $100 to up to $1,500 depending on each applicant’s circumstances. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More information about deadlines will be shared after the labour disruption ends.

Yes. Loss of income considerations for the undergraduate bursary only apply to undergraduate students whose York employment opportunities (e.g., Work/Study) were impacted by the labour disruption.

Yes, the bursary is open to all undergraduate domestic and international students who were enrolled in at least 9 credits (6 credits for students with disabilities), regardless of whether your course continued and you chose not to participate, or your course was suspended during the labour disruption.

No. The bursary will only accommodate childcare costs for students who are not receiving OSAP.

All applicants will be notified by email about their decision.

Bursary funds will be applied to your student account and issued as a refund, if applicable.

It is recommended that you provide or update your banking information to ensure funds are sent to you as quickly as possible. More information can be found on the Request a Refund webpage.

You may qualify for the bursary if your courses are continuing, but you have chosen not to participate until after the labour disruption ends. The bursary is open to all undergraduate domestic and international students who were enrolled in at least 9 credits (6 credits for students with disabilities) during the Fall/Winter 2023-24 or Winter 2024 terms, regardless of whether your course continued and you chose not to participate, or your course was suspended during the labour disruption.

If you are the recipient of a renewable scholarship, Student Financial Services will review these scenarios on a case-by-case basis. This may include a delay in the assessment to allow students to complete courses and have their grades assessed; or potentially modifying requirements if courses were unable to be completed due to the labour disruption.

No, this bursary is only available to assist students with unforeseen costs that they had during the revised period for assignments and exams (remediation period), after the labour disruption ends. These costs are non-tuition related.