All newly admitted and continuing graduate students at York University are responsible for being familiar with and registering and paying fees in accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies and University policies, deadlines and procedures. By the act of registration, each student becomes bound by the policies and regulations of York University, including the Faculty in which the student is registered.
Categories of Students
Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) Plan
The Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) Plan allows a registered graduate student of an Ontario university (home university) to take graduate-level courses at another Ontario university (host university) while remaining registered at the home university. This plan allows students to bypass the usual application for admission procedure and relevant transfer of credit difficulties. Students register at, pay fees to, and continue to receive awards from their home university and are classified as “visiting graduate students” at the host university where they pay no fees.
York University graduate students interested in taking a graduate course at another Ontario University under the OVGS plan should complete the OVGS application form.
York University graduate students may complete up to 6 credits in coursework under the OVGS Plan towards any one degree program.
To withdraw in good standing from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a student must notify their graduate program office in writing. The effective date of withdrawal is the date the program was notified in writing by the student. Withdrawing from a course does not constitute official withdrawal from the program.
To be eligible to withdraw in good standing, a student’s academic record may not include any coursework Incompletes and may not include any combination of C grades or combination of C and F grades that would normally result in withdrawal for failure to maintain academic standards. Students who are beyond the applicable maximum time limits or who have not maintained continuous registration are normally not eligible to withdraw in good standing.
Reinstatement/Reinstatement to Defend
Students who have withdrawn in good standing may petition for reinstatement anytime within three terms (12 months) following their withdrawal. Students who do not petition for reinstatement within three terms (12 months) following the withdrawal must normally apply for readmission.
Students who have withdrawn in good standing may petition for reinstatement to defend a thesis/dissertation at any time following their withdrawal, on the condition that the thesis/dissertation is ready to proceed to defence. Such petitions must include the support of the supervisory committee and graduate program director, including confirmation that the thesis/dissertation is ready to proceed to defence.