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Academic Advising

We are here to help you succeed! Do you have questions about your degree requirements, a specific course, student services on campus or the best way to get into a degree program? If you have any concerns about accessing the courses and services you need, we are here to help. Our advising appointments allow you to chat with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction, answer these questions and more.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

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Guidance when selecting the degree option that is right for you.

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Help with course selection so you meet all your program requirements.

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Advisors are aware of all the latest program regulations - which change often!

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Help minimizing red tape; we promise not to pass you off to another office.

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Chance for you to share feedback on courses and program structure.

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Personal support and resources for accommodation for those who need it.

Program-Specific Support

Advising will be provided online until further notice. If you are an FR major seeking academic advice, please email to book an advising appointment via Zoom. Details of your virtual advising appointment will be emailed to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you attempt to ADD a French language course for the very first time, but cannot, you will see the message,

"The course has not been added. The spaces in this course are reserved. Please contact the department for further information."

Similar information is provided on Course Timetable site, located in the NOTES column, as follows:

"Placement questionnaire required prior to enrolling, otherwise course access denied. Please contact the department at 416-736-5086, Ross N727."

Both these messages mean that you require permission to enrol.

Please complete the language proficiency requirements and you should get a reply within 2 to 3 business days.

Absolutely, consult our course descriptions page for detailed information.

Please check out our core courses page.

If you need more information, contact the Department of French Studies at 416-736-5086 or send an email to and you should get a reply within 2-3 business days.

No. If you have already completed a French language course at YU, for example, AP/FR 1080, then the enrolment system will automatically recognize you as a continuing student with the appropriate prerequisite. You will not require a new questionnaire.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Current Students

LA&PS Academic Advising Services is here for you with the information, guidance and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you choose to use email or use our efficient online drop-in service, we are available to help you with issues such as changing degrees, fulfilling degree requirements, academic petitions, what to do when a class is full and more.

New Students

If you have received an offer of admission but have not begun your first term of classes, please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.


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