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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.

Wondering what courses are being offered? Do you have questions about your History degree? Watch this recording of a workshop led by Dr. Kate McPherson and learn about our upcoming course offerings and some of the key elements of the undergraduate degree program requirements.

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

Current Students

Looking for guidance and support as you make your way through your History degree? Schedule some time to ask your questions and receive advice from Prof. Jennifer Bonnell through our online platform. Simply click the button below and enrol for this service via eClass. Once enrolled, you will have access to the scheduling tool, and will be able to select an open slot in the timetable. Remember to log back into eClass from this page on the date and time of your session!

For program-specific support, please book a Zoom meeting with Prof. Jennifer Bonnell, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, by following the instructions outlined in the "Meet with an Academic Advisor" section of this page. First-year students or others who do not yet have York University log-in accounts are invited to to connect with Prof. Jennifer Bonnell via email at

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If you have any questions about your History courses or your degree program in History, do not hesitate to contact me. I can provide the answers to many questions quickly by email. I am also happy to speak with you over Zoom or in person.

— Prof. Jennifer Bonnell
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Meet with an Academic Advisor

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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Connect with Michelle Greve at

— Michelle Greve
Student Success & Academic Advisor

Booked Appointments

Please note that booked appointments will not be available September 8 to 22, 2023. Please use drop-in advising during that time.

Advising with QLess

In-Person Advising

In-Person drop-in advising sessions are available in 103 Central Square by using QLESS:

Hours of operation:
Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Virtual Advising

Virtual drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS.

You will receive a text message with your Zoom link when your advisor is ready to meet with you.

Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

How to use QLESS:

  1. Join our History, Human Rights & Equity Studies, Politics Academic Advising QLESS Kiosk OR download the QLESS app on your smartphone from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. (Open the app and select "Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies")
  2. Select the History, Human Rights & Equity Studies, Politics virtual or in-person queue.
  3. Click Join Now. 
  4. Fill out your name and phone number.
  5. Add any notes for your advisor, including topics you’d like to discuss.
  6. Fill in a short form regarding your student information.
  7. You’ll receive a text message with the Zoom link or office location when your advisor is ready to meet with you!

The Virtual queue will close for the day once it reaches capacity.

Note: Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes. The last advising drop-in session for the day will begin a half hour before the indicated end time.

Other Resources

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Grading System

Familiarize yourself with the grading scheme used for undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

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GPA Calculator

Calculate your grade point average (GPA) with our handy web-based tool.