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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.

Advising with QLess

In-Person Advising

In Person drop-in advising sessions are available in South Ross 672 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.

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Current students connect with Lissa Chiu at

Meet with an Academic Advisor if:

  • You are a transfer students. Transfer students should bring their statement of transfer credits to the appointment.
  • You need special forms signed, such as Letters of Permission, Exchange Programs, etc.
  • You are a current student with academic advising questions.

Are you a new student? New students have received an offer of admission but have not begun their first term of classes. Please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.

Booked Appointments

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

Preparing for meeting with an advisor:

  1. From the York web site, click My Student Records, and under My Grades and Transcripts, click on List My Courses & Grades. (Enter your Username and password). Print out a copy of the courses you have taken at York.
  2. Download and complete the degree checklist.
  3. Bring the checklist with you to your meeting with an academic advisor.

Notes: Degree requirements vary depending on the date you entered the Political Science Program.


Department Forms & Policies

The paperwork for various administrative requests and the regulations you need to follow in our Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

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