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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. Find us on QLess to chat with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction, answer these questions and more.

General inquiries and advising questions can be sent to socsci@yorku.ca.

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 the next steps.

Virtual Advising with QLESS


Virtual drop-in advising via QLESS is available for students in the Department of Social Science seeking academic advising. Advising is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Each drop-in session is about 15 to 30 minutes.

How to use QLESS:

  1. Join our Virtual Kiosk OR download the QLESS app on your smartphone from Google Play or the iTunes App Store.
  2. Open the app and select "Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies".          
  3. Join the Social Science Academic Advising queue after you provide your contact and student information, and your question(s).
  4. When it's your turn, an advisor will summon you from the line and connect via phone or Zoom.

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

SOSC QLESS Advising and General/Program Inquiries Hours of Operation:

Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Note: If you are not able to join QLESS, please email socsci@yorku.ca.

In-Person Advising Drop-Ins


In-person drop-in advising is available Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 737 South Ross Building on first come, first-served basis.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

We recommend making an advising appointment or speaking with your program coordinator at least once a year. In some programs this is mandatory. Typically you should book one between between March and May.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Your Advisors

Please remember that advising is a shared relationship between you and the advisor. Advisors can explain policies and regulations or offer academic options. However, you must accept final responsibility for the decisions you make regarding your academic program and standing. In the end, the best way for you to succeed and keep your academic options open is to study hard and achieve good grades.

Program Specific Questions

If you have general inquiries about your program, please review the contact information below. You must come to your appointment prepared. Please prepare your questions in advance and review and bring with you a copy of your Unofficial Transcript, Degree Progress Report and Program Checklist filled out.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with afst@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with buso@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with crimprog@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with heso@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with ssdegree@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with ids@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with laso@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with urst@yorku.ca.

For general program inquiries, students can connect with wkls@yorku.ca.

Resources

GPA Calculator

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

Student Accessibility Services

In partnership with students, staff and faculty, Student Accessibility Services enables an accessible campus learning environment where students with disabilities have an equitable opportunity to flourish.

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Decisions & Petitions

Find the help you need to deal with an academic decision or make a petition as well as information on your rights and responsibilities as a student.

Central Advising in LA&PS

The Faculty of LA&PS Advising Team is available to help students who wish to change their degree or are unofficially following a degree path that is not offered within this department.