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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.

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Fall/Winter 2021 Enrolment

To help us identify which courses, sections and delivery formats students are unable to access, complete our LA&PS Course Demand Form.

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 – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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.

Meet Your Advisors

Program Specific Advising

If you have specific questions about your program, consider reaching out to the Undergraduate Program Assistant or Program Coordinator for advice. 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. Advising questions can be directed to Elvisa Zjakic (elvisaz@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with buso@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Susan Fiorillo (fiorisue@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with crimprog@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Pamela Lamb (lambp@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with heso@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Pamela Lamb (lambp@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with ssdegree@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Elvisa Zjakic (elvisaz@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with ids@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Elvisa Zjakic (elvisaz@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with laso@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Nicholas Punsammy (npunsamm@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with urst@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Nicholas Punsammy (npunsamm@yorku.ca).

For general program inquiries, students can connect with wkls@yorku.ca. Advising questions can be directed to Susan Fiorillo (fiorisue@yorku.ca).

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.

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.

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Decisions & Petitions

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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.