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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. Contact your assigned academic advisor by program from the "Meet your academic advisors" drop-down list to connect with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction, answer these questions and more.

General inquiries can be sent to socsci@yorku.ca.
Advising questions can be sent to soscadv@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.

In-person Drop-in Advising


In-Person drop-in advising is available in 103 Central Square on a first come, first served basis. Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes.

Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The last advising drop-in session for the day will begin a half hour before the indicated end time.

Consider scheduling an appointment if you wish to meet with the assigned academic advisor for your program.

Appointment Scheduling


Academic Advising hours are Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last appointment slot at 3:30 p.m.), Thursday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (last appointment slot at 3PM). Individual advisor availability may vary.

Academic Advising offers appointments in-person in 103 Central Square or virtually via Zoom or phone. 

Appointments are not scheduled for the same day.

After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from your academic advisor or soscadv@yorku.ca with your appointment information. Make sure to review the information prior to your appointment. 

Appointments are not scheduled more than two weeks in advance.

Meet your academic advisors

Contact your assigned academic advisor by program to connect with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction, answer questions and more.


African Studies (AFST)
Alison Furtado, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: alisonco@yorku.ca  

Business & Society (BUSO)

Last names starting with: A to Hd 
Lan Tran, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: tranlan@yorku.ca  

Last names starting with: He to O 
Brandon Emmanuel, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: bemmanue@yorku.ca 

Last names starting with: P to Z 
Ladonna Taylor, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: ladonna@yorku.ca

Criminology (CRIM) 
Alison Furtado, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: alisonco@yorku.ca 

Health & Society (HESO) 
Elma Milasin, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: emilasin@yorku.ca

Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS) 
Brandon Emmanuel, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: bemmanue@yorku.ca 

International Development Studies (IDST) 
Ladonna Taylor, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: ladonna@yorku.ca

Law & Society (LASO) 

Last names starting with A to Kr 
Lan Tran, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: tranlan@yorku.ca  

Last names starting with Ks to Z 
Ladonna Taylor, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: ladonna@yorku.ca

Urban Studies (URST) 
Elma Milasin, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: emilasin@yorku.ca 

Work & Labour Studies (WKLS) 
Elma Milasin, Student Success and Academic Advisor 
Email: emilasin@yorku.ca 

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, e-mail your assigned Academic Advisor. We ask that you contact us as far in advance as possible (at least 24 hours) so we can make the best effort to offer that appointment time to another student.

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.