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Academic Advising

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

We are dedicated to your academic success! LA&PS Academic Advising Services is here for you with the information, guidance and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you choose to use email or use our efficient online drop-in service, we are available to help you with issues such as changing degrees, fulfilling degree requirements, academic petitions, what to do when a class is full and more. We are here for you – students in any program can access our services.

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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.

Booking Process

Are you a new student?

New students have accepted an offer of admission and are preparing for their first term at York. They have not yet begun classes. Advising appointments to help with course selection and preparing for university can be scheduled at any time during this period.

Are you a current student?

All students who have begun classes at York (including first year students in their first term) can meet with an academic advisor based on their program. Please use the list below to select the department that your program belongs to.

Please note that academic advisors are not able to assist with enrolling students into courses that are full or reserved. For course permission requests, please follow up directly with the department offering the course.

*If you are unable to access our queue or get an appointment with an advisor, please email the LA&PS Academic Advising Services office at If you have additional questions or concerns after reaching out to advising, please email Leah Semmelhaack, Manager, Student Success & Academic Advising at

Quick Question?

Get a quick answer (and avoid lineups) by first checking out our Degree Planning FAQs.


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GPA Calculator

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

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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.

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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.

Tutorials and Tips for Success