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.
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.
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 schedule advising appointments based on their program. Please use the list below to select the department that your program belongs to.
- School of Administrative Studies
- Department of Anthropology
- Department of Communication & Media Studies
- Department of Economics
- Department of English
- Department of Equity Studies
- Department of French Studies
- School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
- Department of History
- Department of Humanities
- School of Human Resources Management
- School of Information Technology
- Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Politics
- School of Public Policy & Administration
- Department of Social Science
- Department of Sociology
- School of Social Work
- Writing Department
- Undeclared Majors
*If you are unable to access our queue or get an appointment with an advisor, please email Leah Semmelhaack, Manager, Student Success & Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org or Derrick Fairman, Assistant Director, Student Academic Advising Services at email@example.com.
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Academic resources at LA&PS
From peer mentorship programs and writing workshops to learning centres, LA&PS offers a number of resources and services to help you succeed academically.
Build your reading and note-taking skills
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Finding the key to academic success
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How to enrol in courses
Are you enrolling in courses for the first time? In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through adding a course.
How to make a program change
Not sure your major is the right fit for you? Watch this tutorial to learn how to make the switch to a program that meets your interests and needs.
How to master time management
Learn how to effectively manage your time so that you can strike the right balance between university, work and social life.
How to transfer to LA&PS
Interested in transferring to LA&PS? In this video, we explain the transfer process and the steps you need to take.
Understanding degree options and requirements
No matter your major, all degree programs have a set of key components. Watch this video to understand degree options and requirements.
What is academic honesty?
The rules and expectations for upholding academic honesty can feel complex. Watch this video to learn how to study with integrity.
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