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Help for Undergrads

  • Course restrictions on fall and full-year courses are now lifted. Course restrictions on winter courses will lift at 11:59 PM on 13 January, 2021, and you may be able to enrol then.
  • If you still can't enrol into a course after restrictions have been lifted, then you should contact the instructor by email and ask for permission to enrol.
  • The last day to add a course WITHOUT instructor permission is September 22, 2020 for F2020 and Y2020-2021.
  • The last day to add a course WITH instructor permission is October 6, 2020 for F2020 and October 27, 2020 for Y2020-2021.

  • Students should check on the important dates, so they are aware of when they can and cannot register for courses.
  • Students must go to Course Enrollment and Registration to register into courses.
  • Permission to Enrol Late: This form is used to petition to enrol late in a course. It should only be used to enrol after the last date to add a course with permission from the course director (see important dates). Special permission Forms are made available to students, permission to enrol form. Students should take the form to the course instructor for approval. Finally, students should return the form to N519 Ross during office hours. Students should make sure that they submit the forms before the last day to add a course with instructor permission.
  • If you missed a test/assignment due to a valid medical emergency, please contact your course instructor directly. Each individual course has specific procedures and rules, and it is your responsibility to be aware of them. The undergraduate office is in no way responsible for this decision.
  • If you missed a final exam due to a valid medical emergency, please follow the instructions for Deferred Exam Procedures. Download the forms for Deferred Standing and the Attending Physician's Statement, and submit the completed forms to the undergraduate office no later than 5 business days from the date of the exam. Once the forms have been approved, students will be emailed the decision regarding the deferred status. Students should also notify their instructor that they did not write the exam and explain why. Please also note
    • The Mathematics and Statistics Department has one Common Deferred Makeup Date for each exam period. This date is not negotiable. Students deferring more than one exam should note that they may be writing multiple exams on the deferred exam date.
    • Students can only defer a final exam once. If they do not write on the accommodated deferred date, students will need to proceed with a formal petition (see info on petitions below).
  • Final grades will be posted online. If the grade is not available, students should contact their instructor. The Undergraduate Office does not give out grades to students. If a student deferred their exam, their grade will not appear online. After students write the deferred exam, they can obtain the grade from their instructor.
  • If a student feels their grade is not correct, they should contact their instructor. Students can also
    request a reappraisal of their exam or final grade by submitting the Reappraisal Request Form to ugmath@yorku.ca (this can result in grades going up or down). The deadlines for Grade Reappraisal are: Fall Term (F) February 15th, Fall/Winter (F/W) June 15th, Winter (W) June 15th, Summer (SU, S1, S2) September 30th (or 21 days from the release of grades, whichever is later). See here for more information.
  • A petition is a written request for the waiver of a Faculty's academic regulation or deadline. Please see this link for more detailed information and all forms.
  • Sometimes, the petition requires a Course Performance Summary Form. Please bring your form to N520 Ross building to be completed by the instructor/department. Students will receive an email when the form is available for pickup. The complete petition package should then be handed in to the Registrar’s Office.

  • Future students: All new students will receive one-on-one advising through Science Academic Services (SAS). Please keep in mind that all students taking one of our Majors or Specialized Majors take exactly the same MATH courses in their first year at York.
  • Current students:
  • Students enrolled in one of our (specialized) honours major or minor program programs seeking advice on MATH courses and program advising should contact the specific program coordinator. You can also schedule an appointment by dropping by the Undergraduate Office.
  • Students enrolled in one of our (specialized) honours major or minor programs seeking advice on their general education requirements should contact SAS.
  • Students who have switched to one of our (specialized) honours major or minor programs online, will receive an email from the Department, and an advising appointment will be set up for you.
  • Students not enrolled in one of our Specialist/Major/Minor program seeking advice on MATH courses should contact their home department with questions about their program requirements.

Reach out to one of our program contacts for information and advising on our undergraduate programs.

Applied Mathematics 
Professor Jorg Grigull

Actuarial Science
Professor Edward Furman

Mathematical Biology
Professor Huaiping Zhu

Mathematics for Education
Professor Andrew Skelton

Pure Mathematics
Professor Asia Weiss 

Professor Cindy Fu

The Math Lab and Stats Lab, collectively called the Math/Stats Lab and located in ROSS S525, provides students one-on-one tutorial help for most first and second year introductory level MATH courses. Tutors are graduate students and professors from the department. Due to the pandemic, tutors have been assigned differently. Please speak with your course director about the tutors available in your course.Students and faculty engaging together in our department's math/stats lab.

Bethune College also has resources to help students succeed in their math and statistics courses. In particular, there are special tutorials for entering students who need to upgrade their skills in algebra and trigonometry. For additional academic support that Bethune College provides, visit here.

We also encourage forming study groups. Study groups are a great way to accelerate your learning, especially in the Sciences. By regularly getting together with others in your class to study you can compare and review study notes, discuss and clarify concepts, develop and evaluate study strategies, and prepare for tests and exams.

The Advanced Multimedia Lab (also called the "Gauss Lab") supports those of our mathematics and statistics courses which have a significant computing component. Some of these courses meet in this lab. At times when no classes are scheduled there, the Gauss Lab is open for general student use. Learn more about computer access at Computing at York.

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Contact Us

Undergraduate Program Director (UPD)

Professor Hyejin Ku
Office: Ross N505

Undergraduate Office

Tel: (416) 736-5902
Office: Ross N519

Office Hours
Monday - Friday from 9am to 12pm
and 1pm to 3pm