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Letters of Permission, Senate Policy on

Letters of Permission, Senate Policy on

Purpose This policy sets out the eligibility and other rules regarding Letters of Permission for undergraduate students to undertake studies elsewhere for credit towards a degree and/or certificate program at York University. Scope and Application This policy applies to all undergraduate students enrolled in a degree and/or certificate program at York University. Students in the […]

Transfer Credit Limits for Advanced Secondary Studies

Transfer Credit Limits for Advanced Secondary Studies

Transfer Credit Limits for Advanced Secondary Studies At York, "advanced secondary studies" refers to standardized qualifications or studies that offer students an opportunity to study in an academically challenging program or courses to prepare them for postsecondary studies. Programs or courses completed with specific grades or averages are eligible for transfer credit. Eligible programs or […]

Bridging Courses (Policy and Guidelines)

Bridging Courses (Policy and Guidelines)

Definition A bridging course is a university-preparation course with an academic curriculum that is offered to mature students as a means of preparing for the intellectual challenges of a university education, successful completion of which is recognized as a basis of admission to the University. Role of Bridging Courses in the Admissions Process For mature […]

Advanced Standing and Correspondence Courses

Advanced Standing and Correspondence Courses

Policy Senate recognizes as eligible for advanced standing and transfer credit any course which originates with and is offered by an institution deemed acceptable by Senate and which is credited towards a degree at that institution.┬áThis principle applies in assessing any application for advanced standing or transfer credit, with the qualification that the overriding effect […]

Visiting Students, Policy on

Visiting Students, Policy on

Individuals who wish to enrol in undergraduate credit courses, but who do not intend to complete a degree or a certificate may be admitted to York as a Visiting Student.┬áVisiting students are individuals who: hold an undergraduate degree (three-year Bachelor's degree minimum) from an accredited university/university-level institution, or do not hold an undergraduate degree but […]

Academic Sanctions for Outstanding Debts to the University

Academic Sanctions for Outstanding Debts to the University

Policy Students who have debts to the University and are not in good standing with respect to those debts shall have grade reports and conferral of degrees withheld. In such cases there will be a mechanism available to students which will allow them to question the accuracy of the debt and to make reasonable arrangements […]

Ancillary Fees Protocol Agreement

Ancillary Fees Protocol Agreement

Description: Deals with compulsory fees: (a) tuition fees (b) non-tuition related fees (c) student referenda-established levies. This policy concerns the participation of students in decisions to recommend increases in Compulsory Ancillary Fees to the Board of Governors Ancillary Fees Protocol Agreement Background: In June, 1994, the Ministry of Education and Training (MET) forwarded guidelines for […]

Advanced Standing Policy

Advanced Standing Policy

Introduction Advanced Standing policy at York University has developed in the context of the academic programmes offered by individual Faculties and in response to needs of the clientele each serves. In April 1969, the Senate Committee on Admissions submitted to Senate a general statement on advanced standing which provided guidelines detailing the responsibilities of SCAR […]

Granting of Credit for Professionally-Oriented Courses Offered by Professional Organizations Which Do Not Grant Degrees

Granting of Credit for Professionally-Oriented Courses Offered by Professional Organizations Which Do Not Grant Degrees

Introduction Certain academic divisions of York University now offer at the undergraduate level, degree programmes such as Business, Public Administration, and Fine Arts. These programmes contain core subjects (such as Accounting) which are basically "professional" and yet at the same time an essential part of the programme. Many students entering these programmes have had post-secondary […]

Transfer Credit Policy: Accredited and Approved Institutions

Transfer Credit Policy: Accredited and Approved Institutions

Policy If an educational institution is a member of, or is recognized by, the accrediting body for the highest level of (post-secondary) education in its home country, credits from that institution can be considered for transfer to York. Institutions which are not so recognized must be approved on a case by case basis through SCARSA […]