Resources & Opportunities


Students are fully responsible for familiarizing themselves with the York University’s regulations on academic integrity and to understand what constitutes plagiarism.


Information on standards of student conduct, complaint process and students’ rights is available online.


The Writing Centre is located in S311 Ross (Tel: 416-736-5134). The Centre offers practical instruction on all aspects of writing to all students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Tutors are available who specialize in working with ESL students or students with disabilities affecting their language learning and language skills.

Student Counselling and Development (SCD) is located at N110 Bennett Centre (Tel: 416-736-5297). SCD offers personal counselling, skills development workshops on time management, stress management and test preparation. Also, support is provided to students with mental health issues and learning disabilities.


Whenever a reported grade is incorrect, the grade reappraisal process should be initialized by contacting the Course Director. If you are unable to resolve the problem at this stage, you may apply for a grade re-appraisal within 21 days after the release of final grades. If the Course Director is not available, please report to the department, prior to the deadline. You can also contact the Registrar’s Office if you have additional concerns.

All Grade Re-appraisal requests must be submitted to the department offering the course. For Social Science courses, please contact Jacqueline Selman (S744 Ross/416- 736-5054).


A passed or failed course may be repeated once for degree credit. When a course is repeated for degree credit, the second grade will be calculated in the grade point average. However, the record of both the first and the second attempt will appear on the transcript. This restriction is also applicable to cross-listed courses or course credit exclusions.


Prior to submitting a petition, it is important to review the University’s and the Faculty’s rules and regulations. Students must make an advising appointment to speak to an advisor if they wish to submit a petition by calling the main office at 416-736-5054. After a clear understanding of the regulations is obtained, students may submit a written request to waive one of the regulations or deadlines. The petitions process is initiated by completing a Petition Package.


Effective Fall/Winter 2014-15, a minimum of 21 General Education credits is required as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • A 9.00 credit approved general education course in the Social Science or Humanities departments 14
  • A 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite department (either Social Science or Humanities) to the 9.00 credit course in Social Science or Humanities

For example if a student enrolls in a nine credit first or second year General Education Social Science such as AP/SOSC 1000 9.00 that student will need to enroll in a six credit first or second year General Education Humanities such as AP/HUMA 1720 6.00 or vice versa.

For students completing an Honours degree in the IDS program, students fulfill this requirement by completing the following courses:

  • Natural Science - NATS XXXX 6.00
  • Humanities - HUMA 1000/2000 6.00/9.00
  • Social Science - SOSC 1000/2000 6.00/9.00= 21.00 credits


i) it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses that are selected for the General Education requirement are on the list of approved Gen. Ed. Courses.

ii) if a student enrolls in AP/SOSC 1000 9.00 the student needs to complete a HUMA 6.00 course and vice versa.

iii) for students who entered the program in FW 2014 or later, please note that if you are taking SOSC 1430 9.0 to satisfy Major requirements, you will need to take a different Social Science course to fulfill General Education Requirements.


A maximum of 36 credits in General Education will count towards the degree. Students who are required to exceed the 36 credit maximum because of program/degree requirements must obtain permission.


This link will assist you calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA):

  • To graduate with BA (90 credit), the minimum Overall Grade Point Average is 4.0 (C)
  • To graduate with BA Hons (120 credit), the minimum Overall Grade Point Average is 5.0 (C+)


A useful tool to help you track your progress to your degree is the Degree Progress Report (DPR). Use this link to enter your student number to determine your eligibility to graduate.