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<Joseph E. Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies

Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS)

The Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) is located in 123 Atkinson Building, telephone: 416-736-5222, fax: 416-736-5923, e-mail: OSAS@yorku.ca. Office hours are: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am to 6:30pm, Friday until 4:30pm, except for June, July and August when the Faculty closes at 3:30pm. The office is closed on statutory holidays.

To assist students with academic planning, Atkinson students are strongly encouraged to visit the OSAS Web site at http://www.atkinson.yorku.ca/OSAS/. The OSAS Web site provides students with quick links to the following information:

    New students, continuing students and international students
    Study plans (degree and certificate)
    Courses (new courses, course outlines, lecture schedule, calendar, Registrar's Office)
    Registrar's Office forms
    Selecting or changing a major
    Changing a degree
    Transferring to Atkinson
    Returning to studies at Atkinson


OSAS provides advising for students proceeding in a BA Individualized Studies Program for clarification of degree and program requirements, course selection and sequencing, and theme selection.

Continuing Students

Continuing students are expected to follow their chosen program of study as outlined in the York Undergraduate Calendar. Information on all degree/certificate program requirements and sample study plans are available through the OSAS Web site. Students with questions relating to their major may contact their school for advising. Continuing students with questions and/or problems regarding degree/certificate program requirements, academic standing, regulations governing examinations and academic standards, are invited to book an advising appointment with OSAS.

Change of Degree

Students wishing to change their degree must submit a Change of Degree Request form to OSAS for consideration.

Pass/Fail, Alternative Grading Option

Students wishing to take a course on a pass/fail basis must submit a Pass/Fail Alternative Grading form to OSAS for approval.

New Students

New student advising: Newly admitted students are required to attend an advising appointment as a condition of admission to Atkinson. This session provides new students with valuable information on commencing studies at York University. The session consists of students participating in a group orientation session to discuss and review program requirements, course selection and scheduling, enrolment and use of the Undergraduate Lecture Schedule and York Undergraduate Calendar. Enrolment blocks on the registration and enrolment system will remain in place until such time as new students contact OSAS to book an advising appointment. Details are outlined in the Offer of Admission package. Further information for new students is available through the OSAS Web site.

Faculty transfers: Students from other York faculties who are interested in transferring to Atkinson can obtain further information regarding requirements to transfer through the OSAS Web site. Successful faculty transfer students will be required to meet with an OSAS adviser.

Returning students: Students who are returning to their studies after an absence of one year or more are required to meet with an OSAS adviser once their reactivation request has been processed by the Registrar's Office. Further information is available through the OSAS Web site.

*For admission to Atkinson and to obtain an application form, or information on advanced standing (transfer credit), call the Admissions Office, telephone: 416-736-5000.

**For information on enrolment, registration and degree audit, contact Student Client Services, telephone: 416-736-5440.

Master's Office

The role of the master of Atkinson College is a unique one in the University. The master gives all members of Atkinson (students, faculty and staff alike) the opportunity to participate together in events of both a social and cultural/educational nature. Through various conferences, lectures and programs, the Master's Office provides Atkinson with an increased sense of community and belonging.

The master also acts as liaison among the Atkinson Students' Association, the Alumni Association, the Office of the Dean and the Office of the Faculty Council. While the master is not Atkinson's ombudsman, he/she offers students support and guidance by ensuring that they are directed to the appropriate Faculty office for assistance.

The Office of the Master, and that of the administrative assistant, are located in the Student-Alumni Relations Unit on the first floor of Atkinson. Students are invited to contact the master with ideas and suggestions which help further the general objective of creating a more collegial atmosphere within Atkinson.

Master of Atkinson: 140 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5727.
Administrative Assistant to the Master: 140 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5870; Fax: 416-650-3869.


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