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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: 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 The OSAS Web site provides students with quick links to the following information:

    New and Continuing students
    Study plans (degree and certificate)
    Registrar's Office forms
    Selecting or changing a major
    Changing a degree
    Transferring to Atkinson
    Returning to studies at Atkinson
    Academic Integrity
    Student Code of Conduct


OSAS offers in-person advising Monday-Friday. The mornings are dedicated to drop-in advising 9am to noon. Continuing students may book an in-person afternoon or early evening appointment on the Web at:

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 seek advising through 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, use of the Web enrolment system, fee payment and how to access student service information on the Web. Students will also meet one-on-one with an adviser to discuss their individual program of study and specific needs. 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. It is recommended that successful faculty transfer students meet with an OSAS adviser prior to the start of classes.

Returning students: Students who are returning to their studies after an absence of one year or more will be able to enrol in courses once their reactivation request has been processed by the Registrar's Office. It is recommended that returning students meet with an adviser prior to the start of classes. 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: 416-872-YORK (9675).