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Academic Advising and Student Responsibility Print

The Faculty of Health considers academic advising an important responsibility. The term academic advising covers a number of complementary functions related to assisting students, such as:

  • selecting courses;
  • ascertaining whether students are meeting academic regulations;
  • planning for students’ academic future both before and after graduation.

These functions may vary in their significance to students at different times of the academic year and at different points in students’ academic careers.

Advising students is a shared responsibility between Faculty of Health schools and departments and the Office of Student and Academic Services. Students should contact these offices throughout the year for advice and information related to their academic career including academic performance, degree programs and requirements.

Student Responsibility

Every effort is made to ensure that students in the Faculty of Health have access to sound information and individual advice and guidance. Within this context, and within the framework of Faculty and program regulations, you are responsible for making your own choices about courses and programs.

Students are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all degree and program requirements outlined in the York University Undergraduate Calendar. Throughout the academic year, students are welcome and strongly encouraged, to consult the Faculty of Health, Office of Student and Academic Services and professional and/or faculty advisers in their school or department.

Take special care to ensure that:

  • the course(s) you choose do not have a time conflict;
  • the course(s) you choose meet all requirements for graduation;
  • the course(s) you choose meet prerequisites and are not course credit exclusions of other courses already taken or courses for which you have already been given credit;
  • you keep yourself informed about your academic performance;
  • you observe published deadlines, especially add and drop deadlines and refund deadlines;
  • you maintain the grade point average required to proceed in your degree/program of study;
  • you read, understand and adhere to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty;
  • you read, understand and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct;
  • your student information is kept up to date, including changes to your name, address, phone number, York e-mail address etc.