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Academic Advising

As part of the academic advising community, we are here to help you find a sense of purpose so that you can excel academically and personally.  Furthermore, through your relationship with your advisor and your peers and by forming a connection to York and to the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, you will not only be taking a step towards improving your academic outcome, it will make your academic experience more meaningful and fulfilling. These are the reasons why we encourage you to participate in our inclusive learning community and participate in club and peer mentoring activities. 

Our academic advising team provides a safe and confidential environment for all York EUC students.  We are available to help you with issues such as changing degrees, fulfilling degree requirements, academic petitions, what to do when a class is full and more. We are here for you.

Advising for Undergraduate Students

Before you begin your studies in the Fall, you will have a chance to meet the Student Success coordinator, the advisor and Peer Mentor coordinators in scheduled virtual meetings every two weeks.  These information sessions provide you with the opportunity to learn more about York University and EUC.  Your Peer Mentor Coordinators will help you understand how to access your class information on Eclass and how to schedule your courses using the visual schedule builder.  Your advisor and the Student Success Coordinator will help you understand your program requirements and guide you even before you begin your classes.  They will help you know acclimatize to university life and the support systems that are in place across York that have been developed just for you. 

At Orientation, you will meet your classmates, as well as your Peer Mentors for the academic year.  Your Peer Mentors are available to chat with you about your first-year courses.  On that day you will get to meet your undergraduate program director, your professors, the Dean and your advisors.  We are all here to guide you as you progress through your program for your ultimate goal of achieving academic success.  Advising for new students begins the moment you accept your offer to our program (learn more about undergraduate advising here).

Enrolment Steps for Incoming Students:  

  1. Accept your offer of admission and book an appointment.
  2. Accept your offer of admission on OUAC or MYFile.
  3. Read your offer of admission letter carefully for any conditions listed and follow up.
  4. Book your enrolment appointment for the earliest possible date to ensure your preferred timetable.
  5. If you have any difficulties with the online system, please contact euadvise@yorku.ca or 416-736-5252.

All new students coming from high school will enroll in YUStart, which is a program that has been designed to support incoming students. If at any time you have questions or need clarification about the process, do not hesitate to contact your Student Success Coordinator at euadvise@yorku.ca.

If you are coming to York University with transfer credits from another university or a college, then you will need to book an enrolment appointment.  This appointment is the first date that you can enrol.  Once you have booked your enrolment date, your records from your previous institution will be assessed and approved for transfer credits.  Once this is complete, the Student Success Coordinator will send you an email outlining what the transfer credits are, how they are applied to your program requirements, and what courses to enrol in for your academic year.  

Advising for incoming transfer students begins the moment you accept your offer to our program.

Enrolment Steps for Incoming Transfer Students:  

  1. Accept your offer of admission and book an appointment
  2. Accept your offer of admission on OUAC or MYFile.
  3. Read your offer of admission letter carefully for any conditions listed and follow up.
  4. Book your enrolment appointment for the earliest possible date to ensure your preferred timetable.
  5. Review your Transfer Credit Statement.

If you have any difficulties with the online system, please contact euadvise@yorku.ca or 416-736-5252.

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change wants you to feel connected to the University and to the BES and GEOG programs. We have designed advising processes to help you understand your program, locate and use the support services available, and find a sense of purpose so that you can excel academically. Students will be supported through their program until graduation. Check out The Undergraduate Calendar to review all academic requirements for your program under the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

As an international student, you will receive academic support from our Student Success Coordinator and our Undergraduate Program Administrator and Advisor.  However you may have other questions regarding orientation, your student visa, timelines for ensuring all documents are processed in time for classes and any other immigration questions. 

All international students in EUC can explore a full array of additional services tailored to the international student experience available through York International.If you need the assistance of a writing tutor, you can access the ESL Open Learning Centre, which offers language and academic skills support to English as a Second Language students in our courses. This service is free of charge, and you can drop in to ask questions or to browse the library during their office hours.

Advising FAQs

Legacy EUC Programs (entered September 2019 or earlier)

If you are continuing with our legacy EUC programs and you are a BES student, you may book your appointment directly with the Student Success Coordinator by phone, email or dropping into the office. Email anntsir@yorku.ca. Visit HNES 137. 416-736-2100, extension 33510

If you are continuing with our legacy EUC programs and you are a Geography or Geography & Urban Studies (GUST) student, you may book your appointment directly with the Undergraduate Program Assistant by phone, email or dropping into the office.  Email anner@yorku.ca.  Visit HNES 137, 416-736-2100, extension 66478 

New EUC Programs (new program entered September 2020 or afterwards)

If you have switched to our new EUC programs, and your programs are

Sustainable Environmental Management

Environmental Arts and Justice

Contact:  Ann Tsirgielis, Student Success Coordinator by phone, email or dropping into the office. Email anntsir@yorku.ca. Visit HNES 137. 416-736-2100, extension 33510

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If you have switched to our new EUC programs, and your programs are

Environmental Science

Global Geography

Cities, Regions, Planning

Contact:  Anne Ralph, Undergraduate Program Assistant by phone, email or dropping into the office.  Email   anner@yorku.ca.  Visit HNES 137, 416-736-2100 extension 66478. 

Each continuing EUC student should review their degree requirements on their program pages and the academic calendar.

Checklists for BES, Geography and GUST students can be requested by email to eucadvise@yorku.ca