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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

When you begin your studies in the Fall, you will get to know life at university and all the support systems in place across York that have been developed just for you. 

At Orientation, you will meet your classmates, as well as your Peer Leaders for the academic year, who are available to chat about your first-year courses. You will have a chance to hear from your first-year professors, the Dean, and the Student Success Coordinator about the resources available on campus to help you on your way to 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 appointment, either online or on campus, to address how many transfer credits you have received, your course assessment breakdown and what courses you will be enrolling in for the upcoming 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 My Degree to review all academic requirements for your program.

As an international student, you will receive academic support from our Student Success Coordinator and our Undergraduate Program Administrator and Advisor, but 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.

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Advising FAQs

Legacy EUC Programs (Grand parented) (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 in to 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 are a Geography or Geography & Urban Studies (GUST) student, you may book your appointment directly with the Anne Ralph, Undergraduate Program Assistant, Geography, anner@yorku.ca 

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

If you have switched to our new EUC programs, then your contacts for advising are:

Sustainable Environmental Management

Environmental Arts and Justice

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

Environmental Science

Global Geography

Cities, Regions, Planning
Anne Ralph, Undergraduate Program Assistant,  anner@yorku.ca

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

Checklists for BES, Geography and GUST students can be requested from your Student Success Coordinator.

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