By now most of us have already chosen the courses we intend on taking for the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 semesters. We’ve got our timetables and, if you’re like me, you’re rearing to go! But, there are a few things that you should look into before finalizing those timetables.
Check that fine print! Ensure that you have fulfilled the requirements necessary so that you can actually continue in the courses you’ve chosen. York’s enrollment system doesn’t check the prerequisites for you and chances are if you haven’t completed the prerequisite(s), you could be de-enrolled from the course a few weeks into the semester.
York now offers a visual schedule builder to help you play around with your schedule and find one that best suits your needs. You can check it out here: http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/guide/vsb
Have you checked your degree requirements lately? York offers a great degree progress report service for single degree majors. With the click of a button, it will generate a report, using your transcript information so it’s specific to you, which will let you know what requirements you have met and what requirements you have yet to complete. It’s an easy-to-read document and extremely helpful during course selection time.
Unfortunately, for double majors or major-minors this service is not yet available but the good ole fashioned face-to-face meeting with your student advisor is still an option. Get in touch with your department, Faculty Advising Centre, or ACMAPS and schedule a meeting to discuss your degree requirements.
The June 30th deadline for applying for Fall/Winter 2016-2017 OSAP is here. Be sure to visit http://osap.yorku.ca/important-osap-dates-for-the-fallwinter-2016-2017-session for important deadline information and if you have any questions or concerns regarding your application, get in touch with Registrarial Services at the Bennett Centre (http://currentstudents.yorku.ca/registrarial-services).
Most importantly, ensure that your timetable fits into the nuances of your everyday life. Many of us are parents, employees, sole support givers. Be cognizant of these circumstances that could be negatively impacted by a heavy course load.
Good luck to you all and be sure to call or stop into ACMAPS if you have any questions or concerns!