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Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting

An accelerated program to prepare you for the next stage of your career.

 

Planning to pursue your CPA designation? Our new accelerated Advanced Professional Accounting program gives you the opportunity to continue your accounting training while simultaneously sharpening your leadership skills. After all, excelling in an accounting position requires much more than just technical knowledge. Many top employers believe that emotional intelligence, critical thinking, communication, and business acumen are equally important skills to have. Accounting professionals who master these key competencies routinely receive the best job offers and promotions throughout their careers.

Achieve more in less time.

Launching in September 2017, the Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting is a full-time program that equips you with the valuable skills you need to further your career in accounting or finance. Best of all? You can complete the entire program in just eight months.

Under the guidance of industry experts, you will learn advanced accounting fundamentals, in addition to business acumen, problem solving, presentation skills, and much more. The program culminates with a unique final capstone course where you will apply your knowledge to real-world challenges.

Program delivery

The program is completed in-class over eight months of full-time study. You will also benefit from studying alongside a network of peers who are completing the program on the same schedule.

Who should take this program?

Only those who have completed or received exemption from the following CPA preparatory courses (or equivalent) are eligible: Introductory Financial Accounting, Introductory Management Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.

This includes:

  • Graduates of our Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting who want to continue their accounting training.
  • Professionals in accounting or finance who are preparing for a more senior or managerial role.
  • Accounting professionals planning to pursue their CPA designation.

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Preparing for your CPA designation.

Completing the Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting provides you with specialized knowledge and the leadership skills expected by top Canadian employers. You will be prepared for a range of positions, including supervisory or managerial roles in finance and accounting (depending on your background).

You will also meet the entry requirements for the graduate-level CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) to complete the globally recognized CPA designation.

Students please note: it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the external designation.

For a full list of our accounting courses and their respective CPA preparatory course equivalencies, please click here.

“For someone already working in the field, pursuing an accounting certificate may be an ideal way to demonstrate a personal desire to contribute more to the organization or aspire to a more senior position. An accounting certificate from a respected institution, combined with relevant practical experience on your CV are important considerations in the job selection process.”

Nadine Petsche – Director, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, Office of the Provincial Controller Division, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

Read more about Nadine Petsche and why she recommends pursuing continuing education as a way to further develop accounting skills.

 

Who should take this program?

  • Graduates of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting or those who have already completed or received exemption from the CPA preparatory courses: Introductory Financial Accounting, Introductory Management Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.
  • Preparing for more senior or managerial roles
  • Pursuing the CPA designation

Please note it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they meet the requirements of the external designation.

Courses

CSAC 3594: Intermediate Financial Accounting I

Major aspects of financial accounting, in areas of required knowledge and core competencies, as laid out by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada. Areas of study will include a framework for financial reporting, accounting judgements, evaluating financial reporting needs and processes to support reliable financial reporting, and the implications of current trends and emerging issues in financial reporting.

CSAC 3595: Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Building on the knowledge competencies developed in Intermediate Financial Accounting I, this course will expand knowledge and skills in financial reporting to include: identifying and analyzing specialized financial reporting requirements; developing and evaluating financial statements; analyzing accounting policies and procedures; preparing financial statements, and evaluating treatment of routine, non-routine, and complex transactions.

CSAC 4520: Advanced Financial Accounting

The primary focus of this course will be to cover advanced topics in financial accounting. These include: investments in associates with significant influence, business combinations, foreign currency transactions, foreign owned investments, and accounting for not-for-profit organizations.

CSAC 3510: Intermediate & Advanced Management Accounting

This course covers intermediate and advanced theories and techniques of Management Accounting. It will provide a comprehensive study of costing for decision-making, planning and performance evaluation. Students will expand their knowledge and understanding of Management Accounting through technical analysis, integrated cases, and class discussion.

CSAC 3561: Taxation Principles in Canada

This course offers an overview of the Canadian income tax system. The course introduces the Income Tax Act and the technical rules that define the tax system – tax base, accounting period, rate structure, tax filing unit and administrative apparatus – and tax expenditures. It also looks at personal and corporate income tax topics, including: the purposes of the system; the structure of the Income Tax Act; employment income and fringe benefits; business income; capital cost allowance and cumulative eligible capital; property income; capital gains; other incomes; deductions and tax credits; non-arm’s length transactions; and attribution rules.

CSAC 4551: Auditing Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to the theory, underlying principles, and the practice of assurance services. Topics include: purpose of the audit, quality control practices in audit, legal liability of the auditor, professional judgment and ethics in auditing, management assertions and the related audit objectives, auditor considerations in client acceptance, materiality; the audit risk model, internal controls and the impact on the audit, audit evidence, audit strategy, audit reports and an overview of other assurance and non-assurance services.

CSAC 4900: Strategic Management & Corporate Governance

This course examines how companies respond to competitive pressures and other issues using the strategic management process, including identifying, formulating, evaluating and implementing business strategies. In our analysis, we will examine the company as a whole and further your understanding of the importance of the various functional areas of business. You will solve strategic problems by analyzing complex business situations and identifying core issues. Qualitative and quantitative data will be used. You will apply strategic concepts as part of your analysis and implement changes in strategic direction. A case study approach is used.

CSAC 3700: Accounting Applied Capstone

This course is a culmination of the certificate and will provide students with an opportunity to use the skills learned thus far to real world situations. The course will have students analyze numerous cases with increasing complexity, thereby enhancing their skills and confidence in pinpointing issues within an organization. In addition, the course will cover essential techniques needed to analyze organizations in the real world. Students will learn how to prepare an analysis that can then be presented to management, while ensuring all backup and important requirements have been covered off. The format of the final report and presentation will be that of a real consulting project, giving students a genuine feel for how such work is conducted.

Domestic Students

Canadian Students

This unique post-degree program provides the educational experience that upper-year undergraduate students enjoy with an exposure to a multi-cultural environment that only York University can provide. Graduates of this program will be uniquely positioned to thrive in Toronto’s diverse workplaces — a critical asset for global companies.

Develop a rich professional network that includes global and local peers and instructors with significant industry experience. As a pioneer in professional education, York has the expertise to offer you a vibrant, meaningful post-degree experience. You’ll graduate work-ready and promotable in Canada’s largest labour market.

Courses are offered at our vibrant Keele campus conveniently located near several 400-series highways and accessible by the TTC, GO, York Region, Brampton, and Viva transit systems. Please view our interactive map for more information on the campus including parking and amenities.

International Students

International Students

York University’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting is absolutely unique in Canada. This program provides the educational experience that Canadian upper-year undergraduate students enjoy with the academic language supports needed for success. As a leader in academic English education, York has the expertise to offer you a vibrant, meaningful post-degree experience.

Unlike other Canadian Accounting certificates that only offer classes in the evening and on weekends, York offers a full-time schedule. Despite the accelerated format of the full-time program, the course scheduling provides opportunities for students to study and work outside  the class schedule.

Graduates of this program will be uniquely positioned to thrive in vibrant multi-cultural workplaces. Develop a rich professional network of local students, international peers, and Canadian instructors with significant industry experience. You’ll graduate work-ready and promotable.

York University is committed to your success. All full-time international students are required to take our Canadian Academic and Business English and Mastering Canadian Business courses prior to beginning the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting. These courses are designed to ensure you have the linguistic and cultural background needed to be successful in the Certificate program and are included in the full-time tuition. Please see the Available Sections tab for start dates and application deadlines.

Courses are offered at our vibrant Toronto campus. While everything students require can be found on our safe and welcoming campus, convenient transit and highway access helps you enjoy all that the Toronto, Canada, area has to offer.

Transfer Credit

You may be eligible to transfer a maximum of three equivalent course credits from other post-secondary institutions and receive advanced standing. Transfer Credit requests can be forwarded to the Program Assistant for approval via email at continue@yorku.ca, or in writing to: School of Continuing Studies, Attention Post-Degree Certificate in Accounting Program Manager 4700 Keele Street – Room 116 Atkinson Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. For both the full-time and online programs, prospective students are permitted to transfer three courses with approval of the Program Manager (discounted based on cost of course).

The School of Continuing Studies is not responsible for assessing transfer credit for CPA course equivalency. CPA-bound students are responsible for ensuring they have completed all of the CPA preparatory course requirements for entry to the CPA Professional Education Program. Approved courses for advanced standing in the York University School of Continuing Studies program must meet the following criteria:

  1. There must be a 90% overlap in content and curriculum, and equivalent number of contact hours as the courses offered in the School of Continuing Studies program.
  2. The courses must be at the university level (from an accredited academic institution) with a grade of B or better. Only CPA-recognized College equivalents will be considered for transfer credit from a Canadian College with a grade of B or better. Please include CPA documentation with course outline at the time of submission.
  3. All submissions must be sent in writing to the Program Manager along with
  • an official transcript outlining the course completed
  • the contact hours
  • the final grade
  • the official transcript (sealed)

Full course outlines must also be submitted that contain

  • the full course description
  • learning objectives
  • assessment and reading materials
  • weekly content covered

Please note that incomplete packages cannot be reviewed.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting, applicants must have:

OR

  • Have already completed or received exemption from the CPA preparatory courses: Introductory Financial Accounting, Introductory Management Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.

Additionally applicants must have:

  • minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C)
  • official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • completed online application form
  • proof of language proficiency (international students only)

There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required.

Conditional offers of admission will be issued within one month of receiving a complete application including an electronic copy of transcripts. If you have been issued a conditional offer, a sealed hard copy of official transcripts must be mailed to the School of Continuing Studies no later than the start of the program.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

An IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required to be admitted in this program.

IELTS TOEFL Paper TOEFL Computer TOEFL Internet TOEIC Cambridge ESOL
6.5 575 232 83 720 CAE – C

If your IELTS score is 6.0 or lower, please contact the English Language Institute at yueli@yorku.ca or on +1 416 736 5353

Career Qualifications

Graduates of the Certificate in Accounting are prepared for a wealth of different career options within the industry. Please see below for the anticipated educational, certificate, and work experience requirements for each position type.

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Advisory Council

Accounting Advisory Council

Senior executives from many of Toronto’s leading organizations help us to ensure our graduates have the skills and knowledge that employers value most.

  • Allister Byrne, Former President & CEO, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) retired
  • Gary Spraakman, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • Edward Jonasson, CFO, Xagenic Inc.
  • Tom Kofman, CA, CPA Chairman, M Partners Inc.
  • Andrea Linhofer, Partner, Deloitte
  • Tara Lenaghan, MBA, FICB Head, Global Learning & Development Operations, KPMG International
  • Grant McEwan, SVP & CFO, Chubb Insurance
  • Nadine Petsche, Director, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Drew Stewart, Head, Capital Markets & Product Operations Accounting, BMO
  • Susan Wolcott, Thought Leader for CPA Canada, Accounting Educator

FAQs

How do I get my certificate and graduate?

The School of Continuing Studies has a student record review process of students that have completed courses in the previous semester. Students who have successfully completed all the program requirements are eligible to graduate. Students are not required to formally apply to graduate.

Students will have their course grades reviewed by the Program Manager as they approach the end of the program. Students should expect to receive their Certificates in August/September by mail.

Library privileges

Students enrolled in all of our Certificate programs have access to the York University Library. The School of Continuing Studies will provide you with the library application form.

How do I get the books and reading materials, and how much do they cost?

It is wise to budget approximately $150 – $200 per course. All the books and reading materials will be available at the York University bookstore. You can also order your books online at http://bookstore.yorku.ca/

If you would like to visit the bookstore in person, store hours are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday 9am–7pm
Wednesday–Friday 9am–5pm

Open Saturday for the month of September.

CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

What does it mean to be in a cohort?

Students in a cohort travel together through the program, learn through shared experiences as a group, and complete courses in a designated sequence.

The cohort model provides an opportunity to network and build professional relationships that may extend beyond the program. Therefore, the courses cannot be taken at your own pace.

Where can I obtain information about my classroom?

Two weeks before the start of the program, you will receive a letter via email containing all necessary program information including:

  • Program Schedule of Dates and Times
  • Classroom location
  • York University policies and procedures
  • Information on how to access the library at York University
  • School of Continuing Studies contact information

Tuition

A Post-Degree Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting is well worth the investment, both for career prospecting and career satisfaction. Please review the tuition requirements below, especially if you’re an international student.

  • Full-time program tuition for domestic students: $7,191 (HST exempt)
  • Full-time program tuition for international students: $16,200 (HST exempt)

Instalment Plan Policy

Full-time program

The School of Continuing Studies allows students in certificate programs the option of paying in two or more installments. You must pay the initial payment as stated below and then make any number of online payments that you choose, provided you pay the entire balance before the stated due date. Students opting for the instalment plan will also be charged a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of $125 that is due at the time of registration. The following are the details of the instalment plan policy according to the full-time Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting:

  • Domestic Students – The first payment of 50% of the tuition fee is due upon registration, with the balance due before September 1, 2017.
  • International Students – The first payment of $4,999 is due upon registration, with the remaining balance due before September 1, 2017.. Please note, if you enrol in a package that includes additional English Language Preparation programs, there may be additional costs and balance obligations.
  • Customized payment plans are available to align to employer policies but are not available for individuals. For further information please contact the Program Manager at 416-736-5616.
  • A student that fails to make instalment payments as required will not be permitted to continue in the program.

Application procedure

Full-time

To apply for the full-time Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting, submit a completed application package online. Review the detailed admission requirements to understand what’s required. The application package must include the following items:

  • Completed application form
  • If applying for transfer credit: a course outline for each pre-requisite course or a CPA transcript evaluation
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency (for international students only)
  • $79 application fee (non-refundable)

Applications will be reviewed when all required documentation is received. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required by the Program Manager.

While we highly recommend that international students submit their applications early to allow sufficient time to obtain a visa, applications must be received three weeks prior to the start of your course.

Domestic applications are due: August 31, 2017

International applications are due: July 31, 2017

Transfer credit

You may be eligible to transfer a maximum of two equivalent course credits from other post-secondary institutions and receive advanced standing. Transfer Credit requests can be forwarded to the Program Assistant for approval via email at continue@yorku.ca, or in writing to: School of Continuing Studies, Attention Post-Degree Certificate in Accounting Program Manager 4700 Keele Street – Room 116 Atkinson Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3. For both the full-time and online programs, prospective students are permitted to transfer two courses with approval of the Program Manager (discounted based on cost of course).

The School of Continuing Studies is not responsible for assessing transfer credit for CPA course equivalency. CPA-bound students are responsible for ensuring they have completed all of the CPA preparatory course requirements for entry to the CPA Professional Education Program. Approved courses for advanced standing in the York University School of Continuing Studies program must meet the following criteria:

  1. There must be a 90% overlap in content and curriculum, and equivalent number of contact hours as the courses offered in the School of Continuing Studies program.
  2. The courses must be at the university level (from an accredited academic institution) with a grade of B or better. Only CPA-recognized College equivalents will be considered for transfer credit from a Canadian College with a grade of B or better. Please include CPA documentation with course outline at the time of submission.
  3. All submissions must be sent in writing to the Program Manager along with
  • an official transcript outlining the course completed
  • the contact hours
  • the final grade
  • the official transcript (sealed)

Full course outlines must also be submitted that contain

  • the full course description
  • learning objectives
  • assessment and reading materials
  • weekly content covered

Please note that incomplete packages cannot be reviewed.

What if I miss an exam?

You should be making every effort to meet York University’s General Academic Regulations, as well as each of your courses’ requirements. This includes attendance, assignments, and tests/exams. We understand, however, that unforeseen circumstances arise that may force you to miss an exam. If that’s the case, you must contact your instructor before the scheduled exam date by email. Please include your full name, student number, and the reason for your absence in the message. You must also provide valid documentation (i.e., a doctor’s note, death certificate, court/legal documentation, etc.) immediately following your return before alternative arrangements can be made. Please note that valid documentation has to be applicable to the assessment date.

What if I miss a class?

If possible, please contact your instructor before the class. In your message, be sure to include your full name, student number, and the reason for your absence. You’ll then be required to make arrangements with your instructor to make up the missed hours. Normally, the instructor will assign you a short assignment based on the readings of the class missed.

Class cancellations due to instructor absence

Like our students, York University instructors work hard to make it to every class on time. However, should he or she be forced to cancel your class due to an absence, you will be notified via email as soon as possible by the School of Continuing Studies. Instructor absences will also be posted on the course website on the Moodle learning management system in the course announcements section. Upon the instructor’s return to class, make-up class details will be discussed.

Electronic devices

Students can use laptops and other electronic devices during class. Out of respect for your instructor and fellow classmates, please reserve the use of electronic equipment during class time for academic purposes. Instructors reserve the right to ask students to leave the classroom if they do not comply with this practice.

Recording devices

Students are not permitted to record lectures or take pictures without the consent of instructors and/or fellow students. We ask that students not post course content on external websites. Students who are registered with Accessibility Services and have accommodations approved for recording lectures are permitted to do so with the instructor’s knowledge.

Academic concerns during a course

If you have a concern regarding an assignment, midterm exam, etc., you should first meet with the instructor to discuss the situation. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, only then should you contact the Program Manager.

Final examination procedures

In-class programs (full-time or blended)

Final examinations are held typically on the last day of the course (during scheduled class time) in the full-time program, and on the last Sunday of each course in the part-time online program (if applicable for a particular course). Online exams will be proctored using an online proctoring service, which requires a webcam and high-speed Internet connection. Remember, if you do not attend an exam without prior notification and valid documents, you will receive a grade of zero (0%). The following rules apply to all testing situations:

  • Photo ID is required and must be displayed during the exam.
  • Backpacks, purses, wallets, etc., must be placed in a location designated by the proctor.
  • Students may not turn over and begin the exam until the proctor directs them to do so.
  • Students are not permitted to talk after the exam has started, except to the proctor.
  • Students may not leave in the first 30 minutes of an exam.
  • Students may not enter the exam room after 30 minutes, or after any student has exited the exam room.
  • The proctor has the authority to assign seats.
  • No unauthorized software is permitted in computer exams.
  • All personal electronic devices must be turned off and placed away from the student.
  • Mathematical calculators are allowed, if needed.
  • Should a student need to leave the room during the exam for a washroom break, they may be accompanied. The proctor will ensure the elapsed time is reasonable. No other student will be permitted to leave the class until the previous student returns.

Accommodations will be made for students with disabilities, as determined by SCS. Please contact the Program Manager for more information regarding accommodations.

Online program

Students have the option of coming to York University’s Keele Campus to write their final exams with their peers or use the services of a virtual proctoring company called B Virtual: – http://bvirtualinc.com/
The final exam on schedule can be found in the course outline.

Online proctoring allows a student to take their exam online from a quiet and distraction-free location, typically their home. B Virtual’s certified online proctors help students schedule their exam, test their technology components, and successfully complete their online exam while at home. The various benefits include the convenience of taking the online exam without having to travel to a testing center location. The cost per exam per course is approximately $30–35 US, which is not included in student tuition.

Alternate Examination Dates/Special Accommodation

Remember, it is your responsibility to contact the Program Manager to discuss accommodations* and procedures related to alternative examinations, or your course instructor in cases of missed coursework, within 48 hours of the originally scheduled test/exam. Unfortunately, failure to do so will result in a grade of zero (0) on the coursework/exam, and no further consideration will be granted.

Note: Supporting documentation will be required, but will not ensure approval of accommodation(s).

The School of Continuing Studies works in partnership with York University’s Counselling & Disability Services and the Office of the Registrar to support alternate exam and test accommodation services for students with disabilities at the Keele campus. Please submit any Alternate Exam and test requests at least three (3) weeks in advance of the scheduled test dates. Requesting an Alternate Exam or answers to frequently asked questions can be found at Academic Accommodation, School of Continuing Studies

Academic Disputes, Resolution and Appeal Policy

Students with sufficient academic grounds may request that a final grade or an assignment in a course be reappraised. To start the process, please complete a reappraisal form. Next, contact the Program Manager to discuss the grade received, and to request a re-review of a specific submission. He or she will select an appropriate instructor to look at the work in question, and will maintain anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser. Please note that a request for a grade reappraisal may result in the original grade being raised, lowered, or confirmed. Non-academic grounds are not relevant for grade reappraisals.

Help make our courses better

Student evaluations of both courses and instructors are an invaluable tool that we use to modify our programs based on your feedback, and we ask all students to participate in these anonymous evaluations either in-class or online.

How do I view my grades online?

You can access the student portal on our main website landing page at this link: Student Portal. You will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal. Once final grades are submitted to the School of Continuing Studies office and approved, they will appear on your personal student record. The School of Continuing Studies does not provide official grade letters. If you require a letter confirming your attendance in the Program, please call our Registration Assistant at 416-736-2100 Ext 44617.

Grades

Grade Grade Point Per Cent Range Description
A+ 9 90-100 Exceptional
A 8 80-89 Excellent
B+ 7 75-79 Very Good
B 6 70-74 Good
C+ 5 65-69 Competent
C 4 60-64 Fairly Competent
D+ 3 55-59 Passing
D 2 50-54 Marginally Passing
E 1 (marginally below 50%) Marginally Failing
F 0 (below 50%) Failing

Definitions of Grading Descriptions

  • A+ Exceptional. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques and exceptional skill or great originality in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • A Excellent. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with a high degree of skill and/or some elements of originality in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • B+ Very Good. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • B Good. Good level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • C+ Competent. Acceptable level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • C Fairly Competent. Acceptable level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with some skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • D+ Passing. Slightly better than minimal knowledge of required concepts and/or techniques together with some ability to use them in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • D Barely Passing. Minimum knowledge of concepts and/or techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • E Marginally Failing.
  • F Failing.

How do I obtain a course or tax receipt?

Income Tax receipts will be available online on the School of Continuing Studies website in February. Select “Tax Receipts” and it will lead you to a secure login page that you can access using your student number and password. Please refer to the income tax guide for allowable deductions.

Session transfers

Please contact the Program Manager if you wish to transfer to another session. Transfer requests may only be granted for documented medical reasons.

Cancellation of programs

The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs/courses, and students will receive a full refund of fees paid. The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to alter fees, other charges, and course dates, times, locations, and/or instructors. Please note that the School of Continuing Studies is not responsible for travel cancellation charges that students may incur.

Fees

Ancillary and Service Fees
Withdrawal Fees for certificate programs $100.00 per course
Continuing Studies Student Record Fee $ 15.00 (plus HST)
Exam/assignment duplication fee $ 15.00 (plus HST)
Returned cheques $ 25.00
Installment fee (NON-REFUNDABLE) $ 125.00 **
Certificate replacement fee $ 52.00 (plus HST)

How do I withdraw from the Program and get a refund?

Students registered in a program offered by the School of Continuing Studies may withdraw from the program. However, they are strongly advised to consult with the Program Manager before a final decision is made. A full refund is granted only when the School of Continuing Studies cancels a program. Refunds will be issued by the method of payment that was used (credit card, cheque if original payment was money order and Wire Transfer). Withdrawal requests must be submitted on the official School of Continuing Studies Withdrawal Request Form to the School of Continuing Studies and subject terms listed in the table below.

Notice of withdrawal will be printed on the Official Income Tax Receipt.

Full-time Program

Domestic Students International Students*
Withdrawal from the program:

  • Up to the initial application deadline (July 15 for Fall Program start and November 15 for Winter program start) is permitted minus a program fee of $250.
  • After the initial application deadline: a $250 program fee + $100/course (total of $1,250) will be retained by the School.
  • After program start date: no refund.
Withdraw from the program:

  • Up to the initial application deadline (June 1 for Fall Program start and October 1 for Winter program start) is permitted minus a program fee of $250.
  • After the initial application deadline: a $3999 + $250 will be retained by the School.
  • After the program start date: no refund.

* Exceptions: VISA denials or students who have not obtained visa by the visa deadline date receive full refund minus a $250 program fee plus non-refundable instalment plan fee of $125 if applicable. The School of Continuing Studies would be pleased to defer the registration to the next session date.

Part-time Programs (Online or Blended)

Please complete the Withdrawal Request Form and email it to continue@yorku.ca.

  • If you withdraw 7 calendar days prior to the start of the program, you will receive a 75% refund of program tuition instalment and no academic penalty.
  • If you withdraw between 6 calendar days prior to the start of the program to 14 calendar days after the start of the program, you will receive a 50% refund of program tuition instalment and no academic penalty.
  • No refunds will be issued after the first 14 days of the program.

How do I obtain a copy of my Student Record?

Notice of withdrawal will be printed on the Official Income Tax Receipt.

If you are a School of Continuing Studies student and require a copy of your Student Record, please access the Student Portal, (you will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal) and click on the Grades link.

What happens if I fail a course?

If you do not pass a course (achieve a final grade below 50% or D) you may still be permitted to continue in the Program if the course is not a pre-requisite for the subsequently scheduled course in the Program, however, you will have to repeat that course with another cohort. If a failed course is a pre-requisite for the subsequent course in the program, you will not be permitted to continue in the Program.

General York University Policies

All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the following information, available on the Senate Committee on Curriculum & Academic Standards webpage: http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/policies/index-policies.html

Academic Honesty

  • Ethics Review Process for research involving human participants
  • Course requirement accommodation for students with disabilities, including physical, medical, systemic, learning, and psychiatric disabilities
  • Student Conduct Standards
  • Religious Observance Accommodation

All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the following information, available on the Senate Committee on Curriculum & Academic Standards webpage:

http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/policies/index-policies.html

Confidentiality

In the spirit of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), York University and the School of Continuing Studies work to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will document the amount of personal information that is collected, used, or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information is omitted from all written documents. To maintain privacy, students should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class. We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:

  • Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
  • Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.

York University Privacy Policy

Student Conduct

  • Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy and mutual respect.
  • It is the instructor’s responsibility to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom.
  • The instructor will decide whether such an atmosphere is no longer present in a class, and is trained to take appropriate steps to return to a professional environment.

If you feel this policy has been violated, you should notify your instructor as soon as possible. You may be asked to provide a detailed written description of the complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the School of Continuing Studies for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/ Please find the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities here: http://www.yorku.ca/oscr/pdfs/CodeofRightsandResponsibilities.pdf

University closures/class cancellations

Weather Rule

If the University is open, classes will be running. If the University is closed, classes will not be running. Any missed classes will be rescheduled. University Closures/Class Cancellations: (416.736.5600 OR www.yorku.ca). While this is rare, weather and/or other emergencies do occur that require us to suspend our operations. While every effort will be made to contact students, this is not always possible. If you are unsure of whether the course is running, please call the University’s weather/emergency information line, or check our Twitter feed (@Continue_YorkU).

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