Program Policies

School Policies

You may be eligible to transfer a maximum of one equivalent course credit from other institutions and receive advanced standing in either program. Transfer Credit requests can be forwarded to the Program Manager for approval via email, or in writing to: School of Continuing Studies Attention Program Manager 4700 Keele Street – Room 123 Atkinson Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 For both the full-time and online program, prospective students are permitted to transfer one course with approval of the Program Manager (discounted based on cost of course). Approved courses for advanced standing must meet the following criteria:

  1. There must be a 90% overlap in content and curriculum, and the same number of hours as the courses offered in SCS’s program.
  2. The courses must be at the university level (from an accredited academic institution) with a grade of B or better. College equivalents will not be considered.
  3. All submissions must be sent in writing to SCS’s 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.

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.

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).

SCS works in partnership with York University’s Student Accessibility 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.

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.

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

  • 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 that 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 (SCS) 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.

Weather Rule

If the University is open, then classes will be running. If the University is closed, then 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 the SCS Twitter feed.