Academic Advising & Supports for Students

We promote a healthy, inclusive, and supportive environment that assists in facilitating your academic success.

Through academic advising, we offer guidance at each milestone of your program such as initial enrolment, we support you if you are experiencing difficulties inside or outside of the classroom, and we connect you to other resources throughout the Faculty and University to enrich your academic, professional, and personal experience while at Schulich.

Academic Advising (Master’s Level)

A typical academic advising session takes 15 to 30 minutes and may cover the following topics:

  • Degree requirements
  • Enrolment and registration
  • Course and program planning
  • CPA requirements
  • Petitions and appeals
  • Classroom challenges
  • School/work/life balance
  • Academic accommodations for students with special needs

Academic advising is available year-round to all Master’s level students.

Keele Campus: throughout the week and select Saturdays by using the online booking tool.

Miles S. Nadal campus: regularly, based on schedule posted on GradBlog.

Book Advising at Keele           View Upcoming Nadal Advising Dates

Academic Accommodations

The Schulich School of Business is committed to promoting the ability of students with disabilities to fulfill the academic requirements of their programs. Academic accommodations for students with disabilities and students with special circumstances generally fall into the following categories:

  • Exam accommodations, which relate to an exam conflict (two exams at the same time, three exams in one day, or three exams in three consecutive periods within 24 hours) or to requests for alternate exam/test arrangements
  • Other academic accommodations, which relate to activities inside and outside the classroom, including participation, group work, and assignments
  • Religious accommodations, which relate to students who, because of significant religious observances, cannot write a formally scheduled examination or cannot meet an academic obligation

Students who require alternate exam arrangements must be registered with York’s Counselling & Disability Services office to be eligible. Requests for alternate exam arrangements must be made well in advance of the exam date (currently three weeks).

In an emergency, please contact Student Services & International Relations.

Exam Accommodations

Find details about scheduled exams on the Schulich Course Offerings website.

If you miss a final exam due to unforeseen circumstances, you must contact the Director of Student and Enrolment Services, Keshia Gray within 24 hours of missing the exam.

If you are unable to write the exam due to illness, you must submit an Attending Physician’s Statement to Student & Enrolment Services (W262P).

For students taking classes out of faculty please follow the revised exam schedule as posted by the Registrar’s Office. If there are any conflicts, please visit Student & Enrolment Services.

A more complete summary of policies is available in your academic handbook:

Graduate Policy Handbook

PhD Advising

PhD students plan their course of study with their Area representative or Supervisor. There are however, circumstances in which it is appropriate to connect with the Assistant Dean, Students regarding their program of study. These circumstances include:

  • Questions regarding Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations
  • Requests for a Leave of Absence
  • A Change in status from full- to part-time
  • Degree progress
  • Options for taking courses out of faculty
  • School/work/life balance
  • Referrals to other resources on campus

To make an appointment with the Assistant Dean, Students, contact the Records and Promotions Assistant.