If you are currently enrolled and registered as an undergraduate student and wish to request a change to your academic program, use this online tool to manage your request. Before you submit your request, please read all the information below.

If you have been away from York and did not enrol/register in the most recent fall/winter session, you must reactivate your academic record before you can return to your studies. Please read the information on the Reactivation page.

If you have already completed a degree at York and would like to apply for non-degree status so that you can enrol in undergraduate courses but not towards a degree or certificate program, please read the information on the Non-Degree page.

If you are unclear on any of the terminology used in this process, please read our Glossary of Terms.

What should I know before I make my program change request?

  • Make sure you understand the degree requirements and the qualifications to be accepted into the program to which you want to change. Detailed information about degree and eligibility requirements can be found in your Program Checklist or the Undergraduate Calendar.
  • You may also contact the office of the program to which you want to change or the Academic Advising Office (416-487-6715).
  • You may make one type of change request at a time. For more information on these types of changes, see Step 2.
  • If you are in an Honours (120 credits minimum) degree, but plan to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the same program after completing the 90 credits minimum, you are not required to change to a bachelor’s degree, but you still need to apply to graduate.
  • If you want to add a certificate to your record without changing your current program, you cannot use this tool. Visit the Certificate Program web site for more information.

Change of Major

Your major (including double major or minor) changes but your home Faculty and degree type stay the same.

 

Change from your current academic program

Change to your requested academic program

Faculty

Glendon

Glendon

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Major

Political Science

History

Change of Degree

Your degree program changes but your home Faculty remains the same. Some degree changes automatically include a major change.

 

Change from your current academic program

Change to your requested academic program

Faculty

Glendon

Glendon

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

Major

Psychology

Psychology

Change of Faculty

Your home Faculty changes. Most Faculty change requests include a major change and/or a degree change.

 

Change from your current academic program

Change to your requested academic program

Faculty

Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Glendon

Degree

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Honours Bachelor of Arts

Major

Economics

International Studies

Additional Information

  • You must have completed at least one course at York before you can be considered for a Faculty or degree change.
  • If you received transfer credit from another institution upon your initial admission to York, your transfer credit may be re-assessed for a new degree. Your Faculty advising office will have access to the revised assessment and can help you interpret how it will impact your degree requirements.
A number of factors will be taken into consideration when you submit your program change request. Some programs will consider your request based solely on your academic record including your grade point average (GPA) and/or any prerequisite courses. Other programs may require you to contact their office to attend an advising appointment, interview, audition or evaluation, or to complete a supplemental application form or questionnaire.
The following programs have additional eligibility or advising requirements. Please contact the program office directly for details before you submit your request.

Faculty

Program

 
Fine Arts

  • Performance/studio-based programs require an audition/evaluation; contact your requested program

Glendon

  • Specialized Honours Psychology
    • Application to the department
  • BSc Psychology
    • One 4U math and one of SCH4U or SPH4U
  • BSc Biology
    • SBI4U, SCH4U and MHF4U are required; SPH4U recommended
  • iBA International Studies & BBA Business dual degree
    • MHF4U required; MCV4U or MDM4U required
    • supplementary application; contact the International Studies department

Health

  • Specialized Honours Psychology
  • 2nd Entry Nursing
  • Post-RN IEN Nursing

Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

  • Business (minor only)
  • Children’s Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Economics – Business Economics
  • Economics – Financial & Business Economics
  • English
  • Health & Society
  • History
  • Individualized Studies
  • Law & Society
  • Professional Writing
  • Social & Political Thought
  • Social Work

 
Science and Engineering

  • All engineering programs
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security

Honours Status

  • If you are eligible for an Honours degree program (120 credits), you are encouraged to choose this option. Being in an Honours program does not mean you cannot apply to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree after the completion of 90 credits. You do not have to change your program in order to graduate.
  • You will be asked to confirm your program choice (Bachelor or Honours) during your next online enrolment session.
  • Honours status is determined by academic standing. Required adjustments to program status are made automatically at the end of each session based on academic eligibility (see “Decision” on your most recent grade report).
  • If you request a change to an Honours-only degree (e.g. major/minor) and you do not have Honours status, your request will be denied.

Change of Major (including double major or minor)

Submit your request between

Normally processed by

Effective Session

July 1 – September 1

October 31

Current fall/winter session

September 2 – November 1

December 15

November 2 – January 31

March 14

February 1 – March 15

April 30

Next summer session

May 1 – June 29

August 31

Current summer session

May 1 – June 29

August 31

Next fall/winter session

Change of Degree or Faculty

Submit your request between

Normally processed by

Effective Session

January 1 – March 1

June 1

Next fall/winter session

March 2 – June 30

September 1

Notes:

  • Change of degree or Faculty change requests may only be submitted between January 1 and June 30.
  • Decisions will be made after all fall/winter session grades are reported in May/June
  • If you are admitted, the change will be made effective for the next available fall/winter session.

How do I check the status of my request after I submit it?

    • You can check the status of your program change at any time by signing-in to the online request tool below. There, you may see that your request has been either:
      • Received.
      • Pending a decision/action (e.g. approval of program).
      • Denied because you did not satisfy the eligibility requirements or the program is no longer accepting program change requests.
      • Approved. Note: some requests require follow-up action.
    • If you have a request that is still pending and you want to submit a new request, you must first cancel your pending request.
    • If your change has been completed, you will see your new program on the drop-down menu of available programs in the online enrolment system the next time you enrol.

Submit Program Change Request