Summer-term enrolment, and important dates
This document has information about summer-term enrolment, and important dates.
Summer 2017 Enrolment
Recently, the College may have sent you an email message, with a date and time for an "early enrolment window". Here is an excerpt from a typical message:
If you did not receive this kind of message, then you will simply have to wait until the open enrolment day-and-time, April 12 at 8:00am.
We advise you to check whether you have been "activated" for the academic term. How? Check your status in the Student Center app:
- On the "academics" tab, click your program, and the desired academic term (if it appears)
- Look for "Eligible to Enroll: Yes"
If the desired academic term is not on the list, or "Eligible to Enroll" is "No", then check one more thing: Have you paid all fees for the current/past term? The system will block future enrolment if fees are owing. However, if fees are paid, then, contact your coordinator or advisor, and ask to be activated.
What happens if you cannot enrol during your "early enrolment window"?
First, don't panic.
Then, follow the procedure in the message excerpt above.
Or, simply wait until the open enrolment day-and-time, April 12 at 8:00am.
Please be aware that your advisor or program coordinator is unable to help you add classes during the "early enrolment window" periods. The system that we use does not have any special or extraordinary capabilities. The only task that we can help with is to advise the Registration office that you can be "activated". If you need that, please contact your advisor or coordinator by email (yes, we can do this task "activation" by email), or by visiting the office.
What happens if the class section that you want or need is full?
First, don't panic.
Then, please choose another class section.
Alternatively, check periodically, as a seat may become available.
After the winter-term grades are released on April 28, more seats may become available, so check again then.
If you need the class for progress or graduation reasons, send an email to your program coordinator, and ask for help. Please do not expect an immediate resolution - it may take several days or weeks to handle the request - but it will be handled as soon as possible, and before classes begin.
If the class section is a pro option, then it's possible that your request will be added to a wait list for that course. Similar to above, send email to your program coordinator, and the request will be handled as soon as possible, before classes begin.
Problems adding a level-1 class and the "permission" error message
The Student Center app will not allow a student to add a Level 1 class to their timetable. This is by design, for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, the system's error message is not useful, and tells you that you need a permission of some kind.
To solve this problem, simply contact Brenda Baker.
Please ensure that you have completed an English Assessment Test, and have an English class on your timetable. If you have concerns about this process, contact the School of English and Liberal Studies coordinator, Anna Ainsworth.
The Student Center app will show the York-campus general education (and liberal studies) electives. If you wish to add an elective that is hosted at a different campus (Newnham, King, Markham), then please contact the School of English and Liberal Studies coordinator, Anna Ainsworth.
Problems adding an upper-level class and the "permission" error message
Sometimes, the Student Center app will not allow a student to add a class to their timetable, and it displays a "permission" error message. This is by design, for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, the system's error message is not useful, and tells you that you need a permission of some kind. Before seeking assistance, consider the following:
The class may be full: Check periodically, as a seat may become available.
The class may conflict with another: Choose a different section, or a different class.
Missing prerequisite: Choose another class. (We do not override prerequisites.)
Cart problem: The class may be attached to your "shopping cart". Release/remove before attempting to add it again.
Exam week begins on April 17
The winter-term exam week begins on April 17. More information is here.
Final grades available on April 28
Final grades for the Winter 2017 academic term will be available on Friday, April 28, 2017, on the Student Center app.
Important: Please generate and read your Advising Transcript. It may have additional information about your academic standing, and eligibility to continue in your program. This how-to video will show you how to generate an advising transcript. Make sure that you choose "Advising Transcript" from the "Report Type" drop-down menu.
If you have a question or concern about a final grade in a class, please do the following, in sequence:
- Review the detailed grades on Blackboard/My.Seneca.
- If you still have a question or concern, contact the professor.
Summer term important dates
The College publishes an official notice of important dates: