General Information for Students

Requests for Grade Reappraisals

If you believe a reported grade is incorrect, first consult the course director. Following your discussion with the course director, if you still wish to apply for a grade reappraisal, you must do so within 21 days after the release of grades. If the course director is not available, notify the office or department listed below prior to the deadline. Please contact the registrar's office if you have any questions or concerns.

Grade reappraisal requests should be submitted to the Department offering the course. For Social Science, you may contact Alda Lone S746 or Jacquie Selman S744 Ross. Telephone: 416-736-5054

Plagiarism & Academic Honesty

Every Law & Society student is 100% responsible for familiarizing themselves with, and abiding by, the University's regulations on academic honesty. All suspected violations of academic honesty will be reported directly to the Department of Social Science for review by the Academic Honesty Committee.

For information on procedures following an academic honesty violation please refer to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty.

For information about what constitutes plagiarism and issues related to academic integrity more generally, please visit York's Academic Integrity website.

Code of Student rights and Responsibilities

The Code of Students Rights and Responsibilities (PDF) includes information on standards of student conduct, processes for dealing with a complaint and student rights.

Research & Writing Support

Writing Centre: S329 Ross Building (416-736-5134) The Centre offers practical instruction in all aspects of writing to all students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Some tutors specialize in working with ESL students, and in working with students who have disabilities affecting language learning and language skills. The chief method of instruction is individual tutoring where sessions usually last 25 or 50 minutes. The Centre also provides electronic tutoring, credit courses and a number of group workshops that deal with the major elements of effective essay writing. The website provides students with up-to-date information about the activities, and links to academic resources, such as style guides, dictionaries, an encyclopedia, and an on-line writing center.

Learning Skills Services

E-TUTOR: E-tutor will comment on essay drafts. E-tutor tries to respond within one week but in periods of high demand it may take longer. Plan ahead so that you can take advantage of this excellent service.

Student Support Services

Counselling and Disability Services [CDS]: N110 Bennett Centre 416-736-5297.

CDS offers a range of services to students including personal counselling, skill development workshops on time management, stress management and test preparation. The CDS also offers support for students with mental health issues and learning disabilities.