Graduate students must maintain continuous registration in all terms — Fall, Winter and Summer — until graduation, subject to the time limits stated in Current Students – Regulations, and must pay the appropriate term fee.
You must register and accept your fees before the posted deadline; late registration will result in a $200 late fee. Please visit Registrar's Office - Registration and Enrollment in order to register. You will need to sign into your Passport York account to complete your registration.
Note: The Faculty of Graduate Studies does not require an enrollment deposit. By accepting your fees online, you are deemed to be registered. (Please note: this does not apply to the School of Social Work.)
Students are expected to remain in the category of registration to which they are admitted unless a change of status is approved by their Graduate Program Director and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A change of status for a term must be made prior to the start of term.
Change of Status Request
To request a change in status, you must complete an Academic Petition Form or a Program Approval Form and return it to your Graduate Program Office. Please note any change in registration status will affect your funding; before initiating your request, consult with your graduate program and review Current Students - Regulations.
Please complete an Academic Petition Form (.pdf) for the following:
- Authorization to pursue graduate studies at a location other than York
- Change of registration status
- Extension of program time limits
- Leaves of absence
- No course available petition
- Reinstatement to defend
- Waive a program requirement
Please complete a Leave of Absence—Elective Form (.pdf) for the following:
- Elective leave of absence
- Maternity leave
- Parental leave
Withdrawal from Program of Study
Please complete a Program Withdrawal Form (.pdf) to withdraw from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and submit it to your graduate program office.
Note: Withdrawing from a course or dropping a course does not constitute official withdrawal from the program; graduate students pay fees per term, not per course.