Why You Need Advising

All students in the Children, Childhood & Youth program as majors and minors are invited to take advantage of advising to help them select appropriate courses for their programs and ensure they meet all requirements for graduation.

Students entering the program receiving transfer credits from college or university programs can apply those credits towards “Free Choice Courses” and, in some instances, towards some “General Education” requirements. However, students will not be granted exemptions for the core courses in the program because these reflect the distinctive philosophy of the Program.

To enter, continue in, and graduate from the Children, Childhood & Youth Program, students need an Honours GPA (a weighted average of all York courses of at least a “C+” = 5.0).  Students are required to get at least a “B” in each of the first three core courses in the Program (CCY 1999, 2999, and 3999).  Core courses need to be taken one at a time and in order.  Provided that students have an Honours GPA, they are allowed to repeat a core course once to get the required minimum of a “B.”

Before making an advising appointment, students are encouraged to check their “Degree Progress Report“ to review program and faculty requirements.

How to Meet with an Advisor

The Children’s Studies advisor is April Jayne Walker. Here is her contact information:

April Jayne Walker
Student Academic Advisor for Undecided Majors and Children's Studies Majors
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,
York University
213 Vanier College,
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
416.736.5158 / fax 416.736 5460


September 2018
If you require academic advising from September 4 – September 28, 2018, you can visit academic advising at the Student Academic Advising Services, Centre for Student Success located in 103 Central Square for a walk-in slot only on a first come, first-serve basis.


DATE Drop-in By Appointment
Mondays 10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Tuesdays 9.30am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

To make an advising appointment, please contact Elena Selevko, Children, Childhood and Youth Undergraduate Program Assistant, 209 Vanier College, 416.736.2100 ext. 33214, . Please indicate the preferable appointment date and time according to the schedule in your message.

No appointment is necessary during "Drop-In" sessions.