Osgoode is committed to enhancing the accessibility and flexibility of the JD Program to a wide range of students. The Extended Time Program (ETP) allows students, whose life circumstances prevent them from engaging in a full-time study program, to reduce their courses to approximately half the required course load. Such circumstances would include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Family obligations such as childcare, or care of elderly, ill or disabled family members
- Temporary or long-term illness or disability
- Financial hardship
How to Apply
- Typically, incoming first-year students will apply to the ETP once they have received their offer of admission. However, applications may be received up until the start of the fall term.
- Students may also apply to enter into the program in the summers before second and third year.
- Submit a written request and supporting rationale(s) by email to the Assistant Dean, Students.
ETP Program Details
A typical ETP first-year program of study is as follows:
|Fall Term||Winter Term|
|*Ethical Lawyering in a Global Community||Ethical Lawyering in a Global Community (3 credits)|
|*Legal Process I||Legal Process I (4 credits)
Legal Process II (4 credits)
|one of Torts or Contracts (4 credits)||Property Law (4 credits)|
|Fall Term||Winter Term|
|Public & Constitutional Law||Public & Constitutional Law (6 credits)|
|Criminal Law (4 credits)||Perspective Option (3 credits)|
|one of Torts or Contracts (whichever was not taken in Year 1) (4 credits)|
*Ethical Lawyering in a Global Community and Legal Process I MUST be taken in Year 1 of the first-year ETP program. With special permission, students may take the remaining courses in another order if they have reason to do so.
Upper-year students in the ETP will normally carry between 13-17 credit hours over two terms (a student in the regular JD program will normally carry between 13-17 credit hours in one term).
Students are allowed to enter or leave the ETP in any year level of the JD program.
ETP Fees & Financial Considerations
Tuition fees for ETP students are paid on a per-credit basis. OSAP entitlements may be affected by the number of credits enrolled in per term.
For OSAP purposes, the following qualifies as a full-time student:
|Category of student||Course load needed to apply for full-time OSAP||Course load equivalent in registered credits|
|Undergraduates without a permanent disability||At least 60% course load||At least 9 credits in each term|
|Undergraduates with a permanent disability||At least 40%||At least 6 credits in each term|
Visit the OSAP website for information on calculating your course load.
For OSAP purposes, the following qualifies as a part-time student:
|Category of student||Course load needed to apply for part-time OSAP||Course load equivalent in registered credits|
|Undergraduates without a permanent disability||At least 20%-59% course load||At least 3-8 credits in each term|
|Undergraduates with a permanent disability||At least 20%-39% course load||At least 3-5 credits in each term|
Visit the York website for more information on part-time loans and grants.
For further and specific clarification, it is best to speak directly to an OSAP Advisor at York University by calling (416) 872-9675.
ETP Program & Career Development
All regulated recruitment periods are structured around when a candidate expects to be eligible to article. Students are eligible to article after they complete their JD degree. As the ETP allows students to complete their JD in a longer period of time, the timing of when a student will be eligible for a particular recruitment process will vary depending on the length of their plan of study.