The process by which students are screwed over by administrators and student advisers for not fulfilling complicated and obtuse university class requirements.
These requirements are often absurd, often being a half-year class that is only offered every other decade and is taught on a different campus altogether, and is sometimes seen as being a cheap final cash grab from the school.
The term usually applies to university students who are attempting to finally graduate and join the real world.
My adviser told me I had all my classes but when I applied to graduate, I totally got Yorked. Looks like it's back to school for me.