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Advising for Newly Admitted Students

All students are required to seek academic advising about their programs from the department in which they study: For advising dates/contact information as well as course selection and registration information for new students, please refer to the Faculty of Education section on the Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students website.  Students should also refer to the detailed information available from their department (links below).

Advising Information for Newly Admitted Students to DISE (Department of Integrated Studies in Education) Programs:

Advisers - Education Building, room 244:

  • Grace Wong-McAllister
  • Ryan Bouma
  • Tina Schiavone 

Tel.:(514) 398-4527 advisedise [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  Website with drop-in advising hours (choose your program)

Advising Information for Newly Admitted Students to KPE (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education) Programs:

 Adviser - Currie Gym, room A-208:

Nada Abu-Merhy
Tel.: (514)398-4184, (Extension) 09689 nada [dot] abu-merhy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Who can advise me about....? Undergraduate Advising in the Faculty of Education

Advising and assistance in the Faculty of Education is available from different sources: 1. Departmental Advisers and 2. Faculty Adviser/Student Affairs Officer and staff in the Internships & Student Affairs Office. 

Departmental Advisers

(Dept. of Integrated Studies programs, Dept. of Kinesiology & Physical Education programs)

Here are some ways that a program adviser in your department can help you.

Your adviser can

  • guide your course selections to make sure you meet the requirements of your program;
  • evaluate your requests for course equivalencies and provide prior approval for courses taken at other universities;
  • review your program checklist/ profile with you to ensure that you have met the requirements for graduation;  
  • help you manage your academic situation during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty;
  • serve as your link to other university resources;
  • offer support and referrals in cases of academic or personal difficulty.

When meeting with an adviser, it is helpful to bring a completed program checklist/ profile with you.  These are available on your program website.

Faculty Student Affairs Office: Internships & Student Affairs (ISA)

Faculty Adviser/Internships & Student Affairs Officer: Kate Hooton sao [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Your faculty adviser can assist you by:

  • responding to requests for exceptions to regulations, rules;
  • faciltating the resolution of problems with your academic  record;
  • helping  you to manage your academic situation during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty;
  • serving as your link to other University resources;
  • offering support and referrals in cases of academic or personal difficulty;
  • providing information about readmission;
  • for students from other faculties  - providing information about transferring to a program in the Faculty of Education, responding to questions about the Minor in Education for Arts Students and the Minor in Education for Science students.

Internships & Student Affairs Staff: Education Internships & Student Affairs Office (ISA), Rm 243  Tel: (514) 398-7042  sao [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

The staff in the ISA faculty office can help you with:

  • General questions about the Faculty of Education
  • Getting oriented
  • Questions and issues related to course registration
  • Making an appointment with the Internships & Student Affairs Officer/Faculty Adviser
  • Information about supplemental and deferred exams
  • Information about graduation
  • Information about applying for teacher certification

Education Career Adviser  career [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email ) located in the ISA office, Rm 243.

Your career adviser can help you with:  

  • job search strategies (permanent, part-time and summer jobs);
  • CV and cover letter review;
  • professional and portfolio review;
  • international and volunteer opportunities;
  • teaching application process (local and international);
  • alternative options in education;
  • interview preparation/mock (practice) interviews;
  • graduate school applications;
  • job offers and salary negotiation;
  • careers in various industries;
  • internship Opportunities.

McGill’s Academic Advising Mission

The University strives to ensure that quality academic advising is available and accessible for all students, geared to the stage of each student’s academic career.

The advising relationship is one of partnership, with shared responsibilities: advisors provide guidance to students, assisting them in making informed academic choices in light of their learning, career and life goals; and the University endeavors to provide appropriate resources to support advising in academic and administrative units.

Students are expected to engage actively with their advisors, to understand the requirements for their programs of study, to be familiar with University regulations that apply to students and to make use of the information made available to them through various University offices, services and websites.

Faculty-level and departmental advisors, for their part, are expected to help students succeed academically by providing timely, accurate and coherent information about University regulations and program requirements, and by working, as appropriate, with other University services and resources.