The mission of the Faculty of Arts Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS) is to ensure the integrity and coherence of the Arts undergraduate degree. We provide advice and support to our students regarding their academic trajectory, from entry to graduation. We do so valuing principles of fairness, accessibility, respect, engagement, confidentiality and collaboration with key stakeholders.
Chat with a Student Adviser here
(Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm)
(Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm)
In person: Dawson Hall, room 110
(Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm)
Dawson Hall, Room 110
Faculty of Arts OASIS, McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0G5
Arts OASIS Faculty Advisers provide ongoing advice and guidance on program selection and degree planning, and assist students in managing academic situations during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty by working with students to identify the various possibilities and strategies available. They also approve course selection for U0 Arts Freshman students. Students may meet with a Faculty Adviser in Arts OASIS on a drop-in basis. For more information please refer to our drop-in schedule; winter_2015_-_drop_in_schedule.pdf
For emergencies, please call us at 514-398-1029 or visit us in person at our counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110).
Departmental Academic Advisers provide advice on departmental programs and approve course selection for U1-U3 students. Students must have a departmental adviser for each major or minor. Students are encouraged to contact their department academic adviser(s) from time to time - certainly before their final year.
Unsure which adviser to contact? Contact Arts OASIS for assistance, or click here: Which adviser can help?
✔ Freshman (U0) students: Have you made course changes to your Winter 2015 schedule? Would you like an adviser to review your revised course selection and confirm that you are on track with your Freshman Program requirements? Just drop-in to see us at OASIS (main floor of Dawson Hall). We are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. No appointment necessary, just ask to meet with the Freshman Program Adviser!
✔ Have you applied for an Exchange ?
The “Application Status” field of your Minerva Exchange Application will be updated with a Faculty decision between January 19 to February 3, 2015. Check your McGill email account for updates to the status of your request. Once the “Application Status” field of your Minerva Exchange Application reads Faculty “Approved”, your application will be forwarded to Service Point for nomination to a Host School.
✔ For new Arts students: Don't forget to refer to your Arts OASIS Guide for New Students sent to you by email! (Guide last updated on Aug. 20, 2014)
✔ Get the most out of your BA degree whether you are entering U1 or in your final year of study by planning your degree.
✔ Graduating students MUST verify their record prior to the start of their final term of studies. Please refer to the verification_checklist.pdf
✔ For information on the registration process (including a tutorial video) click here.
Other Important Links:
Service Point, Enrolment Services
3415 McTavish St. (corner Sherbrooke)
Montreal, QC H3Y 1Y1
Please visit the Service Point webpage for their hours of operation as well as a list of services they offer.
Dates, Deadlines, Courses & Programs
Click here to review important dates & deadlines and learn more about courses & programs.
Click here to learn more about your
17 credit maximum as well as other important course load details.
Click here for important information about registration.
Click here for more information regarding course overlap within the Faculty of Arts.
For information regarding course withdrawals and University withdrawals, please consult the following site: Course and University Withdrawals.
Arts Internship Program
For more information please read here.
Arts Student Advising Program (ASAP)
ASAP advisers will be available to help you throughout the year and during the summer. They are located on the ground floor of Dawson Hall. Click here for more information about our peer advising program.
The AUS Essay Centre
The AUS Essay Center, offered on behalf of AUS, provides students with free essay-writing assistance from qualified student volunteers. Drop-in hours are 2:30-3:30 PM, Monday to Friday, in the Jack Daniels Conference Room of the Arts Lounge. Essay tutors will be available to assist students by proofreading essays (bring a printed copy), or by offering general writing tips and answering questions. For more information or to make an appointment please click here. For more information about the AUS Essay Center please email Kira Gossack-Keenan or Niki Marion at aus [dot] essay [dot] center [at] gmail [dot] com.
McGill's Email Policy
Please read the following information about McGill's new email policy, e-mail communication with [.pdf].