Advising

Important Dates

For a list of important dates for the Fall and Winter terms, please visit the Key Academic Dates website.

Advisors

**inquiries should be sent to ONE email address only and must be sent from your McGill email address.  Please include your McGill ID number and the major and/or minor that you are/will be studying.**

Department Chief Advisor: Professor advisor.mathstat [at] mcgill.ca (Armel Kelome) (advisor.mathstat [at] mcgill.ca)

Department Program Advisor/Administrator: ugrad.mathstat [at] mcgill.ca (Mrs. Lori Hurdle) (ugrad.mathstat [at] mcgill.ca)

Appointments for general advising (excluding course planning*) 

Please note that Year 0 students are advised by Faculty advisors in Dawson Hall: Arts students need to contact OASIS and Science students need to contact SOUSA.

Students in Math Programs in the Faculty of Management, should first reach out to marcella.casella [at] mcgill.ca (Marcella Casella).

Students (Year 1-Year 3) can book appointments through MSBookings.  If you don't see an available slot for a specific advisor, it means the advisor is either booked or the availability is in more than 7 days. Please try again at a later date.   

*Course planning for 2024/2025:  Only once the schedule for 2024/2025 is available (student's will need to ensure that there aren't any course conflicts),  send an email to Lori.Hurdle [at] mcgill.ca with your name/ID/list of course numbers by term/expect to graduate date.  

Winter 2024 Drop-in for general advising
(see menu on left for registration issues and/or Degree Audit requests)

Drop-in hours for general questions (excludes course registration and degree audits) are available with Lori Hurdle in Burnside Hall, #1015.

Students in Math Programs in the Faculty of Management, should first reach out to marcella.casella [at] mcgill.ca (Marcella Casella), Management website.

January 9th, 2024 - April 30th, 2024:

  • Tuesdays:  1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Thursdays:  2:00pm-3:00pm

Drop-in cancelled on:

  • May 21st, 2024

Advising in General

You can find a list of advisors at Fall 2023 advisors.

Many sources of information are available to you in planning your academic program, exploring career opportunities, and clarifying policies and procedures. This document has been prepared as a reference and a guide and not as a substitute for personal contact between yourself and your academic advisor.

You are strongly encouraged to meet with your Academic advisor before registering for courses using MINERVA (McGill's Automated Registration System) and during the course of the academic year. If you are unable to meet with an advisor prior to registering for your courses, you should make an appointment at the beginning of your first semester here at McGill to ensure that you are on the right track.

Seeing your academic advisor annually is a good idea, but going very much out of fashion. Sometimes advisors know of fixes to situations that students are not aware of. For example in Arts and Science, a student's academic advisor has the discretionary power to make up to six credits of substitutions in the student's program. If the student does not have an advisor, this option is not open. Some students who have not seen an academic advisor make horrendous errors in course selection.

There are three primary sources of help and information available to students at McGill: your academic advisor, advisors in the Student Affairs Office and peer advisors.

Departmental / Program Advisors

Departmental Program Advisors are responsible for advising all incoming Arts and Science students (90 to 120 credit degree) and provide the general advising to all undergraduate students. Their function is to assist you in the proper selection of courses so that you may develop the academic program most suitable to your educational needs and consistent with the academic requirements of the university.

 

Student Affairs Office

Advisors in the Student Affairs Office provide the following general academic information and advice:

  • Prerequisites & programs
  • Procedures for withdrawal
  • Course changes
  • Rereads
  • Deferred & supplemental exams
  • Second programs/degrees
  • Academic standing and readmission
  • Faculty transfer
  • Transfer credits
  • Exchange or study away

Faculty advisors are located in the Student Affairs Office in Dawson Hall on the ground floor (OASIS for Arts students) and the 4th floor (SOUSA for Science students). Office hours are 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday to Friday. If you wish to make an appointment with a Faculty advisor any time during the year, please contact the Student Affairs Office in person or by telephone. If you don't know where to go for your particular problem, ask someone in the Student Affairs Office in Dawson Hall. If they can help you, they will, otherwise, they will at the very least point you in the right direction.

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