Welcome to ARTS OASIS

Our office provides advice and support to undergraduate Arts students regarding their academic trajectory, from entry to graduation. 

Visit our Advising Services webpage to book an in-person or virtual appointment.
- Use one means of communication only (submit a request via Arts OASIS Service Desk Portal or virtual drop-in) to help us avoid duplicating work.
- Sending duplicate correspondence will not result in a quicker response time.

You can also use the health and wellness services available for students and other remote support such as Keep Me Safe and Maple.

New for Fall 2024: a new means to complete the first-year Foundation Year Program! The new pathway, called the Foundation Year Program Pilot (FYPP) is being offered to a limited number of students entering directly from high school, and we are delighted to invite you to participate.

Registration Tips and more

Refer to the helpful registration information and the  eCalendar. 

For help with course registration error messages, consult the tips on handling registration problems.

Reminder: registration for courses is controlled by the units that offer the courses. Art OASIS advisors cannot help you register for courses that are full or restricted (or other). Instead, you must contact the unit offering the course.

Deferred and Supplemental Exam information is available here.


Your Local Wellness Advisor (LWA) is a mental health professional in the Faculty of Arts. Learn about workshops, drop-in events, appointments and more.

Another very useful resource is Keep.meSAFE a mental health counselling service that specializes in student mental health support.

Access Keep.meSAFE by downloading the TELUS Health Student Support app

Degree Planning

Get the most out of your BA degree: whether you are in U1 or final year, there are various tools for degree planning!
If you have more questions, we also invite you to book a “Degree Planning for Returning Students” appointment on our Advising Services page.  

McGill Writing Center

Explore the diverse range of writing support offered by the MWC.

While courses offered are intended for student regardless of language background, tailored courses (WCOM ESL) aimed at overcoming common writing challenges for students whose first language is not English are also offered. To join these ESL courses for the Fall 2024 or Winter 2025 terms, you need to take a placement test.

The Writing Centre’s Tutorial Service also provides up to seven hours per term of free individualized writing consults with experienced writing tutors.


McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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