When to see an advisor

Seeking advice

If you've read through all the information that you can find on your Faculty and department website, in the eCalendar, on the Academic Advising website and here on the Courses and Program website and you're still stumped about what to do...  it's time to contact an advisor!

  • Take a look at the different types of advisors that are available to help with your particular situation.
  • For new students, the Advising Checklist will help guide you through your first year and remind you when to contact an advisor, if necessary.
  • If you can't figure out where to ask your question or who to speak to, What Advisors Do can help by referring you to the right person or office.

Throughout your degree

It's recommended that you check in with the advisor for each of your programs at least once a year, to make sure that you're meeting your program requirements and to discuss any questions that you might have.

If you're in a degree where you're completing only one specific program (ex.: Nursing), this may mean only speaking with one advisor in your Student Affairs Office. If you're in a degree such as Arts, where you're completing multiple Major/Minor/Honours programs, you'll need to contact a departmental advisor in each of those programs seperately.

At any time, if you're having difficulty, you can always contact any of your program advisors or an advisor in your Faculty for assistance.

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