Academic Advising & Study Skills Appointments

Academic Advising Appointment

Meet with an Academic & Learning Strategist to:

  • Develop your academic plan to graduation
  • Review your course selection in relation to completing program and degree requirements
  • Assess your learning and life management skills
  • Develop study strategies to improve you academic performance
  • Discuss academic standing, GPA, academic regulations issues, integrity concerns and petitions
  • Learn about resources and services available on campus

Booking options

  • Pre-booked appointment: book in advance by calling or visiting the AA&CC.
  • Same day appointment: available, in person only, each day on a first come first served basis in the AA&CC.
  • Drop-In: for a quick question, you can drop in for a 10 minute session. Call or visit the AA&CC for availability as it varies throughout the year.
  • Online: for general inquiries, you can use our contact form.

Preparing for your Academic Advising appointment

It's important to be prepared for your appointment to make the best use of your time with the Advising & Learning Strategist.

  • Think about topics you want to discuss and write them down so you don’t forget them in the moment
  • Bring paper and a pen as you will be responsible for taking notes
  • Remember to bring relevant information with you, based on the topic you wish to discuss:

    Degree Planning (bring the following, if they apply):

    • Program exception forms or emails from program supervisors
    • Transfer credit assessment letter
    • A completed 12 Distinct Credits worksheet [PDF - 537 KB] if you are applying the same courses for more than one program (this can occur when you are completing 2 majors or 1 major and 2 minors)
    • Calendars you are following to complete your program(s). For more information, refer to the regulations concerning programs of study.
    • Check the prerequisites and exclusions of the courses you completed prior to the appointment. If you have taken courses out of order or taken courses that are listed as exclusions, they will be considered as extras (may be used to satisfy program requirements but will not count towards your degree requirements)
    • Your current “plan” to graduation, review the calendar and make note of your course options for program and degree requirements

    Study Skills

    • If you want to develop your note-taking skills, bring a sample of your current notes
    • If you want to develop your reading skills, bring a sample of your readings
    • If you want to improve your time management, bring information such as, your class schedule, work schedule, extra-curricular commitments, etc.

Study Success Sessions

Boost your academic confidence and gain strategies to improve your academic performance.

Academic & learning strategists and study skills peer coaches are here to help you with:

  • Study strategies to ace your tests
  • Multiple choice and essay questions
  • Time management
  • Memory and concentration
  • Reading and note taking

Bring your textbooks, notes, syllabus, and other course material to receive hands-on help.

Location: AC254 (inside the library)
Dates & Time: Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm – 2 pm, from January 10, 2017 to March 30, 2017 (Check on CLN for availability)

Students said:

"Very comfortable set-up...it's great knowing someone is there when you need them”

"Study skills peer coaching centre is very useful and convenient...flexible schedule"

"The 1-on-1 counselling is very effective...peers can relate to my problems"

"It's easier talking face-to-face...helped give me focus and direction"