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Appointments

Booking Options

  • Pre-booked Appointment: Book in advance by calling our Centre at 416 287-7561 to set up your phone or online appointment.
  • Virtual Academic Advising Drop-ins: For a quick question, you will be placed in our daily queue to consult with an Academic & Learning Strategist. Call our Centre for availability as it varies throughout the year.
  • Online: for general inquiries, you can use our contact form.
  • Prior to contacting our Centre, please carefully review the following to maximize your appointment time:

Academic Advising Appointments

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 your academic performance
  • Discuss academic standing, GPA, academic regulations issues, integrity concerns and petitions
  • Learn about resources and services available on campus

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 (bring the following, if they apply):

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

Career Appointments

Meet with a Career Counsellor or Career Strategist to:

  • Explore various career and graduate/post-graduate options
  • Review your resume, cover letter, and CV
  • Discuss post-graduation plans
  • Develop strategies to improve your interview skills
  • Practice with Mock Interviews

Preparing for Your Career Appointment

It's important to be prepared for your appointment to make the best use of your time with the Career Counsellor or Career 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:

    Resume, Cover Letter, or CV Review (bring the following, if they apply):

    • A MS-Word format of your documents so that you can review during your appointment
    • A copy or link to the admissions requirements for graduate or professional programs that you intend to apply to
    • A copy of your personal statement draft