Student Advising

How can an Academic Advisor help me?

Academic Advisors provide advice and assistance throughout your program. They will help you plan your program so you have a balanced workload, graduate on time and meet the requirements of chosen professional designations.

Advisors can also help you sort out course conflicts. If you encounter academic or personal difficulties, they can provide advice and referrals.

When should I seek help from an Advisor?

We encourage you to contact an advisor before you start your studies at the University of Letrhbridge and then at least once during the academic year.   You should also see an Advisor if you have questions or are having difficulties.

If you don't know (or can't find) the answers to these 10 questions, you should speak with an Advisor at your campus Advising office.

What should I do to prepare for a meeting with an Advisor?

One of the best parts of University is that you get to enroll in classes that interest you – therefore, you are strongly encouraged to take the time to identify the courses that resonate with you as a student and prepare course options before seeing an Academic Advisor.

During your advising consultation, your Academic Advisor will ensure your choices are appropriate for your degree program and will assist you with any unforeseeable challenges that might arise.

  1. Check out our FAQs to see if you can find the answer to your question(s) and write down your remaining question(s).
  2. Ensure you have paid your tuition in full so you can register for classes for the upcoming semester
  3. Review your Program Planning Guide (PPG) or most recent Degree Audit report  to determine which courses you have completed and which ones you still require.
  4. Review the Timetable and make your course selections in advance of your advising consultation
  5. Review course descriptions and determine pre-requisites/co-requisites and GLER designations
  6. Use a registration worksheet to build your class schedule

Academic Advising Syllabus

For more information, please refer to the Academic Advising Syllabus (PDF)

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