Student Advising

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How can an Academic Advisor help me?

  • They can assist you with program planning by identifying options and opportunities to be academically successful and to complete your program of study.
  • Advisors can help identify barriers to your success and recommend strategies and give referrals to other resources or special services.
  • They can educate you about university academic policies, procedures and requirements, and interpret and provide rationales or advocacy when necessary.

When should I seek help from an advisor?

We encourage you to contact an advisor at your campus advising office before you start your studies at the University of Lethbridge and then at least once during the academic year. You should also see an advisor if you have questions or are having difficulties, or if you can't answer these 10 questions.

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 Evaluation Report to determine which courses you have completed and which ones you still require.
  4. Review the Timetable, or Courses section of the Calendar and determine prerequisites, corequisites and GLER designations for your course selections.
  5. Use a registration worksheet to build your class schedule.

How can I make the most of Academic Advising?

Before your meeting:

During your meeting:

After your meeting:

    Academic Advising Syllabus

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