your appointment in advance it is important to prepare for an academic counselling
appointment in order to achieve the greatest benefit. Academic counselling appointments can help
address a wide range of academic issues. From specific or detailed questions
regarding Faculty degree requirements and regulations to boarder conversations
about educational and career goals.
Here are some things you can expect and should think about in
preparation for your appointment:
yourself with your program, plan and course requirements by reviewing the
Academic Calendar before your meeting.
If you have yet to decide on a major think about meeting with a
Career Counsellor to help you find a focus for your future whether it be academic
or work related. It is important
that you begin the self-assessment process required to learn more about
yourself and your career/educational interests.
- Prepare a
selection of ideas/courses for discussion. Depending on the nature of your meeting
you should come with some ideas regarding your academic needs.
- Bring a list of
questions. You will get the
most out of your appointment and get your answers at one time.
- Expect referrals from your academic counsellor. Academic
counsellors are familiar with the student services on campus and can be
your link to resources designed to facilitate your success.
- Feel free to discuss academic and non-academic issues relevant to your education. It is easier for your academic counsellor to
help if they have a clear understanding of the concerns and issues you may be