Academic Advising

Have a question about your academics? Use our resources and online tools or connect with an academic advisor.

We are here to support your academic journey in Arts and Science. Browse our various online tools below and, if you still have questions, connect with one of our academic advisors to have your questions answered. 

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  • Academic Calendar - details on degree plans, course lists, and course descriptions.
  • Academic Requirements Report in SOLUS - designed to give you advice on what courses you will need to take to complete your degree.
  • GPA Calculator - determine the grades you need to obtain a specific cumulative GPA, or input your predicted grades and find out your GPA.
  • Degree Quick Check Form - receive your degree requirements by email.
  • Major Maps and MyMajorMap tool - major-specific advice on academics, extra-curriculars, networking, international opportunities and career development all in one place.
  • Academic Consideration - for situations where extenuating circumstances are interfering with your ability to complete academic requirements related to a course(s) for a short period of time.
  • Change of Plan - learn how to submit a change of program, plan, or certificate request. 
  • Preparing an Academic Plan - a downloadable PDF guide to create your academic plan.
  • To Drop or Not to Drop Webinar - feeling overwhelmed with your course load? this session will outline some options and provide you with some answers to help you make these big decisions. (webinar passcode: 1?S@Ky2%)
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We hope the resources above have helped answer some of your questions – we are here to advise you if you still have questions or would like to discuss your options further.

Peer Academic Support Service (PASS)

PASS is a volunteer service that is run through the Faculty of Arts and Science to assist first-year students to ease student transition into university and to promote academic success. The PASS team is made up of upper-year volunteers from a range of programs and disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Science. All Peer Advisors have been trained to comment and answer questions concerning all areas of study.

Speak with a PASS Advisor for questions about:

  • Navigating SOLUS 
  • Adding/dropping courses
  • Using the Arts and Science Academic Calendar
  • Choosing and changing degree programs, plans, and courses
  • Continuing & Distance Studies
  • Summer Studies
  • Referrals to other services

Meet the 2021-2022 PASS team

Connect with a PASS advisor

Choose a 30-minute time slot that fits your schedule through our online booking system. You will receive an email to meet through Microsoft Teams at the time that you have booked. Be sure to join the link 5 minutes prior to the start time. Your PASS advisor will connect with you there.

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As always, you can also email your questions to passhelp@queensu.ca to receive a written reply from a PASS advisor.

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Here are all the different ways you can receive academic support:

  • Call us: for general inquiries please call 613-533-2470 to speak to one of our Student Resource Assistants (SRAs). Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4 pm (Eastern Standard Time). During peak periods, it may take some time to get through to an advisor. We are working as hard as we can to help you and your patience is appreciated.  
  • Pre-booked (30-minute) appointment: these are academic appointments via Microsoft Teams that can be booked in advance. Please call us at 613-533-2470 to schedule a time.
  • Same-day (30-minutes) appointments: We offer a number of same-day 30-minute phone or online appointments, including some evening appointments. Please call us at 613-533-2470 to schedule a time for later that day. Note that appointments are limited so we recommend calling early to request a time. Our phone lines open at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time.
  • Email advising: for non-urgent inquiries, you can email your question(s) to asc.advising@queensu.ca. Along with your question(s), please include the following details in your message: full name, student number, program, and year. We aim to reply within 48-72 hours, but during peak times, such as course registration, it may take longer to receive a response.
  • Friday afternoon drop-in advising via Zoom: for quick questions you can drop in for a 10-minute, one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor. Please join via Zoom on Fridays from 1:30-3:00pm EST. Note that space is limited.

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For additional academic and non-academic support please visit our Campus Support Services page.

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