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Academic Advising

Our Academic Advising office is here to support you as you navigate your academic journey. Through personalized advising, we will help you identify attainable goals with a focus on positive outcomes to achieve academic and personal success. In our inclusive environment, we work together as a team to provide ongoing communication and support to ensure you feel valued, respected and heard. As your main point of contact within the Faculty of Education, your Academic Advisor is here to guide and assist you in a variety of ways.

NEW: Stay Connected with Academic Advising During COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, we are still here to support you. With the recent changes in university procedure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office has come up with solutions to better support you virtually.

Meet your Advisor

Susan Snelling
Senior Academic Advisor
11 Simcoe Street North (Education Building)
Room 537
905.721.8668 ext. 2703

Email your Advisor


Virtual Drop-in Hours

For general questions, you can still "drop-in" to see us through Google hangout. Our drop-in hours are Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.

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Google Meet

For individual support, we can connect with you for one-on-one appointments through Google Meet. It's easy and personal.

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Remember to email us from your account and include your name and student number for the fastest and most effective support.

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  • Address questions and concerns related to all aspects of student life.
  • Help you establish realistic educational goals and future planning.
  • Discuss program and course selections.
  • Assess and discuss your academic progress and standing.
  • Help you address academic difficulties.
  • Provide tips for academic success.
  • Interpret and explain academic policies and procedures.
  • Discuss issues affecting your academic performance.
  • Connect you with appropriate campus services.
  • Provide advice regarding withdrawals or adding/dropping courses.
  • Provide guidance for successful progression towards graduation.

An Academic Calendar is released for each academic year. You must follow the calendar that was released in your year of entry.

We use a letter grading system (not numerical grades), which is new to many students. Each letter grade has grade points associated with it (see Academic Calendar for the full table). You must receive a letter grade of D or higher to be granted a credit in a course. Keep in mind however that while a ‘D’ grade is a pass, it still has a negative impact on your academic standing.

Your academic standing is based on your CGPA. A CGPA of 2.0 or above is considered to be ‘Clear Standing’. If your GPA falls below a 2.0 CGPA, academic probation or suspension may follow (please refer to the Academic Calendar for more information).

Please note, Bachelor of Education students are required to achieve a minimum 2.7 CGPA in order to graduate.

Contact our office to book an appointment by emailing

Always email us from your account and include your name and student number for the fastest and most effective support.