Course Enrolment and Academic Advising
As a newly admitted student, we are pleased to offer you several opportunities to connect with members of the Registrar’s Office to ensure you are adequately supported throughout the time leading up to your arrival on campus through our Getting Started Sessions and One-On-One Advising. Once you begin classes in September, we recognize that you will continue to have questions, so we continue to offer you the opportunity to connect with us through our First Year Advising Appointments.
If you are an international student or just live outside of the GTA we encourage you to make a Skype appointment to speak with one of our advisors.
Arts and Science Calendar and Timetable
Your first step is to review the 2014-15 Arts and Science Calendar and Registration Handbook and Timetable. These are usually available by April 1. Having a basic understanding of these documents will improve your experience in the Getting Started Session and make one-on-one advising more productive.
Getting Started Sessions
All newly admitted students are encouraged to attend a Getting Started Session, where staff from the Registrar's Office will explain the process of course selection and enrolment in detail. This will include an explanation of degree and program requirements, course scheduling and on-line enrolment. We will also discuss more general academic, financial, and student life challenges that you might face as you adapt to university and introduce you to the many support services that the College and University has in place to assist you in first year and beyond.
Getting Started Sessions will take place on June 25th and July 3rd, 2014.
After attending a Getting Started Session, or if you are unable to attend a session, you can book an appointment (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) to speak with one of our advisors by phone, in-person, or via Skype, to ask specific questions about choosing courses based on your personal plans and circumstances.
First-Year Advising Appointments
To support our first-year students, we offer a comprehensive First Year Advising Program. Our First-Year Advising Appointments are part of this program. As you progress through your first year of University, we understand that you will continue to have questions! While you are welcome to drop by our office or make an appointment at any time, during the middle of September, we specifically make the effort to contact all of our first year students and invite you to make a one-on-one appointment with an advisor. These appointments are designed to provide you the opportunity to talk about your transition to university life and answer any questions that may have arisen in the first few weeks of the semester. We again contact all of our first year students in the second semester, and invite you to come in again to continue the conversation from the first semester.