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Arts Advising

Arts Academic Advising

Academic advisors provide guidance and support to all undergraduate students. Advisors can help you develop your academic plan and provide you with accurate information about policies, procedures, resources and programs. Our advisors will work with you to help you determine your degree requirements, change majors, drop courses, choose classes, handle registration issues, and identify needed resources.

Arts Advising Drop-in Hours

Please note the following changes to drop-in hours during the month of August 2018:

  • Additional drop-in hours will be held on Thursday August 23, from 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday August 24, drop-in hours are cancelled.  

Regular drop-in hours are offered every week on the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (cancelled on Friday August 24)

Associate Dean: Student Affairs

If your academic challenges are serious or complicated, you can make an appointment with the Associate Dean: Student Affairs Gavin Brockett. Email to book an appointment or contact the Dean's office at 519.884.0710 x3891.

Petitions and Exam Deferrals

Faculty of Arts students who wish to have an academic regulation waived due to extenuating circumstances or on compassionate grounds, should submit using the Petition for Exception to Academic Regulations Faculty of Arts form.

Exam deferral requests for Faculty of Arts courses should be submitted using the Faculty of Arts Final Exam Deferral Request form

For exam deferral requests, if granted, the deferral will be scheduled for the deferral period, unless the course is needed as a prerequisite for the next semester or to qualify for graduation. If this is the case a slip day will be arranged. A deferral fee may be charged to your student account for each deferral.

The Faculty of Arts Petitions and Regulations Committee will consider and decide all petitions within six weeks of the filing of the petitions, provided all the proper documentation and information is given. The Petitions Committee will not consider any petition until all documentation has been submitted. The Petitions Committee reserves the right to not consider petitions that are submitted without appropriate supporting documentation.

Top 5 Reasons You Should See an Academic Advisor

  1. Develop an academic plan.
  2. Verify that you are meeting your degree requirements.
  3. Explore the requirements for a minor or major.
  4. Clarify academic regulations, policies and procedures.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the resources available in case you are experiencing academic, financial, medical or personal difficulties.