Academic Advising

Getting Answers

Navigating through University policy and procedures can be challenging. Prepare yourself with resources to find the answers you need.

Read: Consult the Arts and Science Calendar and The Registration Handbook and Timetable for information on courses, programs and policies.

Surf: visit the Vic website and the Faculty of Arts and Science websites where information and important resources are updated regularly.

Ask: front counter Registrar's Office staff are familiar with university rules and regulations. Drop in during office hours or call or email anytime.

Information Sessions: check online to see if there is a group advising session, tutorial or seminar that will provide you with answers.

Listservs: Read the Victoria College Registrar's Office listserv information and note important dates, information and announcements.

For more involved questions and concerns, you should book an academic advising appointment.

Fifteen minute drop-in advising appointments are offered on Wednesday mornings from 10 - 11:45 a.m. and from 2 - 3:45 p.m. Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. for morning appointments and 2 p.m. for afternoon appointments. (Subject to advisor availability. We reserve the discretion to stop accepting drop-ins prior to times noted. Please arrive early.)

If you need more time to sort through your questions book a half-hour advising session. Book in person at the Registrar's Office (NF106) or by calling 416-585-4508. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment please contact us as soon as possible as other students may be waiting for a booking.

You may wish to see an academic advisor to:

* discuss academic progress and develop academic plans

* review issues that are affecting your academic performance

* get information about petitions and the petition process

* confirm degree requirements for graduation

* get help interpreting institutional requirements

* explore Subject POSt and course options

* get financial advice

* clarify how transfer credits work with degree requirements

* ask questions to begin research in graduate and professional schools

* learn more about resources and services available at Victoria College and the University of Toronto

Preparing for an appointment:

Help us help you.

* Bring a list of questions with you.

* Write down your long-term goals and think about what you want from your studies.

* Ask for clarification if you are unsure.

* Take notes for future reference.

Remember, while we are here to help, we cannot make decisions for you. You own the decisions affecting your studies and your degree. We will make your options as clear as possible and make sure that you are familiar with all the available resources.