Booking your advising appointment

Have course- or program-related questions, or need to book an advising appointment? In response to COVID-19, all advising services are now delivered remotely. Please confirm the type of support you need below, in order to get the most appropriate referral or next step.

Before proceeding, please ensure that you have reviewed the COVID-19 website for students, as answers to many common questions regarding course scheduling, registration and delivery can be found there.

I am looking for help  primarily with:


Are you an undeclared student, or a student with a declared academic program of study?

Please note: Stating an area of interest on your UVic application is not the same as declaring your program. Students who are in Humanities, Science and Social Sciences must complete a separate request to declare their program after first year, and have that request approved, before they are officially declared.

Academic planning for declared students

Academic advising appointments are currently only being offered via phone or Microsoft Teams. Our front counter in Jamie Cassels Centre A203 is currently open for in-person inquiries during our regular operating hours. Frontline advisers are able to answer general questions, provide referrals and book appointments with advisers.

Students with a declared academic program of study in Humanities, Science or Social Sciences can use the Academic Advising Centre's self-service system (Accordion) to find and book an appointment.

Please log in to Accordion with your Netlink credentials using the button below, and follow the prompts to book an appointment:

Log in to Accordion


Academic planning for newly-admitted students, undeclared students or students in a faculty other than Humanities, Science or Social Sciences

Academic advising appointments are currently only being offered via phone or Microsoft Teams. Our front counter in Jamie Cassels Centre A203 is currently open for in-person inquiries during our regular operating hours. Frontline advisers are able to answer general questions, provide referrals and book appointments with advisers.

    • To request an advising appointment, please either visit our front counter in person or call our office at 250-721-7567 (ext. 6) and speak directly with a frontline adviser.* Please do not leave an appointment request by voicemail.
    • If you only have one or two questions and feel that an appointment may not be necessary, you are welcome to email your questions to .

* International students who are not able to call or have difficulty calling our office may request an appointment by emailing our office at .


Academic planning within, or transfer to, another faculty

The Academic Advising Centre does not provide support for students studying in a faculty or program outside of Humanities, Science or Social Sciences (e.g., .

For assistance, students should contact the adviser for the program they are planning to pursue.


Preparing for a post-degree program or a program at another institution

Students preparing for a graduate program at UVic should contact the academic unit adviser for the department or school in which they are interested, and review the admission requirements for the program.

Students preparing for a program at another institution (either post-degree or transfer) are advised to contact the institution to which they will be applying for the most accurate and up-to-date information on admission requirements and UVic transfer credit. 

The Academic Advising Centre maintains a list of course equivalencies for admission to a number of popular post-degree professional programs within Canada, but we are not equipped to help interpret admission requirements for other programs or to make recommendations on course selection to support admissibility.


Support with registering for courses

The Academic Advising Centre is not able to register students in courses directly, nor does the centre assist students with the process of registering for courses. For support, students should review the online course registration tutorials, or contact the registration support line.


Questions regarding your admission, transfer credit or transcripts

Questions regarding your admission status, evaluated transfer credit or your transcripts should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Recently admitted students should contact their admissions clerk; current and returning UVic students should contact their records clerk.