Academic Advising Centre

Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences

Take time to plan your degree. Make decisions that fit you and your goals. Connect with an Academic Adviser when you have specific questions, as well as when you need someone to talk to about your options. 

We offer same-day, drop-in appointments Monday-Friday, year-round. Stop by our office and meet with one of our frontline advisers, who will book you in with an adviser if needed.  In some cases, you will be referred to another office on campus. 

Please note: Our available appointments tend to book up quickly, especially at the beginning of term.  We recommend that you arrive as close as possible to 8:30 am to choose an appointment time. 

Before you contact the Advising Centre, please:

What academic advisers can help with

  • review programs offered at UVic and work with you to narrow down your options
  • assist with course selection for programs in Humanities, Science and Social Sciences
  • clarify and interpret University policies and procedures
  • review transfer credits or assist with plans to complete courses elsewhere
  • discuss possible waivers and/or course substitutions
  • help you understand your CAPP report once you have declared your program
  • assist in planning concurrent and/or second degrees
  • review requests to hold out courses for a future credential
  • ensure that you have completed all requirements for your degree and program(s) in preparation for graduation
  • provide informed referrals to other areas on campus

Prepare for your appointment

We strongly recommend that you: 

  • reach out to our office by phone, email, or in-person when you have questions or need help
  • review your registration, program requirements and/or CAPP report and prepare questions for your adviser ahead of appointments

  • ask for clarification if there is something that you don't understand during an appointment or in an email from our office

  • ensure that you are aware of the important dates and deadlines in the academic year

  • review the Calendar descriptions for your academic program(s)

  • familiarize yourself with the campus support services available

What to expect from your appointment

You can expect that we will:  

  • Help you to understand university policies, regulations, and degree/program requirements

  • Help you find support and information relating to your studies and career goals

  • Provide a safe, respectful and confidential space to discuss your questions and concerns

  • Carefully review your academic record

  • Help you find support and information relating to your studies and career goals

  • Maintain the confidentiality of your student record according to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation

Ways to connect with an adviser

  • In person: You can come and see frontline and academic advisers in the Academic Advising Centre.  Consult our office hours.
  • By email: Questions for advisers can be sent to advising@uvic.ca.  Please remember to include your student number in the body of your email.  Emails are only monitored while the office is open. 
  • By phone:  You can contact our main office at 250.721.7567 to speak with a frontline adviser.  If you are not able to come in to the office for an in-person appointment, the frontline advising team may book you a telephone appointment with an adviser.  
The Academic Advising Centre is on the second floor of the University Centre building at the University of Victoria.  For additional campus wayfinding, including parking maps, please visit our Maps, Buildings, and Directions information page.