Academic Advising Services

Academic Advising Services at LA&PS provides students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers. Advisors can help students make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options available to them in their studies.

By speaking with an academic advisor, students can get answers to questions related to program selection, academic standing, petitions, grades and degree requirements. Students may be able to speak with an advisor on the spot, or they may need to book a future appointment. For questions related to a specific major, students should contact their major program office. Before you book an academic advising appointment, see these Frequently Asked Questions for the information you need.

Student Academic Advising Services
103 Central Square (next to Scott Library)
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
416-736-5222 (best to call before 10 am)

student and academic advisor

Advising in program offices

If you are majoring in one of the following programs, please visit their office for advice about general degree requirements (e.g. academic penalties, program changes, and degree and general education requirements). For all other majors, contact Student Academic Advising Services.

Administrative Studies (BAS & BDEM)

Location: 282 Atkinson College
Tel: 416-736-5210

An academic advising appointment is not required for the following petitions:

  • Deferred Standing/Extension of Deferred Standing
  • Enrol or re-enrol late in a course

Children’s Studies

Location: 209 Vanier College
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 33214


Location: 208 Stong College
Tel: 416-736-5166

Public Policy & Administration (BPA)

Location: 119 McLaughlin College
Tel: 416-736-5384

Social Science*

Location: S737 Ross Building
Tel: 416-736-5054
*Includes: African Studies, Business & Society, Criminology, Health & Society, International Development Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Law & Society, Interdisciplinary Social Science, South Asian Studies, Urban Studies, Work & Labour Studies

Undecided majors

Location: 213 Vanier College
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 33963