Academic Advising Services

student and academic advisor

Academic Advising Services in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (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.

LA&PS Student Academic Advising Services

(for all programs except those listed below)
Location: 103 Central Square (next to Scott Library)
Tel: 416-736-5222 (best to call before 10 am)
Open: Monday: 9 am – 5 pm (drop-in only)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9 am – 6:30 pm  (advance bookings unless volume allows for drop-ins)
Thursday: 9 am – 6:30 pm (drop-in only)
Friday: 10:30 am – 5 pm (drop-in only)
*First 3 weeks of each term will be walk-ins only on a first come, first served basis.

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 (BCom & BDEM)

Location: 282 Atkinson College
Tel: 416-736-5210
Open: Monday 10:00am -4:00pm (advance booking req'd)
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00am – 6:30pm (advance booking req'd)
Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm (drop-in)

Children’s Studies and Humanities

Location: 213 Vanier College
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 33214
Open: Tuesdays 9:00am - 5:00pm (advance bookings and drop in available)

Economics, Financial and Business Economics, Business Economics

Location: 1144 Vari Hall
Tel: 416-736-5083
Open: Flexible times available by appointment, or visit Room 1144 Vari Hall


Location: 208 Stong College
Open: Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm (advance booking required)

Human Resource Management (BHRM, HRM Minor and Certificate)

Location: 150 Atkinson
Tel: 416-736-5806
Open: Flexible times available. Advance booking required.

Political Science

Location: S672 Ross Building
Open: Flexible times available. Advance booking required. Book online

Public Policy & Administration (BPA)

Location: 119 McLaughlin College
Tel: 416-736-5384
Open: Wednesday 10:00am - 3:00pm (advance booking required)

Social Science Programs

Location: S737 Ross Building
Tel: 416-736-5054
Open: Monday - Thursday 9:00am -  4:00pm
Friday 10:30am - 4:00pm
(All advising is drop-in only. No advance booking.)

Social Science programs include: 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

Social Work

Location: S880 Ross Building
Tel: 416-736-5226
Open: Monday 9:00am - 4:30pm  (advance booking required)
Tuesday 11:00am – 5:00pm  (advance booking required)


Location: 2060 Vari Hall
Appointments: Book online
Open: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Undecided Majors

Location: 103 Central Square 
Tel: 416-736-5222
Open: Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 6:30 pm
*Friday: 10:30 am – 5 pm
First 3 weeks of each term will be walk-ins only on a first come, first served basis.