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Where to go for Advising

Current students

Academic advisors in Student Affairs can help you:

  • choose your program or major
  • understand degree requirements and academic regulations
  • map strategies to achieve your educational and career goals, which may include academic accommodations
  • assess whether your current program suits your aptitudes and interests
  • develop action plans to deal with academic or other difficulties

To book an appointment:

  • Phone: (902) 494.3077
  • Online
  • In-person: Bissett Centre for Academic Success, Killam Library, room G28 (Studley Campus)

First-year students

First-Year Advising – Halifax

Room G28, Killam Memorial Library
Phone (local): 902-494.3203
Phone (toll free in Canada and the U.S.): 1-866-359-4709
Email: first.year.advisor@dal.ca
Office hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm ADT

First-Year Advising – Truro

Lower Level, Student Services Centre
Phone (local): 902-893-6729
Email: bcrouse@dal.ca
Office Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm

Graduate students

Your first point of contact is your graduate coordinator. Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies list of programs and click on your program to find your graduate coordinator. Or email the Faculty of Graduate Studies at graduate.studies@dal.ca.

Advisors in your department/school/college

Academic advisors in your department, school or college can help you with specific course requirements for your program.

Advisors in the Registrar's Office

Contact the Registrar's Office for assistance with:

  • Admissions
  • Transfer credits
  • Degree requirements and academic regulations
  • Scholarships
  • Bursaries and temporary loans

Other specialized advisors

Unsure where to go?

Start with us at the Bissett Centre for Academic Success (Killam Library G28) —we're always ready to help!