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Where to go for advising

Exploring where your degree can take you


Advisors are available across campus to help you:

  • make a successful transition to university life at Dalhousie
  • understand your program requirements and academic regulations
  • choose your courses (program, major, minor)
  • map out strategies to achieve your educational and career goals
  • learn how to use your strengths to reach your educational, career, and life goals
  • develop action plans to deal with academic or other difficulties
  • answer course specific questions and problems
  • find research opportunities in your faculty
  • find exchange and study abroad opportunities in your program
  • sign your study abroad application

The information below will help you decide where to go for advising, whether that's to the Bissett Student Success Centre in Halifax, the Student Success Centre in Truro, or the advisors within your faculty (below). If you have any questions, please reach out to advising@dal.ca

During peak advising times (September, January, and March), students can drop by and see an advisor at our Student Success Centres without an appointment. Call 902-494-3077 to learn more or drop by the Centre
 

Prospective students & admissions

Advisors in the Welcome Centre & Undergraduate Admissions Office can answer questions about programs, admissions and scholarships at Dalhousie. 

If you are a prospective graduate student, contact the Faculty of Graduate studies

If you are looking for information related to professional programs, contact the faculty advisor using the information below. 

 

Transfer credits, scholarships, bursaries

Contact the Registrar's Office

 

New students

Advisors in the Bissett Student Success Centre (Halifax) and the Student Success Centre (Truro) provide registration advice and transition support for you over the summer and throughout your first year at Dalhousie. 

They can answer questions such as:

  • What courses should I be taking?
  • What happens if I drop a course?
  • I have a scheduling conflict—how do I fix it?
  • Can I change programs?
  • How do I get the most out of my university experience?

You can also visit dal.ca/newstudents to begin working through the 7 steps for selecting and registering for your courses

 

Faculty of Agriculture (Truro)

Students in the Faculty of Agriculture can make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor in the Student Success Centre or advisors within the faculty.

Student Success Centre advisors can help you:

  • understand your program requirements and academic regulations
  • map out strategies to achieve your educational and career goals
  • choose your courses (program, major, minor)
  • learn how to use your strengths to reach your educational, career and life goals
  • develop action plans to deal with academic or other difficulties

Faculty advisors can help you:

  • choose a major or honours program
  • answer course specific questions and problems
  • find research opportunities in your faculty
  • find exchange and study abroad opportunities in your program
  • sign your study abroad application
  • explore job opportunities in your field

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Students in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences can make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor in the Bissett Student Success Centre or advisors within the faculty.

The Bissett Student Success Centre advisors can help you:

  • understand your program requirements and academic regulations
  • map out strategies to achieve your educational and career goals
  • choose your courses (program, major, minor)
  • learn how to use your strengths to reach your educational, career and life goals
  • develop action plans to deal with academic or other difficulties

Faculty advisors can help you:

  • choose a major or honours program
  • answer course specific questions and problems
  • find research opportunities in your faculty
  • find exchange and study abroad opportunities in your program
  • sign your study abroad application
  • explore job opportunities in your field

 

Faculty of Computer Science

Faculty of Dentistry

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Graduate Studies

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.

 

Faculty of Management

Faculty of Science

Students in the Faculty of Science can make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor in the Bissett Student Success Centre or advisors within the faculty.

The Bissett Student Success Centre can help you:

  • understand your program requirements and academic regulations
  • map out strategies to achieve your educational and career goals
  • choose your courses (program, major, minor)
  • learn how to use your strengths to reach your educational, career and life goals
  • develop action plans to deal with academic or other difficulties

Faculty advisors can help you:

  • choose a major or honours program
  • answer course specific questions and problems
  • find research opportunities in your faculty
  • find exchange and study abroad opportunities in your program
  • sign your study abroad application.
  • explore job opportunities in your field

University of King's College

Visit the Current Student advising page on ukings.ca for more information.