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Academic Advising

We are here to help you succeed! Do you have questions about your degree requirements, a specific course or the best way to get into a degree program? If you have any concerns about accessing the courses and services you need, we are here to help. Connect with your advisor through in-person or virtual drop-ins, booking an appointment, or by email. Contact your assigned advisor in the Meet your Academic Advisor section.  

Are you a new student? New students have received an offer of admission but have not begun their first term of classes. Please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

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Guidance when selecting the degree option that is right for you.

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Help with course selection so you meet all your program requirements.

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Advisors are aware of all the latest program regulations - which change often!

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Help minimizing red tape; we promise not to pass you off to another office.

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Chance for you to share feedback on courses and program structure.

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Personal support and resources for accommodation for those who need it.

Advising with QLess

In-Person Advising

In-Person drop-in advising sessions are available in 103 Central Square by using QLESS (or check in at the 103 Central Square front desk): 

Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m. 
Thursday: 10:00 - 11:45 a m. and 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Virtual Advising

Virtual Drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS:  

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m. 
Thursday: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. 

How to use QLESS:

  1. Join our Languages, Linguistics, Humanities, GWST, SXST, ANTH, Undeclared Advising QLESS Kiosk OR download the QLESS app on your smartphone from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. (Open the app and select "Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies")   
  2. Select theLanguages, Linguistics, Humanities, GWST, SXST, ANTH, Undeclared Advising QLESS Kiosk.
  3. Click Join Now.
  4. Fill out your name and phone number.
  5. Add any notes for your advisor, including topics you’d like to discuss.
  6. Fill in a short form regarding your student information and select Zoom, Phone or In-person.
  7. You’ll receive a text message with either the Zoom link or office location when your advisor is ready to meet with you! If you select a phone meeting, the advisor will call you at the number you provided. 

Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes, first-come, first-served. The QLESS queue will close for the day once it reaches capacity.

Meet your Academic Advisor

Contact your assigned academic advisor, who will work with you as you pursue your goals, answer your academic advising questions, connect you with university resources, and more.  

Judith Garza 
Student Success & Academic Advisor 

Booked Appointments

Please note that booked appointments will not be available September 8 to 22, 2023. Please use drop-in advising during that time. 

Program-Specific Support

Students requiring program-specific support should send a request for an appointment to A staff member will respond to arrange a virtual appointment time.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you attempt to ADD a French language course for the very first time, but cannot, you will see the message,

"The course has not been added. The spaces in this course are reserved. Please contact the department for further information."

Similar information is provided on Course Timetable site, located in the NOTES column, as follows:

"Placement questionnaire required prior to enrolling, otherwise course access denied. Please contact the department at 416-736-5086, Ross N727."

Both these messages mean that you require permission to enrol.

Please complete the language proficiency requirements and you should get a reply within 2 to 3 business days.

Absolutely, consult our course descriptions page for detailed information.

Please check out our core courses page.

If you need more information, contact the Department of French Studies at 416-736-5086 or send an email to and you should get a reply within 2-3 business days.

No. If you have already completed a French language course at YU, for example, AP/FR 1080, then the enrolment system will automatically recognize you as a continuing student with the appropriate prerequisite. You will not require a new questionnaire.


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