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Academic Advising

We are here to help you succeed! Our advising appointments allow you to chat with an advisor who can lead you in the right direction, answer questions and more.

Based on academic records, students are also advised about the requirements of general education, electives, upper level courses and potential petitions. Given that our students often have competing commitments, advising is completed according to a simple goal: to make all reasonable effort to ensure your years of investment in obtaining your degree with a major/minor in Sociology is free of unexpected problems.

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

It is in your best interest to check in at least once a year to make sure you are on the right track for your eventual graduation.

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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 checking in at the front desk:

Hours of operation:
Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Advising is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and the queue will close once we’re at capacity for the day. Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes.

Virtual Advising

Virtual drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS.

You will receive a text message with your Zoom link when your advisor is ready to meet with you.

Hours of operation:
Monday and 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 Communication & Media Studies, Social Work, Sociology 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 the Communication & Media Studies, Social Work, Sociology VIRTUAL Advising queue. 
  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.
  7. You’ll receive a text message with the Zoom link or office location when your advisor is ready to meet with you!

The Virtual queue will close for the day once it reaches capacity.

Note: Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes. The last advising drop-in session for the day will begin a half hour before the indicated end time.

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. 

Debbie Best 
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, as long as you have completed all the requirements for the BA.

You will need to book an appointment with an advisor to determine which of, and how, these credits can be applied to your degree.

You will need to retake a course in which your performance fell below your expectations. Please contact an advisor for more detail.

You need to have completed 84 credits in order to enrol in fourth-year courses.

Reappraisal petition forms are available in the Sociology front office. Call the office at 416-736-5015 for more details.

Yes, please make an appointment through the Advising link above.