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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 by using QLESS, at the following locations on certain days of the week.  

Hours of operation and location:
103 Central Square:
Monday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

120 McLaughlin College:
Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Virtual Advising

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

If you select a Zoom meeting, you will receive a text message with your Zoom link 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. 

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

How to use QLESS:

  1. Join our BA ITEC, BPA Public Admin 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 theBA ITEC, BPA Public Admin IN-PERSON & 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 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.  

Stefanie Lamonaca Caputo 
Student Success & Academic Advisor 

Booked Appointments

Booked appointments can be booked starting the week of October 16 for Wednesdays and Fridays. To schedule an appointment, please submit your request through our LA&PS Academic Advising Contact Form. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an email notification of your appointment details. Please email as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule.

Hear from our Students!

Academic Advisor Stefanie Lamonaca Caputo

Winston Churchill once said, ‘Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’.  Despite our most diligent efforts, we will fail at some point.  As a student success and academic advisor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, I embody the appreciative advising model in my day-to-day interactions: approaching every situation with the lens that every student can be successful.  My role in your success is to work together with you to reach your goal through problem solving, unlearning bad habits and helping you overcome any obstacles that you face, one day at a time.  Success is gradual – if you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

— Stefanie Lamonaca Caputo


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