Academic Advising


There are many academic advisors at Memorial University. The most appropriate advisor for you will depend on where you are in your academic program.


I am a new student at Memorial.

The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) is here to help you with academic questions or concerns. The AAC serves prospective, first year and undeclared students, as well as students transitioning between academic programs.

You may connect with us in person, by phone or email during the months leading up to your first semester at Memorial and at any point after your courses begin. Academic advisors are a resource for you throughout your studies at Memorial.

Registered first year students are also assigned a Faculty Advisor in the Fall and Winter semesters of first year. Check Self-Service to see the name of your advisor. Some students will be assigned to one of their instuctors and others will be assigned to an advisor in the Academic Advising Centre.

I am a first-year undergraduate student at Memorial.

The Guide to First Year offers a number of resources for first-year students at Memorial. The Guide includes information on available courses, programs and the registration process. It also contains information about various placement tests you may be required to write before starting your studies.

You are encouraged to review the information in the Guide to become familiar with Memorial, its programs and regulations.

If you have questions or concerns about your academic path you are welcome to make an appointment with an advisor at the Academic Advising Centre. You will also have been assigned a faculty advisor who can assist you. To see who this is, please check your schedule on Memorial Self-service.

I have declared a major or am in a program.

If you have already declared a major or been admitted to a program, your department or faculty will have resources available to guide you along your academic path.

Follow the links below to find contact information for academic advice.

I am beyond my first year and do not have a major/program.

The Academic Advising Centre is here to help you and can offer academic advice and resources to any student. An academic advisor can provide information about academic programs available at Memorial. A review of program requirements can help you make decisions about choosing areas of interest. The AAC also provides a bimonthly newsletter called ADVICE for Students Beyond First Year.

If you have any questions before declaring or applying to your intended program about the program itself or course selection, you can make an appointment with an academic advisor or drop by the Academic Advising Centre, SN-4053.

I am a graduate student.

The graduate officer for your program is responsible to give oversight to graduate programs within your department. Please refer to the list of graduate officers provided by the School of Graduate Studies to find your graduate officer.



Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000