Academic Advising Centre
The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) serves prospective, first-year, undeclared, as well as students transitioning between programs at the undergraduate level. We are committed to helping undergraduate students at Memorial University develop an academic plan to realize personal and academic goals, identify resources that will have a positive impact on their university experience and facilitate a successful transition to the university.
The AAC approaches advising from a collaborative standpoint where both students and advisors share responsibility in the advising process. Our advisors aim to provide the guidance students need to unlock their full academic potential and to empower students to be the final decision makers of their own academic journey. At our core, our primary focus is student success.
What we do
- provides individualized academic advice by appointment and drop-in service;
- compiles sample first-year program information and course descriptions in First Year Information;
- organizes various program information sessions;
- coordinates and hosts campus-wide advising learning series for advising professionals.
Our Advising Syllabus provides more detail on how we can support you on your academic journey at Memorial.
How we can help
When engaging in the advising process our advisors will help students to...
- explore and identify academic program options
- make informed decisions about major and minor selection
- develop a personalized academic plan
- choose courses that relate to personal interests and align with program options
- learn how to navigate the parts of the university calendar which are important to personal academic planning
- understand university policies and procedures
- explore, identify, and modify academic goals
- find solutions to academic concerns or questions
- connect with resources and supports that maximize success
- strengthen problem solving, communication, and decision-making skills