Academic Advising

Academic Advising and Explorations Services are here to help! During the COVID-19 pandemic, Academic Advising is booking phone appointments. Quick general questions can be directed to adviser@brocku.ca. To connect with a specific department academic advisor, go to Find Your Advisor.

Phone appointments for the Central Academic Advising (Academic and Exploration Services) Team can be booked as usual through your my.brocku.ca portal and your Advisor will call you through Microsoft Teams at your appointment time.

Instructions on how to book a phone appointment  with your Academic Advisor:

  1. Log into my.brocku.ca portal and book an appointment with your Academic Advisor
  2. Receive an invitation sent by your Academic Advisor from Microsoft Teams Calendar
  3. Accept the invitation
  4. Go to the Teams Calendar and click on your appointment
  5. Click “Join” to join the phone appointment

Central Academic Advising will now have a Live Chat option on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click on the “Need help?” button and an Advisor will be be available to help answer questions.

Please continue to monitor Brock University’s homepage for any COVID-19 updates at https://brocku.ca/coronavirus/

Your Academic Advisor is dedicated to helping you achieve your academic goals, step-by-step, from year one to graduation. It’s a good idea to see your academic advisor when:

  • Considering dropping or withdrawing from a course
  • Clarifying academic policies, procedures and regulations
  • Determining academic standing
  • Experiencing academic difficulty
  • Requesting a degree audit
  • Planning for degree programs
  • Choosing courses
  • Adding a minor
  • Returning from an absence

Academic Advising and Exploration Services, the academic advising team within the Student Success Centre, is specifically designated for the students described below.

  • Students looking to change their major and/or explore adding a minor to their degree
  • Undeclared or Undecided students
  • Students in BA Social Sciences, General Humanities or BSc Science programs (i.e., without a specific major and formerly General Studies)
  • Students on Academic Probation
  • Students returning to studies following an absence
  • Students who have general questions about university rules and regulations

Department Specific Academic Advising is designated for students who have degree-specific questions and who have a specific major.

How to book an appointment

  • Visit your Applicant and Student Self Serve page on your Brock portal and choose “Appointment Bookings”
  • Choose “Advising Services”
  • Choose the Advising Department you would like to book an appointment with