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Academic Advising

Providing students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Academic Advisors are not available during the month of May.

We can help you at the front desk!

Academic Advisors are not available during the month of May.

May 1 to 31 the Academic Advising office will be reviewing student grades and results for the year in order to determine each student’s eligibility to graduate or continue in the program.

There will be no drop-in or appointments with Academic Advisors during this period.

The office will remain open. For academic-related assistance, please speak with our knowledgeable front desk staff.

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23772
Email: socscfac@mcmaster.ca

Drop In Advising

Drop in hours are appointment-free afternoons dedicated to students in need of academic advising. Drop in advising is available starting in June,  Monday through Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If you unable to attend drop in hours, please  the office to inquire about making an appointment.

Come prepared for your meeting.

Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), Room 129
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23772
Fax: 905-525-0844
Email: socscfac@mcmaster.ca

Preparing for an Academic Advising Appointment

Students are expected to come well prepared to their academic advising appointment. This includes writing your questions ahead of time and doing preliminary research on your own regarding program requirements for your educational goal.

Emailing: Remember you must use your @mcmaster.ca email address. For a quicker response include your student number so that we may access your records.

Prepare for an Advising Meeting

Procedures, Forms & Policies

Commonly used forms that you can download, print, fill out and bring to the Academic Advising Office in preparation for your appointment.

The information gathered on these forms are collected under the authority of the McMaster University Act, 1976.  The information is used for the academic, administrative, financial and statistical purposes of the University including, but not limited to, admissions; registration and maintaining records; awards and scholarships; convocation; provision of student services, including access to information systems; alumni; and disclosure to or on behalf of the applicable McMaster student government.  This information is protected and being collected under section 39 (2) and section 42 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Ontario.

Who is My Advisor?

When you come for drop-in advising, you will meet with the advisor for your specific program. This will ensure that every student feels comfortable seeking academic advice from a familiar face in the Academic Advising Office.

Contact us : Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23772,  Email: socscfac@mcmaster.ca

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