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Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

Academic Advising

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

The Advising Office has moved online

In response to COVID-19, our physical offices in Kenneth Taylor Hall will be closed until further notice. All student advising services are now being offered remotely. We are committed to doing our part to facilitate responsible social distancing in an effort to flatten the curve in Canada.

Book an advising appointment

We are no longer holding in-person advising sessions or drop-ins. If you need to speak with an academic advisor, please book an appointment online to connect with an advisor over the phone or via Zoom, an online conferencing tool. After you submit your online booking request, our advising team will email you with the day and time of your appointment.

Remember, you must come prepared for all online advising appointments. This includes writing your questions ahead of time, doing preliminary research on your program requirements, and printing out your Advisement Report from Mosaic


Book an appointment

Applying for a Level II program

Social Sciences I acts as the gateway to your degree program. All Level I students must advise the University of their Academic Plan choice(s) for Level II through Mosaic by June 18th. You will be able to select or revise your choices until May 7, 2020.

To learn more, visit our Level II webpage


How to apply for Level II

Questions for the advising team

We will respond to general inquiry calls and emails during our regular office hours. Don't forget to use your McMaster email for all communications and include your student number in your email or voicemail.

Please note: we anticipate a significant increase in the number of emails we receive. As a result wait times may be longer than usual. Please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) listed on our website to see if your question has already been asked and answered by our advisors. 

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4 p.m

Phone: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23372

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