ACADEMIC
ADVISING

During an individual academic advising appointment, the advisor may review and discuss the following:

  • The student’s academic program, courses completed and remaining requirements
  • Program selection (BFA, BDes, BA) and majors and minor
  • Course selections, prerequisites and (if relevant) grades required
  • Graduation requirements.

Students are encouraged to read the Academic Calendar carefully and take responsibility for their academic goals. Students are expected to make themselves familiar with the university and academic regulations as well as the program and course requirements.

During an individual academic advising appointment, the advisor may review and discuss the following:

– The student’s academic program, courses completed and remaining requirements
– Program selection (BFA, BDes, BA) and majors and minor
– Course selections, prerequisites and (if relevant) grades required
– Graduation requirements.

Students are encouraged to read the Academic Calendar carefully and take responsibility for their academic goals. Students are expected to make themselves familiar with the university and academic regulations as well as the program and course requirements.

Scheduling an online academic advising appointment

Scheduling is easy! Contact the Office of Opportunity and Belonging to make a personal appointment by emailing belong@nscad.ca  to set up a time that works for you.

During peak periods (add/drop period, registration priority course selection, beginning of semester, etc.) advising appointments will fill quickly, so students are encouraged to make appointments well in advance.

Program Specific Academic Advising

If you have questions regarding a specific program, you are also encouraged to meet with the division chair who coordinates that specific area. They can offer the expertise and experience you are seeking in a supportive environment.

Kizi Spielmann Rose

Student Advisor (interim) (Family name A-K)
Email Kizi
902 494 8241

Joann Reynolds-Farmer

Students Advisor (Family name L-Z)
Post Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
Email Joann
902 494 8124

Academic Appeals

Where special circumstances warrant, exceptions may be granted by the university for specific academic regulations including adding or dropping a course or semester of courses. Linked below are the academic policy appeal request forms–please fill out the one that best applies.

For more information on how to submit an appeal, you may contact Joann Reynolds-Farmer.

Academic Policy Appeals Application Form Retroactive Drop or Withdrawal
Academic Policy Appeals Application Form Adds
Academic Policy Appeals Application Form Other Policies

Grade Appeals

Separate from academic appeals, the university has a grade appeal process. Students have 30 days from the date that grades are released in which to challenge a final grade. The first step in this process is for the student to discuss the grade directly with the faculty member who delivered the grade.

A formal appeal may only be initiated after an informal Change of Grade Request has been made to the faculty.

Should the student wish to challenge the outcome of the request to the faculty for a change of grade request, they may submit a request for formal grade appeal.

Should the student wish to challenge the outcome of the formal grade appeal, they may request of the registrar that a grade review panel be convened. For detailed information on the grade review panel, students should consult the Office of the Registrar at registrar@nscad.ca.