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SAPL Advising Appointment

Advising appointments for undergraduate and graduate students can be booked through Elevate for virtual or in-person sessions. Our advising office is located at Professional Faculties 2182. 

What type of advising appointment should I book?

Undergraduate Advising (Current)

Bachelor of Design in City Innovation students who need support in their current degree progression.

Undergraduate Advising (Prospective)

Undergraduate students currently registered in a different faculty program and are interested in the Bachelor of Design in City Innovation program.

Graduate Advising (Current)

Graduate students who need program advising for course-based professional programs in MArch, MPlan and MLA.

Prepare for your upcoming appointment!

Come in with questions

Make the most of your advising appointment by preparing questions ahead of time. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the relevant key academic processes and applicable Academic Calendar regulations before attending the appointment.

Take notes

Make sure to write down the answers you receive from your advisor so that you have the information and relevant action items for future reference. 

Know your deadlines

Seeing an advisor in advance to academic deadlines is important. Seeking support ahead of time allows the advisor to better assist you as certain processes cannot happen after certain deadlines have passed. You can view important deadlines on the Academic Schedule and SAPL’s Key Deadlines. 

Minimize distractions

Put away any unnecessary devices during your appointment. If you are meeting your advisor virtually, ensure you are in a quiet space or have headphones connected to hear the advisor.  

Cancel your appointment if you cannot make it

Appointments can be cancelled via Elevate. If you fail to cancel your appointment at least 2 hours in advance, your absence will be recorded as a “no show”, which may restrict you from booking in the future.