Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Academic Advising

Attending university can be one of the most anticipated events in your life, but it can also be daunting. The Academic Advising staff can help you through the system whether you are a Canadian or an international student.

Accurate and up-to-date advising can relieve you of the stress of choosing an incorrect course, while saving you time and money. This is true whether you are an academic student in first or second year, in a career or trades program or in a university preparation program.

What is an Academic Advisor?

Advisors assist both current students and prospective students with planning courses for first and second year university, as well as for all career, technology, trades and university preparation programs.

Advisors liaise with many other departments at TRU, and provide students with better access to other services by referring them directly. They answer questions regarding TRU policy on academic performance, withdrawal and appeal procedures.

Advisors provide information about programs relevant to students' educational and career goals at other post-secondary institutions.

What is the difference between an Academic Advisor and a Counsellor?

Advisors talk to students about specific program information such as course and program requirements and assist with the application and admission processes. Advisors assist all TRU students, whether they are interested in career, trades, academic or university preparation programs.

Counsellors provide personal counselling, which can help determine career goals and objectives, and assist students with personal problems that may affect scholastic performance or social well-being. Counsellors also help students with issues related to success in post-secondary education, from stress management to techniques for becoming a better student.