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We advise. You decide.

Our team of Academic Advisors are here to assist you with the course planning process to students who have already been accepted into an academic program.

Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an advisor. As a team, the advisor works with you to create a strategic educational plan.

Before booking an appointment with an advisor, please check the following guidelines.

Academic Advising is available to students who are:

  •   domestic or international
  •   taking campus courses (for Open Learning - online, see below)
  •   enrolled in any of the following programs with 53 credits or less:
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Computing Science (BCS)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science
  • Preparing for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • Preparing for admission into the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Preparing for admission into the Bachelor of Education, Elementary or STEM
  • Computing Science Diploma
  • University Preparation (UPrep) including Adult Basic Education (ABE) or upgrading
  • English as a Second or Additional Language (ESAL) courses, level 4 & 5
  • Preparing for a professional occupation, career/vocational or a foundation entry trade program
If you do not see your program listed here or have 54+ credits, connect with one of the teams below.

  If you are taking Open Learning (online) courses, see Open Learning Advising.

  If you have 54 or more credits or your program is not listed above, see Advising Teams.

  If you have have not yet applied, see Future Students (domestic) or TRU World (international).

  If you have not received an acceptance letter in to your program, see Admissions.

  If you need course schedule or course registration information, see Course Registration.

What is an advisor’s role?

As advisors, we listen to your questions in a safe, respectful and confidential space. We share our expertise along with accurate, up-to-date information to empower you to make informed decisions about your academic and career goals. Some of the things we help you interpret or navigate include:

  • Develop, modify and maintain an academic plan in a way that balances your academic, personal and professional demands
  • Course pre-requisites
  • Course selection
  • Program requirements
  • Academic policies and regulations
  • TRU’s extensive network of academic support services
What is a student's role?
  • Come to your appointment prepared with questions and relevant materials.
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in advising appointments – ask questions if you don’t understand something.
  • Keep your appointment if you’ve requested one. Cancel in advance if you can’t make it.
  • Make note of important dates in the academic year (i.e. add/drop deadlines)
  • Check your TRU student email regularly – that’s how we, and other TRU staff, communicate with you.

What is next?

Please read through the Academic Advising process and book an appointment with an Academic Advisor today!

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