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    Academic Advising

    • Useful Resources

      Prospective Students

      For prospective students who are considering attending Capilano University for an upcoming term, an information session with one of our Recruitment Advisors is a good place to start.  Recruitment Advisors are available for additional program information that cannot be addressed through website referrals and/or referrals to other service departments.  Recruitment Advisors can also provide general information on the admissions process and on important dates and deadlines.

        Domestic applicants

        Domestic applicants can contact our Recruitment Advisors in one of the following ways:

        Attend a drop-in advising session (first-come, first served basis):


        • Mon/Wed/Fri:  1:00pm to 4:00pm
        • Tues/Thurs:     10:00am to 1:00pm

        Note:  These sessions will be held in the Info Centre (BR212) 

        International applicants

        International applicants can contact our Centre for International Experience


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        Appointments are approximately 30 minutes in duration, are booked in advance and provide an opportunity for in-depth program planning. 

        Students are encouraged to come to these meeting having thought about their interests and with questions developed and written down. 

        Appointments are offered every day and can be conducted in person at Capilano University or via telephone.  Please note that we do not currently offer appointments via Skype or video conferencing.  

        Appointments are reserved for individuals who have a Capilano student number.  During peak periods such as registration, Advisors can be booked weeks in advance.  

        To book an appointment, please call 604-984-4900.  

        Appointments are ideal for:

        • Student who need assistance with course selection and initial program planning
        • Students who want to check their progress in their program 
        • Students returning to studies following an absence (especially if missing two major semesters i.e. Fall and Spring)
        • Students who are exploring transfer options after a period of study at Capilano


        Mission Statement

        We focus on student success, offering advice on Capilano University programs and services through a mentoring relationship between student and advisor. We teach students the skills to make informed decisions related to their educational goals and identify opportunities for personal and academic growth. As members of the Registrar's Office, we support students in their pursuit of excellence as they develop their ability to contribute to the greater community through the application of knowledge.

        Advisor Responsibilities

        You can expect your advisor to:

        • Be accessible to students in-person, by phone or email, and maintain confidentiality
        • Provide accurate and knowledgeable information on Capilano programs
        • Communicate Capilano policies and procedures and explain university terminology
        • Assist with setting and reinforcing realistic goals
        • Refer students to appropriate services on and off campus
        • Guide students to the tools to be self-reliant
        • Empower students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers

        Student Responsibilities: What You Are Expected To Do

        You have responsibilities in the advising partnership in order to be successful:

        • Prepare for each appointment by researching education and career goals. Bring your questions
        • Be aware of university deadlines (application/document deadlines, drop, withdrawal, graduation application), program requirements and academic policies (including probation or required to withdraw status)
        • Clarify educational values and goals and provide advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities
        • Follow up on referrals provided to you by your academic advisor. Ask more questions if you don’t understand or have concerns
        • Accept responsibility for decisions