Preparing for an Appointment

Whether you are meeting in-person with a Program Counsellor in the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre, or remotely via Microsoft Teams, there are a few helpful steps that you can take to get the most out of your appointment.

What have you done to prepare?

What do you have with you?

  • Did you bring a list of questions you would like to ask?
  • Have you brought any notes from previous appointments?
  • Have you thought about what courses you might take?

Are you looking for an elective course?

B.Sc. Program Counsellors are happy to provide advice about degree/major requirements and the associated rules and regulations. However, an elective is just that - an elective! Take what interests you. We will rarely be able to provide much insight into specific courses, especially those that are not Science.  If you are considering applying for further education after your B.Sc. degree, some students find it helpful to consider any possible admission requirements when planning which courses to take as electives.  For further details, please visit our Approved Electives page.

Urgent situations

For urgent situations, students are welcome to come to our office during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 AM to Noon, 1:15 to 4:30 PM) for assistance. Unfortunately, adding "Urgent" to the subject of an email message is unlikely to achieve a faster response. 

To make an appointment

To book an appointment, please email bscweb@uoguelph.ca or call (519) 824-4120 ext. 53788 to arrange a convenient time. These appointments are 30 minutes in length.