Academic Advising at Columbia College

Academic Advising

What is Academic Advising?

Talk to an Academic Advisor for help with program planning, degree requirements, or if you have questions about your academics.

Academic Advisors will listen  to your questions in a safe, respectful and confidential space. They will share their expertise along with accurate, up-to-date information to empower you to make informed decisions about your academic and career goals.

Academic advisors can help you with:

• Course planning
• Understanding academic probation status and GPA
• Discussing concerns of missed classes
Understanding course withdrawal policy
Discussing plagiarism charge
Understanding Authorized Leave policy
Understanding university transfer and admission process
Discussing grade appeal
Discussing complaint procedure

Before you see an academic advisor, you must:

• Pick up the Semester Timetable (available online, in Student Services, or at Main Reception)
• Pick up a Degree Audit Form for your chosen program (available online or in Student Services)
•  Fill in the top 2 lines of your Course Planning Form (available in Student Services when you arrive for your appointment)
• Read the Course Descriptions

While Academic Advisors assist students with anything related to course selection and pathway planning, Mental Health Counsellors can assist you with:

• Managing stress and anxiety
Dealing with depression
Homesickness and adjustment to college
Dealing with relationship difficulties
Developing assertive communication skills
Managing anger and frustration
Coping with grief and loss
Overcoming procrastination
Building resiliency
Managing crisis
Disclosing sexual violence

Mental Health Counsellors provide a respectful, safe and affirming atmosphere for students of all races, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, culture and socioeconomic status.

You can book an appointment with a Mental Health Counsellor using the same form below. 

1) Drop in to the Student Services office (Room 211) at the Main Campus. Appointments are made on a first-come first-served basis. OR
2) Book an appointment by contacting [email protected] or your advisor direclty.



View our grading system here.

View academic information and important forms here.

If you are an Associate Degree or University Transfer student, to book an appointment with an academic advisor, please visit Student Services (Room 221) on the 2nd floor of the Main Campus. You can also book an appointment online.

If you are a High School student, please visit the front desk on the 4th floor of the North Campus to book an appointment.