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    Academic Advising

    • Please note that the Advising Centre will be closed on Thursday, February 23 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • To contact us, you can:
      Visit us in BR238 on the second floor of the Birch Building at the North Vancouver campus.

      Email: advising@capilanou.ca

       Phone: 604.984.4900

      We encourage booked appointments so that all visitors can be met promptly. For quick questions, we now have Quick Answers Advising in BR238 and assisted self-service program planning where your questions can be answered quickly or a future appointment can be made.

    • Course Planning Workshops

      Course Planning Workshops are 1 hour group advising sessions on using the registration system, choosing classes, & more for newly admitted and continuing students. Please contact the Registrar's Office at 604-984-4900 to sign up!

      When and where can I attend these workshops?

      MONDAY, JUNE 26 2:OO P.M. FIR213
      TUESDAY, JUNE 27 5:00 P.M. CE223
      WEDNEDAY, JUNE 28 10:00 A.M. FIR213
      THURSDAY, JUNE 29 5:00 P.M. CE223
      FRIDAY, JUNE 30 10:00 A.M. FIR213


      These sessions will provide important information on:

      • Capilano University's Calendar & Registration System
      • Program Planning
      • Services available to all students

      Course Planning Workshop presentation for Spring 2017

      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.

      Advising Office Hours


       Please note: The Advising Centre is closed on all weekends and Statutory Holidays.

      Booking Advising Appointments

      We encourage booked appointments (30 minutes) so that students can get the most out of their visit to our office. Booked appointments can be made by calling 604-984-4900. Be prepared to take notes and be on time.

      Please note: Only current Capilano University students, or students that have applied to Capilano University, can book 30 minute appointments.

      Quick Answer Advising

      Current students and/or applicants may also visit the reception area of the Advising Centre to speak directly with an Advisor for quick questions.

      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