As first-term grades begin to appear, many students question their academic decisions and future path. If a student is concerned, he or she should meet with their Academic Advisor as soon as possible to discuss the situation. Students often get focused on one lofty goal and if they see it slipping away, they lose focus and motivation. We encourage students to forget the goals (temporarily) when studying and enjoy the learning for its own sake.
The first year of university is trying for many students; new responsibilities and expectations can be overwhelming. Academic Advisors can help students achieve a full understanding of how their education and career goals align. Advisors help students determine their strengths and interests and match them with possible program choices. Often students find the pressures of their first-year daunting. This can lead to extreme stress and depression. An Academic Adviser refers to appropriate resources (i.e. psychological counselling) for students demonstrating these kinds of issues. Academic Advisors and Student Wellness Centre staff work together to support students.