At Dawson College, academic advising a collaborative process between student and advisor designed to help students make responsible educational decisions. Advisers can guide you in setting an educational plan for your studies here at Dawson and beyond. We can provide you with information on graduation requirements, program transfers, college policies and procedures, applying to university and more. We can also help you access college support services. Academic Advising for daytime students is located in 2D.4. Continuing Education Academic Advising is in 2H.1.

Advising Drop-In Times

Advising By Email or Booking an Advising Appointment

Academic advisors are available remotely to answer questions. Simply email

In your email, please include the following information:

Student Number
Program Name
Reason for the email (i.e. questions you may have)
Phone number where you can be reached

*If you are requesting an academic advising appointment, please indicate your preferred days/times (e.g. Mondays between 10:00 and 12:00 or Thursdays between 2:30 and 4:00).

**If your appointment relates to university planning, please indicate the specific university(ies) and program(s), keeping in mind the 30-minute duration of the meeting.

Online Chat within the MyDawson Portal

Chat is available (daily) according to the schedule* listed below.

Please login to the MyDawson Portal and within the menu of My College Services you’ll find Academic Advising Drop-In Chat

There are no sessions scheduled at the moment.

In Person Drop-In at counter in 2D.7

There are no sessions scheduled at the moment.

Academic Services

Potential Students

  • High school visits
  • Information on college programs & admission requirements
  • Application procedures
  • Program structure
  • Course selection
  • Assist students in their educational choices

New Students

  • Orientation
  • Graduation & program requirements
  • Course selection & placement
  • Registration
  • Academic policies & procedures
  • College services
  • Outline new responsibilities for students

Returning Students

  • Individual program planning
  • DEC requirements
  • Academic difficulties
  • Program change
  • Course load
  • Summer courses
  • Course commandites
  • Academic goals

Graduating Students

  • Diploma evaluation
  • University information workshops
  • Individual university planning
  • University admissions requirements
  • University applications
  • Scholarship information
  • Educational alternatives
  • Planning for the future

Last Modified: September 1, 2023