Continuing Education Advising

Academic Advising is an information service designed to help all Dawson students with educational decision making. Advisers will help you set an educational plan for both your stay here at Dawson and for university. We will provide you with information on your graduation requirements, course prerequisites, college policies and procedures, applying to university and a lot more. Continuing Education students come see us in 2H.1.


Questions about registration? Check out our useful guide to help you out!

Academic advisors: How can we help?

Please see the Spring 2020 Virtual Campus Webpage for information about how the rest of the semester will unfold. The answers to many questions can be found there.

As plans are still being worked out, please note that advisors are not yet able to answer questions relating to the following:

  • Summer School
  • Registration for the fall semester
  • Commandites (permission to take summer courses at another cegep)
  • The English Exit Test
  • The R Score

Information will be posted on the Dawson website as it becomes available.


Seeing an Advisor – Drop In Times


Online chat will replace in-person drop-in.  Chat will be 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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Online chat available


Advising By Email

Starting the week of March 30th, academic advisors will be available remotely to answer questions. Simply email  In your email, please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Student Number
  • Program Name
  • Reason for the email (i.e. questions you may have)
  • Phone number where you can be reached
  • Advisors will do their best to call you within 24 hours.


They will be able to help you with the following topics:

  • Help with assessing academic goals
  • Individual course planning/ selection
  • Help with academic difficulties
  • Information about graduation requirements
  • Program change information
  • University applications tips
  • Educational alternatives











  • Due to the number of students who need to speak to an Advisor at this time of year, please be prepared to wait.
  • This service is first come, first served so time slots may be limited based on demand.


Last Modified: April 6, 2020