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Academic Advising

Providing students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Drop In Advising

These appointments are first come, first serve.


Drop in Academic Advising is available Monday - Thursday.

Monday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday  1:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday 9:30am - 11:30am,  1:00pm - 3:30pm

Thursday  1:00pm - 3:30pm

How to prepare for your drop-in advising meeting.

Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), Room 129
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4M4

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23772

Preparing for an Academic Advising Appointment

Students are expected to come well prepared to their academic advising appointment. This includes writing your questions ahead of time and doing preliminary research on your own regarding program requirements for your educational goal.

Emailing: Remember you must use your email address. For a quicker response include your student number so that we may access your records.

Course Seat Requests: The Academic Advising office cannot give seats in closed classes, or where seats are reserved. Please contact the department for the course. 

Prepare for an Advising Meeting

Procedures, Forms & Policies

Commonly used forms that you can download, print, fill out and bring to the Academic Advising Office in preparation for your appointment.

The information gathered on these forms are collected under the authority of the McMaster University Act, 1976.  The information is used for the academic, administrative, financial and statistical purposes of the University including, but not limited to, admissions; registration and maintaining records; awards and scholarships; convocation; provision of student services, including access to information systems; alumni; and disclosure to or on behalf of the applicable McMaster student government.  This information is protected and being collected under section 39 (2) and section 42 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Ontario.

Who is My Advisor?

When you come for drop-in advising, you will meet with the advisor for your specific program. This will ensure that every student feels comfortable seeking academic advice from a familiar face in the Academic Advising Office.

Contact us : Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23772,  Email:

Social Sciences Academic Advisors