Academic Advising & Registrar's Office
How to Reach Us:
15 King's College Circle
Room 157 (Main Office)
H011 (H-Wing Offices)
Monday through Friday | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Office closed daily between 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Monday through Friday | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Phone lines closed daily between 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Monday through Friday | 8:45am - 5:00pm
Note on Appointment Delivery: scheduled one-on-one advising appointments are available to students In Person, via Microsoft Teams, or via Phone. Please let us know your preferred appointment delivery method when contacting our office. If you require accommodation for an In Person advising appointment (e.g. due to mobility issues), please let us know in advance and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.
Advising & Registrarial Services
The Academic Advising & Registrar's Office (AARO) at University College is your reliable first stop for any information or advice you may need as a UC student during your studies at the University of Toronto. We provide academic, financial, and general advising to all UC students.
Our academic advisors are committed to helping students make choices that will lead to their academic success. An academic advisor can assist you with:
- Reviewing academic progress and standing;
- Addressing issues that affect your academic performance;
- Establishing goals and planning for the future;
- Exploring program options;
- Selecting appropriate classes and electives;
- Understanding academic rules and regulations; and
- Providing information on additional support services.
Advisors in the Academic Advising & Registrar's Office meet one-on-one with students for scheduled advising appointments in person, via Microsoft Teams, or via phone. To book an appointment with an advisor, please visit or phone our office during business hours and speak with a Front Line Advisor. Drop-in express advising services are also available (see below).
Front Line Advising
Front line advisors are available to assist you with many of your academic questions. Typically, your questions can be answered at the front desk without having to initiate an academic advising appointment. You can also speak with a front line advisor by calling the Academic Advising & Registrar's Office at 416-978-3170.
In the event that your circumstance cannot be resolved by a front line advisor, we will book you an appointment or offer you an opportunity to join a drop-in advising session.
Virtual drop-ins are an opportunity for students to consult with an academic advisor one-on-one. Please note that drop-in sessions are considered “express” appointments aimed at helping with straightforward inquiries and requests.
Academic advisors in our office will be available to meet with students for a one-on-one confidential virtual drop-in advising during the following weekly times:
Wednesdays: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)
Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)*
*Drop-in advising will not be offered October 12, 2023
Extended drop-in sessions will be offered during peak periods (start of term, drop deadlines, end of term, etc.) and the schedule will be posted here.
Tuesday, October 31: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 7: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 28: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, December 1: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 5: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-in sessions are designed to be shorter in nature and will work on a first come first served basis. Please complete the UC Virtual Drop-in Advising Form to receive the latest drop-in advising schedule, further instructions, and the Zoom link to join the drop-in advising queue.
Scheduled appointments in the Academic Advising & Registrar's Office can be made by calling the office at 416-978-3170 or visiting the office in person. These appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes, and are offered in person, via MS Teams, or via phone.
Prepare for Your Advising Meeting
To help prepare for your scheduled or drop-in advising meeting:
If you are a newly admitted student, check out our informational modules and videos on UC 101: Your New Student Guide;
Review your degree and program requirements on Degree Explorer;
If you are will be discussing future programs and courses with an Academic Advisor, use the Planner tab on Degree Explorer to map out a hypothetical plan for the year ahead; and
Prepare a short list of questions or topics that you hope to cover.
Additional support services and resources can be found by visiting the websites below:
Visit the University College sUCcess Commons to learn more about and book appointments with our central and on location advisors and supports, including:
- Learning Strategists
- Accessibility Advisors
- Counselling Services
- Career Educators
- International Transition Advisors
Requests, Forms, Resources & Tools
You will find a comprehensive list of requests, forms, resources, and tools on our website:
- Requests & Forms, including:
- Resources & Tools, including: