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Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Advising


 

1.  I am an accepted UWinnipeg student and would like assistance with degree planning and course selection.  Can you help me? 

Yes! Staff in Academic and Career Services would be happy to set up an appointment with you via zoom or phone, or we can answer your questions via email.  We really appreciate if you send your full name, student number, program of study and general availability if you are requesting an appointment.  You will then be connected with an Advisor who can assist you further. 

 

2.  I would like some career advice or assistance with employment preparation. Can you help me? 

Yes!  We would be happy to connect you with a Career Advisor who can assist you further.  It is very helpful to us if you provide your full name, student number and type of career/employment assistance you are seeking in your request. 

 

3.  I have not yet applied to the University of Winnipeg but I am interested in learning more about your programs and getting advice on how to apply.  What is my next step?

Please contact our Recruitment department at: welcome@uwinnipeg.ca  They are happy to assist prospective students. 

 

4.  I know which courses I want to register for but I am having technical difficulties with the registration process.  Where can I go for assistance? 

Please email our Registration staff at: registration@uwinnipeg.ca

 

5.  I would like to declare my major or change my currently declared program of study. How do I do this? 

Forms and instructions on how to declare your major can be found here: Student Services Forms

 

6.  I have questions about my transfer credit.  Who should I speak to?

Please email our Admissions department at: admissions@uwinnipeg.ca.

 

7.  I would like to learn about scholarships, bursaries and student aid. Who can help me?

Please send your inquiry to awards@uwinnipeg.ca.

 

8.  I am a first-year student and I’m not sure where to begin.  What do you recommend? 

We recommend that you attend a First-Year Information session as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.  More information can be found here: First-Year Information Sessions.

 
Please watch our series of videos here:  First-Year Information Videos.

Our First-Year Essentials guide has an abundance of useful information: First-Year Essentials Guide

For information on registering for courses and using our Student Planning tool please see our video series here:  Student Planning Instructional Videos.  

The Academic Calendar features information regarding degree and major requirements and serves as one of your primary sources for planning your studies: Academic Calendar

You might also find our Sample First-year programs helpful: Sample First-Year Programs

 

9.  How do I know which courses I need to take?

Please refer to the Areas of Study section of the Academic Calendar for an outline of what is required for your program of study:  Academic Calendar - areas of study.  

Your program requirements can also be found under the My Progress section of Student Planning.  We recommend that you use both the Academic Calendar and Student Planning when determining which courses you are required to take. 

If you are a student who is pursuing pre-professional studies, you can find details here: Pre-professional Studies

 

10.  I was previously a student at the University of Winnipeg and would like to return to my studies after taking some time off.  How do I do this? 

Please find information and instructions on applying for continuance here: Future Students -Continuing

 

11.  I am having trouble completing my coursework and would like to speak to someone for advice.  Can you help me? 

Yes!  We would be happy to connect with you to discuss your options.  Depending on your situation, we might recommend that you pursue an appeal.  You can find preliminary information about the different types of appeals here: Academic Advising - Appeals

 

12.  I am an Education student in the Integrated, After-Degree or Post-Baccalaureate Education program and I require assistance from an Academic Advisor.  Who should I contact? 

Students in Years 1-3 of the Integrated Education program should reach out to their Advisor, Debra Bradley, with advising-related questions at: d.bradley@uwinnipeg.ca

Students in Years 4-5 of the Integrated Education program, the After-Degree and the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Program (PBDE) should reach out to their Advisor, Amanda Bourgoin, with advising-related questions at: a.bourgoin@uwinnipeg.ca.

 

13.  I require a Confirmation of Enrolment letter as requested by my bank, health insurance company or RESP provider.  How do I obtain one?

Confirmation of Enrolment letters can be requested via a form.  Instructions and the form can be found here: Enrolment Confirmation   The confirmation letters are prepared by Student Central.  Additional questions about this process can be directed to: studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca.  


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