Understand academic and degree choices

To help understand your academic options and degree requirements, it is essential to talk to an academic advisor. Each Faculty and Program has professional advisors who will help you develop your educational plan and keep you on track to degree completion.

Academic Advisors

To find one in your Faculty, department, school or college, visit Academic Advising.

For academic writing and learning support, contact the Academic Learning Centre.

The Academic Learning Centre provides:

  • Appointments with peer writing tutors
  • Online feedback on academic writing
  • One-to-one support for learning and studying
  • Facilitated study groups in select courses (Supplemental Instruction)
  • A list of private content tutors (tutor registry)
  • Study skills and writing workshops (in-person on campus and pre-recorded online)
  • Online resources (tip sheets on writing, studying and grammar; links to useful websites)

Academic Learning Centre, 201 Tier Building, Phone: 204-480-1481, also available at the Bannatyne Campus.

For support for students with disabilities, contact: Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

If you are a U of M student with a disability who has had support recommended and verified by a registered health professional, SAS is here for you. SAS offers accommodations and services based on your individual needs and the academic standards of your program.

SAS provides:

  • Support services for students with disabilities such as: hearing, injury-related, learning, mental health, medical, physical, visual or temporary disabilities
  • A test and exam centre
  • Assistive technology centre and training for coursework and exams
  • Access to alternate formats of texts and course materials (like e-text, braille and audio)
  • Classroom equipment
  • Transcription and note-taking services
  • ASL-English interpreters
  • Academic attendants who assist on campus and in the classroom
  • Assistance to help you better manage aspects of your life that interfere with your academics
  • Workshops to help you manage symptoms, improve coping skills, become a self-advocate and learn disability-related job search strategies

Register at SAS as early as possible to avoid a delay in accommodations. First year students should register upon receiving acceptance to the U of M – don’t wait until classes begin!

Student Accessibility Services

  • Main Office, 520 UMSU University Centre, Phone: 204-474-7423, Fax: 204-474-7567, Email: student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca
  • SAS Exam Centre, 155 UMSU University Centre, Phone: 204-474-6213, Fax: 204-261-7732, Email: sasexams@umanitoba.ca
  • SAS Assistive Technology Lab, 335 UMSU University Centre, Phone: 204-391-4452

Getting around on campus

The Physical Plant department operates a van with a wheelchair lift for transporting students with disabilities between facilities on the Fort Garry Campus. To schedule, contact the SAS Exam Centre at 204-474-6213.

Do you have a concern about your academic standing?

Visit or contact: Student Advocacy, 520 UMSU University Centre, Phone: 204-474-7423

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