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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.


UM Achieve Tutorials for Students

Enhance your student experience and stay on track in your academic program.

Meet with an academic advisor to help you transition to university, discuss your academic plans, and continue successfully in your degree program. As you navigate the responsibilities and opportunities available to you at the U of M, UM Achieve provides you with degree progression information at your fingertips. Learn more.


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)
  • 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)

SAS offers academic 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) 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

Register at SAS as early as possible to avoid a delay in academic accommodations.

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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