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Student supports

We can help you at every step of your journey. Here are resources to navigate the academic, financial and personal aspects of life in the Faculty of Arts.

Academic advising

Our Arts Academic Advisors are your primary resource for degree planning. Both Canadian and international students can contact us for:

  • degree planning
  • declarations and program changes
  • confirming graduation requirements
  • a program status check using UMAchieve, our degree audit software
  • information about a wide variety of helpful campus resources

Many of your requests may require a form to be completed for action to be taken. Please refer to Student forms for forms you can submit by email.

Contact Arts Advising Services

Phone: 204-474-9100 Email: Chat now

Phone lines are open between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)

In your email, be sure to include your first and last name, UM student number and a detailed description of your question(s) to provide us with as much information as possible to assist you.
Please review the university's suggestions on email etiquette.

Sign in to the virtual queue to speak with the Faculty of Arts Student Advising Services Office.

This virtual queue allows you to reserve a place in place to meet with one of our staff for in-person assistance.

  • Sign in using the QR code posted around campus, at the link below or via the kiosk from our office (134 Fletcher Argue).
  • Once in the queue, you will be notified of your place in line and how long your wait is to be seen and when to arrive to the office.

If you are on campus:

Sign in here

If you are on your way to campus and want to hold a space until your arrival:

Sign in here

To reserve an appointment for a future date, view our schedule.

  • Appointment times are limited and for specific needs
  • If you cannot find a time or type of appointment for your inquiry, please contact us by email or phone and we can provide further information to assist you.

Important note regarding 2022/23 course registration: 

Due to the time-sensitive nature of registration, we advise all students to use UM Achieve as your first resource for course selection and planning.

  • If you are uncertain on how to read or interpret your audit, please review the Faculty of Arts UM Achieve Guidelines.

  • If you have questions about the courses listed in your audit, email your specific questions to an Arts advisor for review and response.

  • Contacting our office by phone or chat may help you to understand your audit results without the need to await a full program check.

UM Achieve includes many, but not all, Faculty of Arts programs. Students who cannot use UM Achieve, will need to use the Academic Calendar or have an email consult with an Arts Advisor.

Specifically, the following student types cannot use UM Achieve due to system limitations:

  • Students admitted as second degree

  • Students in the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree (BAIS)

  • Students in any Double General, Advanced or Honours degrees

If your program is not in UM Achieve, please identify this in your email's subject line to allow for the most efficient response time.

For more advising options, refer to UM-wide Academic advising.

Career options

Tap into the faculty’s resources to help you plan your career and connect with employers through career fairs and job postings.

Explore your career options with Career Compass

Map out your career pathway from the start of your academic journey. If you are undecided about a career or would like to start planning for your chosen occupation, you can contact the Career Services Centre for help.

Get involved

Explore ways to connect with Arts and the student community while completing your degree. Enrich your University experience by getting involved with a student group, student leadership, volunteer work, student council, advocacy and governance or research.

Faculty of Arts student groups

Gain a sense of community by joining an Arts student group or club in your department or program. Practice your language skills, learn about different cultures, gain professional insights and graduate school tips, form study groups and increase your social network with other students.

Student forms

You can submit the following forms by email to

To complete a fillable form, you must open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader. In web browsers with a built-in PDF reader, right or secondary click the form and download it to open it in Adobe. After completing the form, save it to your computer. To submit it, email the form as an attachment.
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Please send the Request to evaluate transfer credit for written English requirement and appropriate course materials to

Please do not submit a request if your materials do not clearly meet the requirements detailed on the form. If you have questions about submitting your request for an evaluation of the UM written English requirement, please contact the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media.

Please send the Request to evaluate transfer credit for Indigenous Content Requirement (ICR) and appropriate course materials to The evaluation criteria used by the ICR Committee can be found on page 2 of the form.