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Program Counsellor

Office Hours and Location

  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • W.R. Reek Building, H104B (lower level, library)

Contact Information

Why or When Should I see a Program Counsellor?

Program counsellors have expertise in the diploma program requirements and regulations, as well as the various specializations and their fit within the diploma program. A program counsellor is also familiar with the policies and procedures that govern university practice. The role of a program counsellor is to:

  • Provide information about academic requirements of the diploma program, including admission requirements, Schedule of Studies requirements, Continuation of Study requirements, and graduation requirements
  • Communication information about the diploma program to the dean, chairs and directors, program coordinators, curriculum committees, and to bring forward any concerns or issues as students progress through the Schedule of Studies
  • Liaise with the program coordinator for the specialization, in order to provide information about the diploma program
  • Refer to other campus services as necessary (ex. Student Accessibility Services, Financial Aid, Mental Health Counsellor)

Examples of When to See the Program Counsellor

  • You require academic consideration due to medical, psychological, or compassionate grounds
  • You have questions about your academic standing (eligible to continue, probation, required to withdraw)
  • You have any questions about courses you should or would like to take
  • You are considering changing diploma programs
  • The Add Period has ended and you wish to change one of your courses
  • You missed the drop deadline on the last day of classes (last day of the add period in the second semester for two-semester courses) and you wish to drop a course
  • You wish to take a course at another university for credit towards your University of Guelph diploma (See Letter of Permission Form)
  • You have questions about what courses you are required to take to satisfy requirements for your diploma program

Please note, this is not a complete list of reasons why you may seek the Program Counsellor's assistance

Diploma Calendar

The Diploma Calendar outlines the rules, regulations, curricula, programs, and fees for the specified year, including the summer, fall, and winter semesters. The calendar can be found at