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Resources for Undergraduate Students

Academic Counselling

Each faculty and department at Western offers academic counselling to students throughout the year. Academic Counsellors can help you:

We suggest that you speak with an academic counsellor before you select your courses, but you can arrange to see a counsellor at any time of year. Arrange academic counselling as soon as possible because wait-times and line-ups can be long. Appointments are usually required.

Faculty Academic Counselling Offices

For faculties not listed here, consult the office of the dean of your faculty.

Note: Departments also provide academic counselling.

In February, the faculties and departments present information sessions to assist students as they prepare to declare a specialization, major or minor, or continue in their field of study. Every year, you must declare your intent to continue your studies at Western via the Intent to Register process. Second and third-year students can log into studentservices.uwo.ca in February to complete their online Intent to Register form under 'myPossibilities'.


Student Development Centre (SDC)

The Student Development Centre offers a full range of services to help you during your time at Western, including the Learning Skills Services, Writing Support Centre, Psychological Services and Services for Students with Disabilities.

Learning Skills Services

SDC’s Learning Skills Services help Western students achieve academic success through confidential appointments, workshops (some geared towards international students),email updates featuring academic success strategies (to subscribe, send an email with the word 'subscribe' in the subject line), online sessions through WebCT, a drop-in help centre and a resource library with self-help books.

These services are for all students, whether they are seeking to strengthen their skills or overcome academic difficulties and setbacks.

Writing Support Centre

SDC’s Writing Support Centre will help develop your skills and realize your potential as a writer. They offer individual consultations, writing workshops (with some geared towards international students), a drop-in Writing Centre in Weldon Library, online writing help and the Summer Academic Writing Clinic. For more information on booking appointments, click here.

Transitions: Student Reality Check

The Transitions: Student Reality Check (PDF, 3.27 MB) online publication provides strategies to help you adjust to your new life, overcome common difficulties, manage your responsibilities and succeed in your university career.


The Student Success Centre: Careers, Leadership and Experience

The Student Success Centre connects students to experiences that develop career, educational and life skills. They provide avenues to local and global leadership, personal growth and community involvement. They also provide career counselling, fairs and other career related resources.


Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP)

The Leadership and Mentorship Program matches first-year undergraduate students with upper-year students in similar academic programs so that you can connect with people who share your academic and career interests.