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Academic Advising

Academic advising for students in social work is shared between the Faculty of Social Work, the Advising & Career Education (ACE) Centre, as well as Regional Colleges in Saskatchewan.  As your advising team, we are available to support you throughout the duration of your program, and we look forward to working with you!

  • Faculty of Social Work: advisors provide in-depth advising on social work program. Book Online for an academic advising appointment!
  • Advising & Career Education (ACE): advisors provide general advising for University of Regina student. Drop-in or appointment booking available!
  • Regional Colleges in Saskatchewan: advisors provide location-specific supports for off-campus students

Quick Question?

You may not require an appointment with an academic advisor for your question.  Our student services staff may be able to assist you:
Saskatoon: 306-664-7370


The guide below indicates which advising unit to connect with!


Notes for New Pre-Social Work Students:


All new Pre-SW Students are encouraged to attend New Pre-SW Student group advising.


Students are encouraged to connect with their regional college advisors (if applicable) prior to participating in New Pre-SW group advising.

Advising Resources:

Our 'brief overview' videos are currently being updated. Slides are posted below until the videos are finalized!

Guide: Social Work Handbook
Video: Exploring Social Work
Video: Pre-Social Work
Video: Applying to the BSW
PowerPoint: New Pre-Social Work Group Advising

Why Seek Academic Advising?

For many students, the transition to university can be daunting, and often times overwhelming. Whether those students are embarking on this educational journey right out of high-school, or after spending a number of years in the work force, our team of Academic Program Advisors is available for consultations every step of the way.

Advising for new students is done in a group setting.  Students are encouraged to make arrangements to meet with an Academic Program Advisor periodically throughout their social work program.

Faculty of Social Work Academic Program Advisors are available to meet with students to discuss:
  • Preparation for application to the BSW Program;

  • Course selection that aligns with the student's individual interests and aspirations;

  • Course sequencing and how transfer credit is used to meet program requirements;

  • Course registration and planning a balanced schedule;

  • University of Regina policies and procedures, as well as academic rules and regulations governing the student's program;

  • Strategies for academic success including returning to good academic standing when students are on/at risk of academic probation, or returning from a period fo discontinuance;

  • Academic options surrounding personal/family emergencies;

  • Convocation application deadlines and processes;

  • Various services to help ease transition to the University of Regina and ensure success all the way to convocation.