Advising in the Geography, Planning and Environment (GPE) department is not mandatory for returning students. However, a member of the advising staff is available to meet you as needed.
If you would like a program check either before or after your registration, or, if you would like assistance in selecting your courses, please see Marylin Malofy, our undergraduate program assistant during her walk-in hours.
- Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 11:45 and from 13:30 to 15:45.
Alternatively, we will be having information sessions for current and new students on the following dates:
- March 31st, 11:00 to 12:00 - Room H1271.
- April 4th, 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1269-3.
- April 18th, 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1271.
- April 28th, 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1271.
- May 2nd, 11:00 to 12:00 - Room H1271.
- May 12th, 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1271.
To reserve a spot, please contact the front desk office at email@example.com or call 514-848-2424 Ext. 2050.
Finally, you can also meet with our academic advisors during their office hours (no appointment needed).
- Dr. James Freeman, advisor for Human Environment, Environmental Science and Environmental Geography is available on:
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 12:00
- Dr. Craig Townsend, advisor for Urban Studies and Urban Planning, is available on:
Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:00 and Friday from 13:00 to 14:00
Why see the undergraduate program assistant? Here are some of the possible reasons:
- Program check
- Graduation requirement check
- Submitting a student request form
- You are on conditional standing or failed standing
Our faculty academic advisors are Dr. James Freeman for the Human Environment program, the Environmental Geography program, and Environmental Science program, and Dr. Craig Townsend for the Urban Studies and Urban Planning programs.
When must you see an academic advisor? Here are some of the possible reasons:
- Transfer credits to be assessed
- Pre-requisites waiver
- Switching programs; i.e., Major to Specialization or to Honours
- Approval of course substitutions
- You are on conditional standing or failed standing
Print your transcript and your program flowsheet. Using your transcript, review your standing in the program by checking-off the courses you have taken.
Review these recommended elective courses.
- AHSC 333: Leisure and the Environment
- ANTH 202: Introduction to Culture
- ARTH 355: Studies in Architecture
- BIOL 205: Introduction to Sustainability
- ECON 391: Economics of the Environment
- ENGL 212: Composition I (placement test required)
- INST 250: Intro: Library Research Practices
- HIST 307: History of Montreal
- PHIL 298A: Environmental Ethics
Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement and courses. You are responsible for meeting this requirement. If you have not met the requirement, make a note of those courses that interest you which are outside of your disciplinary sector which is Social Science.
If you have any questions, please see Marylin Malofy during her walk-ins hours.
Student requests are submitted when students wish to deal with exceptions to academic regulations or related matters, such as:
- Course registration
- Course substitutions
- Permission to take courses at other universities
- Credit overload
The Faculty of Arts and Science Student Request form must be submitted to your department and include:
- Reasons for your request
- Current copy of your student record
- Supporting documentation validating request (e.g. medical documentation)
The department will then forward the Student Request, with the department advisor's signature, to Student Academic Services for a response which will then be sent to you by email and ground mail.
Student Requests that need further consideration will be forwarded to the Student Request Committee (SRC). This committee generally meets every two weeks except over the summer. Students are informed of the committee's decision by email and ground mail. Decisions of the SRC are final.
Students requesting a refund for medical or unforeseen events or circumstances must complete the Student Request for Late Registration and Late Withdrawal (Arts and Science program students). This request form can be found on your MyConcordia portal, under Student Administrative Affairs. This request will be forwarded to the University Retroactive Withdrawal Committee (URWC). Decisions of the URWC are final.
More information and access to other forms is available here: https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/students/requests.html
Under the Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreement, you are allowed to take courses at other Quebec universities that will count toward a degree at Concordia. This is, however, subject to faculty policies, and Exchange or Visiting students are not eligible to take courses at other Quebec universities through this procedure.
To apply for an Inter-University Transfer, you must use the online CREPUQ form. Be sure to check the course availability and perquisite requirements of the host university before submitting your application. You must also submit a Student Request Form to the History Advisor, which must be approved before you register for the course.
You will receive Concordia transfer credits for courses successfully completed at the host institution, which will appear on your transcript once final grades are received. The final grades are automatically submitted to Concordia via CREPUQ