Using your academic planning toolbox
Being a proactive student means getting informed by asking questions and doing your research! The tools below can help you learn about your academic requirements and the rules and regulations that govern your program.
If you have questions about course selection, program requirements, or academic options, you may be surprised at how many answers you’ll find by accessing the tools below!
Don’t let the word “Calendar” fool you – the Undergraduate Calendar doesn’t just contain academic dates – it contains all of the official academic rules and regulations that apply to all undergraduate degree programs.
As a student at Concordia, it is your responsibility to ensure that you know your program requirements as well as the academic regulations of your program, and the Calendar contains all of the information you need.
Academic advisors are available to help you if you have questions about rules surrounding your program. The advice they give is based on all of the rules outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Examples of information you can find in the Undergraduate Calendar are:
- The requirements for your program(s) (I.e. major, minor, concentration, specialization, etc.)
- Lists of courses you can take to fulfill your program requirements
- Graduation requirements for your degree
Academic Requirements Report
Your Academic Requirements Report displays the requirements of your academic program, as well as any other programs you are registered in, such as minors or elective groups. It will help you track your progress in your programs, based on what courses you need to fulfill program requirements, requirements that are still outstanding, and completed requirements.
It will also track how many credits you’ve completed and how many you have left to complete, along with any deficiencies related to your program or degree. If you have any transfer credits, they are included too!
Keep in mind that this report is a tool to help you understand your degree and program requirements – it's not an official university document. It’s possible that your Academic Requirements Report may not be 100% accurate, so always consult your program advisor to make sure you’re on track!
Your department’s website will contain lots of helpful information, such as course requirements for your academic program. You’ll often find suggested course sequences or program planning worksheets to help you track your progress.
Department websites will also outline how academic advising for your program works, and may include advising drop-in schedules or office hours, as well as contact information for the person responsible for undergraduate program advising.
Faculty advising website
You should bookmark and reference your faculty’s main advising website when you’re looking for information on your academic program. It’s where you can find faculty-specific rules and policies that apply to you.
Your faculty’s main advising website contains helpful faculty-specific information including:
- Academic advising for new students
- Academic advising for current students
- Course registration
- GPAs and academic standing
- Readmission policies and instructions
- Changing programs or transferring degree programs
- Transfer credits
- Student requests
In addition to all of the helpful resources above, remember that if you get stuck, or can’t find the information you need, academic advisors are here to help!