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An initiative implemented in May 2014, our 1st year advising appointments have proven to make a significant and positive impact in the transition of our undergraduate students.

You will be assigned a dedicated Academic Development and Student Retention Specialist that will remain with you for your four years at Telfer.  What’s more is that you and your Academic Specialist will have the opportunity to meet in person, either the summer before you begin your undergraduate program or during your first term.

The intention of these appointments is to make an early connection with the incoming Telfer class and properly prepare you with the most appropriate and relevant information you’ll need upon embarking on your undergraduate careers, such as: 

  • providing you with a friendly face when you have questions;
  • explaining the key components of academic life;
  • helping you find balance between your academic and social lives by introducing you to the various extra-curricular activities we offer.

During the summer leading up to your first term as a Telfer student, one of our Academic Specialists will be in touch with you to firstly, introduce themselves as your designated resource person and secondly, to invite you to schedule your appointment with them.

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you throughout your time at Telfer!

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