Academic Improvement

Need to bump up your grades, qualify for a scholarship, or improve your academic standing? One-on-one appointments can help you improve the skills you need for academic success.


The first step toward academic improvement is recognizing that no one is stuck with a fixed level of academic ability. Everyone can learn to be a better learner. By attending regular one-on-one sessions with an academic development specialist, you’ll become more adept at:

  • Analyzing your academic tasks to determine the skills and resources required to complete them
  • Formulating strategies for completing academic tasks that also take into account your current strengths and weaknesses
  • Monitoring and controlling your progress on academic tasks
  • Adapting your strategies based on academic outcomes

Book with an Academic Development Specialist

After selecting the Book an Appointment button below:

  • log in using your UCID
  • click on the Book an Appointment button
  • then select Academic Development Appointments.

This type of advising is available to any student taking UCalgary courses.

What to expect from an appointment

Academic development specialists don't provide you with a one-size-fits-all set of tools. Instead, they respond to your unique academic situation, strengths, weaknesses and goals. The more self-awareness you bring to an appointment, the more productive your session will be.

Online resources

The SSC offers many online resources related to academic improvement. Some of the common topics students seek help with include time management, motivation and note-taking.

Book an appointment with an advisor

This type of advising is available to any student taking UCalgary courses.