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

Log in and use our Elevate portal to book an appointment with an advisor or sign up for a workshop.

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

Learn how to book an appointment (PDF)

Learn how to register for a workshop (PDF)

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.

Meet the Team

We know it's important to feel comfortable when seeking academic support. Get to know our backgrounds and areas of interest while you consider booking. 

Browse our Bios

Looking for more resources?

Browse our catalogue of online resources below!

Study Skills

Looking for tips and strategies to apply to your studies? Visit our Study Skills resource page for worksheets, blogs, videos, and more!

Time Management

Need suggestions to help you balance academics with the rest of your bust schedule? Check out our Time Management resource page!

Studying with Others

There are many ways to connect with your peers and the broader campus community. Find out more about the best ways to learn in a group setting on our Studying with Others resource page