Exploratory Advising

 Exploratory advisors are academic specialists who can help you explore degree programs to meet your unique needs and interests.


Whether you book a one-on-one appointment or attend a workshop, our advisors will help you maximize your academic potential.

Exploratory Advising, 2019, Ucalgary

Booked appointment (45 mins)

Visit success.ucalgary.ca to schedule an appointment and guarantee your time slot.

Please book by appointment type as outlined below.

Drop-in appointment (20 mins)

In addition to scheduled appointments, our Academic Advisors offer weekly drop-in hours Fridays from 9 – 11:30 a.m. All drop-in appointments are held in the Student Success Centre, 3rd floor, Taylor Family Digital Library.

Additional drop-in hours will be held in early September as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 6 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.

Contact Information

Deirdre Mooney
Academic Advisor, Exploratory Students

Karen Quinn
Academic Advisor, Prospective & Open Studies Students

Caitlin Karpetz
Academic Advisor, Exploratory Students

Prospective Students

How to choose a major

Open Studies Students

How to choose a major

Current Students

How to choose a major

What type of exploratory appointment should I book?

These appointments are open two weeks in advance and are removed from the calendar once booked. If you don't see any available appointments, keep checking or attend our drop-in hours Friday mornings from 9 – 11:30 a.m. in the Student Success Centre.

Prospective Student Advising

Students considering applying to UCalgary to an undergraduate degree program.

Book an appointment

Navigating Open Studies

Students currently registered in Open Studies and navigating undergraduate degree program options.

Book an appointment

Undecided/Exploring Degree Program Advising

Undergraduate students currently registered in a faculty program and exploring program options.

Book an appointment

Considering UCalgary

Go beyond admission policies with prospective student advising. Explore program content and structure. 

Learn more if you're considering UCalgary

Exploring Degree Programs

How do you build a degree program that's the best fit for you? By working with a specialized advisor within the Student Success Centre! 

Find out more about exploring degree programs


Attend an exploratory workshop if you're in Open Studies, Arts undeclared, or a program that doesn't feel quite right. These workshops give you the information and tools you need to understand UCalgary.

Discover more about exploratory workshops