Faculty of Science

Appointments and Drop In


Thursday, April 2nd - Office closing at 3pm (Afternoon drop in will be held from 1-3pm)
Closed Friday, April 3rd (Good Friday)

Not sure whether to request an appointment OR come in for drop-in counselling?  Click here for clarification.

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Please use the Appointment Request Form to request an appointment with an academic counsellor.  Be as specific as possible as to why you would like to see an academic counsellor.  For students outside the London area:  you may request a phone appointment; be sure to include your phone number.

Fall/Winter Counselling Hours:

Drop-in hours: Monday - Friday (10:00am - 12:00pm) and Monday - Thursday (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Appointment hours: Monday - Thursday (10:00am - 12:00pm) and (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Summer Counselling Hours:

Drop-in hours: Monday - Friday (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Appointment hours: Monday - Thursday (1:30pm - 3:30pm)

DROP-IN Appointments are not guaranteed, there are limited spots each day. Please do not drive long distances without calling first to determine wait times or availabilty.

Please anticipate a wait time of 2 weeks to receive a booked appointment. If your questions are time-sensitive, please e-mail (scibmsac@uwo.ca) or come to drop-in counselling.  

A limited number of pre-booked appointments are available each week, so some students will be asked to use other services such as Drop-in or Department Counselling.   


  • Same-day academic counselling
  • Students can meet with an academic counsellor for up to 15 minutes
  • Waiting involved during busy periods
  • We will likely ask you to do drop-in counselling if you:
    • Are planning to take a course at another university (“letters of permission”)
    • Are requesting accommodation for missed course work due to compassionate reasons
    • Require assistance that will involve 15 minutes or less of the academic counsellor's time
  • How to sign up?
    • Sign in with the assistant academic counsellor at the front desk – we are located in Western Science Centre, Room 191


    • Are booked in advance, (usually a week or more in advance)
    • Students can meet with a counsellor for up to 30 minutes
    • Book an appointment if you:
      • are concerned about your academic performance
      • are needing to talk to someone confidentially
      • need assistance in planning courses for an Exchange
      • are considering a 2nd degree or deferring graduation
      • have been admitted to Western and need help with evaluating your previous academic background
    • How to request a appointment with an academic counsellor

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