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When should I see an Academic Advisor?
  • You have concerns about your progression in a course, or in your program
  • You need additional support (i.e. Peer Tutoring, Academic Support Workshops)
  • You’re interested in changing programs
  • You’re looking to withdraw from your program
  • You require an individualized academic plan
  • You want to know more about your options after you have completed your program
  • If you are an international student you would see your International Student Advisor (ISA) to discuss your academic and transition needs
What does an Academic Advisor do?
  • Provide specific information about your program
  • Help you adjust to college life and the demands of your program
  • Connect you with additional college supports, and provide tips for academic success
  • Assess and discuss your academic progress and standing
  • Assist with timetable customization
  • Assist with understanding Niagara College policies and procedures
  • Help you establish realistic educational goals and future planning
  • Provide guidance for successful progression towards graduation
  • International Student Advisors (ISA) assist with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada applications
Academic Alert - What's Next?

Degree and Graduate Certificate students are placed on Academic Alert if their GPA is between 50-64% OR 65% + with one or more missing courses.

Diploma and Certificate students are placed on Academic Alert if their GPA is between 50-60% OR 60% + with one or more missing courses.

Next steps:

If you are missing one or more courses from your previous term this may affect your ability to progress through your program without interruption. Follow-up with your Academic Advisor to discuss how this will impact you and your academic plan moving forward.

You can view the full policy here.

Academic Probation - What's Next?

All students are placed on Academic Probation if their GPA is between 40-49%.

Next steps:

If you are placed on Academic Probation you may be required to complete specific remedial activities. If performance is unsatisfactory at the end of the probationary period, students may be withdrawn from the program or counselled to consider other ways of continuing their education. A probationary student will be notified in writing of their status by the appropriate Academic Administrator or designate.

If you are missing one or more courses from your previous term this may affect your ability to progress through your program without interruption. Follow-up with your Academic Advisor to discuss how this will impact you and your academic plan moving forward.

Academic Probation can impact your eligibility to proceed to your co-op term. As stated in the Program Progression and Graduation Policy, "A student must maintain an academic standing of either 'good standing' or 'academic alert' in order to proceed to a co-op work term. Academic eligibility is based on the two terms immediately prior to any work term."

Students receiving OSAP should follow-up with the Financial Aid office regarding any questions or concerns about status and future funding.

You can view the full policy here.

Academic Dismissal - What's Next?

All students with a GPA less than 40% or who have spent 2 terms on Academic Probation will be withdrawn from their program. A student who is academically dismissed will be notified in writing of their status by the appropriate Academic Administrator or designate.

Next Steps:

If you have been dismissed from your program and would like to be readmitted you should meet with your academic advisor to review your options.

  • If you are re-entering the first semester or a new program you will apply through .
  • If you are entering a level beyond your first term you will need to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss steps to return, and your academic plan.
  • Students receiving OSAP should follow-up with the Financial Aid office regarding any questions or concerns about status and future funding.

You can view the full policy here.

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  • Jill English
    Academic and Liberal Studies (NOTL Campus)/Environment and Horticulture
    Jill English
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115H
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4292
    Programs Covered by Jill English
    • Commercial Beekeeping
    • Commercial Cannabis Production
    • Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)
    • Ecosystem Restoration
    • Environmental Management and Assessment
    • Environmental Technician – Field and Laboratory
    • General Arts and Science
    • General Arts and Science - Degree Transfer
    • GIS – Geospatial Management
    • Greenhouse Technician
    • Greenhouse Technician (Co-op)
    • Horticultural Technician
    • Horticultural Technician (Co-op)
    • Landscape Horticulture Techniques
    • Landscape Technician
    • Landscape Technician (Co-op)
  • Randy Conlon
    Academic and Liberal Studies (Welland Campus)
    Randy Conlon
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7863
    Programs Covered by Randy Conlon
    • General Arts and Science
    • Pre-Community Services
    • Pre-Health Sciences – Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
    • Pre-Health Sciences – Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
    • Pre-Technology
  • Jody Thomas
    Allied Health
    Jody Thomas
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7204
    Programs Covered by Jody Thomas
    • Community Pharmacy Assistant
    • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Dental Office Administration
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapy Assistant
    • Paramedic
    • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sue English
    Business and Management
    Sue English
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115I
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4495
    Programs Covered by Sue English
    • Business – Accounting
    • Business – General
    • Business – International Business
    • Business – Sales and Marketing
    • Business Administration – Accounting
    • Business Administration – Accounting (Co-op)
    • Business Administration – Human Resources
    • Business Administration – Marketing
    • Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business Management
  • Deborah Strong-Clarke
    Business and Management
    Deborah Strong-Clarke
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115F
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4045
    Programs Covered by Deborah Strong-Clarke
    • Business – Accounting
    • Business – General
    • Business – International Business
    • Business – Sales and Marketing
    • Business Administration – Accounting
    • Business Administration – Accounting (Co-op)
    • Business Administration – Human Resources
    • Business Administration – Marketing
    • Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business Management
  • Cynthia Manzo
    Business and Management/Food and Wine Sciences/Hospitality, Tourism and Sport
    Cynthia Manzo
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115G
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4431
    Programs Covered by Cynthia Manzo
    • Artisan Distilling
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management
    • Business Administration – Professional Golf Management (Co-op)
    • Cook - Apprenticeship
    • Culinary Innovation and Food Technology
    • Culinary Management - Apprenticeship
    • Culinary Skills
    • Esthetician
    • Event Management
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
    • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations (Co-op)
    • Law Clerk
    • Office Administration – Executive
    • Office Administration – General
    • Office Administration – Health Services
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism Management – Business Development (Co-op)
    • Wine Business Management
    • Winery and Viticulture Technician
  • Barbara Heeg
    Community Services
    Barbara Heeg
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7397
    Programs Covered by Barbara Heeg
    • Autism and Behavioural Science
    • Child and Youth Worker
    • Developmental Service Worker
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education - Advanced Standing
    • Educational Assistant – Special Need Support
    • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Social Service Worker
  • Laura Fakla
    International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Laura Fakla
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4160
    Programs Covered by Laura Fakla
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management
    • Business Administration – Golf Management (Co-op)
    • Culinary Innovation & Food Technology (Co-op)
    • Culinary Management (Co-op)
    • Culinary Skills
    • Environmental Technician – Field and Laboratory (Co-op)
    • Esthetician
    • Greenhouse Technician
    • Greenhouse Technician (Co-op)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality - BRIDGE)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality - WUHAN)
    • Horticultural Technician (Co-op)
    • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations (Co-op)
    • Horticultural Technician
    • Landscape Horticulture Techniques
    • Landscape Technician
    • Landscape Technician (Co-op)
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism Management – Business Development (Co-op)
    • Winery & Viticulture Technician
  • Michele Ruicci
    International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Michele Ruicci
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4271
    Programs Covered by Michele Ruicci
    • Business - Accounting (Academic)
    • Business - General
    • Business - International Business
    • Business - Sales and Marketing
    • Business Administration - Accounting (Academic & Co-op)
    • Business Administration - Human Resources (Co-op)
    • Business Administration - International Business
    • Business Administration - Marketing (Co-op)
    • Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • Law Clerk
    • Office Administration - General
    • Office Administration - Executive
    • Office Administration - Health Services
  • Charles Ahanonu
    International - Welland Campus
    Charles Ahanonu
    • Location
      Welland - Room S111
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7167
    Programs Covered by Charles Ahanonu
    • Community Mental Health
    • Gerontology
    • Palliative Care
    • Personal Support Worker
    • RN - Critical Care Nursing
  • Anna McQuiston
    International - Welland Campus
    Anna McQuiston
    • Location
      Welland - Room S111
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7730
    Programs Covered by Anna McQuiston
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • Art and Design Foundation
    • Autism and Behavioural Science
    • Broadcasting - Radio, TV and Film
    • Civil Engineering Technician
    • Community Pharmacy Assistant
    • Community and Justice Services (Correctional Worker)
    • Computer Engineering Technician
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Programmer Analyst (Co-op)
    • Computer Systems Technician - Network and Cloud Technologies
    • Construction Engineering Technology (Construction Management)
    • Construction Techniques
    • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
    • Dental Office Administration
    • Photography
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Assistant - Special Needs Support
    • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Electronics Engineering Technician
    • Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Exercise Science for Health and Performance
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Game Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Hairstyling
    • Industrial Automation
    • Journalism
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Mechanical Techniques - General Machinist
    • Motive Power Technician - Automotive (Co-op)
    • Motive Power Techniques - Automotive
    • New Media Web Design
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technology
    • Police Foundations
    • Protection, Security and Investigation - Customs Border Services
    • Protection, Security and Investigation - Private Security
    • Public Relations
    • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Renewable Energies Technician
    • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (Co-op)
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Techniques
  • Barbara Heeg
    Justice and Fitness
    Barbara Heeg
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7397
    Programs Covered by Barbara Heeg
    • Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations
    • Community and Justice Services (Correctional Worker)
    • Protection, Security and Investigation – Customs Border Services
    • Protection, Security and Investigation – Private Security
    • Exercise Science for Health and Performance
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Police Foundations
    • Police Foundations – Advanced Standing
  • Randy Conlon
    Media Studies
    Randy Conlon
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7863
    Programs Covered by Randy Conlon
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • Art and Design Foundation
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Game Design
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Game Programming
    • Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Programmer Analyst
    • Computer Systems Technician
    • Digital Photography
    • Game Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Journalism
    • New Media Web Design
    • Public Relations
  • Jody Thomas
    Nursing and Personal Support Worker
    Jody Thomas
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7204
    Programs Covered by Jody Thomas
    • International Nursing
    • Personal Support Worker
    • Practical Nursing
    • Practical Nursing - Alternative Delivery
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    Technology Studies
    Heather Craig-Morton
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7842
    Programs Covered by Heather Craig-Morton
    • Civil Engineering Technician
    • Computer Engineering Technician
    • Construction Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Electronics Engineering Technician
    • Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Photonics Engineering Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technology
    • Renewable Energies Technician
  • Katherine Gottli
    Trades and Apprenticeships
    Katherine Gottli
    • Location
      Welland - Room SE101
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7272
    Programs Covered by Katherine Gottli
    • Automotive Service Technician – Apprenticeship
    • Carpentry and Renovation Technician
    • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques
    • Electrical Techniques
    • Electrician – Construction and Maintenance – Apprenticeship
    • General Machinist Apprenticeship
    • Hairstylist
    • Hairstylist – Apprenticeship
    • Mechanical Techniques – General Machinist
    • Metal Fabricator – Apprenticeship
    • Motive Power Technician – Automotive (Co-op)
    • Motive Power Techniques – Automotive
    • Welder – Apprenticeship
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Techniques
  • Laura Fakla
    International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Laura Fakla
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4160
    Programs Covered by Laura Fakla
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management
    • Business Administration – Golf Management (Co-op)
    • Culinary Innovation & Food Technology (Co-op)
    • Culinary Management (Co-op)
    • Culinary Skills
    • Environmental Technician – Field and Laboratory (Co-op)
    • Esthetician
    • Greenhouse Technician
    • Greenhouse Technician (Co-op)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality - BRIDGE)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Hospitality - WUHAN)
    • Horticultural Technician (Co-op)
    • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations (Co-op)
    • Horticultural Technician
    • Landscape Horticulture Techniques
    • Landscape Technician
    • Landscape Technician (Co-op)
    • Sport Management
    • Tourism Management – Business Development (Co-op)
    • Winery & Viticulture Technician
  • Michele Ruicci
    International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Michele Ruicci
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4271
    Programs Covered by Michele Ruicci
    • Business - Accounting (Academic)
    • Business - General
    • Business - International Business
    • Business - Sales and Marketing
    • Business Administration - Accounting (Academic & Co-op)
    • Business Administration - Human Resources (Co-op)
    • Business Administration - International Business
    • Business Administration - Marketing (Co-op)
    • Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources)
    • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (International Commerce and Global Development)
    • Law Clerk
    • Office Administration - General
    • Office Administration - Executive
    • Office Administration - Health Services
  • Paul Kelly
    International - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
    Paul Kelly
    • Location
      Niagara-on-the-Lake - Room W115
    • Phone
      111-641-1152 ext. 4162
    Programs Covered by Paul Kelly
    • Artisan Distilling
    • Commercial Beekeeping
    • Ecosystem Restoration
    • Event Management
    • Environmental Management & Assessment
    • Geographical Information Systems – Geospatial Management
    • General Arts and Science (GAS)
    • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business Management
    • Wine Business Management
  • Charles Ahanonu
    International - Welland Campus
    Charles Ahanonu
    • Location
      Welland - Room S111
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7167
    Programs Covered by Charles Ahanonu
    • Community Mental Health
    • Gerontology
    • Palliative Care
    • Personal Support Worker
    • RN - Critical Care Nursing
  • Anna McQuiston
    International - Welland Campus
    Anna McQuiston
    • Location
      Welland - Room S111
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7730
    Programs Covered by Anna McQuiston
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • Art and Design Foundation
    • Autism and Behavioural Science
    • Broadcasting - Radio, TV and Film
    • Civil Engineering Technician
    • Community Pharmacy Assistant
    • Community and Justice Services (Correctional Worker)
    • Computer Engineering Technician
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Programmer Analyst (Co-op)
    • Computer Systems Technician - Network and Cloud Technologies
    • Construction Engineering Technology (Construction Management)
    • Construction Techniques
    • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
    • Dental Office Administration
    • Photography
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Assistant - Special Needs Support
    • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Electronics Engineering Technician
    • Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Exercise Science for Health and Performance
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Game Development
    • Graphic Design
    • Hairstyling
    • Industrial Automation
    • Journalism
    • Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op)
    • Mechanical Techniques - General Machinist
    • Motive Power Technician - Automotive (Co-op)
    • Motive Power Techniques - Automotive
    • New Media Web Design
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technician
    • Photonics Engineering Technology
    • Police Foundations
    • Protection, Security and Investigation - Customs Border Services
    • Protection, Security and Investigation - Private Security
    • Public Relations
    • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Renewable Energies Technician
    • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (Co-op)
    • Welding Technician
    • Welding Techniques
  • Mamta Mehra
    International - Welland Campus
    Mamta Mehra
    • Location
      Welland - Room S111F
    • Phone
      111-111-1111 ext. 7004
    Programs Covered by Mamta Mehra
    • Academic English for College and University Studies (AECUS)
    • English for Academic Preparation (EAP)
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
    • General Arts and Science (GAS)
    • Pre-Community Services
    • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
    • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
    • Pre-Technology