Academic advising

Frequently asked questions

How much do courses cost?

It depends on the course. For an approximate fee guide please see the CNC Calendar under Fee Information.

When should I apply?

Depending on the program, some are first qualified, first accepted, others have specific application and document deadlines. If you still have questions you can make an appointment with an advisor or email

I did not meet the minimum requirement on my Student Readiness Assessment (SRA) - what do I do?

You may have the option of rewriting your SRA every 6 months. For more information please contact Testing and Tutoring Services.

What is the difference between an academic advisor and a counsellor?

An academic advisor would see potential or currents students who are looking at creating an educational plan. A Counsellor would see current students who are looking for support with life or school stressors.

I received a letter stating I’m on academic probation - what do I do?

Make an appointment to see and academic advisor or counsellor to go over your options for the upcoming semester.

I don’t qualify for admission into the program I want - what can I do next?

You can upgrade and take most program admission requirement courses at the college, or sometimes your life experiences and achievements may contribute to gaining admission into the program in which you’re interested. See an academic advisor or a counsellor to help you determine if you would qualify for alternate entry or if academic upgrading is needed.

What should I bring to an Academic Advising appointment?

Students should try to bring in a copy of their transcripts from high school or post-secondary institutions and a list of questions to ask.

Do I need to be a registered student to see an academic advisor?

No, you do not need to be a registered student to speak with an academic advisor. In fact it is good idea to contact an advisor to get any questions answered before you actually register or apply for a program.

Do I need to book an appointment?

Appointments are 30 minutes in length and are always recommended, but the Prince George campus does offer some walk-in times daily for short specific questions. The office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM and Tuesday - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Academic Advising is located on the main floor of the Prince George campus (past Admissions) Room 1-753.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM