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Academic Support

Diploma Calendar

The Diploma Calendar outlines the rules, regulations, curricula, programs, and fees for the specified year, including the summer, fall, and winter semesters.

Course Registration

Access all course selection and registration details here. 


Access digital and hardcopy resources via the Ridgetown Campus Library

Program Counsellor

Your program counsellor has expertise in the diploma program requirements and regulations, the various specializations and their fit within the diploma program, and the policies and procedures that govern university practice.

Your program counsellor can help you:

  • Understand academic requirements of your diploma program, including admission requirements, Schedule of Studies requirements, Continuation of Study requirements, and graduation requirements
  • Support you in course selection and registration
  • Refer you to other campus services (ie. Student Accessibility Services, Financial Aid, Mental Health Counsellor)
  • You require academic consideration due to medical, psychological, or compassionate grounds
  • You have questions about your academic standing (eligible to continue, probation, required to withdraw)
  • You have any questions about courses you should or would like to take
  • You are considering changing diploma programs
  • The Add Period has ended and you wish to change one of your courses
  • You missed the drop deadline on the last day of classes (last day of the add period in the second semester for two-semester courses) and you wish to drop a course
  • You wish to take a course at another university for credit towards your University of Guelph diploma (See Letter of Permission Form)
  • You have questions about what courses you are required to take to satisfy requirements for your diploma program

Please note, this is not a complete list of reasons why you may seek the Program Counsellor's assistance.

The Academic Skills Centre isn't a physical place. It's a staff-supported effort to help you build the academic skills you need to succeed in your courses. The Academic Skills Centre provides assistance in:

  • Writing
  • Math
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Time Management Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Regular workshops to support overall success

To access this support, visit the Program Counsellor (Lower level, Library) during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) or book an appointment by email at or by calling 519-674-1500 x 63576.

Kelly Johnson, Program Counsellor, Ridgetown Campus | 519-674-1500 x 63576
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Location: W.R. Reek Building, H104B (lower level, Library)

Registrarial Services

Our team is here to assist you with everything from admissions, financial support, forms, registration, grades and student records.

What can we help you with?

Peer Helper Program 

Peer Helpers is a group of students and staff that are available to help you with many things such as academic help, tips on adjusting to campus life, study skills sessions, math help and more!

Peer Helpers are available to assist instructors with academic tutoring using one on one, small group and large group formats. If you are looking for extra help, consider using a Peer Helper to help you with your problem.

For more information, please contact Peer Helpers at

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