Academic Support Services

The accessibility of academic supportive services and academic accommodations at AUArts can be divided into two parts:

1. Academic support services are available to all students regardless of their medical/disability or any other special circumstances or status, free of charge and based on self-identified academic needs. 

Academic support services include:

  • Academic advising – course & program selection advising, academic/degree  audits, transfer credit evaluation, major/minor degree path selection, adjustments to course-load consultation, off-campus travel study

  • Psychological counselling – academic difficulties /personal/ family/relationship issues & questions, stress, exam anxiety, time management issues, and many other issues, as they may arise

  • Learning assistance – drop-in  tutoring  focused on course content, exam  review and preparation,  studio and liberal studies course content review, interpretation and tutoring, course-load consultation and advising, crits review and preparation, essay writing, MLA citation instruction/teaching, bibliography, research & study skills issues, time management assistance, academic strategy and on-going academic couching; writing centre advising focused on creative writing assistance,  written submissions editing, artist statements, etc.

Academic Support Services are made easier by:

  • Absence of deadlines – there are no deadlines /cut-off dates, during the academic year for making contact with the service providers, to participate/engage in the supports;
  • No cost – everyone is welcome;
  • Universal access – there is no need to make a disclosure/registration/ declaration of disability – the academic supportive services are available to all, without restrictions, program bias or pre-determined conditions

2. Reasonable/appropriate academic accommodations, for which medical /disability supportive documentation is necessary (documentation, which provides expert academic recommendations):

  • Exam accommodations – extended time, distraction-eliminated/decreased environment
  • Adjustment to class attendance expectations
  • Extended time for course assignments
  • Other reasonable academic policy adjustments, as recommended by the medical/disability supportive documentation


For more information, or to consult with an Advisor, contact