Academic Development Specialist (ADS)

Current Students - Undergraduate


The Student Success Centre and the Haskayne School of Business are now offering holistic academic support through the Academic Development Specialist (ADS), aimed at fostering a culture of success that enables you to realize your full potential. Please email to book a Zoom appointment.

When should you contact the Haskayne ADS?

  • When you are seeking to become a better learner, regardless of current academic standing
  • When you are enrolled in the Academic Turnaround Program
  • When you are unsatisfied with your academic performances

The Haskayne ADS can assist you in the following ways:

  • Developing meaningful educational goals and academic plans to support your goals
  • Provide liaising and referral between you and various UCalgary offices (support programs and services)
  • Design and implement targeted “intrusive” advising programs to support your success (addressing academic concerns)
  • Formulating and developing your academic skills (time management, reading and note taking, exam preparation, study skills, etc.)
  • Guide you to successful degree completion

The ADS can help you navigate university life, while developing the learning and self-management strategies crucial for having a successful and fulfilling post-secondary experience.

Program Advising

While the ADS can provide you with tailored sessions on academic planning and learning, the Haskayne Program Specialists can provide you with:

  • Graduation and degree requirements
  • Program selection and change of program
  • Admission and registration
  • Course selection and prerequisites
  • GPA and academic standing
  • Academic Requirements
  • Transfer credits and courses
  • Academic appeals and academic standing