Make informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic path with the help of UBC Political Science’s advising support, Arts Academic Advising, peer academic support, and other resources available to you.

Political Science Advising

2023W2 Advising Hours

January 22 – April 5, 2024: Wednesdays (2:00 – 3:30 PM) and Fridays (9:30 – 11:00 AM)

Please note: Drop-in advising services will be suspended for the remainder of April. If you have an urgent advising question during this period, please direct it to

All drop-in advising sessions will take place at the following Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 699 1228 9250
Passcode: 717613

For those who have never attended drop-in advising hours before, here is what you can expect: students are admitted into the main Zoom room for an individual advising session with the Undergraduate Program Advisor in the order in which they join the waiting room. Typical advising sessions range between 5 – 20 minutes. If the request/question which you are bringing with you into the session requires longer than 20 minutes of discussion, the Undergraduate Program Advisor may ask you to return for a second session at a later date or continue the conversation with you via e-mail, as appropriate. Please keep in mind that, depending on how busy a session is and the order in which you joined the call, you may be in the waiting room for an extended period of time.

Contact the Advising Team

Questions about the undergraduate program from either current or prospective students should be directed to the Undergraduate Advising Team at Current students are encouraged to first check our full website and curriculum guide for answers.

If you would like to set up a virtual or in-person appointment with the Undergraduate Program Advisor outside of the above-listed drop-in times, please email with your availability. Please note that the Undergraduate Program Advisor has limited appointment availability in June, September, and January. Students are encouraged to attend drop-in advising sessions if they are keen to meet with the Undergraduate Program Advisor during these months.

Arts Academic Advising

Arts Academic Advising supports the academic success of the Faculty’s 14,000 undergraduate students.

From the point of admission, Advising provides programs and services to help you make informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic path throughout your degree program.

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