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Counselling vs. Advising Appointments

Here are some sample statements and questions that indicate whether a student or prospect should make an appointment with a counsellor or a program advisor:

Counselling
Program Advising
  • I don't know what career to choose.
  • I want to go back to school but I'm not sure which field would be best for me.
  • I can't handle my course load and I'm worried I will not be successful.
  • I'm not sure if I'm making good choices about my future.
  • I become very anxious when I take a test and can't remember anything.
  • I think I may have a learning disability.
  • I have a diagnosed learning disability and need a tutor to help me with my studies.
  • I'm feeling really down and scared.
  • I am not sleeping and I have no appetite.
  • I am having problems at home that are affecting my studies.
  • I am interested in a career but need more information.
  • I would like to have some career testing.
  • I am not sure what to do with my life. I need help with life planning.
  • What are the admission requirements?
  • I want to apply to a VCC program but I don't know how to get started.
  • I'm not sure where I can complete the prerequisites for this program.
  • What does this program train me to do?
  • I know which career I would like but I need more information on the educational requirements.
  • I need to drop a course and would like to revise my educational plan.
  • What education or training is needed to work in this field?
  • Can I transfer this course elsewhere?
  • Will universities recognize this program or these courses?
  • Can I continue my studies at another college or at university?
  • I didn't graduate. What are the ways that I can complete Grade 12?
  • I have difficulty writing essays. What course can help me improve?