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​Academic Advisor - Upgrading

The Academic Advisor for upgrading is available to support you at this time through telephone, online and in-person appointments or email.  


The Academic Upgrading Advisor is available to students taking upgrading courses/programs and can answer questions on the following topics:

  • Course planning & selection
  • Program choices
  • Course prerequisites
  • Program & graduation requirements
  • Academic regulations & policies
  • Educational planning for career goals

Spring Advising for Pathway Students!

Drop-in spots are limited and first come-first-serve but you can also book a regular 45 minute advising appointment throughout the year using Advisor Connect

How are drop-in appointments different from 45-minute booked appointments?

  • Drop in appointments are no longer than 20 minutes and are intended to answer only one or two questions during peak registration times
  • If you are looking for more in-depth conversation, please book a 45-minute Upgrading Advising appointment using Advisor Connect or by calling 604-599-2828


Spring 2024 Drop-In’s





Tuesday Nov. 14th to Friday Nov. 17th



Online/Teams video chat

How to Access

What to Expect

Call 604-599-2828 between 1pm and 4pm to put your name in that day’s queue


(Spots are limited and first-come-first-serve)

I will send a meeting link to your KPU email about 5 minutes before our drop-in time.


Then we have a 20 minute appointment to ask one or two quick questions.


(For a more in-depth conversation, book a 45-min advising appointment using Advisor Connect)

How to Prepare for your drop-in



  • Write down one or two questions to ask in the appointment


  • Gather any important information such as test scores, transcripts, etc.


All other appointments see below for options



To book a PHONE appointment:

  • Visit Advisor Connect
  • Select "Advising - Upgrading/ELST course"
  • Select "Phone" for location
  • Provide the phone number you may be reached at time of appointment
  • At your appointment time, be on on your laptop/computer.

To book an ONLINE appointment:

  • Visit Advisor Connect
  • Select "Advising - Upgrading/ELST course"
  • Select "Online" for location
  • Include your KPU email address in the "Notes" section; you will receive a separate email before your appointment with instructions and a link to join the appointment.

To book an IN-PERSON appointment:

  • Visit Advisor Connect
  • Select "Advising - Upgrading/ELST course"
  • Select "Surrey" or "Richmond" for location
  • At this time, masks are required for in-person appointments, be sure to review our Covid-19 page for the latest updates prior to coming, Book an online or phone appointment if you would like someone to attend with you. 

You may also reach the Academic Advisor for upgrading by email, or by telephone at 604.599.2063.

You may also book an Upgrading Academic Advisor appointment by calling 604-599-2828.

If you are an international student requiring further information please visit International Student Support.

If you are an ELS Diploma student and you want to take a university-level course, please fill out the Request to Register in a University Course and email it directly to

If you are a BC Adult Graduation Diploma student and you want to take a university-level course, please book an appointment through Advisor Connect.

How to register for courses:  New Students and select "5 - How to Register for Courses"