Your success as a student depends, above all, on your own response to the opportunities and responsibilities which the university/college environment provides. The University of Guelph is committed to supporting you in your intellectual development and responding to your individual needs. To this end, a broad network of advising, counselling, and support services is provided to assist you in meeting your personal and academic goals. At the same time, we recognize that, as a student, you are responsible for:
- knowing the University's Learning Objectives (refer to Section II);
- familiarizing yourself with the Associate Diploma Regulations & Procedures (Section VIII) and understanding grading procedures and continuation of study regulations;
- selecting a program of study to meet the Associate Diploma requirements for your program. (Section X, Associate Diploma Programs)
- contacting your counsellor or advisor for appropriate approvals, for clarification of the University's rules and regulations, or for guidance in forming your educational goals and making academic plans. The name and location of your program counsellor is listed in Section VII, Academic Counselling. A departmental/staff advisor will be available to assist you;
- attending first class meetings, obtaining course outlines, and meeting the course requirements as specified;
- familiarizing yourself with the Schedule of Dates (Section III) with particular attention to deadlines;
- referring to the procedures for Academic Consideration (Section VIII, Associate Diploma Regulations & Procedures) and initiating action by consulting your Program Counsellor if extenuating circumstances affect your academic performance;
- understanding what constitutes Academic Misconduct (Section VIII, Associate Diploma Regulations & Procedures) and abiding by the University's policy.
To achieve your full potential within the University environment, you are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous extra-curricular opportunities provided by the University, balancing them with your academic commitments.