Academic advising is available to assist all new and returning students from year one to graduation.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic advising is available by e-mail, or by virtual appointment using MS teams.

Meet your academic advisors:


Stephanie Richard

Stephanie Richard '18 (she/her), Academic Advisor
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music   Book an appointment

Born and raised in Moncton, Stephanie (Steph) Richard ('18) came to study at Mount A later in life, yet she has always felt an affinity for the campus and community. From an early age, while visiting her grandparents in Sackville, she could often be found skating on the swan pond and sliding down the campus hills in the Winter. Before deciding to complete a BA with a major in Psychology at Mount Allison, she held different roles ranging from a yoga instructor to a children's writer to a program coordinator in the non-profit sector. As a student, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Psychology Department and a Note Taker for the Meighen Centre. After graduating, it wasn't long before she was called back home to Mount Allison to begin her journey as an Academic Advisor in 2018. Steph enjoys her work and absolutely loves meeting with students and helping them find ways to meet their academic goals.

Sarah Cormier(1)

Sarah Cormier '12 (she/her), Academic Advisor
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce  Book an appointment

Born and raised in Sackville, Sarah Cormier ('12) always dreamed of studying at Mount Allison. While a student, Sarah was a member of the Psych Society, worked at Jennings Dining Hall, and studied in the basement of the library. After graduating with a major in Psychology, Sarah worked as a Career Practitioner before being drawn back to the Mount Allison community. At Mount Allison, Sarah has worked in various roles prior to becoming the academic advisor for Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Science students. Sarah loves reading, baking bread and pies (her apple pie is rumored to be the best), and spending time with her two children. Sarah's favourite part of advising is getting to chat with new and returning students and helping them through their education journey at Mount Allison!

It is strongly recommended that students with a declared major/ minor seek academic advising from a program advisor.

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Academic advising is:

  • Developing education plans for achieving your goals
  • Receiving advice on academic matters
  • Taking ownership of your education
  • Making effective and informed decisions concerning your degree
  • Connecting university experiences to personal, academic, and career goals
  • Collaboration and partnership 

The academic advisor can:

  • Assist with course selection and registration
  • Help interpret academic policies and procedures
  • Help you consider options for major and minor programs
  • Clarify degree and program requirements
  • Assist with program planning and  tracking progress towards graduation
  • Provide guidance in formulating and realizing academic goals
  • Help you understand the consequences of academic decisions
  • Respond to concerns related to academic performance and academic standing
  • Answer your questions on academic matters and regulations
  • Highlight important dates and deadlines
  • Make referrals to appropriate resources

Please remember that advising is a shared responsibility between the advisor and the student. Students are ultimately responsible for their education and decisions.