Student FAQ

Academic Advising is divided by programs:

Rei Tang (Room A3058J)
Computer System Technology (CTY)
Computer Networking and Technical Support (CNS)
Honours Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security (IFS)
Computer Systems Technician (CSN)
Project Management – Information Technology (PMC)
Cybersecurity and Threat Management (CYT)

1. I would like to request a meeting with my Student Adviser, how do I do that?

COVID-19 Special Announcement Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all student advisers are only available via online communication (i.e. email).

Your Student Adviser is usually available without an appointment Monday to Friday. However, during the peak periods your Student Adviser is available as follows:

Name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rei Tang 9:00AM - 5:00PM


2. I'm a new student and the upcoming semester will be my first term.

We recommend all new students to review the NEW STUDENT GUIDE


3. I need to add a first semester course to my timetable

For English and Liberal studies courses such as COM101and APC100 (co-requisites), EAC397 – please email your English Coordinator

(CNS/CTY) To add a first semester course, IOS110, HWD101 or ULI101 please send an email to your Student Adviser include your student number and the course will be added in early January.


4. I need to add a General Elective Course, how do I do that?

To add a General Elective course use the Student Centre ADD/DROP options. If you still need assistance, please email, the Academic Support Officer for Seneca College's Newnham Campus


5. I'm a current student and I need to add a second semester or upper level class to my schedule but all sections are currently closed.

If you are current student looking to add a second or third level course and all sections are closed, please add the WAITLIST course to your timetable. To add the WAITLIST course, please go to your Student Centre account and use the ADD course feature. This will help ensure you can get into a section of that course. You will receive notifications via email once a seat in that course is available for you. You will then be able to log in to your Student Centre, DROP the WAITLIST course and ADD the available course.



Starting in fourth semester, you will be required to select Professional Option courses to your timetable.


6. I would like to add a Professional Option course to my schedule, but all sections are closed.

If a Professional Option course is closed, please email your Student Adviser Please include the following information:

  • Program Name:
  • Student Number:
  • Is this your last semester:
  • How many Professional courses do you need to add this term:
  • List courses in order of preference:

The waitlist will be processed on a first come first serve basis. Please note, professional options are subject to availability.


7. I'm an International Student. Who can I speak to if I have questions about my study visa?

Please click the links below regarding support and services for International Students.

8. I'm a current student and would like to transfer from my current program to another program within the School of Information Technology Administration and Security(ITAS) or School of Software Design And Data Science(SDDS).

We recommend you discuss this with your Student Adviser before starting the process.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another accredited postsecondary institutions which are deemed as equivalent to a course at Seneca. This is a free service available to current full- and part-time students and former students who may require a credit in order to meet graduation requirements. For more information visit this link