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The Student Success Centre

The Student Success Centre offers a variety of academic supports to help students transition to university and succeed during their studies.


For the most current information about our continued response to COVID-19, please visit our dedicated web page.

We will continue to post updates, information, and answers to frequently asked questions within this page.

This page will also provide information for students seeking assistance from the Emergency Support Fund and other resources relevant to specific student services.

Academic advisors help students better understand their goals, their academic plans, and guide students as they make important decisions about their future. 

You have access to a Student Success Advisor who can provide academic advice for undergraduate students related to navigating course registration and transfer credits, understanding university regulations, and academic support programs. The Student Success Advisors can also help you build your academic confidence to maintain or regain good academic standing through the Academic Advantage program. 

You can also contact your Faculty Advisor, in your area of study, who can provide academic advice for undergraduate and graduate students related to program updates, program-specific requests, appeal support, degree completion, and exploring your future career or graduate study options.

Find your faculty advisor under Program Details in your specific program page:

The Student Success Centre's Learning Commons and Writing Centre provide students with peer support specialists to improve their ability to learn at a university level with online resources, academic workshops, and academic skill peer coaching.

Students meet one-on-one with a peer support specialists in private coaching sessions to go over academic strengths and areas of improvement. Areas of academic support include:

  • Writing and Research Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Exam Preparation
  • Note Taking
  • Reading
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management

Together, a personalized study plan is created to meet each student’s specific needs.

If you are interested in meeting with a peer support specialist, you can email or book your preferred appointment time through your student portal.


TutorOcean is an online platform that allows Laurentian students the opportunity to receive immediate tutoring support from their peers, in-person or online via their virtual classroom, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the classroom demo on TutorOcean’s homepage to take a tour of the platform

Simply log in using your Laurentian username and password to create a student profile. Creating your profile is quick and easy as a student where you’ll be asked to link your preferred payment method to your account to ensure that the tutor is paid as soon as the session is complete. 

If you can’t find a tutor registered for your desired course, reach out to us via email at with the course code and professor’s name and we can help find a tutor. 

Are you interested in becoming a tutor at Laurentian? If so, simply create your Tutor profile via the TutorOcean platform and reach out to us at for the complete list of requirements in order to get you started as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the TutorOcean platform please don’t hesitate to communicate with us directly at

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11,539 academic advising sessions (January - December 2018)

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2,242 writing sessions (September 2018 - July 2019)

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1,179 international students enrolled in Language Institute since September 2010

The Student Success Centre

J.N. Desmarais Library, 2nd Floor

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Book appointment online in your portal

Academic Advising

J.N. Desmarais Library, 2nd Floor

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Book Appointment online in your portal