Book an Advisor

Book an advising appointment with one of our Communication advisors.

Important Spring 2023 course update:

Please note that all prerequisites waiver requests for ALL CMNS 200 level courses will NOT be waived. The only exceptions are for students who:

  • Obtain a minimum CMNS CGPA of 3.50
  • CMNS 110 and CMNS 130 transferred from another institution, must have a minimum grade of "A" for both courses
  • Have 70 units or higher with the completion of a Writing course and a minimum grade of C- for both CMNS 110 and CMNS 130. Please note that this exception will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

If you meet either of the requirements above and wish to take CMNS 120W alongside CMNS 200 level courses, please submit the waiver form here.

The 9 CMNS unit prerequisite listed on the SFU Calendar for CMNS 200 division courses will be implemented for the upcoming Spring 2023 term.

For new students who were declared into the program from Spring 2022 onwards, to meet the 9 CMNS unit prerequisite, students will have to complete CMNS 110, CMNS 120W, and CMNS 130.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Zed (cmns1@sfu.ca) with your student number included.  

Booking an Appointment

The School of Communication has decided to continue remote advising until further notice. In-person advising is available upon request.

Please note: in-person advising appointments will require extra-time to schedule and could result in a delayed advising appointment.

Email advising
Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Do not email multiple advisors with the same message as this will delay the response time to other students.

Phone or video conferencing advising
Students will be able to book advising appointment via the online Advisor Link.

Additional resources:

  • SFU students (Grad & UGrad) can access free, immediate support 24/7 (chat or phone) with My SSP (Student Support Program).
  • Option to phone and pre-book appointments - request video, phone or in-person appointments, as well as language options. 
  • Download the My SSP app to access articles and strategies to stay healthy and connected.
  • Call 1.844.451.9700 (CAN/ US) or 001.416.380.6578 (international, charges may apply) to access My SSP by phone.

Printing Your Advising Transcript

Please bring a copy of your advising transcript with you.

  1. Visit go.sfu.ca
  2. In your main dashboard, click on the dropbox other academics
  3. Select Transcript: Advising
  4. *Sort By: Both
  5. Go

Position to be filled

Undergraduate Advisor

E: cmns1@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

By appointment, email cmns1@sfu.ca

  • Future and incoming CMNS students
  • Recruitment inquiries
  • 0 to 30 units
  • New students (including transfer students)
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 30 units or less
  • SFU students who are planning to transfer into CMNS (Major, Joint Major, or Minor)

Alicia Akenhead

Undergraduate Advisor

E: cmns2@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

By appointment, email cmns2@sfu.ca

  • 31 to 80 units
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 31 to 80 units completed
  • SFU students with 31- 80 units who are intending to transfer into CMNS
  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Second Degree students
  • Dialogue Minor Program 
  • Communication Minor and Extended Minor Program
  • Exchange Unit Evaluations
  • Exchange Advisor Sheet

Sami Lee

Undergraduate Advisor

E: cmns3@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

By appointment through Advisor Link.

  • 81-120 units to degree completion
  • Current CMNS students (Major and Joint Major) with 81  units or more completed
  • Communication Honours Program
  • SFU students with 81 or more completed units who are intending to transfer into CMNS