Advising

What types of advising questions can I ask the Program Coordinator?

  • Applying to COGS (B.A. Cognition and Brain, B.A. Language, B.A. Mind, Language, and Computation, B.Sc. Cognition and Brain – NOT B.Sc. Computational Intelligence and Design)
  • Program requirements for: B.A. Cognition and Brain, B.A. Language, B.A. Mind, Language, and Computation, B.Sc. Cognition and Brain (NOT B.Sc. Computational Intelligence and Design)
  • Switching from one B.A. stream to another B.A. stream
  • Module courses (NOTE: Making decisions on what module courses to take (and planning the prerequisites) is the student’s responsibility.)
  • Module course credit not appearing correctly on Degree Navigator
  • Tips on how to plan for COGS 402 (NOTE: Finding a 402 project/supervisor before the start of the term is the student’s responsibility.)
  • General academic advice related to COGS
  • Questions related to careers

What types of advising questions can the Program Coordinator not answer?

Type of question Best resource
Hardships/extenuating circumstances Access & Diversity (Centre for Accessibility)
Admission to UBC Admissions Office
B.Sc. Computational Intelligence and Design stream Computer Science Advising
Faculty requirements (e.g. Language requirements, literature requirements, first-year credits, upper-level credits) The student’s home faculty (Arts Advising or Science Advising)
Course credit limit increases The student’s home faculty (Arts Advising or Science Advising)
Switching faculties (e.g. BA to BSc, BSc to BA) The student’s home faculty and goal faculty advising offices
Applications for the Faculty of Arts or Science Admissions Office
Transfer credits (from transferring or exchange) Transfer/Admissions Office
Applying for graduation Arts Advising or Science Advising. To calculate faculty requirements in Science, please see the checklists here. Arts students should check Degree Navigator (through the SSC) and/or request a Graduation Check to ensure their faculty requirements are on track
Credits (other than COGS courses or module courses) not appearing correctly on Degree Navigator Arts Advising or Science Advising
Registering for a COGS course (and the student does not satisfy one or more of the prerequisites) The course instructor
Registering for a non-COGS course The course instructor
Any course-specific questions (e.g. where to submit labs) The course instructor or TA

What should I do before contacting the Program Coordinator?

  1. Take a close look at the COGS FAQ to see if your question has already been addressed there.
  2. Check the UBC Academic Calendar (UBC’s rulebook) to see if your question has already been addressed there.

If you have a question that the COGS Program Coordinator can answer that is not already addressed in the FAQ or the Academic Calendar, please feel free to contact the program coordinator at cogs.advising {at} ubc.ca.

  1. Please include your student number in your email, and
  2. ask the question in the body of the email.

For appointment requests,

  1. Please indicate what your question is in order to minimize cases where you go to an appointment only to find out that the question was actually not answerable by the COGS Program (e.g. the question needs to be answered at the Faculty level, not the Program level; the question needs to be answered by Computer Science, not COGS).
  2. If your question is something that can be addressed and resolved via email, no appointment will be scheduled.