At John Abbott College, we pride ourselves on offering services to help students thrive academically and personally. We provide comprehensive student development programs, activities and services which directly support the College’s educational mission and respond to student needs. Focusing on the enhancement of student learning and personal development, we are also concerned with the general quality of student life on campus and student engagement.

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors can assist students with questions related to academic progression while at John Abbott College, and provide information pertaining to the college’s academic policies. Here are some common reasons to reach out to Academic Advising:

  • Academic Advisors help students understand diploma requirements and plan their course selection each semester to ensure they will graduate in a timeframe that works for them;
  • Academic Advisors advise students who have fallen behind and need help planning their courses, including summer school and/or inter-session courses;
  • Academic Advisors help identify university and vocational program entrance requirements;
  • Academic Advisors help students who want to change their program consider the various options within the CEGEP system.

The Academic Advising Office is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-117.

Academic Success Centre

The Academic Success Centre (ASC) acts as the effective study skills re­source on campus, and is open and relevant to all JAC students. Students can receive study skills support (time management, note taking, reading academic texts, essay writing) as well as staff tutoring, drop-in and peer content tutoring. The ASC also hosts many student-centric events throughout the academic year, from book clubs to writing contests to volunteer appreciation gatherings. The Academic Success Centre is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-139.

Access Centre

The Student Access Centre provides accommodations for students who have a learning disability, physical disability or medical condition. Please visit the Access Centre’s web page as soon as possible to begin the intake process. Services also include sessions on time management, organizational and success skills workshop. The Student Access Centre is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-129.

Campus Store

In the Campus Store, students can purchase books, school supplies, clothing, etc. The Campus Store is located in the Stewart Hall Building, room SH-147.

Centre d’aide en français (CAF)

Le Centre d’aide en français s’adresse à tous les élèves désirant améliorer leurs compétences linguistiques écrites et orales. Il offre un soutien individualisé à ceux et celles qui s’y présentent. Une équipe de tuteurs entrainés et encadrés et une technicienne sont sur place et disponible en tout temps pour répondre à vos questions! Veuillez svp consulter le “Teacher’s Directory”, Centre d’aide en français (CAF), sur Omnivox pour trouver l’enseignant responsable du CAF.

Counselling and Career Exploration

The Counselling Services help students attain their personal goals in the areas of career, educational, social and personal development. They are here to listen to students’ concerns and to help them develop insight and strategies to stay motivated and focused on their goals. The service provides short and medium-term individual personal counselling as well as career counselling and exploration (in a small group format). Aside from a nominal charge for career testing, services are free and confidential. The Counselling Services are located in the Herzberg Building, room H-138.

Financial Assistance Services

The Financial Assistance Services provide all essential information on the different financial assistance programs to which John Abbott students may apply. Our service provides advice on the options available to students and assistance with the various application procedures for financial aid. The Financial Assistance Services are located in the Herzberg Building, room H-166.

First-Year College Experience

Academic Advising assists first-year students in their transition from high school to CEGEP by providing them with pertinent information at key points in the semester. Program Information Sessions given by advisors in late June will be the first opportunity for new students to get their questions answered. New students can also reach an advisor by sending a message in Omnivox (MIO) to Academic Advising when needed. Once they begin their first semester, students can drop by our office in the Herzberg building (H-117) to take advantage of our open-door concept “Quick Advising” service, offered daily without appointments.

Health and Wellness

The mission of the Health and Wellness Service is to promote a healthy lifestyle for John Abbott students. Our services include health education, individual consultation and clinical services. Our services are free and confidential. The Health and Wellness Service is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-138.

Housing Services

John Abbott College offers the finest in on-campus accommodation in the newly renovated Stewart apartments. The building provides housing to 191 full-time day students in fully furnished, apartment-style living. The building is connected to the rest of the College, allowing easy access to classrooms, the library, as well as the Casgrain Sports Centre. The apartments are administered by the Housing Services Manager and the live-in Assistant Manager, who work with resident assistants to ensure the smooth operation of the apartments. Cultural, social and educational activities are planned for all the residents by the Housing staff with input from residents. Candidate eligibility will be based on distance from and accessibility to the College. Deadline for application is May 1. Application forms will be available as of March 1 on the College website The Housing Services department also aids students with off-campus accommodations. For more information, please call 514-457-6610, ext. 5234. The Housing Services are located in the Stewart Apartments, room SA-113.

Indigenous Student Resource Centre

The Indigenous Student Resource Centre is a comfortable and welcoming place where students can come and relax, work, talk, get tutoring and counseling, as well as maintaining their identity as Indigenous people within the college community. The Indigenous Student Resource Centre is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-417.

Language Resource Centre

The Language Resource Centre is a quiet study area for students taking a language course at the College. Students have access to 33 networked computers, many in study cubicles, headsets with recording function and multilingual keyboards formatted for all the language course material and more. The study area is located in Penfield-006 and is beside the 2 multi-media computer language labs (P-008 & P-022).

Legal Services

A private attorney is available free of charge in Student Services in an advisory capacity, on alternate Thursdays. Legal advice is given in areas such as general contractual and lease law, family and youth protection law, civil and criminal law, auto insurance and traffic infraction, administrative law and immigration. See the Student Services receptionist in the Herzberg Building, room H-138, to make an appointment with the lawyer.

Student Diversity & Inclusion

The role of the Student Diversity & Inclusion office is to foster awareness of the value that diversity and inclusion brings to the ongoing development of JAC students through resources, training, and events that are centered on empathy, identity, and resiliency. The Student Diversity & Inclusion Office is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-165.

Student Employment Centre

The Student Employment Centre helps students find jobs and volunteering opportunities. The Student Employment Centre offers individual coaching, job search workshops and special events such as a Career Fair and a Summer Job Fair. The Student Employment Centre is located in the Herzberg Building, room H-168.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre provides free, high-quality peer tutoring to all John Abbott students who require assistance with their reading or writing assignments.  Coordinated through the English Department, the Writing Tutors program trains over sixty students each term. The goal is for our students to offer support to their peers for English term papers and for any course that requires close-reading and critical thought. Ultimately, our tutors aim to equip students with new strategies for each stage of the writing process, making them empowered readers and better writers on their own terms. Students are accessing tutoring by consulting the online Writing Centre on Teams.

You can reach us by phone 514-457-6610 by email or message in Omnivox (MIO).



  Telephone Ext. Email Address MIO
Front Desk 5902 Registrar’s Office
Admissions 5358, 5355, 5361 Admissions Office
Registration Helpline 5360, 5363 Registration Helpline
Academic Advising 5290 Academic Advising

  Telephone Ext. Email Address MIO
Academic Success Centre 5385 Academic Success Centre
Counselling 5292 General Counselling
Employment Centre 5315 N/A
Financial Assistance 5540 Financial Assistance
First-Year College Experience Office 5290 First-Year College Experience
Housing Services 5234 N/A
Indigenous Student Resource Centre 5032 N/A
International Programs 5469 N/A
Student Access Centre 5398 Access Centre
Student Activities 5320 Student Activities
Student Services 5291 Student Services

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