Students can encounter academic difficulties for a variety of reasons. If you have been placed on academic probation, we encourage you to make an appointment with the Registrar’s Office for academic advising. Personal counselling is available along with additional resources such as tutoring services, writing workshops and exam preparation workshops.
Students at King’s have access to the Studying for Success program at Dalhousie University.
Students can meet with a study skills coach by appointment. Study Skills Coaches are graduate students, in ten different areas of academic specialty, who are pursuing studies in either Masters or PhD programs at Dalhousie. Their training and experience provide a range of expertise in helping students in a range of study skills. Coaching is free, confidential, and will be tailored to individual student needs. It can also include help in understanding course material and assistance in enhancing skills, study habits and time management.
For more information, please visit the Personal Coaching section of the Studying for Success website.
Mark Burke, the Foundation Year Program Writing Coach, offers one-on-one writing support to first year students during appointments and drop-in hours. He organizes and conducts workshops on writing and develops writing resources for students.
Study Skills & Tutoring at Dalhousie offers a wide-range of free workshops to help students develop problem solving, exam writing, critical reading and a variety of other skills.
Plagiarism, defined as “the submission or presentation of the work of another as if it were one’s own,” is a serious academic offence that can result in a failing grade, suspension or expulsion from the university.
Visit Dalhousie’s page on academic integrity to learn more about plagiarism, paraphrasing, citing, discipline, penalties and services available to students, to help them avoid accidentally plagiarizing someone else’s work.
According to the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s policies and procedures, to participate in varsity sport at the college, a first-year student must be enrolled full-time (nine credit hours per semester, i.e. three classes), and upper-year students must have completed nine credit hours per semester in the previous year (18 credit hours per academic year), along with be enrolled as full-time students in the current year. For more details on athletic eligibility, please review the CCAA’s Policies and Procedures, specifically Article 5. – Eligibility.