There are lots of advising options at Trent. Students can choose to use their campus specific advisors, a School of Business Department advisor, College/University advisors as well as International advisors.
Advisors can help with course registration, course planning, requirements for the business major, specializations, or degree as well as university petitions. School of Business students can book an in person, Zoom or telephone appointment with Deb Earle or Cindy Quadros on the Peterborough campus.
If you are a Durham student reach out to Craig or Jamie
International students can meet with Barbara or Jess
If you are a Peterborough student reach out to College/University Advisors (Zac, Lindy, Mel, Lindsay, Beth, Jen, Jackie, Ashley etc.)
Full time studies:
Full-time students are allowed to take a maximum of 5.0 credits from September to April (the FW session): 2.5 credits in the fall term (FA) and 2.5 credits in the winter term (WI). Some courses are worth a full credit ("Y"= 1.0 credit), while others are worth a half credit ("H" = 0.5 credit). For example, HIST 1500Y is worth 1.0 credit and spans the entire fall/winter (FW) session, while PHIL 1000H is worth 0.5 credit and is offered in the fall term (FA) and spans one term only.
First Year Business Administration students:
The following required courses for a business major should be taken in first year: ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, ECON 1020H and ECON 1250H.
ECON 1250H must be taken in Winter term or in second year.
The rest of your first-year course selection is flexible and consists of elective credits. Consider taking the required introductory courses in a few programs that you find interesting to open multiple pathways for the future.
For those considering a Specialization in Accounting or Finance, you will want to enroll in both ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H and one of ECON in the Fall term and ADMN 2010H, an additional second year ADMN required course and one of the ECON in the Winter term of first year. This will then leave space in the upper years to timetable the appropriate accounting or finance courses. It is also suggested you take COIS 1010H and COIS 1620H in first year.
For those considering a Specialization in Human Resources Management, it is also suggested you take COIS 1010H and COIS 1620H in first year.
Students in the joint Business Trent Swansea Law program will want to enroll in ADMN 1000H, 1221H, 2010H, 3021H and ECON 1010H and 1020H in first year.
International students are required to be enrolled full-time while studying at Trent. For an international student that is a minimum of 2.0 credits per term (fall and winter). Students are encouraged to register in 2.5 credits per term so it does not impact the time it takes to complete your studies. Students are charged the same flat rate tuition for 2 or 2.5 credits per term. If you wish to enroll in less than 2.5 credits, please meet with Trent International or contact Barbara Castillo-Snook, International Student Advisor.
For additional information on Trent course selection, building a timetable and academic advising visit the University advising website
Upper year Business Administration students:
Successful course planning includes looking at the requirements for your major as well as your degree. Upper year students are encouraged to plan out years 2, 3 and 4 as some courses are only offered alternate years or alternate terms.
For those considering a Specialization in Accounting, you will want to enroll in ADMN-3021H and 3200H in second year. You will also want to enroll in ADMN 3121H, 3221H, and 3321H in third year.
For those considering a Specialization in Marketing or Entrepreneurship, you will want to enroll in ADMN 2100H and 2080H in second year. For those considering a Specialization in Human Resources Management, you will want to enroll in ADMN 2220H and 2230H in second year. See the advising checklists attached below for full information on successful course planning
Advising Checklists based on the appropriate academic calendar
Questions or Tutoring Help:
If you have questions about your courses, email your Course Instructor. Students in ADMN-1000H, ADMN-2010H can also email their Seminar Leader.
Beginning winter 2022, there will be accounting tutors for ADMN 1221H. Students should refer to their course syllabus for full details.
Economics also provides tutors for ECON 1010H and 1020H. Students should refer to their course syllabus for full details.
Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) - Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies
Academic Advising webpage