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Learning Commons

To book an appointment with one of our Support Specialists, click here.

Academic Success Centre Appointment Guidelines

General Guidelines for Support Specialist Appointments:

  • 30 minutes to 1-hour maximum (book two 30-minute appointments back-to-back if you want to meet for 1 hour).
  • Maximum of 1 appointment per day.
  • Maximum of 2 appointments per week (per support specialist/librarian).
  • Appointments can be booked up to 1 hour in advance.
  • Cancellation needs to occur 2 hour in advance (3 no-shows without proper cancellation will result in a suspension of tutoring privileges for the semester).
  • Special accommodations can be made for students upon instructor recommendation/request.
  • Workshop attendance will not count towards the 2 appointments/week total.
  • Please have specific questions or areas of concern ready for your appointment.

Writing Submission Guidelines:

  • You can email your written assignments to the Writing Support Specialist for comments up to 3 times per assignment.
  • You can expect the assignments to be returned with feedback within 3 business days (wait times may be longer during midterm and final season).
    • Make sure you are not submitting your assignments the day before they are due!
  • Comments will be limited to 3 pages, or your introduction, conclusion, and one body paragraph.
    • For assignments of roughly 500 words or less, there will be a maximum of 1-2 comments per 100 words.

    • Please note that no more than two instances of the same issue will be highlighted.
  • If you choose to resubmit your assignment for additional comments, you must have made all the corrections from your previous submission.
  • You can submit group assignments to the Writing Support Specialist as long as written consent is obtained from all group members and submitted along with the assignment for review.

Math and Science Appointment Guidelines:

  • Group bookings will count as a session for each member of the group.
  • Review sessions for specific classes will not count towards a student’s 2 sessions per week maximum.

What Support Specialists Cannot Do:

  • Edit or proofread your work.
  • Look through or help you correct your entire assignment or paper.
  • Find journal articles and send them to you.
  • Help you with your take-home exams.
  • Tell you how many words your assignment should be or how long it should take you to complete it.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these guidelines, please reach out to Marissa Rocca, Student Learning and Experience Librarian at

Please note: while Support Specialists can help you follow guidelines and standards laid out in manuals, the ultimate decisions on all formatting and organization matters remain with your instructors.

Grande Prairie Campus
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone: 1-780-539-2939
Fairview Campus
11235-98 Avenue
Fairview,AB T0H 1L0
Phone: 1-780-835-6750