Find the academic support you need, when you need it. Use the online resources and guides below to help support your academic journey at MSVU.

Can’t find what you’re looking for or want more personalized support? Make an appointment with one of the many academic support services available to you as a student. Learn more about the different services and when to access them in the We’re Here to Help section below.

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Use the dropdown menu below to find academic support resources and guides.

Knowing how to study can often be just as important as knowing what to study. Use the online resources below to discover study techniques and strategies that work for you.



For one-on-one academic support, make an appointment with the Learning Strategist or attend one of the Student Success Workshops.

The Library Research Guides provide helpful strategies for all stages of the research process. Find some common research supports below or consult the Library website for more resources.

For additional support, like getting help with developing your research strategy, make an appointment with a member of the Library’s Research Help team.

As a student, it can often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day! Use the resources below to discover time management techniques that will help you make effective use of your time.

Tests, midterms, and exams are a chance for you to demonstrate what you learned in your course. Use the following resources to help prepare for your exams.

If you’re writing a final exam, be sure to check out the Exam Schedule and Seating Plan, available at

Academic integrity is an important value at MSVU. Use the resources below to learn more about how you can maintain your academic integrity and contribute to the scholarly conversation at MSVU.

Citations give credit to the author(s) for their work and show your participation in the ongoing research process. They show your reader where you found the information and help you show your commitment to academic integrity. Different styles of citations contain the same information, but they present it differently. This isn’t meant to confuse you, but is rather because of disciplinary standards. Learn more about how to format the different citation styles by using the Library Research Guides below.

For additional support with citation styles, consult your professor or the research help service at the MSVU Library.

Writing is taught in a variety of ways at MSVU and there are a number of resources available to support your writing process. Use the resources below or make an appointment with an experienced writing tutor at the Writing Centre. Find out more about this service and what to expect at


No matter where you’re coming from, adjusting to MSVU comes with its own challenges. That’s why we have a range of supports designed for all incoming undergraduate students.

Mount 101 & Mount 201: A free – and mandatory – online resource for all incoming undergraduate students. Use the What’s in Mount 101 Guide to help you find the information you need, when you need it. You can find Mount 101 or Mount 201 on your Moodle account.

Mount Mentors: a group of senior students who are here to help you navigate your first year at MSVU.

Bounce Back: A free support program for first-year students who struggled during the Fall term and want to improve during the Winter term.

Language Assistance & Resources for International Students: Academic resources for international students designed by the English for Academic Preparation instructors from the IEC.


We’re here to help!

There is an entire team of dedicated people who are here to help you at MSVU! Not sure where to go? This list highlights some of our key academic resources for students.  You can also reach out to the Mount Mentors ( or the staff in the Centre for Academic Advising & Student Success ( for referrals to other supports and services

Support for First-Year Students
Mount 101
Some of the biggest challenges when starting university are not knowing what to expect and having to learn a new system and approach to learning. To help with the transition, we have a free online support program for all incoming students: Mount 101. You can find this important – and mandatory – resource on your Moodle account. |

Mount Mentors
Have a question? Ask a Mount Mentor! These upper-year undergraduate students can help your student navigate their first year at MSVU. They can answer questions and they provide helpful tips and tricks through the Mount 101 Instagram account (@mount101__msvu). |

Support with written assignments, writing at university, presentations, and help understanding assignments.
Writing Centre (EMF 203) |

Support with educational technologies in the Mount Educational Technology Platform and learning software
Online Learning |

Help with research, citations, accessing resources for assignments
Library (EMF) |

Help with study skills, notetaking, time management, and academics
Learning Strategist (Seton 346) |

Help with choosing courses, program planning, course registration
Academic Advising (Seton 303) |

Registrar’s Office – transcripts, course registration/course drop, and graduation confirmation
Registrar’s Office (Evaristus 204 & 207) |

Transitioning to Canadian academic culture and language support
International Education Centre (Seton Annex) |

Support for students with disabilities and supporters to navigate the academic accommodations process at MSVU.
Accessibility Services (EMF, lower level) |

Tutoring and support with specific classes
Tutoring: Nimbus Tutoring app (offered through the MSVUSU)

Supplemental Instruction |