Academic Advising

If you're a first-year student, it's a great idea to get you know your academic advisor.

As a busy university student, it's always a good idea to seek advice and information from an academic advisor. Our job is to help you with plan your academic career with things like course selection and registration. Because let's face it - whether you are transitioning from high school to university, or trying to declare your major or you're in need of a graduation assessment - there are a lot of important choices to be made.  Try to meet with your advisor at least once a year to make sure you are on track!

Need help with ...

Difficult courses:

- Connect with your instructor and ask questions if you don't understand.

- Check out the Math and Science Help Centre for free tutoring!

- Check out additional support in our Student Services.

- See your academic advisor about withdrawing from a course (BEFORE February 23rd!).

Planning your courses

Step 1 - Update your Program Checklist - especially if you expect to graduate soon!  Check for potential minor options and for detailed program information look in the Academic Calendar. Remember that it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure you are on track!

Step 2 - Look through the courses offered in the summer, fall, and winter terms in the UNB Timetable. Registration is currently open and you will be able to add/drop courses online through your Portal up to the end of the second week of the term (see Calendar of Academic Dates).

Step 3 - Meet with your advisor to ensure you have a plan to meet all the requirements for your academic goals.

Important dates

FEB   1 - Online course registrations for Winter 2018 Term DUE.     

       16 - Last day to withdraw from Winter term courses with prorated refund (if less than full time).

       19 - NB Family Day - HOLIDAY!

       23 - Last day to withdraw from Winter term courses without academic penalty. A grade of “W” (withdrawn) will be shown on the academic record. After this date a  grade of “WF” (withdraw fail) will apply.

MAR  1 - Applications to Graduate in May 2018 DUE!

               - REGISTRATION OPENS for Summer 2018 courses

      5-9 - Winter term break – no classes!

       19 - Course Registration for F18 & W19 terms OPEN for continuing students!

--> Check the Calendar of Academic Dates, UNB Saint John SASE Facebook Page  and UNB events calendar for more!

How to contact your advisor

Your Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Amy Witkowski, is located in Oland Hall G11A and can be reached at SASE_Advisor@unb.ca.  Students can drop-in during Open Office hours listed below.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email SASE_Advisor@unb.ca.

Drop-In Office Hours

Monday 1:30 - 3:30 pm    

Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30 am

Thursday 1:30 - 3:30 pm    

Friday 9:00 - 11:30 am

**There will be no drop-in office hours on the following dates: Feb. 5th, 22nd.