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First year advising

How to prepare for an advising appointment

  • Clarify personal interests and goals.
  • Be prepared for advising appointments with questions and/or materials for discussion such as: preferred class schedules, forms, etc.
  • Follow-through on action items after advising sessions and accept responsibility for decisions such as: class registration, utilized suggested campus resources, Career Counseling, etc.
  • Understand academic regulations, and know important academic dates examples: plagiarism, add and drop dates, application to graduate deadline, etc.
  • Maintain personal records of progress towards goals and monitor completion of program requirements.

Responsibilities of academic advisors

  • Support students as they establish goals, objectives, and educational plans.
  • Be familiar with and provide accurate information on important academic dates, academic regulations, program details, and campus resources including co-curricular opportunities.
  • Be available to meet with students each academic term as needed.
  • Help students to monitor their academic performance and recommend, when appropriate, strategies or programs to support success.
  • Refer students to campus resources, when appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Maintain documentation of advising discussions and student progress towards goals.

Who is my academic advisor? Great question.

Academic assistance during the year

The Assistant Deans of Science are available throughout the year to assist you with any concerns, questions, or guidance you may need during your studies here at UNB. You can attend an advertised advising session, pre-arrange an appointment, or drop-in to the Science Students Services Office. Our office is located in Room S118, in the Science Concourse beside the Science Library. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

For assistance to access these services contact Angela Regier, Student Services Coordinator by email, phone, or drop by the

Science Student Services Office
Room S118, Science Library Concourse
I.U.C. Physics, 4 Bailey Drive
Telephone: (506) 453-4586
email: aregier@unb.ca