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!

- See our Academic Coach by making an appointment.

- Check out additional support in our Student Services.

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

SEPT    5 - Start of classes

         10 - Last day for payment of tuition/fees

         14 - Last day to add/drop courses for F18

OCT    8 - Holiday (no classes)

         19 -Fall convocation; last day to withdraw from courses with a pro-rated refund.

         29 - Last day to withdraw from courses without it counting towards GPA calculations.

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

How to contact your advisor

The SASE student advisor is currently on leave.

New/first year students who are starting university for the first time in September 2018 and are still not registered for courses will need to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Academic Orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 10 – 11:20 a.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre

Advising registration packages will be available at all sessions.

Returning students/Upper year students (2nd, 3rd and 4th year) must see their Departmental Chair based on the discipline that they are majoring in for academic advising. Contact the department directly.