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Advising for new or first-year students

Welcome to the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering — or SASE (pronounced "sassy").

We can't wait to see what amazing things you will do while you're with us. We've got lots of resources to help you along your first year at the University of New Brunswick. Are you ready to change the world with us?

Step 1: Activate your IT services 

Your acceptance letter has information on how to activate your student account. Once this is completed, you can check your UNB email for important information about your upcoming school year. Keep a lookout for monthly emails from your advisor that will help you get through the year.

Step 2: Attend the Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration event

You will not be able to register for any courses until you have attended the SOAR event. These sessions will help you learn more about your program, register for courses, and get answers to many of the questions new students often have.

If you do not live in the area and will not be here to attend this event or if you are a transfer student and you have already received your transfer credit assessment, please contact the appropriate advisor:

Step 3: Make a plan

Prepare for your first year at university by reviewing the new student guide and UNB Saint John's Summer Online Orientation, which you can access through your D2L Brightspace, linked in your Portal.

Review the appropriate registration package to guide you in registering for your first-year courses:

Then, start filling in your degree checklist with your registered courses to keep track of your progress and see what your next steps might be.

Other resources

Follow the step-by-step instructions for course registration through myUNB. For a list of all courses offered by subject, see the UNB timetable.

Contact Hope Alderson for help in deciding which calculus to take.

You will find course descriptions in the Academic Calendar.


If you still have questions after reviewing the material here and attending an advising session, please contact the