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Advising for new or first-year students

Starting September 2020

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. You will need your student number (found on your acceptance letter), your login id (also found on your acceptance letter) and your birthdate to activate your account and your UNB email. It is through your UNB email that the University will be communicating with you so it is very important that you check this email regularly.

Step 2: Register for SOAR

Spring Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) week begins on May 25. During this week there will be a number of helpful sessions including a series of virtual advising sessions beginning with a general introductory advising session for all SASE programs. This is where the Academic Advisor will introduce you to the various SASE programs and guide you through the tools available to help you register for your courses for your first year at UNB Saint John*.

The Intro SASE Advising Session on Monday evening will be followed by program-specific sessions where any new UNB student may participate and ask questions. You may participate in more than one session if you are interested in more than one program. If you have particular goals you are already planning for – great! Please do your research in advance and identify any particular courses you may need to work towards those goals.

To participate in these sessions, please register for SOAR via the direct link emailed to your personal email by Dave Decker (Manager, Student Success). Please check your junk mail!

*If you have previous post-secondary experience and you have been awarded transfer credits, email with your name, student number, UNB program, and a list of your transfer credits, and we will be able to start working on an academic plan for you.

Step 3: Prepare for SOAR

Complete the following before May 25 to ensure you are prepared for SOAR and are able to register for your courses:

*Students interested in Biology-Psychology but wish to take Physics in their first year should follow this Registration Package.

  • Log into the Intro SASE Advising session on Monday evening with your questions ready!


If you still have questions after reviewing the information provided here, contact

Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

Want to learn more about life at UNB? SOAR is your go-to spot for course registration news, academic advice, and support.

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