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Advising for new 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 in 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: Check out the options!

Many of our Degree programs have a number of discipline/major options, not to mention a variety of specializations, minors and certificate options! You can check out the different UNB programs we offer to get an idea of your options.

Whether you already know which subjects you are interested in or have no idea at all – we’ve got you covered! The first term/first year of your degree is designed to allow you to explore the options. The core courses for your first year will touch on a variety of required subjects while elective courses allow you to try out some additional options.

You don’t have to decide on a major/discipline right now, but knowing which of the UNB programs you are interested in will help you decide which courses to consider for your first year. You can also review the program descriptions, degree checklists and standard academic plans to get a better idea of the courses involved with each program.

Step 3: Plan your courses

Once you’ve had a chance to look over the UNB program options, you can begin planning your courses!

Feel free to use the degree checklists and standard academic plans to identify the courses you would like to take in your first year. Please note:

  • A full term is generally FIVE courses (minimum 3 credit hours for each course) per term. You are welcome to take on more or less in a term, as long as you are aware how it affects your academic plan/time to completion.
  • If you have or are expecting transfer credits from advanced standing programs or previous academic experience, please make sure to take them into account when planning your courses and review your options with an academic advisor.

Students starting in January

Use the UNB timetable to see what courses are offered and the different section options. Beginning with the core introductory courses listed in the program checklists, identify the available sections you would prefer to register for.

If you have space in your term (i.e. you have less than 5 required courses), check the elective options in the UNB timetable to see what additional courses fit your schedule.

Watch the advising video below for additional information and instruction on course registration.

Email to review your academic plan and address any questions you may have!

Students starting in September

Students who are starting September 2021 will begin their course planning and registration with the Spring Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) event in May 2021. During this event students will be introduced to the various programs and Faculties, and get help registering for courses!

You will not be able to register for courses until the SOAR event. Make sure to check your email regularly for information on the event and other updates from UNB!

Advising for SASE programs


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