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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.

Step 3: Plan your courses

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 or any of the subsequent Summer Advising and Registration sessions scheduled throughout the summer. Through these sessions, students will be introduced to the various programs and faculties, and get help registering for courses! Advising sessions are available in-person or virtually – register the option that works for you!

To prepare for the sessions, review the registration packages and videos related to your program(s) of interest:

You can use the information in the video as well as the registration packages to begin registering for your courses. Reach out to the Academic Advisors to review your registrations if you are not able to attend an advising session.

Step 4: Check for updates

Once you have completed your course registrations for both the Fall and Winter terms, be sure to monitor your UNB email for communications about your courses, events, and the upcoming year!


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