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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. Let's change our world.

Step 1: Activate your IT services

Your acceptance letter has information on how to activate your student account. You will need your student number, your login ID (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 or major options, not to mention a variety of specializations, minors and certificates. 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 your 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 or 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 2022 will begin their course planning and registration with the Spring Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) event on May 14, 2022. During this event students will be introduced to the various programs and faculties and get help registering for courses. Have a look through the schedule and register for the session of your choice.

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 have questions after reviewing the information provided here, contact