Academic Advising

The First Year Advising Centre will be closed as of September 3rd, 2016. If you need to make an advising appointment please contact Mike MacIsaac in the Learning Commons B134F 902.563.1408 or by email at


Academic Advising at CBU

At Cape Breton University, we do our best to give you every chance at success. Meeting with a member of our advising team is a big part of that effort—so that’s why we require that all new students meet with us before registering for courses.

Working with an academic advisor gives you the opportunity to:

  • select your courses with the help of an advisor
  • create your class schedule
  • set yourself up for success

Find out how to book and prepare for your appointment.

The advising process

If you are a new student to Cape Breton University, you’ll go through a three-step advising process:

Step 1: Meet with an academic advisor
This is when you’ll select your courses and review your program requirements.

Step 2: Meet with your academic success coach
This step gives you a chance to take a close look at your expectations, address any areas of concern, discuss available supports, and learn more about how to prepare to start in September.

Step 3: Meet with a student employee at the First-Year Advising Centre
In this final step, you’ll have the opportunity to set up your online access and create your class schedule.

Instructions for Online Registration

Alyssa MacDonald
Student Development Officer

Office: B134-G

Phone: 902.563.1815