At the First-Year Advising Centre (FYAC) our team is here to help you define your academic goals, choose your courses, create a schedule and everything else that’s needed in order to prepare for university. Whether you are a new, returning or transfer student, there are a lot of questions to be asked and decisions to be made as you prepare for the year ahead. Lucky for you, our support team can help you reach these goals.
Please see below the steps you will need to take to book an appointment at the FYAC or with your academic advisor, depending on your program of study.
The First-Year Advising Centre will open May, 2020 for new students starting their programs in September 2020. However, advising appointments are available year-round, and you may book an appointment now should you be coming for January or May intakes.
Preparing for your appointment
The time you spend with your advisor is valuable, but only if you take the time to prepare. You will have about an hour to chat, so make the most of it. Prior to your appointment, we recommend you:
The First-Year Advising Centre will open May, 2020 for new students starting their programs in September 2020.
Appointments last approximately 1.5 hours and include the following steps:
Step 1: Meeting with an academic advisor, where you will discuss your expectations and any concerns you may have, review your program requirements and options and select your courses.
Step 2: Meeting with a First-Year Advising Centre student employee, where you will learn how to create your class schedule, set up your online student account, access your CBU email and register for classes.
*Please note, if you are not currently in Cape Breton you will have the option to select email advising when you book your appointment.*