Academic Advising

CBU’s First-Year Advising Centre is open and will begin operating remotely in June 2020.
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 June 2020 for new students starting their programs in September 2020. 

 

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:

  • Refer to the CBU Academic Calendar and review your program’s required courses.
  • Make a list of any courses you want to take.
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask your faculty advisor. 

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

Academic Advising

The First-Year Advising Centre will open June 2020 for new students starting their programs in September 2020.

Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19. Each appointment includes 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.*

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

If you are new to CBU but you have previous university and/or college experience, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Submit a Transfer Credit Assessment Application along with application fee to Enrolment Services.

Step 2: Wait for an email notification that your transfer credits have been assessed.

Step 3: Book your academic advising appointment with a faculty member in your school/department on the Transfer and Returning Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

If you are a returning student, you can book your academic advising appointment with a faculty member in your school or program on the Transfer and Returning Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

Bachelor of Education

New students in the BEd program should contact Robyn Neal at robyn_neal@cbu.ca to arrange their academic advising.

Master of Education and Diploma in Education

New students in the MEd or Education Diploma programs should contact Meghan Schaller at meghan_schaller@cbu.ca to arrange their academic advising.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

New students in the MBA program can contact Anne Michelle Chiasson, Program Coordinator, to arrange their academic advising. She can be reached at anne_chiasson@cbu.ca.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

Bachelor of Emergency Management

New students in the Bachelor of Emergency Management 3 year and 4 year program will be advised through the First-Year Advising Centre on the New Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Diploma in Emergency Management

New students in the Emergency Management Diploma need to contact Murielle Provost murielle_provost@cbu.ca to complete their academic advising.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

Direct Entry Nursing Students

New nursing students in the BScN (3 year) Accelerated program will be advised through the First-Year Advising Centre on the New Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Advanced Standing Nursing Students

Nursing students in the BScN (2 year) Advanced Standing program will be advised by a faculty member in the nursing department.

Please email lee_singleton@cbu.ca to schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

New BSc Human Nutrition students will be advised by Ed Barre.

Please email ed_barre@cbu.ca to complete your academic advising.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

If you are a new Public Health or Public Health Post-Diploma student, please book your appointment on the Transfer and Returning Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology 3-year Program 

New BET students will be advised through the First-Year Advising Centre on the New Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

Post Diploma/Post Degree BET Program

Please book your appointment on the Transfer and Returning Student Schedule. Appointments will all take place remotely through video chat and email options due to COVID-19.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca.

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