Academic Advising

Whether you are a new, transfer or mature 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 take these next steps.
If you are receiving an error message or are unable to book your advising appointment, please fill out the form on this page for assistance. 

New Students

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.

Returning Students

While the First-Year Advising Centre team is here to help you with questions related to appointment booking and registration, your actual advising appointment will take place with your faculty advisor.

Fall 2021 Registration: New Advising Appointment Booking Process

In an effort to better serve all students, CBU is introducing a new advising appointment booking process. Starting May 12 by 4:00pm, students will have access to the new appointment booking calendar within their Compass Student Account and will require their CBU email address and login credentials in order to book an advising appointment. If you are a new student, you can expect to receive an email from CBU’s IT Department with this information, within a week of being notified of your acceptance.

If you need assistance regarding your email and password, please contact

It is important that you check your cbu office 365 email account regularly for updates as more detailed instructions on the new calendar will be sent to you there.

Instructions to Book an Appointment

  1. Click login from
  2. From the Students menu, select Compass Student Account
  3. Click on your name and select Book Academic Advising Appointment from the dropdown
  4. To view the availability of all advisors, click Any Advisor; or click on a specific advisor’s name
  5. Use the arrows under Select Date & Time to choose the date you wish to book an appointment
  6. Available appointment times will show up in blue, click the time you want to book
  7. Provide your advisor with information about what you hope to cover in the advising appointment, including any questions you have
  8. Finalize your booking by clicking the blue Book Appointment Button
  9. You will receive an email confirmation in your cbu office 365 email account, which will include a link to add the appointment to your outlook calendar

*Post-Bacc Students who were accepted for or deferred to Fall 2021: Please check your CBU email for your individual advising instructions. Post-Bacc students will still be eligible to register on May 25.

Preparing for your appointment

The time you spend with your advisor is valuable, but it is important 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. 

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Please Note:

Academic Advising for the Spring/Summer 2021 Academic Semesters is now closed. Students who had planned to attend classes during the Spring/Summer 2021, but have not yet been advised, are encouraged to defer their studies to the September 2021 intake. Please keep an eye on your CBU email and for more information on advising for the September 2021 semester.

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