Academic Advising

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:

  • 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 or phone 902-563-1815.

Book Appointment

Academic Advising

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.*

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815.

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.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

*Please note, if you are not currently in Cape Breton you will have the option to select email advising when you book your appointment.*

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815

If you are a returning student, you can book your academic advising appointment with a faculty member in your school or program.

*Please note that academic advising can be done by email for students who are not able to come to campus.*

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815

Bachelor of Education

New students in the BEd program should contact Susan Basso at 902.563.1651or susan_basso@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 Kristen O’Rourke at 902-563-1647 or kristin_orourke@cbu.ca to arrange their academic advising.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815.

New students in the MBA program can contact Anne Michelle Chiasson, Program Coordinator, to arrange their academic advising. She can be reached at 902.563.1664 or anne_chiasson@cbu.ca.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815.

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.

*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

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 or phone 902-563-1815.

Direct Entry Nursing Students

New nursing students in the BScN (3 year) Accelerated program will be advised through the First-Year Advising Centre.

*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

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.

Phone (902) 563-1944 or email lee_singleton@cbu.ca to schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815.

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

Phone 902.563.1921or email ed_barre@cbu.ca to complete your academic advising.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815.

If you are a new Public Health or Public Health Post-Diploma student, please book your appointment at the FYAC.
Book Appointment

*Please note, if you are not currently in Cape Breton you will have the option to select email advising when you book your appointment.

Still need help? Email fyac@cbu.ca or phone 902-563-1815.

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