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.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must have their Transfer Credit Assessment processed in order for their credits to be applied to their Compass Student Account before booking an advising appointment. To learn more about the assessment visit Transfer to CBU.

Advising appointments for transfer students will take place with a faculty member of your program and can help you with your academic planning to meet your educational goals. The FYAC team can answer your questions related to booking as appointment and registration.

Mature Students

As a new student embarking on your educational journey, our advisors can help you plan your academic goals and help prepare you for the year ahead.

Fall 2021 Registration: New Advising Appointment Booking Process

In an effort to better serve all students, CBU has introduced a new advising appointment booking process. Students now 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 helpdesk@cbu.ca

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 cbu.ca
  2. From the Students menu, select Compass Student Account
  3. Click on your username and select Program and Advising Support from the dropdown.
  4. Click Schedule Appointment.
  5. To view the availability of all advisors, click Any Advisor; or click on a specific advisor’s name
  6. Use the arrows under Select Date & Time to choose the date you wish to book an appointment
  7. Available appointment times will show up in blue, click the time you want to book
  8. Provide your advisor with information about what you hope to cover in the advising appointment, including any questions you have
  9. Finalize your booking by clicking the blue Book Appointment Button
  10. 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.

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.

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

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