First-Year Students - Getting Started

Academic Advising

To get started on choosing courses and preparing for registration, we recommend you complete the following steps:

1.   View our series of instructional videos:  First-Year Information Videos 

2.   Read the document: First-Year Essentials [PDF].

3.  Attend a First-Year Information Session.

4.   Explore the Academic Calendar.  This essential resource highlights key information like:

  • General Degree Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Course descriptions 

5.   Familiarize yourself with "WebAdvisor/Student Planning"  – our online system that allows you to plan your schedule, register for courses, view your progress and check degree requirements.  Please visit this website for information and instructional videos: About Student Planning

6.  Questions?  Talk with an Academic Advisor!  Book an appointment (30 minutes) or attend a drop-in session (10 minutes).  See General Information and Contacts.

Other resources for first-year students:

Accepted Student Website

Registration Process

WebAdvisor/Student Planning Guide [PDF]


Before the Term begins, the University holds Orientation to help you get ready for the year ahead!  You will learn about important deadlines, valuable resources, and tips for success.  Sign up online:  Orientation