New Student Advising Appointment Process

Please complete Steps 1 to 3 in order to book and confirm your advising appointment. 

Step 1: Book your advising appointment

CANADIAN STUDENTS:

All new students must complete the following Steps 1 to 4 to book and confirm your advising appointment.

Click here to Schedule a New to BU Advising Appointment (Canadian students only) and then return to this page to complete the advising videos and questionnaire (Step 2 & 3 below).

If you need to cancel or rebook your original appointment, please contact Student Services at 204-727-9737 or email Letain@brandonu.ca.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

All new students must complete the following Steps 1 to 4 to book and confirm your advising appointment.

Click here to Schedule an international student advising appointment and then return to this page to complete the advising videos and questionnaire (Step 2 & 3 below).

Step 2: Claim your student ID and register with Moodle

  1. If you have not already done so, please Claim Your ID. Remember/record your username and password because you will use them to log into important student portals.  If you experience difficulties with this process please contact the IT Helpdesk at 204-571-8500 or helpdesk@brandonu.ca.
  2. Go to Moodle at http://moodle.brandonu.ca/ (Open this link in a new tab or window so you can continue following these instructions here.)
  3. Login to Moodle using your Brandon University username and password that you claimed. (eg. SMITHTA18), next
  4. Click on the “New Student Advising” link under “Main Menu” on the left side of the webpage, next
  5. Enter the enrolment key, which isnewbustudent” and click “Enrol Me” once you have entered the key.

It is important for you to learn how to navigate Moodle as it is used by Brandon University professors and lab instructors to share resources, course content, and grades.

Step 3: Watch the 8 videos or read the manuals in the New Student Advising course in Moodle

Time to completion: ~1 hour

Once you are registered in the New Student Advising Moodle course, you must watch these 8 videos:

  1. Parts of a Degree
  2. Rules of a Degree
  3. Academic Performance
  4. Advising Resources
  5. Planning Your Academic Year
  6. Sample Academic Schedules
  7. Brandon University Homepage
  8. How to Use the Online Registration System

When completing the videos/manuals and questionnaire in Moodle, please be sure to check off the check boxes beside each video/manual and the questionnaire.  These videos provide valuable information that will help you prepare for your advising appointment. Your advisor’s job is to support and facilitate the decision-making process, not to make decisions for you.

Step 4: Appointment preparation

Students should be prepared to make decisions regarding choice of potential major(s), minor(s), and courses for the upcoming academic year. If you are exploring different options, that’s great! Remember to let your advisor know that you are exploring different options and you would like to take courses from a few different subject areas. We will consult the Course Registration Guides, Current Academic Calendar, and Arts/Science Slot Schedule in order to effectively schedule an academic year.

Students are encouraged to browse the first-year course options to create a tentative schedule before their appointment: