Make an Appointment

This information is for new students in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Integrated
  • Bachelor of Physical Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science

Please read all of the following steps closely before making an appointment with an academic advisor. Once you have booked an appointment, you are required to complete Steps 2, 3, and 4 before your appointment date.

Step 1: Make a tentative appointment by choosing one of the following options

OPTION 1

Schedule an in person or on-campus appointment

In-person appointments are highly recommended for students living within a two hour radius of Brandon.

After booking an appointment, students must follow Steps 2, 3, and 4 (below) and watch the videos prior to their appointment date. The online Moodle course videos will give students all the information they need to make best use of their time with an academic advisor.

If you do not complete the Moodle course prior to your appointment, your advising appointment will be cancelled and you will have to reschedule.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is Brandon University’s online learning management system — a website in which professors can share online resources such as slides, links, videos, readings, grades, and more.

OPTION 2

NOTE: this option is for students who live more than 2 hours from Brandon.   Please choose a date between June 24 and August 30.  

Book a phone or online chat appointment with an academic advisor.

After booking an appointment, students must follow Steps 2, 3, and 4 (below) and watch the videos prior to their appointment date. The online Moodle course videos will give students all the information they need to make best use of their time with an academic advisor.

If you do not complete the Moodle course prior to your appointment, your advising appointment will be cancelled and you will have to reschedule.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is Brandon University’s online learning management system — a website in which professors can share online resources such as slides, links, videos, readings, grades, and more.

Step 2: Login to Moodle and register for the New Student Advising course using the enrolment key “newbustudent”

  • 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.)
  • Login to Moodle using your Brandon University username and password that you claimed. (eg. SMITHTA18)
  • Click on the “New Student Advising” link under “Main Menu” on the left side of the webpage.
  • The enrolment key is “newbustudent“.

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 all 8 videos in the New Student Advising course in Moodle

Time to completion: ~2 hours

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

  • Parts of a Degree
  • Rules of a Degree
  • Academic Performance and Success1
  • Advising Resources
  • Planning Your Academic Year
  • Sample Academic Schedules
  • The Brandon University Homepage
  • How to Use the Online Registration System

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: Complete the Advising Questionnaire in the New Student Advising Moodle course

Once you have watched the videos, you will be prompted to fill out an advising questionnaire. Complete the questionnaire.

Please note that the Advising Questionnaire will only become available in Moodle once you have watched all of the Academic Advising videos from Step 3. You cannot skip ahead to the Questionnaire.

Step 5: Appointment Confirmation

Once you have completed the New Student Advising video series and questionnaire in Moodle, your appointment will be confirmed via email 3 days (or more) before your appointment. This is not an automated email so don’t worry if you don’t hear from someone right away.

Please ensure that you bring your Brandon University username and password to your advising appointment so your academic advisor can walk you through the registration process.

If your appointment is over the phone, please ensure you have access to a computer (not a smart phone) during your appointment.

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.