How and When?
Registration for Fall/Winter (first and second term) courses occurs during the summer months. Information and instructions about registering for courses, as well as the Fall/Winter Academic Timetable, are available on the Office of the Registrar's website. As revisions to the Lecture Timetable are ongoing, students should refer to the online version when selecting courses.
The regular online registration period runs from mid-June until early August. First-year students may access the online registration system during this entire period. Upper-year students are given an “appointment time” which represents the first time the online registration system becomes available to them. These appointment times are generated based on the year in which students will be registered. Year 4 students will have the earliest appointment times (mid June), followed by Year 3 and finally Year 2 students (mid-July). Appointment times (posted on the Student Centre under Enrolment Dates) are generated randomly for all students and are non-negotiable.
Extended Web Registration is the online registration period that runs from August 24th until September 15th (classes being on September 10th). It is strongly recommended that you complete any outstanding registration changes during Extended Web Registration rather than dealing with them during the paper Add/Drop period.
Following Extended Web Registration, there will be a brief paper Add/Drop period during which time students must take Add/Drop forms to departments to see if they can register for courses and then submit the forms to the Dean’s Office. Please check the Academic Counselling web site in early September for details about Add/Drop schedules for all Science and Basic Medical Science Departments.
January Web Registration is available in early January for students needing to revise their second term course selection. This will be followed by a one or two-day paper Add/Drop period.
Who has priority?
Many departments put constraints on their courses (priorities or restrictions) to allow access to students registered in certain modules, degrees, etc. This information is contained in the Fall/Winter Academic Timetable – check the NOTES beside each course to see if a priority or restriction is in place. Constraint charts summarize which modules meet the priorities for registration in courses offered by the basic medical science departments. Please note that the basic medical science departments do not normally grant permission for students to register in courses if they do not meet the priority – students will have to wait until the priority lifts (July 23rd) and attempt to register online for the course.
Lacking a prerequisite?
The prerequisites for courses are located in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION section of the Academic Calendar along with the course descriptions for each course. Students lacking the stated prerequisite for a course, must contact the counselor in the department offering the course to see if special permission may be granted. The departmental counsellor’s permission must then be approved by the Academic Counselling Team in the Dean’s Office and posted to the student's academic record before the student can contact the Helpline (519-661-2100) for registration assistance.
Course is full?
Students may contact the counselor in the department offering a course to determine if more spaces will be made available. Some departments may keep waiting lists – check the departmental websites for more information. If departmental permission is granted to register in a course, despite it being full, this permission must then be approved by the Academic Counselling Team in the Dean’s Office and posted to the student's academic record before the student can contact the Helpline (519-661-2100) for registration assistance.
Who do you contact with your questions?
The listing of departmental counselors is available here.