Constraints are a tool used during web registration to allow certain students access to courses. Students not identified in a course’s constraints are not allowed to register online while the constraint is in place. The following links display the constraints on courses offered by the different basic medical science departments.
Courses can be constrained using one or more of the following criteria:
- Faculty of registration
- Degree type
- Module type
- Year of registration
Two types of constraints
- only students listed in the priority may register until a certain date
- either the priority lifts completely on a certain date or another priority kicks in
- if the priority lifts completely, any student with the prerequisite can register for the course, if space is still available.
- only students listed in the restriction may register in the course for the entire duration of web registration (summer registration and extended web registration).
The type of constraint (either priority or restriction), as well as the details of the constraint, are published in the NOTES section of the Academic Timetable.
Reserving spaces in courses:
Departments can request that a certain number of spaces in a course be reserved for particular students.
Marks as prerequisites:
Some courses require a minimum mark in a prerequisite course(s), e.g. Biochemistry 3381A (minimum mark of 65% in Biochemistry 2280A, Chemistry 2213A, and Chemistry 2223B). This prerequisite (courses and marks in those courses) will be checked when the student tries to register online.
Marks as constraints:
Some departments request a constraint that involves a mark requirement in a prerequisite course even though a specific mark is not listed as a prerequisite in the academic calendar. This mark requirement can be noted in the “NOTES” section of the Academic Timetable but cannot be enforced by the Registrar’s Office. The department requesting the constraint is responsible for checking that students have the mark requirement and notifying the Registrar’s Office if students should be deleted from the course. The Registrar’s Office may be able to assist in identifying students who are registered in a particular course without the requested mark constraint.