Adding and Dropping of courses takes place throughout the Academic Year. Various deadlines are set and are listed in the Academic Calendar under sessional dates. It is your responsibility to make sure you meet these dates.
Make sure you understand the consequences of dropping a course. Does it affect a scholarship? Does it affect dean's honor list? Will it affect being eligible for a scholarship or award or the program or professional program of your choice? Scholarships and Awards and Dean's Honor List all require 5.0 courses to be eligible, as do some programs and professional schools.
*If you do not pass a prerequisite in A term required for a B term course - you must drop the B term course or ask for special permission to remain in that course.*
During this phase, you may add/drop courses with the Department(s) if you have been unable to resolve your course and program/module requirements for the current term during Extended Registration on the web. After you have added or dropped a course with the Department(s), you must submit your completed Add/Drop form to the Academic Counselling Office of your Faculty for approval.
What does a dropped course look like on your record?
If you drop before the add deadline then the course will not show on your record.
If you drop between the add deadline and the drop deadline for each term your course will show as a withdrawn (WDN) on your record.
If you drop after the drop deadline period your course will show up as an F (40%) on your record.
Degree/Module changes are completed by doing a change of status form.
This form is used to request changes to your degree/module(s) in the following situations:
Please complete ALL sections of the form in any of these situations. You can bring it to our office OR fax it to 519-661-3703 OR scan the completed form and e-mail it to us at email@example.com
If you are unable to add a course through web registration and are not sure why, look at the 'Notes' section of the online timetable and the Academic Calendar (Undergraduate Course Information) as they are the first resources you should use to help you understand why this may be the case.
To request special permission to register in a course for which you do not have the required pre-requisite(s):
To request special permission to take more than 5.0 courses in the Fall/Winter term
To request special permission to take a course at an Affiliate College:Students may be able to enroll in certain Affiliate College courses themselves if the relevant course(s) are not offered on main during the same session, so try adding the course via web registration, and follow these special permission request steps below if you were unsuccessful in enrolling.
Note that if the 'Notes' in the online timetable indicate that the course is restricted to a specific group of students, you will not be able to register in that course unless you are part of those groups.
- Check the online Academic Timetable when looking up a specific course. If the 'Notes' section indicates that 'home faculty permission' is required and you were unable to add the course via web registration, first send an email to our academic counselling team with your request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If the Academic Timetable does not indicate that 'home faculty permission' is required nor that the course is restricted, your first step is to contact the specific Affiliate College that offers the course you are interested in taking. If they grant you permission to take the course, they can email our academic counselling team the special permission details.
What happens once our academic counselling team receives your recommendation or request for special permission?
To enroll in a course for which you have been granted special permission