Faculty of Science

Special Permissions Process

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.


STEP 1: SUBMIT A SPECIAL PERMISSION REQUEST

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. 
  1. 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 (scibmsac@uwo.ca).
  2. 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.
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.

    STEP 2: MAKE SURE YOUR HOME FACULTY ACADEMIC COUNSELLING TEAM RECEIVES / APPROVES THE SPECIAL PERMISSION

    What happens once our academic counselling team receives your recommendation or request for special permission?

    STEP 3: ENROLLING IN A COURSE FOR WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN GRANTED SPECIAL PERMISSION

    To enroll in a course for which you have been granted special permission