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Registration — Getting Started!

Here are some simple steps to help you register in your courses:

  1. Check your Enrolment Appointment
  2. Figure out your courses using the Degree Guide
  3. Search for courses and create a time table
  4. How to register

Key Dates

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Fall 2017/Winter 2018 March 1, 2017 March 7, 2017 May 1-5, 2017

Enrolment Appointments

You'll be assigned a personal enrolment appointment — an exact date and time you can begin to register. This is posted in your Student Centre on the right side under "Enrolment Dates" (see below). You can register anytime from the start of your appointment time to the registration deadline.

Figuring out your Courses using the Degree Guide

This list is your recommended course pattern and it's important that you follow this pattern. Many first-year courses are required (aka pre-requisites) for second-year courses. You won't be able to register in some second year courses if you don’t take the correct courses in first year. Make a list of your required courses and select some option courses.

Options are courses that count towards your degree, but aren't required. Choose courses that interest you, or ones that'll supplement your program. Some degree programs recommend you take specific options—these options are listed in your first-year degree guide under "Courses Required in Your First Year". Options tend to fill up quickly so it's good to have a few alternatives selected. 

Learn more about options

Search for Courses and Create a Time Table

  1. Find out when courses are scheduled by checking the "Schedule of Classes" in your Student Centre.
  2. Start with your required courses—note the time of the lecture and any accompanying labs and tutorials.
  3. Write down all of the times on your course planning worksheet to create a time table.
  4. Make sure you pick a few alternate times or course in case your first choices are full.
  5. Many high-demand courses are offered more than once in any given semester, so you should be able to select a different lecture time if your original selection is full.

To find out more information about a particular course, read the course descriptions in the University Calendar or search for them in your Student Centre.

 Purple star = Restrictions!

Many courses are reserved for students who've been admitted to a particular degree program, or to a particular major. When you're searching for courses in your Student Centre, the purple star indicates course restrictions. Restrictions tell you who can register for the course during which dates. Be sure to click into the detail to view all restrictions and dates. Some restrictions are permanent, while others may be removed at certain dates within the registration period, allowing other students to register in the course.

View Understanding Course Restrictions Video

How to Register

Learn how to register

Registration Videos

Check out our video tutorials for additional help.