Open Studies students

As an Open Studies student, you take regular university credit courses without being admitted to a program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.

Open Studies students begin fall 2021/winter 2022 course registration at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20.

Registration essentials

Many undergraduate courses have pre-requisites that must be met before you can register for the course. As an Open Studies student, you’ll often need to receive permission to register for classes that have pre-requisites.

Pre-requisites contacts

If you want to register in a course with pre-requisites, here’s who you’ll need to contact: 

  • For a course with only high school level pre-requisites, contact Enrolment Services. They’ll post your credits to your student account, and then you can proceed with registration.

    Note: This type of permission must be requested every time you want to register for a course with this type of pre-requisite requirement.

  • For a course with post-secondary level pre-requisites, contact the academic department that offers the course to request permission to enroll in the course.

Once you have permission to register in a course with pre-requisites, you’ll be able to register through My UCalgary (

How to register in a graduate course

 If you want to register into a graduate-level course, here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  • Contact the academic department offering your desired course so you can request permission to register
  • Once you’ve received permission, the department must post an electronic allow action on your student file
  • When the electronic allow action is posted, you must contact Enrolment Services to request that a manual registration is processed on your behalf