Course Registration for Fall/Winter 2012
Are you ready for September? Even though the 2011-2012 Fall/Winter term just recently ended it is already time to start thinking about the 2012-2013 Fall/Winter term. The following information outlines the steps for you to take as you prepare for next year.
Step 1 -View your 2011 Fall/Winter Grade Report (StudentCenter > Academics > Grades).
Step 2 –Review your program, module, and course requirements (available through the Academic Calendar)
Be aware that it is your responsibility to choose courses ensuring that you meet all pre-requisite, co-requisite, and anti-requisite requirements.
The Academic Calendar provides course information such as course names, numbers, descriptions and the necessary pre-requisites/anti-requisites/co-requisites. Note: not all courses are offered every year.
Once you have selected your courses you need to plan a conflict-free timetable. Please be aware that many courses have restrictions on registration.
Step 4 –Make note of the following course registration start dates:
- 4th year students: Registration starts June 25th to 28th
- 3rd year students: Registration starts July 9th to July 12th
- 2nd year students: Registration starts July 17th to July 20th
- 1st year students: Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) / Registration starts June21, 2012
- Priorities Lift:July 26th at 9:30 am EST (Note: registration closes on July 25that 11:59 pm EST to prepare for Priorities lifting.)
- Web Registration Closes: August 22nd at 11:59 pm EST
- Web Registration Reopens for students whopreviously registered for courses and have paid their first installment of tuition (see Step 9) or applied for OSAP by June 30, 2012: August 23rd at 9:30 am EST
Step 5 – Approximately 1 week before the course registration start dates for your year of study (see Step 4), check your Western e-mail account for information on obtaining your specific enrollment appointment start time.
- Enrollment Appointment Start Time – the first time the online course registration system becomes available to you. Your enrollment appointment time willcontinue from the time specified until July 25th at 11:59 pm EST(see Step 4 for additional course registration dates).
Step 6 –Get your enrollment appointment start time by logging into your Student Center and selecting "Details" under Enrollment Dates onthe right hand of the page. Please note that you will not be able to enroll in classes prior to your enrollment appointment start time.
Step 7 –Enroll in your courses at your enrollment appointment start time or any time afterwards. Check out our Step by Step Guide to Registration for detailed instructions on how to add, drop, and swap courses via the Student Center.
How to Add a Class
How to Drop a Class
How to Swap a Class
Step 8 –If applying for OSAP, apply by June 30th to ensure your application is processed by September.
Step 9 – Pay your tuition fees through online banking by August 15, 2012 (for upper year students; students in 1st year, tuition is due August 1, 2012). Affiliate students, different tuition duedates may apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What if the course says "notfull" on the web version of the timetable but comes up as "full" when I try to register?
A - This happens when you do not meet the priority or restriction placed on the course. You may not get special permission to avoid these situations.
Q - Do I have to call the Helpline for help to enroll in every course I want to take if I have transfer credits?
A – No, you will not have to call the Helpline unless one of your transfer credits is considered to be the pre-requisite or co-requisite for the course you would like to enroll in.
Q – What is a requisite?
A – There are different types of requisites:
- Pre-requisites – a course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course;
- Co-requisites – a course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course; and
- Anti-requisites – a course that overlaps sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.
Q – What is the difference between a priority and a restriction?
A – A Priority is when students in specificdegrees/modules have the first opportunity to register. Priorities lift on July 26th at9:30 am EST. A restriction is when only students in specific degrees/modules may register in that course. Note: Special permission is not normally granted to students who do not meet restrictions or priorities since these are in place so program students can get courses to be able to graduate.
Q – How will I know when a special permission is added to my record?
A – You can see your special permission by logging into Student Center and looking under "Academics".