Step by Step Guide to Registration

A Step by Step Guide to Course Registration

Course registration at Western University is done over the internet through the Student Center. The following instructions give you a brief step by step guide to registering for a course through this system, as well as links to more detailed instructions.

Important Note: Please be aware that Western University does not support external timetable services. These providers may not have up-to-date and accurate information. When making your course selections, please ensure you meet all course prerequisites, antirequisites, and corequisites.

Before you can start:

1. You must be activated in the term in which you want to register in courses.  For information on term activation see the Activation Services Page.

2. You must have an active UWO email account.

3. Go through the academic calendar & timetable to find information on the courses & sections you are interested in, as well as some alternates in case of conflicts/full courses.

4. Ensure you select the timetable for the term in which you want to register in the courses.

Ensure you have any prerequisites or co-requisites needed and that you do not have any anti-requisites.

The Calendar course information contains course names, numbers, descriptions, and the necessary prerequisites/anti-requisites/co-requisites for the course.

Course Registration

Adding a Class

1.Log in to Student Center.  You will need your Western username & password. If you do not have this information, use our Student Center Access Guide.

2. Under the Academic Section select 'Add a Class'.

3. Search for the class you would like to add by clicking on the search button (see class search for further info) OR enter the class nbr if you know it and click enter.

4. When the course you selected appears click next to put it in your shopping cart.

5. Scroll down to click Proceed To Step 2 of 3 and then click Finish Enrolling to add the course.

6. Click here for more information Adding a Class (pdf)

Dropping a Class

1. Log in to Student Center.  You will need your Western username & password. If you do not have this information, use our Student Center Access Guide.

2. Under the Academic Section select 'Drop a Class'.

3. Select the class you wish to drop by clicking in the Select box.

4. Click Drop Selected Classes.

5. Click Finish Dropping.

6. Click here for more information Dropping a Class (pdf)


Swapping a Class

1. Log in to Student Center.  You will need your Western username & password. If you do not have this information, use our Student Center Access Guide.

2. Under the Academic Section select 'Swap Classes' from the 'Other Academic' drop down box and click the double arrows to continue.

3. Select the class you wish to swap out by choosing from the list in the 'Select from your schedule' dropdown box.

4. Choose a class to replace it using the course registration system.  After making your choice, you will be presented with a page with the details on your swap.

5. Review the details of your swap & once satisfied, click the finish swapping button.  A page will come up with the information about your swap.  The status heading will tell you if your classes were swapped successfully, or if there was an error.

6. Click here for more information Swapping Classes (pdf)

NOTE: If you are trying to swap just the tutorial or lab but keep the same class call the Helpline at (519) 661-2100 they can help you avoid losing your class.

Search for Classes

1. When you are searching for a class enter the first 3 digits of the course subject in the box and click select subject (eg. Psy for Psychology).

2. When the options appear, click the select button next to the choice you are looking for (eg. Psychol for Psychology).

3. Enter the course number if you know it or just click the search button. Open courses will appear for you to choose from.

4. Click the green arrow next to the course you would like to add and then select the section you want to add.  From here go back to the Add instructions to continue.

5. Click here for more information Search the Catalog (pdf)