Get Ready for Course Registration

Get Ready for Course Registration

Before enroling in courses, make sure you have your Duo MFA set up! You won't be able to login to your Student Center if you don't have MFA. To set up your MFA, follow the steps on our website.

Are you ready for September?  It’s time to start thinking about the 2024-25 Fall/Winter term. Read the information below to make sure you're prepared for course registration.

Need a refresher on using Student Center to enrol in courses? Check out these videos on how to use Student Center to enrol in courses: 

Check your Adjudication Comments and Intent to Register Results

View your 2023-24 Fall/Winter Grade Report (Student Center > Academics > Academic Program > Grade Report Progression > Grade Report tab for 2023 Fall/Winter).  Grade Reports will be generated throughout the summer as progression decisions are received from the faculties. Expect to see your results the week before registration begins for your year. 

Review your approved program, year and module (Student Center > Academics > Academic Program) and review your course requirements (available on Draft My Schedule > Degree Requirements). If you are an upper-year student, ensure you follow the Western Calendar for your entry year.

Plan Your Schedule

Research and plan for the courses you are interested in taking next year - Draft My Schedule to help you plan a conflict-free timetable. If you plan to add yourself to a waitlist, ensure you are registered in your backup course and swap yourself onto the waitlist.

Be aware that it is your responsibility to choose courses ensuring that you meet all pre-requisite, co-requisite, and anti-requisite requirements. For a breakdown of what these terms mean visit our FAQ.

Please be aware that many courses have restrictions on registration.

To help you determine what courses you should enrol in, find your module on the Academic Calendar and review the required courses

Registration Dates:

Make note of the following enrolment start dates:

  • 1st year students: Enrolment appointments will be assigned from June 24 to 28
  • 2nd year students: Enrolment appointments will be assigned from July 22 to 26
  • 3rd year students: Enrolment appointments will be assigned from July 15 to 19
  • 4th year students: Enrolment appointments will be assigned from July 8 to 12
  • Priority Change #1: July 31 (No access to Course Registration as of midnight 12:00 a.m. EST)
  • Priority Change #2: August 7 (No access to Course Registration as of midnight 12:00 a.m. EST to prepare for Priorities changing.)
  • When priorities lift, you must still meet all pre-requisite, co-requisite, and anti-requisite requirements.

Enrollment Appointments

2 to 3 days before the enrolment start dates for your year of study (see Registration Dates above) check your Western e-mail account for information on obtaining your specific enrollment start time.

Your Enrolment Start Time is the first time the online course registration system becomes available to you - this time is not changable. You can enrol in courses anytime after your enrolment start time, but no earlier.

Get your enrolment start time by logging into your Student Center and navigating to Academics > Course Registration > Enrollment Appointments.

Note: that you will not be able to enroll in classes prior to your enrollment start time. However, once your enrollment start time has arrived, course registration will remain available for you until September 13. 

Once Your Appointment Begins

Enroll in your courses at your enrollment start time or any time afterwards.  Check out our Fall/Winter Guide for detailed instructions on how to add, drop, and swap courses via the Student Center

OSAP and Out of Province Funding

If applying for OSAP, complete your application and submit all supporting documentation by June 30 to ensure your application is processed by the fees deadline in August If you apply for OSAP after June 30, there is no guarantee your OSAP application will be processed and an assessment known by the tuition due date.  Please make arrangements to pay the first installment of tuition or you may incur late fee charges if your OSAP has not been assessed by the tuition due date.

Tuition/Other Fees 

Pay your tuition & other fees through online banking by August 1, 2024* (1st year students) or August 15, 2024* (Upper year students). 

*Banks can take 3-5 business days to send Western the funds, so make sure you plan accordingly to ensure your fees are paid on time.

Note: Affiliate students may have different tuition due dates.

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How do I move my schedule from Draft My Schedule to Student Center to register?

Follow our step-by-step instructions to move the courses to your Enrolment Cart.

What if the course says "not full" on the web version of the timetable but comes up as "full" when I try to register?

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.

Do I have to chat with the Helpline for help to enrol in every course I want to take if I have transfer credits?

No, you will not have to reach out 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.

What is a requisite?

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. An anti-requisite is not equal to a pre-requisite unless you see in the Western Calendar that the course will accept it.

What is the difference between a priority and a restriction?

A Priority is when students in specific degrees/modules have the first opportunity to register. If a course has a priority, you can add yourself to the waiting list (not all courses have waitlists; you can only add yourself to a course waitlist if the option is available) to see if you would qualify for a space when the priority lifts.
A restriction is when only students in specific degrees/modules/campus may register in that course.

Note: Special permission is not normally granted to students who do not meet priorities since these are in place so program students can get courses to be able to graduate.

Can a Main Campus student take a course offered at an Affiliate College

Provided the course is not offered on Main Campus, it is not a required course for your module and the priorities lift, yes.

How will I know when a special permission is added to my record?

To view special permissions click the Academics tile and then the Permissions & Transfer Credit tile and choose Special Permissions.

I want to swap a lab or tutorial. Can I do so without dropping and re-adding the lecture section?

Yes, review our Swapping a Lab or Tutorial information.