Summer Course Registration

Summer Course Registration

Do you want to take summer courses?  If so, then follow these steps: 

STEP 1: Summer Activation (February 22 - July 30)

Log into Student Center beginning February 22nd and select the Summer Activation link from the Student Services Links section on the right. Activation can take up to 24 hours Monday to Friday. Enrollment appointments are automatically assigned once you are activated.

STEP 2: Register in courses

Once your account is activated, log in to Student Center and Under Academics > Planning > select Enroll in Classes.

For instructions on course registration, refer to our Summer guide for help. Please view our Summer Term and Registration dates.

In the Summer term, all students are considered part time and are limited to 2.5 credits. Pay attention to the date overlap of your course selections to ensure that you can manage the demands of the competing course work and expectations.

You can use Draft My Schedule to help you create a conflict free schedule (available beginning February 1).

STEP 3: Fees

Make sure fees are paid by the summer tuition due date: May 16, 2022. If you are relying on OSAP to pay your tuition, the application will be available mid-March 2022. The deadline to submit a Summer OSAP application to guarantee deferral is April 8, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration has not started yet, how can a course be FULL?

If you see that a course is full it might just be closed. Check the notes on Draft My Schedule to see if that section requires special permission, uses a wait list, or will open if all other sections are full.

What is a Wait List and where can I find more information?

The wait list option allows students to join a queue for automatic enrollment into a class component. A wait list option can be available on all types of class components: lecture, tutorial, laboratory or exam centers. For more information visit

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 Course Enrollment Worksheet.

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 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.

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 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.

Do I have to contact Western chat for help to enroll in every course I want to take if I have transfer credits?

No, you will not have to contact Western chat 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.

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

Review the notes in Draft My Schedule to see if the course can be taken with Home Faculty permission. If a course has a Main campus section you will not be able to take it at an affiliate.

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

You can see your special permission by logging into Student Center and looking under “Academics”. Many departments are using class permissions this year allowing student who have been granted permission to register without contacting the Office of the Registrar so always try yourself before contacting us.

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.

How many summer courses can I take?

Students can take 2.5 credits in the summer across all sessions.