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Registration FAQ

  1. Is there information on registration available online for students? 

    The Reg 101 site provides an overview of the registration process, with organizational tips, tutorials and next steps. The FYPG (First Year Guide) provides an interactive web experience allowing students to see the courses suggested for their first year. You'll also find links in (My page) under under “Student services/need help?”

  2. Are prerequisites being checked when I try to register? 

    Yes. However, the checking will be turned off for specific groups of students until later in August when the bulk of transfer credit is awarded and high school prerequisites are entered into the registration system. The groups for which prerequisite checking is turned off are: students newly admitted to the most recent Summer Session and the current Winter Session, returning students whose status is currently Visiting, International Exchange, Diploma or Degree Holders with transfer credit. Throughout the summer Student Systems Support Services will run reports to list students who are registered in sections for which they do not have the prerequisites. These reports can be used by departments like ours to notify students of their lack of prerequisites or for dropping students from the sections.

  3. When are the wait list registration offers sent out? 

    Registration offers are made and emails sent to students around noon of each working day.

  4. How long do I have to respond to a wait list offer? 

    Initially, you have a response time of two weeks (336 hours).

    For first term: After the first day of September the response time will be reduced to one week (168 hours). After the first day of classes the response time will be reduced to 24 hours. The offers will expire at midnight on the last day to add the course if this occurs before the response time has expired. This is stated in the email that you receive.

    For second term: Before the Christmas break the response time will be reduced to one week (168 hours). No offers are sent out during the university's Christmas closure. After the first day of classes the response time will be reduced to 24 hours. The offers will expire at midnight on the last day to add the course if this occurs before the response time has expired. This is stated in the email sent to all students affected.

  5. Will I receive registration offers from the wait list if there is a hold on my record that prevents registration, such as when I owe fees? 

    No. The wait list monitoring process checks for holds that would prevent registration and an offer is not sent if you have an active hold.

  6. Will I get a registration offer for the wait list if there is a time conflict with the wait listed course and my registered courses? 

    Yes. However, you will receive an error message when you attempt to register and will have to either drop the existing course that conflicts or decline adding the wait listed course.

  7. How do I qualify to write a pretest?

    See the pretests page.

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