Registration help

Student Support Services is available to help in person

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm PST Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 9:30 am - 4:00 pm PST Wednesday

Call 250-721-8121 or email .

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Registration instructions

 

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 Step-by-step instructions

Course restrictions

Some courses have restrictions on registration. Plan to register for courses that you are not restricted from.

To check for course restrictions

  • Click the CRN link in the 'Sections found' table.
  • Next, click the course title in the popup window.

Different sections of the same course may have different restrictions.

If the section is full

Pause your registration and re-work your timetable. The sections you have already registered for will be saved. 

  • Use "look up classes" to search for a section with seats and that fits into your timetable.
  • Continue your registration on My page 
  • Add yourself to a waitlist, if available.

If a section is cancelled or changed

You will get an email if a section is change or cancelled.

Registration warning messages

You will get a warning message if there is a problem with a course you have tried to add. The message will alert you that course registration cannot be completed.

If you believe this is incorrect, contact your adviser.

What do do if you get one of these warning messages:

Prerequisite

When you try to register for a course and you have not completed the prerequisite courses.

Review the academic calendar entry for the course to make sure that you meet the prerequisites and minimum grade requirements.

  • If you met the prerequisite in high school, contact Admissions
  • If it is your first term at UVic, contact Admissions
  • If you are a transfer student, contact Admissions
  • If you have less than 12 units of courses at UVic, contact Admissions
  • If you have over 12 units of courses at UVic, contact Records
  • Contact the department offering the course to ask for a prerequisite override. You may be asked to show proof of prerequisite or be redirected to Admissions or Records.

Level or program restriction

When you try to register for a course for which you do not meet the qualifications.

Review the academic calendar entry for the course to make sure that you meet the program or year level requirements.

Some courses are reserved for students who are in specific programs like Law or Engineering.

Some courses are reserved for students who are in a particular year like third-year.

  • Check with the department offering the course to see if there are alternative courses or if you can get permission to take the course
  • If you are in the wrong program or year, contact Records

Time conflict

When you try to add more than one class that takes up the same block of time in your schedule.

Time conflicts will be identified with the CRN of the conflicting course.

  • Pause your registration and re-work your timetable. The sections you have already registered for will be saved. 
  • Use "look up classes" to search for a section with seats and that fits into your timetable.
  • Continue your registration on My page 

Permission required

Some courses, like Directed Study and Honours Thesis, need permission from the instructor or the department.

  • If you to register for a course and get this message, contact the department offering the course.