When to register

Learn how to check your registration date and time on My page.

Find your registration date and time

  • To ensure you have the best possible course selection, make sure you register on your assigned date and time
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The steps

  1. Log in to My page
  2. In 'Student Services' under the 'Registration' tab, select 'Registration status'
  3. Select an upcoming session to see

    • Registration date in the "From" column
    • Registration time (Pacific Standard Time - PST) in the "Begin Time" column
    • Whether there is a hold on your account that will stop you from being able to register
    • Program details including Faculty, Department and Major

Registration order

The number of students eligible to register each day is limited to streamline registration, and you will not be able to access the system prior to your assigned date and time. All students will register in order by GPA, as follows:

  1. First-year entering scholarship, exchange students
  2. New year 1 students
  3. Years 5 and 4
  4. Diploma students (includes students in BEd programs who have completed their professional year) and graduate students
  5. Year 3
  6. Non-degree students
  7. Years 2 and 1
  8. Visiting and exploratory studies

Students on probation will be assigned the same day as the rest of the students in their year but will be given the last registration time available on their registration date.


Year standing

You can see what year you are in on My page. If you're a new student, you can also see your year standing on your offer letter.

Undergraduate students who are in a degree program are classified by the number of units completed:

Unit count Year
Below 12  First Year
12 to 26.5 

Second Year

27 to 41.5

Third Year

42 units or above

Fourth Year (four-year programs)

42 to 56.5

Fourth Year (five-year programs, e.g. B.Ed.)

57 units or above 

Fifth Year (five-year programs, e.g. B.Ed.)

If you are completing a non-degree program (e.g. certificate, diploma or professional specialization certificate, or a visiting student) then your year standing is unclassified.

If you think your year standing is incorrect, please contact Undergraduate Records.


Registration support

Student Support Services is open 8:30am-4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am-4pm on Wednesday. 

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