Course registration

Classes that satisfy the University of Victoria's Academic Writing Requirement (AWR) fill very quickly (especially ATWP 135 as this class is also a prerequisite for a number of programs across campus). To ensure you have the best possible course selection, make sure you register as soon as you can.

Your registration date and time message will be sent to the email address you have set as 'Preferred' in your Online Tools "Personal Profile". To ensure this important email in not caught in your spam folder, we recommend that you add @uvic.ca to your email safe senders

  • Winter session registration for courses running September - April takes place in late June.
  • Summer session registration for courses running May - August takes place in March.

For students needing to satisfy the AWR, we strongly recommend registering in one of our classes as early in your degree as possible. Start planning your timetable and researching which AWR course is right for you as soon as the course timetable is available.  

Detailed instructions (step-by-step guides and how to videos) on course registration and how to add courses can be found here.

If you have questions or concerns regarding whether you have satisfied the Academic Writing Requirement (AWR) or about your course selection, please contact the academic adviser for your faculty or program. 

For registration support, Student Support Services is open 8:30am - 4:00pm PDT on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am - 4:00pm on Wednesday. This office can be reached by phone at 250-721-8121, via email at  or in person at the University Centre (UVC 15).

Restricted class sections

There a number of ATWP 135 class sections that have restricted seating. This means that only students who are enrolled in a specific program will be able to register in that class section. For example, we have a section of ATWP 135 that is restricted to students in the Theatre program -- if a student who is not a Theatre major tries to register, they will receive a notification saying “permission of the department needed.” If you see this notification when you try to register for a class, chances are you will not be given access to that particular section. You should look for a section that is open to students in your program or to all students. 

Please note that class restrictions are stated on the course timetable.   

For the 2023/24 academic year we have the following restricted sections:

Summer 2023

ATWP 135 A01 - May 15-June 30

ATWP 135 A02 - May 15-June 30

ATWP 135 A03 - July 5 to August 13

ATWP 250 A01 - May 15-June 30

Fall 2023

ATWP 135 A13 - Restricted to students that self-identify as Indigenous.

ATWP 135 A10 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

ATWP 135 A11 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

ATWP 135 A12 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

ATWP 135 A20 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

Spring 2024

ATWP 135 A01 - Restricted to students who have taken ATWP 101 in Fall term.

ATWP 135 A02 - Restricted to students who have taken ATWP 101 in Fall term

ATWP 135 A26 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

ATWP 135 A27 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

ATWP 135 A28 - Online section for students unable to attend face-to-face classes due to travel and health restrictions.

Waitlists

If you find that your preferred course or class section is full when you try to register, you should add yourself to the waitlist via Online Tools. (Review UVic’s course registration page for information on how to add yourself to a course waitlist.) It is then your responsibility as a student to check the email that UVic has on file for you. Offers to accept a waitlisted position will come through email, you will have 47 hours to accept an available seat in the class before the start of term, and 23 hours once the term has begun.

If you simply need to take the class at a particular time on a particular day, look at other sections. We often run a few sections of the same class in the same time slot, and putting yourself on the waitlist for one section won't move you into an empty seat in another section.

You might even consider if other sections with open seats will work with your schedule. AWR-designated classes fill up every year. Taking an open seat that will work is often a better idea than waiting for a spot in a section that meets at a more desirable time.

You should also look ahead to future terms. We run sections of AWR-designated courses every term as well as several in the summer. Enrolling in the course on the first possible day when you can register offers you the best possible chance of getting a seat.

And finally you might want to consider whether a different AWR-designated course will meet your needs. Look at the which course is right for me page to help you make a decision. 

Attending class while on a waitlist

Students who are on a class waitlist must attend classes during the semester's add/drop period (usually the first two weeks of classes) in order to keep their place on the waitlist. If students do not attend classes during this period or contact the instructor with a suitable explanation for their absence, they will be dropped from the class waitlist. 

In order for students enrolled in AWR-designated courses to receive the best possible instruction, classes must be a small as possible. Right now, that's a cap of 30 students for ATWP 135 and ENGL 146; the ENGL 147 lecture is large, but tutorial sections are capped at 20. Enrolling students above the class cap is detrimental to the learning environment. For that reason, we will normally not enroll any students beyond the class cap.