Register in Courses

Course Registration is completed in Student Center.  See drop down options below for how to make changes to your enrollment (e.g. add/drop/swap/waitlist). These steps remain the same regardless of the Term in which you wish to register.  The process leading up to registration however, varies based on the Term (Fall/Winter, Summer).  Choose your Term below for more information.

Note: Online course registration ends after the last day to add the course.  After the online registration period ends, use a course change form to drop a course.  Consult your Faculty Academic Counselling Office for more information.


Add a Class

If you have a valid enrollment appointment, you may begin adding, dropping or swapping classes.

Visual Detailed Guide - Adding a Class (pdf)

Quick Steps

  1. Log into Student Center.
  2. Under the Academic Section select Enroll in Classes.
  3. Pick a course to add using either Search for Class or Enter Class Nbr (not Course number!)
  4. When the course you are searching for appears, select the Next button to go to the next step in registering for this course. This course has now been added to your Course Enrollment Worksheet.

Note: At the bottom of the page you will see classes you have already placed in your shopping cart.  You are NOT enrolled in these courses until you have completed the adding process.

  1. Repeat above steps to continue adding classes.
  2. Select the Finish Enrolling button to enroll in the class(es) in your Course Enrollment Worksheet.

Drop a Class

Visual Detailed Guide - Dropping a Class (pdf)

Quick Steps

    1. Log into Student Center.
    2. Under the Academic Section select Enroll in Classes then select the Drop
    3. Select the class you wish to drop by clicking in the Select
    4. Select Drop Selected Classes.
    5. Select Finish Dropping.

Swap a Class or Lab/Tutorial/Exam Centre

Swap a Class:
Visual Detailed Guide - Swapping a Class (pdf)

Swap a Lab/Tutorial/Exam Centre:
Visual Detailed Guide- Swapping a Lab or Tutorial or Exam Centre (pdf)


Quick Steps

  1. Log into Student Center.
  2. Under the Academics > Planning, select Enroll in Classes.
  3. Choose the My Academics tab, Swap.
  4. Select the course you wish to swap by choosing from the list in the Select from your schedule dropdown box.
    1. To Swap a Class, choose a replacement course using either the Class Search or My Planner if you have courses saved in your planner. 
    2. To Swap a Tutorial/Lab/Exam Centre, choose the SAME course as your replacement;   navigate through the options to find 1. the desired tutorial/lab/exam centre and 2. the same Lecture section in which you are currently enrolled. 
  5. After making your choice, you will be presented with a page with the details on your swap.
  6. Review the details of your swap & once satisfied, click the Finish Swapping. A page will come up with the information about your swap. The status heading will tell you if your courses were swapped successfully, or if there was an error.

Wait List a Class

For the 2019 Fall/Winter Term wait lists will be available on select Undergraduate classes starting July 19th.

Wait lists will be available on these 2019 Fall/Winter course offerings:

Course Section Course Section Course Section
Chinese 2240F 550 Chinese 3651G 550 Computer Science 2212A 001
Chinese 2241G 550 Chinese 4440A 550 Computer Science 2212B 001
Chinese 2242F 550 Classics 2300 001 Comptuer Science 2214A 001
Chinese 2244G 550 Classics 2301A 001 Computer Science 2214B 001
Chinese 2245F 550 Classics 2301B 001 Film 2159B 001
Chinese 2246G 550 Computer Science 2208A 001 MIT 2151A 001, 002
Chinese 2247G 550 Computer Science 2208B 001 MIT 3207F 001
Chinese 2271G 550 Computer Science 2209A 001 MIT 3223F 001
Chinese 2601A 550 Computer Science 2209B 001 MIT 3225F 001
Chinese 2602B 550 Computer Science 2210A 001 MIT 3776A 001
Chinese 3340A 550 Computer Science 2210B 001 MIT 3829F 001
Chinese 3341B 550 Computer Science 2211A 001 MIT 3833F 001
Chinese 3650F 550 Computer Science 2211B 001 Political Science 3208G 001

How to Join A Wait List

  1. When adding a class, select the "Waitlist if class is full" option to join the wait list.
    The wait list option will not be available on all classes.

  2. Your wait list position will be provided in the enrollment confirmation message:
    Your wait list position is also noted on your class schedule in Student Center [Planning – My Weekly Schedule – My Class Schedule – List View]

    Note: Eligibility to enroll in a class may change during the course registration period. A wait list position does not guarantee that you will be enrolled when space is available in the class.

  3. A process will run daily during the course registration period to enroll students from the wait list. The next eligible student (ex: student in position #1) will be assessed and if all enrollment conditions are met, the student will be automatically enrolled into the class.

    Note: A delay between when a space becomes available in a class and when a student will be enrolled from the wait list may occur.

  4. A notification will be sent to your Western email account when you have been automatically enrolled into a class from a wait list. Check your personal class schedule regularly for wait list and enrollment changes.


How Many Wait Lists Can I Join?

Term Status Maximum Wait List Units
Fall/Winter Full-Time 2.0
Fall/Winter Part-Time 1.0
Summer Part-Time 1.0

Do Wait List Units Count Towards my Total Course Load?

Wait list units will not count towards your enrolled course load. When you are enrolled in a full course load, make sure to use the swap option to add yourself to a wait list. By using the swap option, you will indicate which class should be dropped to make room in your course load.

How Do I Remove Myself From a Wait List?

Simply drop the class as you would drop any other class during the course registration period. You are responsible for dropping the class if you no longer wish to be enrolled.

I Was Not Enrolled From the Wait List. What Happened?

Enrollment conditions must be met to be enrolled from a wait list. If all enrollment conditions are not met, you will remain on the wait list and will be re-assessed the next time space is available.

For example, you will not be enrolled from a wait list if:

  • Adding that class will create a time conflict
  • Adding that class will exceed the maximum course load allowed for the term
  • Enrollment priority/restriction has not been met. You may join a wait list even if you do not meet the current priority/restriction condition. However, enrollment from a wait list can only occur if the priority/restriction condition is met or is no longer required.

Choose your Term:


Fall/Winter - New Students

Fall leaves Westminster college


Summer on campus