Register in Summer Courses

Important Summer Dates

Summer term activation and access to course registration through Student Center begins on February 18 for all Summer sessions.

NOTE: Western University is hosting the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 30 - June 5, 2020.  No classes will be scheduled during this time.

See Summer Course Registration 2020 or the drop-down options below for Summer Term and Registration dates.

Summer Distance Studies

Session
Duration Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop 
(without academic
penalty)
Exams
1.0 or 0.5 course
(12 weeks)
May 4 - July 31 May 8 June 15 August 4 - August 7
First-Term 0.5 course (6 weeks) May 4 - June 19 May 8 June 8 See Instructor
Second-Term 0.5 course (6 weeks) June 22 - July 31 June 26 July 20 August 4 - August 7

 

Summer Evening

Session
Duration Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop 
(without academic
penalty)
Exams
1.0 or 0.5 course
(12 weeks)
May 4 - July 31 May 8 June 15 August 4 - August 5
First-Term 0.5 course (6 weeks) May 4 - June 19 May 8 June 8 See Instructor
Second-Term 0.5 course (6 weeks) June 22 - July 31 June 26 July 20 August 4 - August 5

Intersession

Session
Duration Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop 
(without academic
penalty)
Exams
1.0 or 0.5 course
(6 weeks)
May 11 - June 26 May 12 June 8 June 29 - June 30
First-Term 0.5 course (3 weeks) May 11 - May 29 May 12 May 25 See Instructor
Second-Term 0.5 course (3 weeks) June 8 - June 26 June 9 July 19 June 29 - June 30

Summer Day

Session
Duration Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop 
(without academic
penalty)
Exams
1.0 or 0.5 course
(6 weeks)
July 6 - August 14 July 7 July 24 August 17 - August 18
First-Term 0.5 course (3 weeks) July 6 - July 24 July 7 July 17 See Instructor
Second-Term 0.5 course (3 weeks) July 27 - August 14 July 28 August 10 August 17 - August 18

 

Submit a Summer Term Activation Request to Register in Courses

Continuing/Current Undergraduate Students
To register in Summer courses, you must complete a Summer term activation request so that you can access course registration through Student Center. Summer Term Activation will be available starting February 18, 2020 and will remain available until the last day to add a Summer course.

To submit a term activation request, log-in to Student Center. Navigate to Western Links > Summer Term Activation. 

After your term activation request is processed, you will be issued an enrollment appointment to begin registering in courses online through your Student Center.

 Summer Term Activation requests are not processed immediately.

  • Requests are processed frequently from Monday to Friday.
  • Requests submitted from Monday to Friday (before 2pm) are usually processed within 24 hrs.
  • Requests submitted on a Friday (after 2pm), Saturday or Sunday will be processed on the next business day.

New Undergraduate Students
Students newly admitted to Western University do not need to submit a Summer term activation request. New students will be automatically term activated and issued an enrollment appointment upon admission.

Visiting Undergraduate Students
Visting Undergraduate students do not need to submit a Summer term activation request. Visiting students will be automatically term activated and issued an enrollment appointment upon completion of processing their Visiting Undergraduate Student Application. See Visiting Undergraduate Students for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

I submitted my Summer term activation request. When can I start registering for courses?

After your term activation request is processed, you will be issued an enrollment appointment to begin registering in courses. Enrollment appointments are issued frequently during business hours so there may be a delay between when you become ‘term active’ from your request and when you receive your enrollment appointment.

Will I be notified when my Summer term activation request is processed?

No. Check your Student Center regularly after submitting your request. Requests submitted from Monday to Friday (before 2pm) are usually processed within 24 hrs.

I think my Summer term activation request has been processed. Why can I not register for courses yet?

Enrollment appointments are issued frequently during business hours so there may be a delay between when you become 'term active' from your request and when you receive your enrollment appointment.

 

Summer Term - Session Types

The Summer term runs from May to August, however, courses are scheduled in sessions that have different week intervals within the Summer term months. There are 4 different session types that can be identified by a session code when searching for courses in Student Center.

Summer Distance Studies (C)

Session Type
Course Weight Duration Time Period
DISTANCE STUDIES
C 1st 0.5 6 weeks May - June
C 2nd 0.5 6 weeks Late June - August
C 3rd 0.5 12 weeks May - August
C Reg 1.0 12 weeks May - August

Summer Evening (N)

Session Type
Course Weight Duration Time Period
SUMMER EVENING
N 1st 0.5 6 weeks May - June
N 2nd 0.5 6 weeks Late June - August
N 3rd 0.5 12 weeks May - August
N Reg 1.0 12 weeks May - August

Intersession (B)

Session Type
Course Weight Duration Time Period
INTERSESSION
B 1st 0.5 3 weeks May
B 2nd 0.5 3 weeks Late May - June
B 3rd 0.5 6 weeks May - June
B Reg 1.0 6 weeks May - June

Summer Day (S)

Session Type
Course Weight Duration Time Period
SUMMER DAY
S 1st 0.5 3 weeks July
S 2nd 0.5 3 weeks Mid-July - August
S 3rd 0.5 6 weeks July - August
S Reg 1.0 6 weeks July - August

Search for Summer Courses

Use one of these options to search for Summer courses:

Draft My Schedule

Accessible to current/continuing and new students.
Visiting Students can access once they have a Western student number.

Use Draft My Schedule to help you build an individual conflict-free class schedule.

Log into Student Center or Draft My Schedule.

Note: This tool does not import your course selections into your Student Center.  It allows you to create and play with your preferred timetable in order to prepare for course registration in Student Center.

 

Undergraduate Summer Academic Timetable

 Accessible to all students, including Visiting students, staff and public.

 

Your Student Center

To search for Summer courses in Student Center, navigate to Academics > Planning > Search for Courses. Make sure to select the appropriate Summer term using the look up option.

Search for term

When considering the available courses, click the arrow next to the course of interest to view the Session Type and other details.  Keep track of the Session Type for your course selections.

Summer session id

Plan Your Schedule

Use Draft My Schedule to help you build an individual conflict-free class schedule.

Log into Student Center or Draft My Schedule.

Note: This tool does not import your course selections into your Student Center.  It allows you to create and play with your preferred timetable in order to prepare for course registration in Student Center.

Refer to the Western Academic Calendar for academic information, such as module/program requirements and course descriptions.

Course Load Rules

Review the rules on how many courses can be taken during the same session type to ensure you have a conflict-free timetable before you register.

 Examples:

Academic Part-Time
2.5 Maximum Course Load

Acceptable Summer Session Overlap Example 1 DISTANCE STUDIES
C REG
1.0
12 WKS
DISTANCE STUDIES
C REG
1.0
12 WKS
DISTANCE STUDIES
C REG
0.5
12 WKS
Example 2 DISTANCE STUDIES
C REG
1.0
12 WKS
DISTANCE STUDIES
N REG
1.0
12 WKS
SUMMER DAY
 S 2ND
0.5
3 WKS
Invalid Summer Session Overlap Example 1 DISTANCE STUDIES
C REG
1.0
12 WKS
SUMMER EVENING
N REG
1.0
12 WKS
INTERSESSION
B 2ND
0.5
3 WKS

Course Overlap Chart

Use this chart to help determine if your course selections will overlap:

Summer session overlap chart