Fall/Winter 2020 Course Registration

Fall/Winter 2020 Course Registration

Are you ready for September?  It’s time to start thinking about the 2020-2021 Fall/Winter term.  The following information outlines the steps for you to take as you prepare for next year.

Step 1 - View your 2019-2020 Fall/Winter Grade Report (Student Center > Academics > My Academics > View My Grades > Grade Report tab for 2019 Fall/Winter).  Grade Reports will be generated throughout the summer as progression decisions are received from the faculties.

Step 2 - Review your program and module (Student Center > Academics > My Academics > My Program) and review your course requirements (available through the Academic Calendar).

Step 3 - Research and plan for the courses you are interested in taking next year - see the Academic Calendar and Draft My Schedule to help you plan a conflict-free timetable beginning June 1 (by 4pm).

NOTEAs Western University continues to respond to the changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course offerings may be subject to change. As you plan your course selections, we encourage you to review the academic timetable regularly and follow updates available on the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 course section of the OOR Updates and FAQs website.

Be aware that it is your responsibility to choose courses ensuring that you meet all pre-requisite, co-requisite, and anti-requisite requirements (definitions of these terms are available through the Academic Calendar).

The Academic Calendar provides course information such as course names, numbers, descriptions and the necessary pre-requisites/anti-requisites/co-requisites.  Note: not all courses are offered every year.

Please be aware that many courses have restrictions on registration.

Step 4 - Make note of the following enrollment start dates:

  • 1st year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled on June 6th
  • 2nd year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled between July 20th and July 24th
  • 3rd year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled between July 13th and July 17th
  • 4th year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled between July 6th and July 10th
  • Priority Lift Day #1: July 30th at the start of the business day (Note: course registration will be temporarily suspended on July 28th at 11:59 p.m. EST to prepare for Priorities lifting.)  When priorities lift, you must still meet all pre-requisite, co-requisite, and anti-requisite requirements.
  • Priority Lift Day #2: August 6th at the start of the business day (Note: course registration will be temporarily suspended on August 4th at 11:59 p.m. EST to prepare for Priorities lifting.) 

Step 5 - 2 to 3 days before the enrollment start dates for your year of study (see Step 4) check your Western @uwo.ca e-mail account for information on obtaining your specific enrollment start time.

  • Enrollment Start Time – the first time the online course registration system becomes available to you.

Step 6 - Get your enrollment start time by logging into your Student Center and selecting “Details” under Enrollment Dates on the right side of the page.  Please note that you will not be able to enroll in classes prior to your enrollment start time.  However, once your enrollment start time has arrived, course registration will remain available for you until September 16th.

Step 7 - Enroll in your courses at your enrollment start time or any time afterwards.  Check out our Fall/Winter Guide for detailed instructions on how to add, drop, and swap courses via the Student Center

  • Please Note: Using a computer script to evade security systems or to automatically enroll in courses is not authorized and contrary to Western’s Computing, Technology & Information Resources policy (Policy 1.13) ( http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/policies_procedures/section1/mapp113.pdf ).  The Office of the Registrar will be monitoring the use of such scripts during the upcoming registration periods.  If anyone is identified as using such scripts to evade security systems or to automatically enroll in courses, the individual may be removed from courses and given a late registration appointment time.  The individual may also be subject to other sanctions.

Step 8 - If applying for OSAP, complete your application and submit all supporting documentation by June 30th to ensure your application is processed by September. 

Step 9 - Pay your tuition fees through online banking by August 4, 2020 (1 st year students) or August 17, 2020 (Upper year students).  Affiliate students, different tuition due dates may apply.

Need More Help? Student Central is here to help you

1 st Year Registration (June 6th) – 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

You can also speak to someone about course registration via our Chat option or emailing us at contact@uwo.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Wait List and where can I find more information?

The wait list option allows students to join a queue for automatic enrollment into a class component. A wait list option can be available on all types of class components: lecture, tutorial, laboratory or exam centers. For more information visit https://www.registrar.uwo.ca/academics/register_in_courses/index.html#waitlist

How do I move my schedule from Draft My Schedule to Student Center to register?

Follow our step-by-step instructions to move the courses to your Course Enrollment Worksheet.

What is a requisite?

There are different types of requisites:

  • Pre-requisites – a course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course;
  • Co-requisites – a course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course; and
  • Anti-requisites – a course that overlaps sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit. An anti-requisite is not equal to a pre-requisite unless you see in the Western Calendar that the course will accept it.

What if the course says “not full” on the web version of the timetable but comes up as “full” when I try to register?

This happens when you do not meet the priority or restriction placed on the course. You may not get special permission to avoid these situations.

What is the difference between a priority and a restriction?

A Priority is when students in specific degrees/modules have the first opportunity to register. If a course has a priority, you can add yourself to the waiting list to see if you would qualify for a space when the priority lifts.

A restriction is when only students in specific degrees/modules/campus may register in that course. Note: Special permission is not normally granted to students who do not meet priorities since these are in place so program students can get courses to be able to graduate.

Do I have to call the Helpline for help to enroll in every course I want to take if I have transfer credits?

No, you will not have to call the Helpline unless one of your transfer credits is considered to be the pre-requisite or co-requisite for the course you would like to enroll in.

Can a Main Campus student take a course offered at an Affiliate College

Provided the course is not offered on Main Campus, it is not a required course for your module and the priorities lift, yes.

How will I know when a special permission is added to my record?

You can see your special permission by logging into Student Center and looking under “Academics”. Many departments are using class permissions this year allowing student who have been granted permission to register without contacting the Office of the Registrar so always try yourself before contacting us.

I want to swap a lab or tutorial. Can I do so without dropping and re-adding the lecture section?

Yes, review our Swapping a Lab or Tutorial information.