Course Registration Fall 2022

Course Registration Fall 2022

Are you ready for September?  It’s time to start thinking about the 2022-2023 Fall/Winter term.  The following information outlines the steps for you to take as you prepare for next year.

We will be hosting an Instagram Live ( on June 9, 2022 at 3 p.m. eastern.

Step 1 - View your 2022-2023 Fall/Winter Grade Report (Student Center > Academics > My Academics > View My Grades > Grade Report tab for 2021 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 on Draft My Schedule > Course Selection)

Step 3 – Research and plan for the courses you are interested in taking next year - Draft My Schedule to help you plan a conflict-free timetable.

Be aware that it is your responsibility to choose courses ensuring that you meet all pre-requisite, co-requisite, and anti-requisite requirements. For a breakdown of what these terms mean visit our FAQ.

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 11th
  • 2nd year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled between July 18th and July 22nd
  • 3rd year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled between July 11th and July 15th
  • 4th year students: Enrollment appointments will be scheduled between July 4th and July 8th
  • Priorities Lift #1: July 28th (Note: course registration will be temporarily suspended on July 26th 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 #2: August 4th (Note: course registration will be temporarily suspended on August 2nd 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 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

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

Step 9 – Pay your tuition fees through online banking by August 2, 2022 (1st year students) or August 15, 2022 (Upper year students).  Affiliate students, different tuition due dates may apply.

Need More Help?  Student Central is here to help you.

Come chat with us

Extended Hours for course registration:  

1st Year Registration (June 11) – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4th Year Registration July 4-7 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3rd Year Registration July 11-14 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2nd Year Registration July 18-21 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.  Reach out to our chat to find out if the priority lifts.

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

No, you will not have to reach out the Chat 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.

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 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.

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 students 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.