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Course registrations starts April 18. The sooner you register, the more options you’ll have. Please note that you must register for courses for the term to which you are admitted or your admission will be cancelled.

Figuring out which courses to take

Consult valuable resources

Look up your program in the undergraduate calendar, the definitive source for understanding the courses you'll need to take in order to complete your degree.

Depending on your department, you may also have access to first-year planning sheets and advising videos. In some cases, you must speak to an academic advisor or watch an advising video before you're cleared to register for courses.

If you at any point you need help finding all these resources and figuring out the registration system, email to set up a time to speak with a Welcome Crew student mentor.

Plan the whole year at once

Register for fall and winter term classes at the same time for maximum choice. And don’t forget about year-long courses! In your Student Centre, click Search for Classes. Search on Fall/Winter 2020-21 to see classes that run from September through April.

Fall 2020 term is primarily online, but it's a good idea to make sure your schedule allows you enough time to get between classes, for future terms when classes are back to being held on campus (possibly as of winter term, starting January 2021).  

SGW indicates the class is held on the Sir George Williams Campus, with LOY for Loyola Campus. Online means the class is offered online only. The shuttle bus takes 20 to 30 minutes. To be on the safe side, allow at least an hour between classes if you'll be travelling from one campus to the other.

Advising requirements

How advising works at Concordia

Your academic advisor

Your Academic Advisor (also known as a program advisor) will guide you throughout your time at the University, in terms of your program, the courses you should register for, transfer credit(s) and any other academic matters. You'll find his or her name and contact information in your Student Centre.

Remember these terms

You may have seen these terms in your offer of admission. They could affect which courses you choose.  


Concordia will grant you an exemption when you successfully complete a specific course and meet any indicated minimum grade for the course. An exemption does not count as credit towards a degree, so it will not decrease the number of courses you need to complete your degree — it will let you skip ahead to a more advanced course. Courses for which Concordia gives you an exemption may not be taken for credit. If you received an exemption for a course required for your program, you must take another course in the same department instead, to be determined in consultation with a departmental advisor.


A deficiency is a course you have not completed that is required for admission to your chosen program. Courses identified as “deficiencies” must be completed as early in your studies as possible.  


A prerequisite is a specific course identified as being one you must have already successfully completed before being allowed to register for another given course. For example, you may enroll in PSYC 305 provided you meet the prerequisite, i.e. you have already completed PSYC 200, in this case. If you do not meet the prerequisites of a course, you will be blocked from registering for that course.


You may earn transfer credits through your prior studies at another post-secondary institution or in another degree program at Concordia. These credits are applied towards your degree, meaning you will have fewer courses left to complete.

Ready to register?

Visualize your schedule
See at a glance what your week will look like given your chosen combination of courses, using the Class Schedule Builder tool. 

To register for courses:

  • Log into
  • Click on MyStudent Centre
  • Click on Enroll in the Academics menu to begin choosing courses

You may wish to follow our step-by-step guide and watch this video. 


Using to add courses

These How-To guides are also a help! If you encounter technical problems, email

Withdrawing from courses


There are two key deadlines each term.

DNE deadline

The Did Not Enter (DNE) deadline allows you to withdraw from courses with no academic penalty and receive a full tuition refund.

  • The DNE deadline for the fall term, including year-long courses, is September 21, 2020.
  • The DNE deadline for the winter term is January 19, 2021.

Dropped "Did Not Enter" courses will not appear on your transcript, nor will they affect your grade point average.

DISC deadline

The Discontinued (DISC) deadline allows you to withdraw from courses with no academic penalty, but you’ll still have to pay all tuition and other fees associated with the course, including winter-term tuition for year-long courses.

  • The DISC deadline for the fall term is November 9, 2020.
  • The DISC deadline for the winter term, including courses that began in September, is March 22, 2021.

Dropped courses will be noted on your transcript as DISC for “discontinued.” You cannot drop courses after the DISC deadline.

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