Course registration opens April 18, 2019. 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.
Getting ready to register
How advising works at Concordia
Get permission to register by watching an advising video or by attending an in-person advising session. Your program may also have a list of suggested first-year courses (known as a "course sequence").
To learn more about the courses you’ll need to earn your degree, consult the undergraduate calendar.
|program||advising type||suggested course sequence|
|Actuarial Mathematics||video||yes - see link|
|Actuarial Mathematics/Finance||video||yes - see link|
|Adult Education||in-person||not available|
|Anthropology||video||yes - see link|
|Anthropology and Sociology
||video||yes - see link|
|Arts and Science (certificate)*||video||not available|
|Behavioural Neuroscience||in-person||not available|
|Biochemistry||video||yes - see link|
|Biophysics||video||yes - see link|
|Cell and Molecular Biology||in-person||not available|
|Chemistry||video||yes - see link|
|Child Studies||in-person||not available|
|Christian Spirituality||video||not available|
|Communication and Cultural Studies||in-person||not available|
|Communication Studies||in-person||not available|
|Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies||in-person||not available|
|Community Service||video||not available|
|Computer Applications — Mathematics and Statistics||video||not available|
|Creative Writing||in-person||not available|
|Diversity and the Contemporary World||in-person||not available|
|Early Childhood and Elementary Education||in-person||not available|
|English and Creative Writing||in-person||not available|
|English and History||in-person||not available|
|English Literature||in-person||not available|
|Environmental Geography||video||not available|
|Environmental Science||video||not available|
|Études françaises||in-person||not available|
|Exercise Science||video||yes - see link|
|Family Life Education||video||not available|
|First Peoples Studies||in-person||not available|
|History||video||yes - see link|
|Human Environment||video||not available|
|Human Relations||video||not available|
|Human Rights Studies||in-person||not available|
|Immigration Studies||in-person||not available|
|Irish Studies||in-person||not available|
|Israel Studies||in-person||not available|
|Judaic Studies||in-person||not available|
|Law and Society||video||not available|
|Mathematical and Computational Finance||video||yes - see link|
|Mathematics and Statistics||video||yes - see link|
|Modern Arabic Language and Culture||video||not available|
|Modern Chinese Language and Culture||video||not available|
|Pastoral Ministry||video||not available|
|Physics||video||yes - see link|
|Political Science||video||not available|
|Professional Writing||in-person||not available|
|Pure and Applied Mathematics||video||yes - see link|
|Recreation and Leisure Studies||video||not available|
|Science Foundations (certificate)*||video||not available|
|Sexuality, Interdisciplinary Studies in||in-person||not available|
|Science, Multidisciplinary Studies in||in-person||not available|
|Sociology||video||yes - see link|
|Southern Asia Studies||in-person||not available|
|Statistics||video||yes - see link|
|Sustainability Studies||in-person||not available|
|Teaching English as a Second Language||in-person||not available|
|Theological Studies||video||not available|
|Therapeutic Recreation||video||not available|
|Urban Studies and Urban Planning||video||not available|
|Western Society and Culture||video||not available|
|Women's Studies||in-person||not available|
You don’t need to meet with an academic advisor before you register but you are strongly encouraged to attend an advising session to learn more about your program.
Students in the certificate program (Science and Technology), please contact Steve Clark at email@example.com.
How do I know which courses to choose?
Follow the course sequence for your program. Pro tip: if you're in the extended credit program, make sure you look at the ECP-specific sequence.
To learn more about the courses you’ll be required to take to earn your degree, consult the undergraduate calendar.
Watch the advising videos on the JMSB on-boarding page.
Students admitted to the Certificate in Accountancy, Certificate in Business Studies or the Certificate in Foundations for Business will not find specific information pertaining to course registration in the videos. However, you are still required to watch the videos.
Starting now, and throughout your time at Concordia, the JMSB Undergraduate Student Affairs Office is the place to go with questions about your program, registration, exchange opportunities, academic difficulties, or just to confirm that you are on the right track with your degree.
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.
Ready to register?
Using MyConcordia.ca to add courses
If you encounter technical problems, get in touch.
|Arts and Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||514-848-2424, ext. 2104|
|Fine Artsemail@example.com||514-848-2424, ext. 4612|
|Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||514-848-2424, ext. 3055|
|John Molson School of Business||n/a||514-848-2424, ext. 2721|
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.
Planning your schedule
In your Student Centre, click Search for Classes. 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.
Register for fall and winter classes at the same time for maximum choice. And don’t forget about year-long courses! Search on Fall/Winter 2019-20 to see classes that run from September through April.
Use the Class Schedule Builder tool to generate multiple possible scheduling options — and accommodate your particular requirements.
Once you've registered for classes, you can view your schedule on your mobile device thanks to the Concordia app.
Note: Course registration is not possible on some mobile devices.
Withdrawing from courses
There are two key deadlines each term.
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 16, 2019.
- The DNE deadline for the winter term is January 20, 2020.
Dropped "Did Not Enter" courses will not appear on your transcript, nor will they affect your grade point average.
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 4, 2019.
- The DISC deadline for the winter term, including courses that began in September, is March 23, 2020.
Dropped courses will be noted on your transcript as DISC for “discontinued.” You cannot drop courses after the DISC deadline.
Need a little help?
These how-to guides are a great resource for instructions on registering for courses.