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Step 2: Register for courses

Course registration opens April 18, 2018 and runs until September 17, 2018. 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.

You may be wondering about the difference between an admissions advisor and an academic advisor. Your admissions advisor can answer questions about your offer of admission, including transfer credit. His or her name appears in your offer letter. Your academic advisor (also known as a program advisor) will guide you throughout your time at the University, in terms of the courses you should take and any other academic matters. You'll find his or her name in your Student Centre.

Get ready to register

Remember these terms

You may have seen these terms in your offer letter. 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. You may have two options for making up those deficiencies as indicated by the letters “A” or “B.” Engineering and Computer Science students must complete the courses identified as deficiencies as soon 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

See which campus you'll be at

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.

Plan the whole year at once

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 2018-19 to see classes that run from September through April.

Optimize your schedule

Use the Class Schedule Builder tool to generate multiple possible scheduling options — and accommodate your particular requirements.

Keep track with the app

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.

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 17, 2018.
  • The DNE deadline for the winter tem is January 21, 2019.

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 5, 2018.
  • The DISC deadline for the winter term, including courses that began in September, is March 18, 2019.

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.

If you're experiencing technical problems, get in touch with your Faculty.

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