Much of the information that you’ll need to know about your classes is at your fingertips with these online tools.
Your Student Hub provides easy access to digital tools, personal information, services and resources and more. My CU Account is where you will register for courses, update your personal information, access your academic requirements report, view your exam schedules and see your grades after each term. It is also where you will be able to view your tuition and other fees.
Moodle is where your professors share their course outlines, along with other class materials. Once the term begins, be sure that all the classes you're taking show up in your Moodle account. You may not see your courses in Moodle until the first day of each of your classes.
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Once the term begins, monitor your waitlisted courses and swaps carefully. Make sure you know and understand the DNE and DISC deadlines.
You may have joined the waitlist for a class. As other students adjust their schedules at the beginning of term, you may automatically be enrolled in the waitlisted course. If you had set up the swap function, you'll also automatically drop another course. Review the swaps you set up to make sure they still fit with your plans.
Withdrawing from a course
The DNE deadline (which stands for Did Not Enter) is the date by which you can officially withdraw from a course without having to pay for it. If you drop a course before this deadline it won’t appear on either your student record or official transcript.
Discontinuing a course
If you want to drop a course after the DNE deadline, you can, as long as it's before the DISC deadline (short for Discontinued). While it won't affect your GPA (grade point average), discontinuing a course will result in a DISC notation on your student record and official transcript. You will also need to pay the tuition fee for the discontinued course.
Deciding to stop attending a course is not the same as dropping a course. If you do not drop a course, and simply stop doing the coursework and participating, you will receive a failing grade.
Paying your tuition fees on time means no late fees and no library or registration holds.
Paying tuition fees
Fall tuition is due September 1 and the final payment deadline is September 30. You can pay your tuition fees by online banking, pre-authorized debit, credit card or using CIBC International Student Pay.
You can see the breakdown of your tuition fees in your Student Centre. You're automatically enrolled in Concordia student health insurance, which is included in your fees.
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If you have questions about your tuition fees, you can contact the Student Accounts office for support.
Having your Student ID card and textbooks in place at the beginning of term is essential to a smooth start.
Student ID card
Your student ID card will allow you to access the campus shuttle, get a student-rate OPUS card to take public transit and access certain campus buildings. While COVID-19 health and safety measures are in place, having a student ID is optional. Otherwise, every Concordian is required to have one.
You can find out which books are required for your courses by reading the course outline in Moodle or by consulting your personalized student book list on the Concordia BookStop bookstore web page. You can also confirm with your professor once classes have started. You can buy course packs and textbooks on the Book Stop web page.
Many professors put the required readings on course reserves at the libraries, meaning you can borrow them for short periods during which you can scan and email assigned pages to yourself. Professors will let you know in your course outline if readings are on reserve at the libraries.
Orientation and Grad Chat are great opportunities to get to know new people. You can even join sports teams, fitness classes and social activities for Concordia students.
Orientation events are an excellent way to meet other new students from your Faculty and across the university. You will discover all of the amazing student groups and learn about ways to get involved. Whatever your interests, there's something for you.
Grad Chat is a one-hour weekly session where Concordia's new and returning graduate students can meet one another and join in a friendly community.
Under normal circumstances you have over 200 intramural sports to choose from; while Concordia is remote, you can join an intramural e-Sports team to meet new people. You can also stay active with online group fitness classes offered by Recreation and Athletics, which are free for Concordia students.
If you have any documents left to submit, now is the time to do it.
If your offer letter included a request for an official transcript from your final term, send it to the Concordia admissions office as soon as possible.
If you're an international student, be sure you've uploaded your immigration documents (Quebec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ), Study Permit, passport) to your Student Centre as soon as they are available.
Feeling overwhelmed, confused or simply in need of some practical advice? Peer and professional staff in advising, academic support and physical and mental health are here for you.
Connect with our student mentors from the Welcome Crew. They are knowledgeable current students who are happy to share their experience and help you find the information you are looking for. You can also request to be paired with a staff Navigator for help identifying and accessing the services and support you need.
GradProSkills is a hub for campus resources tailored for Graduate students. This service offers free workshops, events and online tools to support your academic success and professional development. Participating in GradProSkills activities augments you grad school experience, expands your network and prepares you for the next phase in your career.
Your Graduate Program Director, supervisor, or Graduate Program Assistant can lend assistance with course planning and your program and degree requirements. For questions about your coursework, you can always contact your professors by email. Professors also host virtual office hours, which are a chance to discuss your assignments and learn more about their expectations of you in the class.