Engineering and Computer Science Advising
Advising for Undergraduate Students 2022-2023
Consult the Student Academic Services (SAS) page
Newly Admitted Students — Fall 2022 Admissions
As a newly admitted student to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (GCS), you are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Advising Sessions that GCS offers. Dates, times and the link to register for one of the upcoming advising sessions will be posted at: Academic advising sessions for newly admitted students.
However, you do not require advising in order to register. Once you have been accepted your Offer of admission, and paid the confirmation fees you can register immediately.
Newly admitted students to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, including students who have recently been granted a degree transfer, should:
- Read carefully the information provided in the Offer of Admission and the Advising Letter.
- Follow their program sequence when registering for courses.
- Read through the Undergraduate Calendar. This will help the students understand the rules and regulations and learn more about courses and the requirements for the degree.
- Register for your Courses. Students must register for courses in the term to which you are admitted otherwise your admission will be cancelled. Consult the Course Registration's page and Your SIS for more information.
- Set up an ENCS User Account. This account is required to access systems, applications, and computers managed by the School.
- Register for the Engineering Writing Test. All students at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science must satisfy the School's Writing Skills Requirement. If a student is required to complete ESL courses as part of your admission conditions, the student needs to complete them prior to satisfying the Writing Skills Requirement.
- For Registration Assistance, students should contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant as per the information provided in the Advising Letter.
- Students should refer to their Advising Letter to review how they can access their Advisement Report.
- If a student has courses to take in addition to his/her program, the courses will be listed in the Offer of Admission under deficiencies. It is the student responsibility to complete these courses.
- If a student has taken university-level courses, the student may be eligible for Transfer Credits.
Please read the following guidelines for assistance with registration:
- Students should follow the appropriate course sequence for their program. Please note that your sequences were designed to ensure that you can graduate within the regular program length. Failure to follow the recommended sequence may result in time conflicts in later sessions and may delay your graduation. If you encounter problems regarding the selection of courses because you are off-sequence, please contact your department for further assistance.
- Requests for transfer credits or exemptions must be submitted to Student Academic Services as soon as possible prior to the start of a term. Requests should NOT be submitted directly to a department. Transfer credits will be assessed only after students have confirmed and accepted their offer of admission.
- Students in a Bachelor of Computer Science program who have been admitted or readmitted prior to the 2009-2010 academic year, should follow the academic calendar for the year to which they have been admitted /readmitted. Students in a Bachelor of Computer Science program who have been admitted or readmitted after the 2009-2010 academic year, should refer to section 71.20.6 of the Undergraduate Student Calendar in order to find the list of General Electives for Engineering and Computer Science.
- Students in the school may not take COMP 201, COMP 218, DESC 200, FINA 200, FINA 210, INTE 290 and MATH 200, 208 or 209, for credit.
- Students are encourages to register as soon as their registration start date opens. Delay in registration means a loss of priority to register and courses getting full.
- Some courses have an alternate week Laboratory schedule:
Fall Term: Labs are scheduled to commence September 12 for week (1) labs and September 19 for week (2) labs.
Winter Term: Labs are scheduled to commence January 16 for week (1) labs and January 23 for week (2) labs.
- All students must have completed all “200” level courses required for their program before they can register for any “400” level course.
- All 200-level courses within the program which are prerequisites for other courses must be completed with a C- or higher. A 200-level course in which a student has obtained a D+ or lower must be repeated before attempting a course for which it is a prerequisite.
Students in Co-operative Programs
Co-op students will be given priority for registration. If you are currently a Co-op student you may register on the first day of registration for each of the Summer and Fall/Winter terms. It is your responsibility to register during this time period to ensure that you are given priority.
Independent Students who wish to take courses in the School will need to have the required prerequisite completed prior to taking the course. For further information, please contact Steve Clark at Steve@encs.concordia.ca.
Visiting Students must be in good standing at their home institution and currently registered in an Engineering or Computer Science program. Students on probation (failed or conditional standing) at their home institution will not be considered as visiting or independent students.
Requests from Visiting Students to take courses in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Priority for all courses will be to students currently enrolled in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University.
Individuals mandated to take courses by a professional organization, such as the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec or the Ordre des architects, must submit a letter to Student Academic Services, from the organization indicating the courses that are recommended.
For further information on visiting students (including from professional organizations), please consult the Student Academic Services Office at 514-848-2424 Ext 3055.
You are permitted to register for a maximum of 14 credits, with no more than 8 credits in each summer term, with the exception of the following:
- Co-op students following the sequence recommended by their Department
- Students entering the School in the proceeding January session who are required to take a full-time summer course load.
- Potential graduates who require a course to remain in sequence.
The 14 credit rule also applies to out-of-School courses.
Students wishing to take a course overload who do not meet Item 1 or 2 must submit a written student request form to the Student Academic Services Office to be permitted to take more credits. Approval of course overloads during the summer is based on a GPA of 3.00 or higher, and proximity to graduation.
To obtain further information about the School or your program, please visit the School's web pages or your departmental sites as follows:
Graduate advising information varies depending on program. For an overview of academic advising and suggested contacts by program:
» See Academic Advising under the Graduate tab in the Registration guide.
- Course registration
- Academic advising
- Course withdrawals (DNE and DISC): An explainer
- Understanding your degree credit requirements
- The scoop on full and part-time status
- GPA – what does it mean?
- Taking classes outside of Concordia
- What’s a prerequisite?
- Using your academic planning toolbox
- Requesting an exception due to special circumstances
- Requesting exam deferrals, MED, and INC notations
- Academic Planning: Course Registration
- Degree transfer and program changes
- Term dates & deadlines
- Course withdrawals
- Academic advising