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").
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.
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
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 2019-20 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.
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.