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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

Look into advising requirements

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?

To register for courses:

  • Log into
  • Click on MyStudent Centre
  • Click on Enroll in the Academics menu to begin choosing courses

You may wish to follow our step-by-step guide and watch this video on registration tips.


Using to add courses

If you encounter technical problems, get in touch.

Faculty email phone
Arts and Science 514-848-2424, ext. 2104
Fine Arts 514-848-2424, ext. 4612
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science 514-848-2424, ext. 3055
John Molson School of Business n/a 514-848-2424, ext. 2721

Remember these terms

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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