You can find out how to do a number of tasks in your Student Centre by checking out the How-To guides on the Student Hub at concordia.ca/your-sis



Before you get started

  • If you are a newly admitted student and have just accepted your Offer of Admission and paid your Confirmation Deposit Fee then you will need to wait up to 24 hours before you can register.
    (See the guide: How to Accept Your Admission Offer)
  • If you are a newly admitted undergraduate student, advising is usually required. Please visit the links below for advising and registration information for new students:
  • Verify if you have any holds on your file that may prevent you from registering, including those for advising, non-payment of fees or academic standing.
    (See the guide: How to view the holds (restrictions) on your account)
  • If appropriate, make sure that you consult your department or faculty advisor to discuss which classes are required for your program.
    (See Academic advising)
  • Please consult the Undergraduate or Graduate Calendar or consult with your advisor for the stated requisites for your class.
  • Please ensure your email address is up to date in your Student Centre to ensure that any messages are sent to the correct address, including automated emails confirming your enrollment into a class from a waitlist.
    (See the guide: How to update your personal information)
  • Make sure you select the correct academic term (and you can choose either the fall, winter, or fall/winter term to select courses for each individual term or the entire year).
    • ALL TERMS will display all classes offered in the fall, winter, and fall/winter terms over the whole academic year.
    • FALL will display all single-term classes offered in the Fall  term only.
    • FALL/WINTER will display all full-year classes offered. It will not show any single-term classes for Fall or Winter terms.
    • WINTER will display all single-term classes offered in the Winter term only.
  • Know what the Class Status symbols mean:

Tips to help you search for classes

  • Make sure you select the correct academic term (and you can choose either the fall, winter, or fall/winter term to select courses for each individual term or the entire year).
    • ALL TERMS will display all classes offered in the fall, winter, and fall/winter terms over the whole academic year.
    • FALL will display all single-term classes offered in the Fall  term only.
    • FALL/WINTER will display all full-year classes offered. It will not show any single-term classes for Fall or Winter terms.
    • WINTER will display all single-term classes offered in the Winter term only.
  • Know what the Class Status symbols mean:
Open

OPEN

The class has seats available (please be aware that some of the seats may be reserved for students in specific programs).

Closed

CLOSED

The class has no seats available or is full and there is no waitlist available.

Wait List

WAIT LIST

The class is full but you can opt to put yourself on the waitlist in case a seat becomes available.

For more information, you can refer to the guide: How to search for a class


Frequently Asked Questions

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Class schedule




Requisites & permission to register






Swapping classes






Waitlists












Errors or Messages you might encounter


ERROR OR WARNING MESSAGE

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO


Some classes have a certain number of seats reserved for students in specific programs. In some cases, ALL of the seats in a class may be reserved. 

You may speak to the department to see if they may grant you permission to register in this class.


The class you are trying to register for is full. If there is a waitlist available, you may opt to go onto the waitlist in case a seat becomes available in the class later.


You may receive this message if you are trying to enroll in more credits than you are allowed for the term or year.

See enrollment dates to determine your maximum credit limits.

If you know that you are not exceeding your allowable credit limit, please check that the classes in your course cart do not exceed your limit (when added to any classes you are already registered in) as the system will try to enroll you in all courses present in your course cart.


You may receive this message if you are a non-JMSB program student who is trying to register in more than 6 credits of JMSB classes in a term. 


Registration does not open for all students on the same date. Your individual appointment date (when you may start registering for classes) can be found in your Student Centre in the ‘Enrollment Dates’ box on the right-hand side.

(See enrollment dates)


You will need to speak to the department that offers the class in order to obtain permission to register.


You may get this message if, for example, you are a Graduate student who is trying to register for an Undergraduate class or vice versa.

You will need to speak to the department that offers the class in order to obtain permission to register.


The class you are trying to add to your schedule overlaps or conflicts with another class in which you are already registered. You will need to choose another class.


If you receive this message with the green check mark, then you have been enrolled in the class. The message is to advise you that because you have previously taken the class, the repeat rules defined in the Academic Calendar will apply.

(See Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses)


If you are trying to register for a course which you have previously repeated, you will need to speak to the department that offers the class or your advisor.


You currently have a hold on your record that is preventing you from registering. You need to check the details for the hold.

(See the guide: How to view the holds (restrictions) on your account)


If you receive this message with the green check mark, then you have been enrolled in the class. If you do not receive a passing grade for the requisite class you are currently taking, you may be dropped from the course for which you have just enrolled.


You are only allowed to be on the waitlist for a maximum of 6 credits. For example, if you are on the waitlist for two 3-credit courses or one 6-credit course, you will not be able to add yourself to the waitlist for another class.

If you would prefer to be on the waitlist for the class you are attempting to register for, then you will need to remove your name from one of the other waitlists that you are on.


Please re-verify that you have all of the necessary requisites as outlined in the academic calendar.

If you confirm that you have in fact met all of the conditions, you will need to speak to your department or advisor for further assistance.

*Please see below for an explanation of requisite types


*Requisite types:

  • Pre-requisites – These are usually either specific classes you must have taken or a minimum amount of credits that you will need to have obtained before you can register for a given class.
  • Co-requisites – These are classes that need to be taken at the same time (or previously) in order to be able to register for a given class.
  • Anti-requisites – These are other classes for which you must not have previously received credit (including any transfer credit or exemptions) in order to be eligible to register for a given class. For example, MARK 495 is an anti-requisite of MARK 301. To register for MARK 301, students should have not have previously taken and received credit for MARK 495. The reason for these types of requirements are to stop students taking courses out of sequence or taking a higher level course and then trying to take a lower level course that may have similar content.
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