Course Enrolment Guide
What courses should I take?
When do I start enrolling?
Can I drop a course once it’s started?
How do I use Mosaic to enrol in courses?
Mosaic allows students to search, plan, and enrol in classes. The Registrar’s Office has made available useful guides and tutorials to help you navigate the process.
Click here to view steps to planning and enrolling in courses on Mosaic
What courses should I be taking?
Level I Students
Students are responsible for ensuring they are taking courses that meet their program requirements. You can find your specific program requirements by viewing your Advisement Report. This is a useful tracking tool that shows you which program requirements have been satisfied and which are still outstanding.
- Go to your Mosaic Student Centre
- Click on ‘My Academics’
- Choose ‘View my advisement report’
Program Requirements can also be found in the Undergraduate Calendar. The Undergraduate Calendar is the official repository for university regulations, program requirements, and other academic information. Normally, students follow the requirements of the year in which they entered the program.
If you are ever unsure of your requirements, please contact your academic advisor.
Looking for Electives?
Every program has room for elective courses, which allow you to explore subjects outside of your required courses. You can look at Availability of Upper-Year Courses in the Undergraduate Calendar to learn what courses are open to all students in the university, and then check Mosaic for current offerings.
Where can I find course descriptions?
Information about a particular class can be viewed when searching for classes on Mosaic. Below is an example of course information:
The Class Detail shows important information, such as when and where the class meets, in what term it takes place, and a description of the course.
The Status indicates whether or not there are still seats available.
The Instruction Mode shows how the course will be delivered (e.g. In Person, Online).
The Enrollment Information shows any requisites that must be met in order to take the course. Some courses also require permission from the department or instructor to enrol, which will be indicated in the Enrollment Information. If a course indicates that it requires permission, contact the department or instructor administering the course for more information.
When do I start enrolling in courses?
For the Fall and Winter Terms, registration takes place throughout the month of June. Sometime during the beginning of June, students are assigned individual appointment times. Your appointment time will appear in your student centre under, ‘Enrolment Dates’. Click on ‘detail’ to view your specific appointment time. This is your enrolment appointment for both the fall and winter terms. When your appointment time starts, you can begin enrolling and continue making registration changes until the last day to do so.
Spring/Summer registration typically begins in March. There are no individual appointment times. Students register during the dates provided by the Office of the Registrar.
How long do I have to make changes to my course selections?
The last day for making changes to your registration in each term is posted yearly under the Registrar’s Office Sessional Dates. It is important to familiarize yourself with these dates at the start of each term.
Students have until this deadline to add and drop courses in each term. Courses dropped by the last day to make registration changes are removed fully from your record and a refund for the tuition is given.
If you believe you have an outstanding refund that should have been received, please contact the Student Accounts & Cashiers Office.
Students are solely responsible for any outcomes that are a result of registration changes.
Cancelling Courses Without Failure by Default
Once the last day to make registration changes has passed, students can still withdraw from courses until the last day to cancel courses without failure by default. This deadline is found in the Sessional Dates. Cancelled courses will remain on your transcript with a notation of ‘W’ indicating you withdrew from the course. Cancelled course are not factored into your average.
Students do not receive a full refund for cancelled courses. The amount of tuition returned is dependent on how late into the term the course is cancelled. Please check the cancellation fee schedule on the Student Accounts & Cashiers’ website for more information. If you have any questions about an outstanding refund, please contact their office.
After the last day to cancel courses without failure by default, you must remain enrolled in your courses.
When adding, dropping, and cancelling courses, you are responsible for the following:
- ensuring your course selection meets the requirements for your program
- any effects to your full-time/part-time status, fees, and eligibility for such things as graduation, scholarships and financial aid (e.g. OSAP)
If you have any concerns about withdrawing from courses, please contact the Academic Advising Office.