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Course Enrolment Guide

What courses should I take?

When do I start enrolling?

Can I drop a course once it’s started?

We have provided a guide below to help students with their most basic enrolment questions. If you run into any issues while enrolling, please contact the academic advising office or check out our FAQ page.

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.

NEW: Students can now use the MyTimetable feature to prepare a timetable in a calendar view, and enrol in courses.

What courses should I be taking?

Level I Students

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Upper-Level 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’

Academic Advisement Report Guide (PDF)

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 an academic advisor.

Looking for Electives?

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?

The course offerings and timetable for 2020-21 will be released on June 29th 2020. Information about a particular class can be viewed when searching for classes on Mosaic or through MyTimetable. 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 course description. Courses with an A/B attached (e.g. English 1C06 A/B) take place over the entire year; Part A in the Fall and Part B in the Winter.

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 Enrolment 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. 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?

In late June, students will be 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. Enrolment will be open from this point throughout the summer. We recommend enrolling as early as possible, and preparing your schedule well in advance of enrolment. The timetable for the 2020-2021 year will be released on June 29th.

Enrolment for courses taking place during the spring/summer 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 enrolment each term is posted yearly under the 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. These courses 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.

Withdrawing from Courses Without Failure by Default

Once the last day to make enrolment changes has passed, students can still withdraw from courses until the last day to do so without failure by default. This deadline is found in the Sessional Dates. Withdrawn courses will remain on your transcript with a notation of ‘W’ indicating you withdrew from the course. Withdrawn course are not factored into your average.

Students do not receive a full refund for withdrawn courses. The amount of tuition returned is dependent on how late into the term the withdrawal took place. 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.

Students are responsible for any outcomes that are a result of their registration changes.

If you have any concerns about withdrawing from courses, please contact the Academic Advising Office.