New Student Registration
Additional Tips for Building Your Schedule
Using your 2015/16 King's Registration Information email, begin to build a schedule that includes all the courses you need for your program, includes courses that interest you, and fits your personal scheduling preferences.
- In the registration email, in the chart that outlines which courses you need to register in, each course links to the course description. For sections where there are several course options, read through and pick courses that interest you. This will help you narrow your options down to 1 or 2 courses from each area.
- Using the Course Schedule and Blank Schedule, begin to pencil your courses in the following order:
- Breadth courses (Fine Arts, and Social Science) and other courses that have only one section.
- Major course(s).
- Cognate course(s), if applicable.
- Foundation options.
- Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Finally, pick an English section.
To understand the components of your degree, please go to Understanding Your Program
- For detailed instructions on how to register, please go to Detail Instructions on Registering for Courses
- Credits: Most courses are 3 credits each
Part-time study: 1 - 2 courses (up to 8.9 credits per term)
Full-time study: 3 - 5 courses (9 or more credits per term)
Full course load: to finish your degree in 4 years, take 5 courses (15.5 credit) per term
It is possible to take more than 15.5 credits per term. Most students can register in up to 17.9 credits per term without special permission. Students who have Honours may register in more than 17.9 credits. Please talk with your faculty advisor.
- Generally there are two patterns for class lectures: MWF (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), or TR (Tuesday/Thursday). MWF classes are usually 50 minutes long and start on the hour. TR classes are 80 minutes in duration and start on the hour or half hour. Evening classes are normally 3 hours in length.
- The same course can be offered several different times in a term. This is referred to as a section of a course and is indicated by a letter (e.g. ENGL 204A, ENGL 204B). Note: Courses with multiple sections have the same course content but are taught by different professors at different times.
- It is easier to schedule courses with the fewest sections first. Some courses will only have one time offering, while others might have several. Schedule ENGL 204 and 205 last as they have the great number of sections.
- Some courses have a seminar or lab attached. Make sure you add these to your schedule. If there is more than one seminar or lab, pick the seminar/lab that best fits your schedule.
- Prerequisites: Students must have the prerequisites for a course in order to register in it (e.g. Chemistry 200 requires grade 12 chemistry; Chemistry 201 requires Chemistry 200). See the Calendar for course prerequisite information.
- 300/400 Level Courses: Students may not enroll in 300/400-level courses until they have completed at least 24 credits. Exceptions include THEO 310 and specific courses for Music, Business, and Computing Science majors - see your registration email for more details.
- If a course is full, select another section of the same course that works in your schedule. If no other section fits your schedule, and you are sure the course fits in your total allowed credits and schedule, put yourself on the waitlist. Do not put yourself on a waitlist for a different section of a course in which you are already registered.
- To drop a course, simply select the checkbox labelled “Drop” located at the far right. To switch English sections simply add a different section.
Other important links
Contact Admissions to speak with an Admissions Counsellor or to set-up a one-on-one course registration appointment: