Fall/Winter Registration Instructions – Returning Students
Your registration decisions play an important part in shaping your
university experience. We have provided the steps below to help you
complete your registration for the 2020/21 Academic Session.
STEP 1: GETTING STARTED
There are four major tools to help you choose your classes:
- Fall and Winter Timetables. Make sure you select the right year and term.
- Program Advisor Report – Go to Current Students. Follow the log in instructions. Once you have logged in select Display my Program Advisor Report from the Registration menu. There are several tools located here that will assist you in picking and registering in courses for next year.
- Academic Advisor – Each student has been assigned an Academic Advisor. Your advisor’s name is located at the top of your Program Advisor Report.
- The Academic Calendar (please note you are required to follow the program requirements for the year you were admitted). Pay close attention to Academic Information,Programs of Study, and Course Descriptions.
STEP 2: PICKING COURSES
- To determine what courses you still need to complete, start by reviewing your Program Analysis section in your Program Advisor Report. The Program Analysis
section will list all the courses you have completed, and which you
still need to complete. At the far right under Possible Choices select Click Here to View. This will expand a list showing the year and term those courses are next scheduled to be offered.
- Make a list of all the potential courses you could take next year.
- Once you have a list of courses, consult the Academic Schedule to determine when courses are offered.
STEP 3: BUILD YOUR SCHEDULE
- Using the Blank Schedule, start to build your schedule for next fall, then for next winter.
Bachelor of Arts, Science, Music and Commerce:
- Start with courses in your Major/Concentration that are
required in your program and are on a 2 year cycle. If you are not going
to be here the next time the course is offered then you need to take
the course in 2020/21.
- Next add Interdisciplinary Studies Courses – All full time
students are required to be enrolled in INST. Determine which INST you
recently completed and register for the next version (INST
- Next add King's Common Curriculm Courses - All Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor
of Commerce students should plan to finish the King's Common Curriculum (KCC) requirements
for their program by the end of their second year. Review your program
to determine which KCC courses you still need to complete. Please
note that for 4-Year Bachelor of Arts Music and Bachelor of Music
students should have their KCC requirements completed within the
first 90 credits, and Bachelor of Science students by the end of the
- Check for Cognate Courses – Some programs have courses required by the degree or major that are not part of the major.
- If you have a Minor/Second concentration, add those courses next.
- Finally add Elective courses as you have room in your program.
Bachelor of Education Students:
- Start with the required courses still remaining in your program
that only have one section offered. If more than one section is
offered, adjust for the additional courses required to fulfill admission
requirements, or credits to complete teachable majors and teachable
- Add any courses required to fulfill admission requirements, or credits to complete teachable majors and teachable minors.
- Things to Watch:
- Pay special attention to courses that are cycled on a 2-year
rotation (To see rotation of courses, click on the course name in the
schedule. For example, courses being offered 2020/21 Fall will not be
offered again until the 2022/21 Academic Year).
- Labs and Seminars – Some courses have labs or seminars. Make sure you plan these into your timetable.
- Prerequisites: You must have the prerequisites for a course in
order to register for it. If you don’t have the prerequisite for the
course you can talk with the instructor and have the prerequisites
waived by completing the Prerequisite Waiver Form.
- Permission: The following courses require permission or special
forms – BIOL 497, BUSI 489, BUSI 490, CHEM 497, CMPT 470, CMPT 480,
CMPT 481, CMPT 496, ENGL 391, ENGL 398, ENVS 490, HIST 497, HIST 498,
MUSI 498, PHES 498, or a directed study (usually numbered 499). Please contact the instructor
of these courses to have them email the Registry indicating that you have permission to take the course. For Directed studies, please fill out the Directed Study form.
Tips for Building your timetable:
- You can use the Blank Schedule to ensure that you don’t have any course conflicts.
- 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.
- You should begin by scheduling courses with the least number of
sections because they offer the least amount of flexibility. For
example, there is one section of BIOL 290, so you’ll want to put that
into your timetable before adding a course like PHIL 230.
- Be sure to register for both the class lecture and any labs or seminars. Labs and seminars have to fit within your schedule as well.
Note the following:
- Choir and private music instruction courses may be added as extra courses up to a total of 17.9 credits.
- Students who register for EDUC 251 must
choose which lab they have free for
school placement. Be sure to allow time for transportation when
selecting a free half day.
STEP 4: REGISTER!
Once you have determined the courses for which you wish to register
and have built a timetable that works, you will need to actually register in the courses.
- Online registration opens March 18, 2020 @ noon and continues through the summer months.
If you are missing a prerequisite or if the new course conflicts
with a course you are already registered in, you will be notified on
screen when you attempt to add the course. If the course is full you will be given the opportunity to put
yourself on the waitlist for that course.
- Within your Registry Web-based Services is the option Accept Your Student Contractual Obligations. You need to review and agree to the Student Contractual Obligations before you can register for the 2020/21 Academic Session.
- Return to the main menu and select My On-line Registration.
Select the term you wish to register in courses. A page will appear
with a drop down menu. Select the course you want (don’t forget labs and
seminars) and click Make Changes. The screen will refresh to show your
selection in both your course list and your block schedule.
In the drop down menu where you can select the course, if you type the
first letter of the course you are looking for, it will jump you down to
- Repeat step ‘b’ until you have registered for all of your
courses. Once you are finished an e-mail will be sent to your advisor
asking him or her to review your registration.
- Once your course selections have been approved you will receive
an e-mail stating such. If your advisor thinks you should make changes,
he or she will send you an email with their suggestions. Please note
that it is your responsibility to make the suggested changes.
- Changes can be made online until September 3 (for Fall Term) and January 4 (for Winter Term).
- At that point, once you complete registration registration confirmation, you can once again add/drop
courses online until the Add/Drop deadline (September 16, 2020 for Fall Term
and January 13, 2021 for Winter Term).
- If a course is full, see if there is another section of the same
course that works in your schedule. If so, register in that section. 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. If you are
waitlisted for a course that either conflicts with another course, puts
you into a course overload, or you are already registered for, you will
be removed from the waitlist.
STEP 5: THINGS YOU NEED TO REMEMBER!!!
- Tuition Deposit – A non-refundable Tuition Deposit of $400 is
due June 15, 2020 (if you pay before June 15 the deposit is only $350).
In order to maintain your student status for the 2020/21
Academic Year you must to be registered in courses and have your tuition
deposit paid by June 15, 2020. Please contact the Registry if
you are not able to make this deadline. If you are not returning please
notify the Registry by emailing us from your King's email.
- Registration Confirmation – Registration Confirmation is
September 3 - 4, 2020 (Fall Term) and January 4, 2021 (Winter Term).
All students must confirm their registration on these days. If you are
unable to confirm on these days please notify the Registry by emailing us from your King's email..
Students who have not confirmed their registration and who do not notify
the Registry will be removed from their courses on September 14, 2020
(Fall Term) and January 11, 2021 (Winter Term).