How to Register

Find some simple steps to help you successfully register in your courses


Key registration dates

  1. Terms

    Fall 2019/Winter 2020

  2. View Schedule

    March 1, 2019

  3. Add to Shopping Cart

    March 5, 2019
  4. Registration Dates

    March 25 - 29, 2019

  1. Terms

    Fall 2019/Winter 2020

  2. View Schedule

    March 1, 2019

  3. Add to Shopping Cart

    March 1, 2019

  4. Registration Dates

    May 6 - 10, 2019
  1. Terms

    Spring/Summer 2019
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    Fall 2019/Winter 2020

  2. View Schedule

    Jan. 4, 2019
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    March 1, 2019

  3. Add to Shopping Cart

    Feb. 1, 2019
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    March 1, 2019

  4. Registration Dates

    March 4, 2019
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    July 22, 2019

     

  1. Terms

    Fall 2019/Winter 2020

  2. View Schedule

    March 1, 2019

  3. Add to Shopping Cart

    March 1, 2019

  4. Registration Dates

    April 8, 2019


Getting ready to register

Be sure to register on time so you can get the best course selection! The following steps will help you with the course registration process:


Step 1: Find out when your enrolment appointment begins

Your enrolment appointment is the date and exact time you can begin registering for courses. Each student has their own enrolment appointment, and it is posted in your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca).

You can register in courses any time between the start of your enrolment appointment time and the registration deadline.

Step 2: Initialize your registration

You’ll need to complete your registration initialization before you can register. To do this,
you’ll:

  • Log in to your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca)
  • Under the Home tab, scroll down to about the middle of the page and click on "Initialize Registration"; or simply click on "Enroll"
  • Follow the prompts that appear on your screen

Step 3: Read the Course Descriptions and Review Any Restrictions

Additional information about a particular course can be found in the course description in the University Calendar or in your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca).

Many courses are reserved for students who've been admitted to a specific degree program or to a particular major.  Course restrictions indicate who can register for a course, and when they can do so. During certain times you may need to wait for a restriction to expire before you can register in a course.

Here’s how you can view a specific course’s restrictions:

  • Log in to your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca)
  • Go to your Schedule Builder and find the course
  • View the “Results” panel to see the course’s details

Step 4: Learn about your student category

Each category of student has additional information they need to know before they register for classes. Click the link below that corresponds with your category:


Planning your course schedule

The following steps will help you with planning your course builder

To get help preparing for registration, we recommend that you book an appointment with an advisor from your faculty. Advisors can help you choose courses to take based on the requirements of your degree

Before your register, find out which courses are required for your degree. You can do this by:

Options are courses you take that count towards your degree, but they aren't required to complete your degree. You have some flexibility when it comes to selecting your options. Choose courses that interest you, or ones that'll supplement your degree.

Some degree programs recommend you complete specific options. If this applies to your program, your recommended options will be listed in your first-year degree guide under "Courses Required in Your First Year".

When choosing options, it’s a good idea to select some alternative choices. Options can fill up quickly and you may need to register in a different class if that happens.

To find out when courses are offered and build your course schedule, log in to your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca) and click on “Schedule Builder.” Schedule Builder is a tool that allows you to add courses to your schedule so you can generate conflict-free timetable options.

This tool allows you to create different timetable, and you can send yourself links to the timetables you like. It’s a good idea to select a few options so your prepared to register when your enrolment appointment comes. 

Looking for tips on how to use Schedule Builder? 

To build your course schedule, you’ll need to create a list of the required and optional courses you want to take. Make sure none of your preferred courses have any restrictions, and check to see that you’ve completed any pre-requisites.

Next, you’ll log in to your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca) and click on the “Schedule Builder” link so you can enter your selected courses and generate conflict-free timetable choices for each semester. You can send yourself links to the timetables you like. It’s a good idea to create a few alternate timetable options for yourself. That way you’ll be prepared if any of your desired courses are full when your enrolment appointment arrives,

When you’ve made your selections, add your preferred courses to your shopping cart. They’ll stay parked there until your enrolment appointment begins, and you can easily select them when you’re ready to register.

When your enrolment appointment arrives, log in to your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca) so you can revisit your shopping cart to register for the courses you pre-selected.