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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 19, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Loris Registration Information



INQUIRIES ABOUT LORIS REGISTRATION

 As a first step, you should read the information presented by the Registrar’s Office: "Your 4 Steps to Registration" - Returning Students 2013/14.

If you are experiencing registration difficulties, please refer to the LORIS written Registration Instructions and LORIS Error Messages pages first.





COMMON LORIS ERROR MESSAGES AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

Major Restriction

This error message means a course is currently only available to students of a particular major.

What to Do if You Receive this Error Message:

A) You Believe that You Are A Major But LORIS Fails To Recognize Your Status

Check your LORIS student record to ensure that you met progression requirements for your program in May 2013:

http://loris.wlu.ca
Type in your student number and PIN. Click on "Login"
Click on "Student Services"  or  "Registration"
Click on "Display Student Program"
Select the Fall 2013 Term from the drop-down menu
It will display your program for that term.

This program check will also indicate if you are on probation based on the academic decision of a previous term.  Academic decisions are displayed under "Official Final Grades" for that term. You can also view your program on your "Unofficial Record of Course Work" in LORIS.

If you did not meet progression requirements for your program, or you are on academic probation, you will be placed in the General BA or BSc with No Designation program and are therefore NOT a major in the program. Please note that students starting probation after September 1, 2012 will be limited to a maximum of four 0.5-credit courses (2.0 credits or equivalent) per term while on probation.

B) You Are Not A Major

Restrictions are listed in advance for each course on the LORIS Dynamic Schedule.

Many courses have registration restrictions that will be in place until midnight June 27, 2013. Until June 27, these courses are only open to students in select majors, honours programs and year levels. If, on or before June 27, you cannot select a particular course due to restrictions, you should check again on June 28 at 12:00:01 a.m. for availability. If you are looking to complete a minor in the discipline, you are also required to wait until the course(s) open up to other majors or non-majors.

Should the course(s) be at capacity:

1) Waitlisting

If a department has authorized waitlisting to be used if a course is full, you will be prompted to add yourself to the wait list. Read the Waitlisting instructions. Please note that if you are on a waitlist, it is imperative that you check your mylaurier email account at least once every 24 hours as you only have a 24 hour window to register yourself in the course once a spot becomes available to the first student on the waitlist. Should you not register yourself during that period, your name will be removed from the waitlist,

Note that not all closed courses have a wait list. Waitlisting cannot be employed where a course has a lab or tutorial component.

2) Persistence

If a course does not have a waitlist, we recommend that you monitor LORIS frequently over the summer months to watch for an opening in the course(s) so that you may enroll yourself in the course. You have until September 22, 2013 to add 12-week Fall term and full-year courses to your schedule.

Capacity over-rides are rarely granted and only in very extenuating circumstances. Should a course be at capacity, and the capacity is physically restricted by the classroom or lab size, or if it is an online course, capacity overrides CANNOT be issued. If a course has a waitlist, capacity overrides CANNOT be issued. Capacity over-rides are done at the departmental level.

Prerequisite and Test Score Error

This error message means you are missing one or more pre-requisites for the course you have selected.

What to Do if You Receive this Error Message:

A) The first solution is to select only those courses for which you have the prerequisites.

Planning ahead by checking program requirements may help to prevent this problem in the future. Plan to take courses in the appropriate sequence in order to ensure you have the prerequisites as you progress through your program.

B) If you wish to obtain special permission to enroll in a course for which you lack a prerequisite, see the “Prerequisite Override Requests” section for instructions on how to request permission for this type of enrolment.

Class Restriction

This error message means a course is currently only available to students in a particular year.

What to Do if You Receive this Error Message:

A) Returning Undergraduate Students

If your student record indicates a different year level in the Fall and Winter terms, you may receive this error message when trying to enroll for specific courses. For example, if you are considered Year 1 in the Fall term and Year 2 in the Winter term (based on credits completed to date*), you will not be successful in enrolling in second year courses in the Fall term. You will need to obtain department assistance in order to receive overrides to enroll in the courses you want to select. You may be given an override, at the discretion of the Department offering the course, as long as you have completed the prerequisites, and the course is still open. To obtain an override in the instance where you have met the requirements and the course is still open, e-mail the Administrative Assistant of the department offering the course stating that you are a split-year student, include your full name, student ID and a list of the course(s) and specific sections you wish to enroll in.

*The modified credit count for LORIS registration is as follows:

Year 5 students (20.5 or more credits earned)
Year 4 students (14.5 or more credits earned)
Year 3 students (9.5 - 14.0 credits earned)
Year 2 students (4.5 - 9.0 credits earned)
Year 1 students (0.0 - 4.0 credits earned


B) Post Graduate Students

If you are a post-graduate student, you will need to obtain department assistance in order to obtain overrides to enroll in the courses of interest. E-mail the Administrative Assistant of the department offering the course stating that you are a post graduate student; include your full name, student ID and a list of the courses and specific sections you wish to enroll in.

C) Students Transferring From Another University To Laurier

If you are a student transferring in from another institution, please be mindful that the Administrative Assistant will only be able to assist you once the Registrar’s Office has assessed your transcript and noted course equivalencies on your student record. LORIS will NOT recognize these equivalencies. You will most likely receive the Prerequisite Test Score Error. If you know your transcript has been assessed and you are aware of the transfer credit equivalencies, you will need to obtain department assistance in order to obtain overrides to enroll in the courses of interest. Contact, via email, the Administrative Assistant of the department offering the course stating that you are a transfer student with transfer credits, include your full name, student ID and a list of the courses and specific sections you wish to enroll in.

Link Error: 1 Required (T1)

This error message means the course has a corresponding tutorial or lab that you have neglected to select, in addition to the lecture section.

What to Do if You Receive this Error Message:

In this instance, you must select all the required components for the course: one lecture section PLUS one of the various tutorials and/or lab sections (as applicable).

Time Conflict

This error message means the course selected is offered at the same time as a previously selected course.

What to Do if You Receive this Error Message:

You must select an alternative course (or lab / tutorial section, as applicable) that does not conflict, or drop the conflicting course and re-add another selection.


OVERRIDE REQUESTS

Capacity Override

In this instance, the course selected has reached its enrolment capacity and is CLOSED.

If a department has authorized waitlisting to be used if a course is full, you will be prompted to add yourself to the wait list. Capacity overrides CANNOT be provided for courses with waitlisting. Read the Waitlisting instructions. Please note that if you are on a waitlist, it is imperative that you check your mylaurier email account at least once every 24 hours as you only have a 24 hour window to register yourself in the course once a spot becomes available to the first student on the waitlist. Should you not register yourself during that period, your name will be removed from the waitlist.

Note that not all closed courses have a wait list. Waitlisting cannot be employed where a course has a lab or tutorial component. If a course does not have a waitlist, we recommend that you monitor LORIS frequently over the summer months to watch for an opening in the course(s) so that you may enroll yourself in the course. You have until September 22, 2013 to add 12-week Fall term and full-year courses to your schedule.

Capacity over-rides are rarely granted and only in very extenuating circumstances. Capacity over-rides are done at the departmental level.

Please note:

1) Should a course be at capacity, and the capacity is physically restricted by the classroom or lab size, capacity overrides CANNOT be issued.

2) Capacity overrides CANNOT be provided for on-line learning classes. The on-line learning department strictly adheres to capacity limits and does NOT issue capacity overrides. An on-line learning course will be listed in LORIS with an “OC” after the course number. These courses do not have dates and times as they are not taught in a classroom environment.

Prerequisite Override

In this instance, the student lacks a prerequisite for a specific course they wish to enroll in.

You will need to obtain departmental approval and assistance in order to obtain an override to enroll in the course of interest. Contact, via email, the Administrative Assistant of the department offering the course with your request, include your full name, student ID and the course and specific section you wish to enroll in.

CHANGING A LAB OR TUTORIAL SECTION

When registering for courses that offer biweekly labs and tutorials, please note that all odd-numbered labs are offered in odd weeks (Week 1, 3, 5, etc.) and all even-numbered labs are offered in even weeks (Week 2, 4, 6, etc.).

Students wishing to switch a lab / tutorial can do so on LORIS without automatically dropping the lecture (and losing their registration status in the course). By following the steps below, you will be able to do so, providing there is availability in the lab / tutorial section of interest and there are no TIME CONFLICTS .

Follow the steps below to change a lab / tutorial section on LORIS without changing the lecture section (using the example: MA100 A, currently enrolled in L1 switching to L2)

· Log into LORIS

· Click on STUDENT SERVICES

· Click on REGISTRATION

· Click on SELECT TERM then select the appropriate term

· Click on ADD OR DROP CLASSES

· Next step – Either do a class search for the lab section of interest (MA100 L2), select it and ‘ADD TO WORKSHEET’ OR enter the CRN for the section at the bottom of the Add / Drop Classes page.

· From the main menu of courses listed (some show ENROLLED, some show as DROPPED depending on registration activity), find the lecture section (MA100 A: should show as ENROLLED). Click on the down arrow beside it, and choose RE-ENROLL (even though it says enrolled). DO NOT SUBMIT YET.

· From this same main menu, find the original lab section (MA100 L1) and click on the down arrow beside it and select DROP COURSE.

· Final step - click on SUBMIT CHANGES.

NOTE: The above steps may be used in a similar manner to change a lecture section on LORIS without changing the lab / tutorial section.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC NOTES

PSYCHOLOGY:

Third and Fourth Year Bio/Psych students, Computer Science/Psych students, and the Psychology BSc Comprehensive students need to contact the department Administrative Assistant (ksusanna@wlu.ca) for overrides into the Psychology Research Specialist courses. There is a problem with the filters that cannot be corrected.