"Your 4 Steps to Registration" - Returning Students 2013/14
for Returning Undergraduate Students
Step 1: Prepare for Your Program
Step 2: Plan Course Selection
Step 3: Know Registration Times
Step 4: Register via LORIS
i. Online program change via LORIS - available in LORIS March 1st until April 28th
All registered students in years 1 through 3 will be automatically confirmed in their current academic program on LORIS for registration in the next academic year. If you wish to make a change to your program or declare an option, you may do so in LORIS during the above noted time period.
After this time, students wishing to revise their program should submit the Program Selection Form (by faculty).
Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for details about program-specific requirements for each specialization. It
is solely the responsibility of students to ensure that they are
properly registered and meet course requirements and the requirements of
the program for which they are registered.
Curriculum Division Chart
ii. Check your current online official grades screen for academic decision
In mid-June, login to LORIS to check your official grades and academic decision under the Winter 2013 term. The decision references the program you requested for the following fall/winter. Late submitted requests for Program changes (using the Program Selection Form) are continuously being approved and will be reflected in time for the registration appointments. (Note that your prospective degree program is listed under your Unofficial Record of Course Work).
If you did not meet the requirements of the program you confirmed for fall/winter, you will be placed in a program that you are eligible for (e.g. you selected Honours Psychology - did not meet honours major GPA requirements - you will be placed in Honours Arts). If you wish to revise this choice and are eligible for another program, submit the Program Selection form.
Follow this link to the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for details about program-specific requirements for each specialization.
Click here to reference the university Grading Scale.
iii. Be aware of Important Dates.
iv. Seek Academic Advising
i. Review course descriptions
Course descriptions are found in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar
ii. Timetable of Classes:
iii. Note courses with Year and/or Program Filters
Many courses have registration restrictions that will be removed on June 28 (12:00:01 am - midnight). Before June 28, these courses are only open to students in select majors, honours programs and year levels. If, before June 28, you cannot select a particular course due to restrictions, you should check again on or after June 28 to see if the restrictions have been removed.
Some courses are always restricted to students in certain programs or years. For Brantford courses contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for Waterloo courses, contact the department offering the course, if you wish to request permission to register even though you do not have the required prerequisites. For Online Learning (OC) courses, contact the department offering the course.
It is your responsibility to register in only those courses that are appropriate given the regulations of the university. LORIS will attempt to block your registration in a fall course, unless you have completed the proper prerequisites. LORIS will let you choose a winter course even though you do not have the correct prerequisites, because it expects that you will later select the prerequisite for completion in the fall term. However, if you do not register in the prerequisite, LORIS may eventually remove you from the winter course.
The university reserves the right to remove you at any time from any courses that you have registered for contrary to the regulations. For example, if you register in more courses than allowed, in courses for which you lack prerequisites or in courses which are in appropriate due to any other university regulation, the university reserves the right to remove you even after classes have begun. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to make the appropriate selections. The university does not guarantee that your errors will be caught.
Except for a few hours each week when the system is updated and the file save occurs, you can add and drop courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until September. Course registration occurs on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Popular courses and course sections at the most popular times fill quickly. You should register as early as possible in order to have the greatest number of sections from which to choose.
iv. Map out Timetable using Blank Class Schedule Template
In order to avoid timetable conflicts, plan your schedule on paper first. Be sure to include alternate courses in case your first choices are full. If a department has authorized wait listing to be used if a course is full, you will be prompted to add yourself to the wait list. Read the instructions. Note that not all closed courses have a wait list.
Access the timetable of classes in point ii. above for class terms/days/times.
Note - Year 2 & 3 BBA students: Core courses will be added to your schedule prior to registration appointments. In LORIS, register for elective courses only.
Note - BA/BEd students: Nipissing courses are added to your LORIS account for billing purposes only. Please be sure to register in your Nipissing courses on WebAdvisor to enrol in a section with specific day(s), time(s) and an instructor. If you plan to drop a Nipissing course, please be sure to drop the course on your WebAdvisor and LORIS accounts on the same day. Please note that WebAdvisor and LORIS registrations will be cross-referenced at the end of every term for any discrepancies. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Laurier and Nipissing academic advisors.
Blank Class Schedule Template
v. Online Learning Courses - Special Instructions
Visit the Online Learning site for detailed information about enrolling in online courses.
The charts below indicate when students can first access LORIS to select their courses. Once the window opens, it remains open until the end of the add period for the fall and/or winter term. Students must select at least one fall term course by July 22, 2013 (11:59 pm) and one winter term course by November 11, 2013 (11:59 pm) in order to avoid the Late Registration charge. Selecting courses by these deadline dates allows the university time to put proper resources in place to support students.
The modified credit count for LORIS registration appointments 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)
What is a time
To assist with your Fall and Winter registration, the Registrarís Office has set up staggered blocks of time dedicated to certain year levels and programs. These are called time tickets.
If your time ticket is not correct or you do not have a time ticket, please complete the appropriate faculty-based Program Selection Form.
i. LORIS written Registration Instructions
ii. LORIS Error Messages
iii. LORIS online visual demo
iv. PIN Reset - Online form
v. How to Print Your Schedule (step 8 of the LORIS instructions)
vi. Wait List Instructions