With so many interesting courses in Arts & Science, it can be overwhelming to pick the ones you want to enrol in. Follow these steps to make course enrolment exciting and straightforward.
Make a plan
Look through the Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions, program requirements, degree requirements and any rules you should know. Any prerequisites or exclusions will be also listed in the course description.
Make a list of courses you are interested in by referring to Timetable Builder which provides details including course dates and times, and delivery method and instructions for each course. Not every course listed in the Academic Calendar will be offered every term. Only the courses listed in the Timetable Builder are available for you to enrol in each academic year.
If you are entering first year, or have not chosen your program yet, you can explore programs options in the Program Toolkit to find the course requirements for each program you may be interested in.
Mock-up your schedule
After you decide which courses you want, map out your schedule. This will help you to ensure that you don’t have any overlapping classes. You can create a mock schedule through the Timetable Builder. Just click “Add to Plan” for each course you are interested in.
Don’t forget to check your maximum course limit so you don’t exceed the limit.
Add courses to your cart
In ACORN, you can add your courses to your enrolment cart any time before enrolment period. The enrolment cart holds your courses and makes it easier to actually enrol in the courses on your start time.
You may want to add a few alternative courses to your cart in case your first choice courses are already full.
Check your enrolment start time
When you can enrol in your courses depends on your year of study. For the Fall/Winter Session, course enrolment begins in July. And for the Summer Session, course enrolment begins in March.
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Enrol in courses
After your start time, you can enrol in your courses on ACORN:
- If your courses are in your enrolment cart, go to your cart and click on “enrol”
- If you did not add courses to your enrolment cart, use the search function to search for courses and then enrol in them
- If you encounter a course that is full, add yourself to the waitlist and try to enrol in a course from your alternative list.