All course additions to a student's program for a particular semester are to be completed by the end of the six-day add period.
The addition of a course after the end of the add period will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and will require the approval of both the instructor for the course and the program counselor of the program in which the student is enrolled. The program counselor's signature should be sought first but does not presume the judgment of the instructor as to the appropriateness of the late addition for his or her particular course. In practice, the following have been deemed to be exceptional circumstances: illness or compassionate grounds for missing all or part of the first three class days; interchanging courses with common lectures, one with and one without labs; late resolution of appeals; failure of a deferred course condition or examination; university errors in registration procedures.
A student wishing to enrol in a course for which he/she does not have credit for the stated course requisite(s) may seek permission from the instructor to have the requisite(s) waived. The student seeking the waiver must obtain a "Course Requisite/Restriction Waiver" and have it completed by the instructor. The student must then present the completed form to Undergraduate Program Services for processing. Waiver forms are available from Undergraduate Program Services, Office of Registrarial Services, Level 3, University Centre.
Distance Education Courses
Distance Education courses may be added up to the end of the six-day add period, with the permission of the Office of Open Learning.
Program Approval is required to add courses if the student's category is special or probationary or if the student is adding more than the normal course load.
Regular courses may be added without permission of the department. Regular courses are those courses that are not designated as Priority Access in Chapter XII.
When adding a two-semester course, students must complete the course selection process for each part of the course during the appropriate course selection period. (e.g. AGR*2351 in the Fall semester and AGR*2352 in the Winter semester). These courses must be taken in consecutive semesters as outlined in the course description.
Caution: Students granted permission to add a course after the end of the six-day add period may encounter difficulty in mastering course content and may be unable to meet all course requirements. The University has no obligation to assist students to pick up material that has been missed because of late enrolment.
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