In cases where enrolment demand habitually exceeds course capacity and there is demonstrated need to restrict access to a particular cohort of students on a priority basis, departments may request the implementation of course restriction rules to ensure priority access to the appropriate student group(s) during the course selection process. The system will provide a message at the time of course selection for students who do not meet the enrolment criteria. In special cases the department may override the restriction by authorizing entry to the course with a signature on a "Course Requisite/Restriction Waiver" form.
Departmental requests for course restriction rules must be directed to the Co-ordinator of Undergraduate Curriculum who will determine if the request is acceptable and will then work with the department or school to develop the appropriate enrolment criteria and confirm that the restriction can be monitored. In general, course restrictions should be clearly defined in the calendar course listings so that students are advised in advance of the intended audience for the course.
New restrictions or changes to existing restrictions must be approved prior to the course selection period in which they are to be implemented.
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