Faculty of Human Ecology
Section 6: Registration Information
6.1 Initial Access Times
Students are referred to the chapter “Registration Information: Aurora Student”, Section 4 “Your Initial Registration Access Time” for registration dates. All Human Ecology students are required to register through The University of Manitoba’s registration system, Aurora student.
6.2 Registration Assistance
6.2.1 Information Available in the General Office
(209 Human Ecology Building)
Permission to Access Student’s File form
(important for all 4th year students)
Minor Declaration form (important for anyone declaring a voluntary minor)
Course Permission Forms
Management Minor information
Option in Aging information
Human Ecology program requirements checklists for all programs
6.2.2 Online Information
The Faculty of Human Ecology website is www.umanitoba.ca/human_ecology/. The University website provides locations for your student history, the Undergraduate Calendar, and registration. You may also obtain information on the Faculty, staff research, departments and program summary sheets for your program on the Human Ecology website.
6.2.3 Telephone Numbers
General Office: 474-8508
Academic Advisors: (204) 474-6686 and (204) 474-9759
Email address: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Fax Number: (204) 474-7592
6.3 Orientation for Newly Admitted Students
All new students must ask for an orientation kit prior to being eligible to register. Call by telephone 474 8508 (message), or 474 6686 or 474 9759, or contact us by fax 474 7592 for an orientation kit. You will then be unblocked in order to access Aurora and select your courses for the 2009-2010 academic year. Advise us of your program choice when you contact us. You cannot register until you have an orientation kit. An orientation session will be held in late June, Room 206 Human Ecology Building. Dates will be provided on your acceptance letter and on the Human Ecology website.
An information session for all students new to the faculty will be held at the beginning of term. This session will provide you with general information about the faculty and program planning advice. The session will be held in: 206 Human Ecology Building, Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. This session follows registration and is supplemental to orientation information.
6.4 Registration Information for all Human Ecology Students
6.4.1 Registration Time
The first date on which you can register depends on your grade point average. Human Ecology obtains reserved space in required courses, but be aware that you must ask an Academic Advisor to input permission to repeat a course into Aurora. Contact an Academic Advisor prior to your registration time.
The initial access time indicates the first opportunity you have to enter your course selection. It is highly recommended that you register when your scheduled access time arrives to provide you with the best opportunity to obtain the desired courses. Access is then 24/7.
6.4.2 Program Selection
All new Human Ecology students must select a program from one of the following choices prior to entering any course selections:
A. Family Social Sciences
If you know the option you want, select at least one of the following:
- Aging Option
- Child and Adolescent Development Option
- Social Development Option
- Family Economic Health Option
- Family Violence and Conflict Resolution Option
B. The After Degree Program (ADP) in Family Social Sciences
C. Health Sciences Degree (Interdisciplinary Health Curriculum)
D. Health Studies Degree (Interdisciplinary Health Curriculum)
E. Human Ecology program (general degree)
F. Nutrition Option in Human Nutritional Sciences
G. Foods Option in Human Nutritional Sciences
H. Food Industry Option in Human Nutritional Sciences
I. Second Degree Option in Human Nutritional Sciences
J. Product Development stream in Textile Sciences
K. Textile Development stream in Textile Sciences
- Engineering Sciences Option
- Microbiological Sciences Option
- Exercise and Sports Science Option
If you would like to make a program change in the Faculty of Human Ecology, consult with an Academic Advisor for more information. All programs are outlined in the current Undergraduate Calendar, which is available from the Registrar’s Office.
6.4.3 Transfer of Credit
Students transferring in from University 1 will automatically have credit for courses taken in University 1 transferred into their Human Ecology program. Students transferring from other faculties, external universities and students seeking a second degree may be required to consult with an Academic Advisor either by appointment or telephone consultation to discuss transfer of credit.
The University of Manitoba does not evaluate courses from another academic institution until students are admitted to a program. Sometimes the evaluation of courses can take time, and if you are entering from another academic institution, we may not immediately have a complete picture of course transferability and equivalence. We will try our best to give you as accurate a picture as possible prior to your initial registration time. If you are admitted on the basis of a previous degree (seeking a second degree), we will have to specify which courses require evaluation from your previous program. This will require a consultation with an Academic Advisor in Human Ecology.
6.4.4 Returning Human Ecology Students
All returning students must submit a Program Planning Form to the Academic Advisor’s office before April 30. Program information sessions are held in March in order to provide returning students with on-site consultation with professors in their programs. Program Planning Forms are due in the General Office by the end of April. If you have not handed in a Program Planning Form you will be blocked from Aurora and will not be able to register. If you are a student in Human Nutritional Sciences or the Human Ecology program, make an appointment with your department program advisor (professor) to approve and sign your completed Program Planning Form. If you are in Family Social Sciences or Textile Sciences, you are required to complete and hand in a Program Planning Form, but you do not have to obtain departmental approval or signature. Students in the Health Sciences or Health Studies programs should consult with an Academic Advisor.
Submit your Program Planning Form to the General Office of Human Ecology, Room 209, or fax it to us if you are not on campus.
You are encouraged to plan your program before the end of May. Each department or program will ensure that a program advisor (professor) is available throughout the summer weeks, and appointments must be scheduled in advance.
6.4.5 University Written English and Mathematics
The Faculty of Human Ecology has designated HMEC 2030 Human Ecology: Perspectives and Communication (or 028.203) and STAT 1000 Basic Statistics 1 (or 005.100) as the courses which fulfil the written English and Mathematics requirement. Neither the second degree option in Human Nutritional Sciences nor the ADP in Family Social Sciences requires HMEC 2030.
An Academic Advisor is available by appointment to discuss program and course choices prior to registration. The following students are blocked from registration until they contact an Academic Advisor:
- Students on probation
- Students repeating courses previously taken (permission must be entered by an Academic Advisor)
- Students repeating a course with a grade of C or higher
- Students requesting to challenge for credit (note: specific deadlines
required for challenge application)
- Students requesting to audit a course
- Students reinstated after suspension
- Returning students who have not completed course planning forms
- New students who have not received an orientation kit
6.5 Helpful Hints
6.5.1 Program Assessment
Your program will be formally assessed during the first term of your third year, and you may make an appointment at any time to review your file and your degree progress. During the first month of fourth year, an internal degree audit is conducted by an Academic Advisor of all the fourth year students who have declared graduation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you follow the program of study for your chosen major or option. Students may access their own records through Aurora Student.
6.5.2 Repeating Courses/Attempts
Any course you have failed, passed but voluntarily repeated, or substituted to obtain a higher grade, is considered an attempt.
Students are granted 30 credit hours of extra attempts to obtain the 120 credit hour Human Ecology degree. Students who exceed the 30 credit hour limit of extra attempts are placed on academic suspension and are required to withdraw from the Faculty of Human Ecology for one full year prior to attempting reinstatement. Students may not substitute for required courses.
When a course is repeated, the latest attempt of the course is included in the calculation of the degree grade point average. The first attempt of the course then counts as an “extra attempt.” Both grades are permanently recorded on the transcript.
6.5.3 Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from a Course
In order to withdraw from a course, you must use Aurora Student and complete the transaction by the deadlines at the beginning of this Guide. Authorized Withdrawals (AW) are available for medical and compassionate grounds. A copy of the Authorized Withdrawal policy is available in the General Office of Human Ecology, Room 209.
6.5.4 Reserved Courses
Reserves have been obtained in required courses taught by the Faculties of Arts, Science, the Asper School of Business, Engineering, and Physical Education and Recreation Studies. Check in the teaching Faculty’s timetable and you will see notices regarding saved spaces for students in other faculties. Select from those lecture and lab sections when you are planning your timetable.
Students who have officially declared the Management Minor should use the School of Business timetable when selecting Management Minor courses. The Human Ecology reserves can be used by students who have not declared a minor. The School of Business will not impose any credit hour restrictions on such students. However, a student’s home faculty may restrict the type and number of Management courses the student may take.
Check Aurora for reserves in required BIOL, CHEM, COMP, ECON, GMGT, MKTG, PSYC, SOC, and STAT courses.
6.5.5 Voluntary Minors
All Faculty of Human Ecology students may declare and complete a Minor from departments and interdisciplinary programs in which a Minor is offered. More information is available in the Undergraduate Calendar. Contact a Faculty Academic Advisor for more information and program planning.
6.5.6 The Management Minor
If you are eligible to declare the Management Minor, complete the Minor Declaration form (available in General Office) and forward it to the Faculty Academic Advisor’s office. An Academic Advisor or Registration Assistant must input the code for these areas into the registration system. It is not enough to state your intentions when planning your programs in March.
Reserves are obtained in a limited number of Management courses and are kept for students who are not in the Management minor.
In order to be enrolled in the Management Minor, you must have a degree GPA of 3.0 or higher in at least 30 credit hours in your program in the Faculty of Human Ecology. Students enrolled in the Management Minor may use the complete Business School timetable to select courses. A description of the Management Minor is found in the current Undergraduate Calendar in the Human Ecology chapter. The Management Minor fits into the electives part of your program. In order to be able to register in the courses you are taking in the Minor, the Advisor’s office MUST enter the CRN for each course. Provide this information PRIOR to your registration day so we can enter it into the registration system.
6.5.7 The Family Social Sciences Minor
Human Ecology students who are not in Family Social Sciences may choose to complete the Family Social Sciences minor. Please review the Undergraduate Calendar for the requirements for completion of the minor.
6.5.8 The Option in Aging
The Interfaculty Option in Aging is available to students registered in Human Ecology. The option includes required and elective courses for a total of 18 credit hours. The required courses are one of KIN or NURS 2610 and one of HMEC or SWRK or REC 2650.
In 2009-2010 the two required courses will be taught under the following numbers: KIN 2610 and SWRK 2650.
More information on the Option in Aging and a complete list of courses is available in the General Office of Human Ecology. At present, students must monitor their own progress through the Option. When the Option is completed, a “Comment” will be placed on the transcript indicating successful completion. Your practicum instructor must sign a form verifying that you have completed the practical requirement of the Option. Submit the signed form to the Academic Advisor’s office to have the comment placed on your transcript.
6.5.9 Wrapping Up and Registering
- Verified your initial access time?
- Declared your department (program) on Aurora Student if you are registering in Human Ecology for the first time?
- Registered in HMEC 2030 [written English for Human Ecology students] and STAT 1000 [Mathematics] requirement, if not already completed?
- Consulted an Academic Advisor if you have program questions and/or obtained required program approvals?
- Registered for your courses?
- Asked Aurora for a fee assessment after registration is complete?
- Reviewed the registration checklist earlier in this Guide for other registration tasks?
- Paid your fees? Your registration is not complete until you pay your fees or make arrangements to have them paid by the fee payment deadline. Do not wait for a fee statement to be mailed to you. See the section on fee payment for payment options.
- Classes commence Thursday, September 3, 2009. All students are expected to be in attendance from the first day of classes. Human Ecology labs begin the first full week of classes in September (Monday, September 7, 2009). Any changes to this information will be provided in lectures during the first week of classes.