Section 5: Registration
5.1 New Students
Registration times for newly admitted University 1
All students are given an initial access time in which to register. This initial access time is the earliest date and time students will be able to register for courses. Registration begins in July and concludes in September for three credit hour (Fall Term) courses and six credit hour (Fall/Winter Term) courses. For three credit hour (Winter Term) courses, registration begins in July and ends in January.
New University 1 students are the first students to be able to register, followed by returning students. It is important for new University 1 students to take advantage of this opportunity in order to get space in selected courses. Initial access times for newly admitted University 1 students are in July. All new University 1 students are required to successfully complete Start@U1 before registering for courses. Start@U1 is available via an online tutorial. See Section 3.4 in this chapter for more information about Start@U1.
Specific registration information and dates are available on Aurora Student; please refer to The Registration System: Aurora Student chapter of this Calendar.
Students must access Aurora Student to find their specific registration time. To find the registration time, access Aurora Student, then Enrolment and Academic Records, then Registration, and then Registration Status. Please refer to The Registration System: Aurora Student chapter of this Calendar for more details.
5.2 Returning Students
Before registering for courses returning students must determine whether to register in University 1, transit to the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, or apply for admission to another faculty or school. See Section 3.2 in this chapter for more information about transferring to faculties and schools.
5.2.1 Remaining in University 1
Students who are continuing their studies in University 1 may register for a full course load (30 credit hours or 24 credit hours for those in the Limited Admission program) in Fall 2009 and Winter 2010. When choosing courses, students are advised to review their target faculty or school’s chapter in this Calendar or refer to the 2009 - 2010 Start Book for any changes in admission requirements since starting University 1. The Start Book is online at umanitoba.ca/u1. See Section 3.4 in this chapter for more information. See Section 5.1 in this chapter for information on determining registration time.
5.2.2 Transiting to the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of
Transiting to the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science is processed through Aurora Student. To transit, access Aurora Student, then Enrolment and Academic Records, then Declarations, then Transit from University 1.
Transits to the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science may be completed up to the day of registration. To transit after registering students must contact the University 1 Student Help Centre or the intended faculty for assistance. Students may not transit after the end of the Registration Revision Period if they have registered for courses in Fall 2009 or Winter 2010. Students planning to begin classes in Winter 2010 may transit to the Faculty of Arts or Science after the end of the September Registration Revision Period with the assistance of a University 1 Academic Advisor or an advisor in the intended faculty.
5.2.3 Transferring to Other Faculties or Schools
Entry to every faculty and school, other than Arts or Science, requires a formal application to Enrolment Services. Application forms, deadline dates and a detailed Applicant Information Bulletin are available at Enrolment Services, 424 University Centre. Some faculties and schools admitting students from University 1 have application deadlines as early as February 1.
Information on building timetables is covered in the Start@U1 tutorial and in the Registration Information: Aurora Student chapter of this Calendar.
When building a timetable (i.e. deciding when to take courses), students can determine when individual courses are offered by using the online catalogue in Aurora Student.
5.4 Registering for Courses with Aurora Student
All registration functions are available using Aurora Student. Instructions on how to use Aurora Student are described in the Registration Information: Aurora Student chapter of this Calendar and the use of Aurora Student will be described in detail in the Start@U1 tutorial.
Aurora Student will not allow students to: (1) repeat a course in which a grade has previously been received; (2) register for Challenge for Credit courses; (3) register for a laboratory exemption; (4) take courses that are not on the University 1 course list. Students wishing to register in any of these categories must contact the University 1 Student Help Centre for registration assistance.
5.5 Fee Payment
Each Aurora Student session should be ended with a request for a fee assessment (for instructions see the Fees, Payments and Refunds chapter of this Calendar). Fee statements will not be sent to students in the mail.
Registration is not complete until fees are paid. Students who drop, add or change courses after their initial registration must request an updated fee assessment on Aurora Student.
For complete information, including fee payment deadlines, see the Fees, Payments and Refunds chapter of this Calendar.
5.6 University 1 Academic Orientation 2009: Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9
Information about University 1 Academic Orientation 2009 will be mailed to new students in August. University 1 Academic Orientation is designed to help students succeed at university. It is an excellent way to become acquainted with the university community and to make some new friends. University 1 Academic Orientation is the first two official days of classes, therefore all new University 1 students are required to attend.
5.7 Attendance in Classes
Attendance in class is expected, but enforcement is at the discretion of each instructor. Students are responsible for all information given in class, including the important announcement of due dates, etc. In many classes the information discussed in class is in addition to textbook information. Some classes assign marks for class participation.
5.7.1 Attendance in a class or section in which you are not registered
Students are expected to attend the section and class in which they are registered. Attending the wrong section or class may result in the student receiving a failing grade. In addition, students must make sure they are attending courses in the correct term. Students are financially accountable for registration related errors.
5.8 Registration Revision Period
The first two weeks of each Fall Term and Winter Term is known as the Registration Revision Period. During the revision period students can add courses, drop courses, or change sections without academic or financial penalty. All revisions can be done using Aurora Student. The Registration Revision Period is an opportunity for students to test out courses and ensure that they are enrolled in the right ones.
The Registration Revision Period for three credit hour Fall Term and six credit hour Fall/Winter Term courses is in September and for three credit hour Winter Term courses is in January. For the revision dates, see the Important Dates section.
5.9 Summer Courses
Summer is a good time to get a head start on intended degree programs or to take missing requirements. Preliminary information about courses offered in the Summer Term is normally available in December, with the final Guide, which includes registration information, available in March. Registration in summer courses normally begins at the end of March. Students should check the Faculty or School chapters in this Calendar or in the Start Book to ensure that their intended degree program allows them to work ahead by taking summer courses.
5.10 College Membership
For information about membership, services and academic programs in one of the following colleges, consult the chapter on College Membership in this Calendar or contact the college office at:
St. Andrew’s College (204) 474 8896
St. John’s College (204) 474 8531
St. Paul’s College (204) 474 8575
University College (204) 474 9751
For instructions on how to designate college membership see the Registration Information: Aurora Student chapter of this Calendar.
5.10.1 University 1 course offerings at St. John’s College
Students can meet the requirements for University 1 by selecting first year courses offered at the College. St. John’s College (SJC) students who have declared themselves as SJC members using Aurora Student will have access to special advance registration for all courses held in SJC, as well as corresponding lab sections held outside of the College. Students intending to enter a professional faculty (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy) can meet their first year pre-professional requirements by registering in the courses offered in SJC. Contact the SJC Registrar for more information on the timetable. For instructions on how to designate college membership see the Registration Information: Aurora Student chapter of this Calendar.
5.11 Registration Reminders
Things to do before classes start:
Registration is not complete until fees are paid or arrangements are made to have them paid by the September fee payment deadline. For payment options and deadlines see the Fees, Payments and Refunds chapter of this Calendar.