Registration Quick Links

Course information

The online schedule of classes has several columns of information.


If a course is available for registration this column will have a box beside the course.

There may be codes that appear in this column that may affect your ability to register

C: identifies closed sections
NR: identifies sections that are currently unavailable for registration
SR: indicates that the student is not currently eligible to register (check your registration access date to see when you are eligible to register)

Course details

Course information is listed in the columns labeled CRN (Course Reference Number), Subj (Subject), Crse (Course Number), Sec (Section Number), Cred (Course Credits), and Title (Course Title).


This identifies the type of instruction being offered:

BL: Blended Delivery

CLI: Clinical

EXL: Experiential Learning

FLD: Field Work

IDS: Independent Study

LAB: Lab

LEC: Lecture

ON: Online

PRC: Practicum

SEM: Seminar

STD: Studio

TUT: Tutorial

WKT: Work Term



The day(s) that a course is offered is listed in this column. 

M: Monday

T: Tuesday

W: Wednesday

R: Thursday

F: Friday

S: Saturday

TBA: To be announced


The start and end time of the course.


The number of seats available in the class.


The actual number of students registered.


The number of open seats remaining.

WL Act

The number of students on the waitlist.

Please note there may be times when seats are remaining and there are students on the waitlist. The course will be listed as open but students will only have the option of waitlisting for that particular section.


The name of the instructor who will be teaching the course. If it says TBA, the instructor hasn't been assigned yet. Generally, instructors are assigned a couple of weeks prior to the start of the semester but are subject to change.

Date (MM/DD)

The day the course starts and ends.


Building and room number where the course will be held - Note, the majority of courses are held on the main campus and will be listed as LP (Lincoln Park).


Courses that are an Arts and Science requirement, General Education course, Community Service Learning or General Science Option will be noted.

The online schedule lists any notes that are attached to a course that may affect your ability to register for a particular course. The note will be listed in the same row (or immediately below) as the affected course and/or section. Course notes include information regarding corresponding labs and tutorials; program restrictions and prerequisite checking. If you have questions regarding the notes, contact the Registration Help Line.


Registration holds

Check holds, you will find any holds that may be on your account.

If you have holds that prevent registration, other than an advising hold, you should contact the Registration Help Line for assistance.

Advising Holds are removed after meeting with your academic advisor. Contact your academic advisor for details on advising for your program.


Registration error messages

Once you have submitted your course registrations a Current Schedule heading will appear and all of your successful course registrations will be listed with a Registered Web status.

If there are errors with your registration, Registration Add Errors will appear and the courses with errors will be listed. The exact error will be listed under the status column.

If you exit this screen prior to resolving the error messages, your registration will not be saved.

Registration error messages: why they occur and how to resolve them

Closed-002 waitlisted

This course is full and has two students on the waitlist. You may waitlist for this course by selecting the "Wait Listed" action, then clicking on the Submit changes button (student would be #3 on the waitlist) or drop the class.

Degree/program/major restriction

This course is reserved for students in a specific program of study.

Duplicate CRN

You have chosen a course in which you are currently enroled. You will need to drop the section you are currently registered for before registering in a new section.

Link errors

If you receive a Link error, you have attempted to register in one component of a course without the other components; lecture and/or supporting tutorial and/or lab.
L1 Required: the student has not registered in a lecture section
A1 Required: the student has not registered in a corresponding lab
T1 Required: the student has not registered in a corresponding tutorial

Maximum hours exceeded

Full-time students can register in a maximum of five (5) courses. Part-time students are normally restricted to two (2) courses. Students enroled in the Open Studies or University Entrance Option program are allowed to earn a maximum of 30 credits (typically ten, three-credit courses) while enroled as an Open Studies or University Entrance Option student. If your registration exceeds the maximum, this error will appear. You should contact the Credit Registration Help Line for registration assistance.

Only students who have completed all courses in a semester with a grade of "D" or better and have obtained a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher at Mount Royal may be permitted to register for course overload in the next semester.

Prerequisite(s) Required

You are attempting to register for a class that you have not successfully completed the prerequisite. Refer to the prerequisite checking section below for more information.

Time conflict with CRN XXXX

The class with the error message overlaps by day and time with the course indicated. You must choose a different section of this course or a different course altogether. Alternatively, you may choose to modify the section of the conflicting course.

Year of Study

You are attempting to register for a course that is restricted to students in a specific year of study. The year of study is determined by the number of credits you have accumulated.


Please contact the registration administrator for your time ticket

You may have tried registering without selecting the correct registration term. Return to the Registration Menu and select the appropriate term. Or you may be trying to register before your registration access date.

Note: if you exit without resolving registration errors, the registration will be lost.

If you require further assistance contact the Registration Help Line.


Maximum course load 

Students may register in a maximum of five courses per semester depending on the program of study.

You should review your academic record with your academic advisor to see if a course overload is recommended. Your advisor can submit this request to the Office of the Registrar on your behalf. 

A student with less than satisfactory academic performance may be advised to take a reduced course load for their specific program in the Mount Royal Academic Calendar.

Mount Royal can refuse student requests for course overload.


Prerequisite checking

Prerequisites are courses you are required to have successfully completed prior to enrolling in certain classes. You will continue to be able to register for courses that you're currently completing the prerequisite requirements for until Aug. 1 for the Fall Semester and Dec. 1 for the Winter Semester. Prerequisite checking is in effect for courses offered at Mount Royal and will be monitored electronically or by the course instructor. Refer to the
course descriptions listed in the Academic Calendar to determine what the prerequisite requirements for a course are.

  • A notification may appear under the course listing indicating that an Official Transcript is Required when you register for the course. Once the transcript has been received and you satisfy the required prerequisite requirement the reminder will be removed from your account. If your transcript has been received, and you have not satisfied the prerequisite requirement, a notification will appear indicating that the prerequisite requirement has not been satisfied and a registration adjustment is required.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that an official transcript with the appropriate course and grade is submitted to the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the transcript deadlines outlined in the Academic Schedule.
  • A Prerequisite(s) Required notification indicates that you have not satisfied the prerequisite requirement and the deadline to submit documents has passed. An official transcript indicating that the prerequisite requirement has been satisfied must before registration may proceed. There are several reasons this may occur:
  • You are taking the required course at another post-secondary institution and your transcript has not been received by MRU.
  • Courses taken at another post-secondary institution do not have direct transfer equivalents at MRU. A course must have a direct transfer equivalent at MRU to satisfy a prerequisite requirement. Unspecified equivalencies (2XXX) do not satisfy prerequisite requirements. A detailed course outline can be submitted for review. Refer to the transfer equivalencies section for deadlines and more information.
  • A course has multiple prerequisites and you do not have all of the requirements.
  • Corequisite courses are required and you have not yet registered for both courses at the same time. Refer to the Mount Royal course descriptions to determine which course is a co-requisite.

If you do not meet the prerequisite requirements to enrol in a course, it is your responsibility to drop the course(s) from your schedule. Failure to provide proof of the successful completion of prerequisite requirements may result in de-registration from that course(s). 

If you have any questions regarding prerequisite checking please email us at


Waitlisting for courses


  • You may register in up to five courses (normally between 14 and 17 credits) per semester depending on your program of study. Contact your program advisor if you have further questions or to avoid course overload.
  • For courses with multiple linked sections (Lectures, Labs, and/or Tutorials), you will only waitlist in one of them. These courses will have a waitlisting capacity greater than 0.  In most cases you will waitlist for the lecture but there are situations where you will waitlist for the lab or tutorial of your choice. Please review the schedule carefully.
  • Before the seat becomes available, ensure that you have met the prerequisites and that there are no restrictions on the course. Failure to meet the requirements may prevent you from registering.
  • Once a spot becomes available in your chosen course, you will be sent an email to your student email account notifying you of the availability. You will have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to accept your spot in the course. If you do not register within 24 hours of receiving the email notification, you will lose your spot on the waitlist, and a notification will go to the next eligible student.
  • You are encouraged to avoid time conflicts in your schedule when waitlisting for courses. You are permitted to waitlist for a course that is scheduled at the same, or overlapping time, as a course you are already registered in; however, a time conflict will occur. Should a seat become available in the course you have waitlisted for, you will have 24 hours to adjust your schedule.
    • Note: You are responsible for resolving the time conflict by choosing which course you will like to remain registered in and dropping the course that is scheduled at the same, or overlapping time.
  • You may not waitlist for another section of the same course that you are registered in.

How to waitlist for a course

Method one:

  1. Follow the steps to add a class by clicking on the box located in the Select column. (This box will appear for courses that have an established waitlist but there are currently available seats.) Courses that you can waitlist for will also have a Waitlist Capacity of greater than 0.
  2. At the bottom of the page click on Register
  3. When the registration is submitted you will be taken to the Add/Drop page and the course will be listed under the Registration Add Errors heading. In the action column there will be a drop down menu with the options None and Waitlisted.
  4. Select Waitlisted
  5. Click on Submit Changes
  6. The course will now appear under the Current Schedule heading as waitlisted with your position on the waitlist.

Method two:

You can also waitlist in a course by entering the five digit CRN number.

  1. Go to Register: Add/Drop/Withdraw course(s)
  2. Scroll down to the Add Classes Worksheet and type in the CRN in one of the Add Classes boxes
  3. Click on Submit Changes
  4. The requested registration will come back with an error indicating the course is closed. In the action column there will be a drop down menu with the options None and Waitlisted.
  5. Select Waitlisted
  6. Click on Submit Changes
  7. The course will now appear under the Current Schedule heading as waitlisted with your position on the waitlist

Note: if you leave this page without submitting your changes the request to waitlist will not be submitted and the registration request will be lost.

Accepting your Spot in the Course

Once a spot has become available, you will be sent an email. You will then have 24 hours to accept your spot in the course. If the course has any linked sections (Lectures, Labs, or Tutorials), you will also have to register in these courses at the same time. If you do not finalize your registration within this 24 hour period, you will be removed from the waitlist and not registered. 

To accept your spot:

  1. Go to Register: Add/Drop/Withdraw course(s)
  2. For the course you are accepting, select Registered Web from the “Action” drop down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Add Classes Worksheet and type in the CRN for each of the linked course sections that also have available seats.
  4. Click on Submit Changes

If you encounter any errors while trying to register, such as a Time Conflict or Corequisites, you may need to adjust your schedule (add and/or drop other courses) within the same 24 hour period before you can accept your spot. 

If you need further assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar (A101) at or 403-440-3303.

Once you have accepted your spot in a previously waitlisted course, a new fee assessment will be established. It is your responsibility to ensure that this additional tuition is paid by the appropriate deadline. Please review our Critical Dates calendar.

If you register in a course, but subsequently decide you do not wish to attend that particular course or section, you must formally drop that course from your timetable within the deadline dates specified in the Academic Schedule.

If you do not officially cancel or drop a course received from a waitlist, you will be considered registered in that course and will be charged full fees whether you attend or not.

Please see the Academic Schedule for the dates that waitlisting is available for each semester. After waitlists are cleared you will only be able to register in courses where space is available.


View/print your schedule

If you wish to view your weekly schedule/timetable you may do so by logging into
MyMRU>Register & Pay> My course schedule.

This is a week by week schedule of your non-waitlist courses. Courses that have not been scheduled will appear at the bottom of the page. A course that does not start until later in the semester will appear on your schedule during the week that it begins.


Attending classes

We strongly encourage you to attend all classes you are registered in. For many courses, attendance and participation are included in the calculation of your final grade. You must follow the attendance requirements set by your instructors.

If there are circumstances that prevent you from attending the class we encourage you to contact your instructor.

Mount Royal does not automatically cancel or withdraw students who stop attending classes. If you no longer plan to attend a course you are registered in, you must drop the course from your schedule (up to and including the add/drop deadline) or withdraw from the course. If you simply stop attending a course and do not take proper cancellation or withdrawal action, you will be awarded an "F" grade.

Detailed course schedule

  1. Log into MyMRU
  2. Click on Register & Pay
  3. Click on My course schedule
  4. Select Term and choose the appropriate semester

This is your detailed course schedule. For a more detailed tutorial on checking your class schedule visit our online tutorials.


Dropping a course


If you wish to drop a course, you can do so by going to the Register & Pay>Register: Add/Drop/Withdraw course(s) in MyMRU.

  • Under the Current Schedule there is an Action Column and a drop down menu beside each course listing

Select Drop Web from the menu and click on Submit Changes. The course will be removed from your schedule.

You can make changes to your schedule until the last day to adjust registration (Add/Drop) for each semester.

If you register for the semester then decide not to attend, you must drop all courses from your schedule and any non-refundable deposits will be retained by Mount Royal.


Withdrawing from courses

If you wish to stop attending a class after the
last date to adjust registration, you can withdraw on or before the last day to withdraw. You can withdraw from a course (or courses) in any one of the following ways:

  1. Online - Log into and go to Register & Pay > Register: Add/Drop/Withdraw course(s)
  2. Online - Submit a Withdrawal Google Form
  3. Email - provide your name, student ID number, and the course(s) you wish to withdraw from to Be sure to send the request from your student email and include the subject and course registration number when able (e.g. PSYC 1101 CRN: 40425)

When you withdraw from a class, you will receive a W on your transcript, but it will not affect your GPA. You will not receive a tuition refund. If you do not officially withdraw from courses that you have stopped attending, you will receive an F grade for those courses. F grades are included in the calculation of your GPA and could have a serious impact on your academic status at Mount Royal.

Before you withdraw you should:

  • Talk to your professor.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to see how withdrawing will affect your academic timeline.
  • Check with Financial Aid if you currently have a student loan.

Withdrawal with Cause

If unexpected circumstances make it impossible for you to complete a course (or courses), and the add/drop date has passed, Withdrawal with Cause may be an option for you. Situations can be medical, psychological, or compassionate in nature. 

Grounds that are typically considered for a Withdrawal with Cause:

  • Serious illness or medical emergency
  • Severe emotional distress 
  • Compassionate grounds

Grounds that are not considered for a Withdrawal with Cause:

  • Failure to drop a course that a student has not been attending 
  • Short-term illness or absence
  • Not achieving a preferred final grade due to missed exams/assignments

You may request approval for a withdrawal with cause until the last day of class for the course(s). To submit a request, complete a Withdrawal with Cause form. Supporting documentation must be provided before a request will be reviewed. Documentation must:

  • clearly establish a medical and/or psychological reason for the request; 
  • explicitly state why the medical and/or psychological condition made it impossible to meet course deadlines and/or complete the semester; 
  • be recently issued and on official letterhead;
  • include timeline information regarding the situation (e.g. start and end dates);
  • if applicable, provide an explanation of why you did not pursue an 'I' contract for the course

Supporting documents that are typically considered for a Withdrawal with Cause request:

  • Letter from a registered health professional (e.g. physician, counsellor) that includes the documentation requirements noted above
  • Obituary or death certificate that demonstrates the loss of a close family member

Supporting documents that are not considered for a Withdrawal with Cause request:

  • Hospital discharge papers and requisition forms
  • Prescription notes
  • Medical notes for a short-term illness or for exam accommodations
  • Documents used for previous Withdrawal with Cause applications

Please Note: All withdrawal with cause requests are subject to a review and approval process. 

If your request is approved, you will receive a "Withdrawal with Cause" (WC) on your permanent academic record for all withdrawn courses. You will not receive a tuition refund.

Please consult the Academic Calendar for additional details regarding withdrawing from courses at Mount Royal.