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Course information

The online course search has several columns of information. Stretch the columns as needed to view all information.


Title

Course Title. Click on the course title link to view the Class Details pop up box. The pop up box includes important information about the course, including:

  • Class Details
  • Course Description
  • Restrictions
  • Prerequisites / Corequisites
  • Additional Information
  • Instructor / Meeting Times
  • Enrolment / Waitlist
  • Registration Help

Under the Course Title you will see the Course Type. This identifies the type of instruction being offered:

  • Blended Delivery
  • Clinical
  • Experiential Learning
  • Field Work
  • Independent Study
  • Lab
  • Lecture
  • Online
  • Practicum
  • Seminar
  • Studio
  • Tutorial
  • Work Term

Subject

The subject code (e.g. ACCT for Accounting)

Course Number

The course number

Section

The section number

CRN

The Course Reference Number

Credits

The number of credits associated with the course

Meeting Times

  • Scheduled course meeting days and times
    • If no days are highlighted, this means the course is asynchronous and does not have regular meeting times. Connect with your instructor for additional information.
  • Type
    • Interval 1 means that the course runs weekly
    • Interval 2 means that the course runs on alternate weeks. Connect with your instructor for additional information. 
  • Building and Room location for the course
    • Lincoln Park refers to the Mount Royal campus overall, as well as the main building on campus. Check out Campus Maps for more information.
  • Start and End Dates for the course

Status

The number of total seats available for the course, and the number of remaining available seats. For example, 3 of 48 seats remain means there are 48 seats total for the course, and 3 are available for registration.

The number of total waitlist seats available for the course, and the number of remaining available seats 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.

Instructor

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

Attribute

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

Linked Sections

Courses with linked sections (Lectures, Labs, and/or Tutorials) will be noted in this column. Click on View Linked to view the different combinations of linked sections for the class. Please note that time conflicts do not show when using the “View Linked” option.

Add

Select Add to add the course to your summary. Click Submit to complete your registration in the course.

Holds
Type of hold Reason Contact
Advisor’s Hold Must meet with Academic Advising before course registration can be completed Academic Advising
Contract Hold Program requires registration to be completed by the Office of the Registrar Credit Registration at 403.440.3303 or creditregistration@mtroyal.ca
Cash Only Hold Must pay by cash or credit card only Fees Office at 403.440.6310 or studentfees@mtroyal.ca
Disqualification Reg. Hold Previously required to withdraw from Mount Royal or another post-secondary institution Refer to Offer of Admission letter for additional information. Contact earlysupport@mtroyal.ca to set up a readmission appointment
English Proficiency Requirement Hold Proof of English proficiency required Admissions & Recruitment at 403.440.5000 or aro@mtroyal.ca
Equipment Hold Equipment not returned Access & Inclusion at 403.440.6868 or accessibility@mtroyal.ca
Inbound Exchange Hold Inbound exchange student. Must connect with International Education before course registration can be completed International Education at international@mtroyal.ca
Financial Hold Unpaid balance owing Fees Office at 403.440.6310 or studentfees@mtroyal.ca
Academic Misconduct Hold Result of an academic misconduct report Student Community Standards at 403.440.6356 or studentcommunitystandards@mtroyal.ca
Non-Academic Misconduct Hold Result of a non-academic misconduct report Student Community Standards at 403.440.6356 or studentcommunitystandards@mtroyal.ca
Outstanding Admission Requirements Hold Outstanding required transcripts Admissions & Recruitment at 403.440.5000 or aro@mtroyal.ca
Program Continuance Hold

Ineligible to continue in program

Credit Registration at 403.440.3303 or creditregistration@mtroyal.ca
Required to Withdraw Hold Required to Withdraw from Mount Royal. Refer to Academic Standing for additional information Academic Advising
Third Party Hold Third party sponsor failed to pay the invoice studentspons@mtroyal.ca
Registration error messages

Once you have submitted your course registrations successfully, they will show as Registered in the Summary section and appear in your schedule. 

If there are errors preventing registration, error messages will appear and the courses with errors will be noted in the Summary section. Click Submit again to remove the courses with errors from your Summary.

 

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


Course Full

This course is full. You may waitlist for this course by selecting the "Wait Listed" action, then clicking Submit. You can also choose to remove the course from your Summary using the action column.

Degree/Program/Major Restriction

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

Duplicate Course

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.

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 prerequisite checking 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.

Reserved Program Seats are Full

The seats for the course are reserved for varying programs or majors. If you receive this error messages, the seats reserved for your program are full, even though the course itself may not be full. For example, COMM 4501 may have 45 seats available, but these seats are further broken down and reserved by program. Click on the course title and Additional Information in the pop-up box. The breakdown of reserved seats for the course will be provided. Please note, reserved seating details provided under Additional Information is populated at the start of registration and the information is not updated.

Registration status
Registration status Reason Contact
You are outside your Registration Access dates or your dates have not been assigned You have not yet paid your Registration Deposit Visit Pay your deposit for next steps. Contact creditregistration@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.3303 if issues persist
Your student status prevents registration Your student record is not currently active Visit mru.ca/absence for next steps
You have no Registration Access Date for the current term Your student record is not currently active Visit mru.ca/absence for next steps
Maximum course


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 are required to meet prerequisites for a course at the time of registration. Prerequisite checking is in effect for courses offered at Mount Royal and will be monitored electronically. Refer to the
course descriptions listed in the Academic Calendar to determine the prerequisite requirements for a course.

A Prerequisite(s) Required notification indicates that you have not satisfied the prerequisite requirement. An official transcript indicating that the prerequisite requirement has been satisfied must be on file before registration may proceed, or the prerequisite course must be in progress at Mount Royal for a prior term. You may also receive the 'Prerequisite(s) Required' message in the following situations:

  • 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 the requirements.
  • Corequisite courses are required, and you have not yet registered for both courses simultaneously. 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, you will not be able to register. It is your responsibility to ensure all transcripts are submitted to MRU. Failure to meet prerequisite requirements may result in de-registration from a course.

If you have any questions regarding prerequisite checking, please email us at creditregistration@mtroyal.ca

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 would like to remain registered in and dropping the course that is scheduled at the same, or overlapping time.

How to waitlist for a course

Method one:

  1. Go to Register & Pay> Register: Registration Landing Page
  2. Select Add/Drop/Withdraw Classes
  3. Select the term you wish to view
  4. Follow the steps to add a class by clicking on Add in the Add column.  Courses that you can waitlist for will also have a Waitlist Capacity of greater than 0.
  5. Under Summary click on Submit
  6. When the registration is submitted you will receive an error message that the course is full.. 
  7. Under Summary select Wait Listed from the Action menu
  8. Click on Submit
If you have been waitlisted successfully you will receive a message that states Save Successful. The course will now appear under Summary with a Status of Waitlisted.

Method two:

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

  1. Go to Register & Pay> Register: Registration Landing Page
  2. Select Add/Drop/Withdraw Classes
  3. Select the term you wish to view
  4. Select Enter CRNs and type the five digit CRN number in the CRN box.
  5. Click on Add to Summary click on Submit under Summary.The requested registration will come back with an error indicating the course is full. In the Action column there will be a drop down menu with the options Remove and Wait Listed.
  6. Select Wait Listed
  7. Click on Submit

If you have been waitlisted successfully you will receive an error message that states Save Successful. The course will now appear under Summary with a Status of Waitlisted.

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 in a course with no linked sections:

  1. Go to Register & Pay > Register: Registration Landing Page
  2. Select Add/Drop/Withdraw classes
  3. Select the term you wish to view
  4. Under Summary go to the Action drop-down menu of the waitlisted course and change the selection to Registered Web
  5. Click on Submit

To accept your spot in a course with linked sections:

  1. Go to Register & Pay> Register: Registration Landing Page
  2. Select Add/Drop/Withdraw classes
  3. Select the term you wish to view
  4. Under Summary go to the Action drop-down menu of the waitlisted course and change the selection to **Registered Web**
  5. Under Find Classes enter the Subject and Course Number of the waitlisted course
  6. Select View Linked to see linked sections and press Add All for the linked sections you wish to add to your schedule. You will receive a warning of a duplicate course being added to your schedule, press OK to remove the message and continue with registration. If any other error messages appear you will need to resolve them to enrol in the waitlisted course.
  7. Click on Submit

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 creditregistration@mtroyal.ca 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 a current or previous schedule/timetable you may do so by logging into MyMRU>Register & Pay>Registration Landing Page>View Registration Information. Select the term you are looking for and click on the print icon.

This provides a general view of your semester course registrations and schedule. Please note that any asynchronous courses will be noted in the list of registrations, but will not be reflected in the schedule.

 

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.

View your course schedule:

  1. Log into MyMRU
  2. Click on Register & Pay
  3. Click on Registration Landing Page
  4. Click on View Registration Information
  5. Choose the appropriate semester
  6. If needed, use the Print or Email icons

 

Dropping a course

 

If you wish to drop a course, you can do so by going to MyMRU>Register & Pay>Register: Registration Landing Page>Add/Drop/Withdraw Classes.

  • Select the appropriate term
  • In the Summary panel, find the Action column and dropdown menu beside each course 
  • Select Drop Web for the course and click Submit. 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 MyMRU.ca and go to Register & Pay > Register: Registration Landing Page>Add/Drop/Withdraw Classes. Select the appropriate term. Select Withdraw Web from the Action column dropdown menu for the appropriate course. Click Submit.
  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 creditregistration@mtroyal.ca. Be sure to send the request from your @mtroyal.ca 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.