…and familiarize yourself with Canadian academic terms
- Please make sure you register for your courses as soon as you can, to ensure that you get into the classes that you want!
- Registration in courses must be done EVERY semester so make sure you note down the dates when registration for the next semester opens.
- Some courses are not offered in every semester, so please make sure you consider that when you plan your program.
- If you do not get into the course you want, you can opt to be placed on a waitlist. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee you a spot in the course.
- Information on how to register for your courses is available here: https://concordia.ab.ca/student-services/registrar/course-registration/
- PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR TO UNDERSTAND IF YOUR COURSES HAVE PRE-REQUISITES OR CO-REQUISITES AND COURSES THAT ARE PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (see common terms below)
- The CUE Academic Calendar is the MOST IMPORTANT document for your academic journey at CUE. The Calendar is the foundation document and contains all information related to courses, registration, graduation and more.
- Please make sure you are familiar with all the provisions of the Calendar: https://concordia.ab.ca/student-services/registrar/academic-calendar/
- Still not sure which courses to apply for? Check out our program planning guides: https://concordia.ab.ca/student-services/registrar/program-planning-and-degree-checklists/
- Unsure if you’ve registered correctly? Contact the Registrar’s Office with your questions: email@example.com or go to the Registrar’s Office in person from Monday to Friday 8.30 to 10.30 in HA120
You will now be studying in an academic environment that is probably completely different than what you are used to. Take the time to read up on your program requirements, major and minor courses and other details of your upcoming academic journey so that you make the right choices for yourself! Some of the common terms you will hear are:
- Academic Calendar: The Calendar is like the manual for your study at CUE. It is the key resource for information on admissions, program and degree requirements, courses, and University regulations applying to students
- Add/Drop Dates: “Add dates” refer to dates on which you can register for course/add them to your schedule. “Drop Dates” refer to the date upto which you can withdraw from a course and obtain a refund of some or all fees (depending on when you drop the course). You can add/drop courses via https://concordia.ab.ca/student-services/registrar/course-registration/ or by visiting the Registrar’s Office. Please make sure to note down the deadlines for add/drop.
- Course Withdrawal: If you wish you withdraw from a course after the drop date, you can still do it but will not get a refund. You are eligible to withdraw from a course upto one day before the final exam of that course. Your transcript will show a “W” next to the course name indicating that you have withdrawn from the course. Withdrawing after the Withdrawal Deadline will result in a failing grade “F” on your transcript. For additional information, please visit the Registrar’s Office.
There are other terms that you need to be familiar with. Be aware of the University’s expectations and your rights as a student. It is strongly recommended that you become familiar with rules and regulations set in the University Academic Calendar. Please note that not knowing the regulations does not give you a pardon or an excuse. Important terms, deadlines and dates you should know are:
- pre-requisite waiver
- course conflict
- academic program requirements
- academic schedule
- final deadlines for withdrawal from courses without academic penalty
- deadlines for registration and fees
- academic standing
- regulations specific to your program
- final exam deferral and re-examination rules
- evaluation procedures and grading
- appeal procedures
In addition to the Academic Calendar, please make sure to familiarize yourself with various CUE policies available here: https://concordia.ab.ca/about/who-we-are/governance/policy-and-procedures/
sure of something? Feel free to ask your instructors and professors! You’re
here to learn!