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Year and Program Restrictions

Restrictions may be based on calendar regulations or to allow registration for students in particular programs. Sometimes restrictions vary for particular sections of a course. Restrictions are all listed in the Dynamic Schedule.

The university reserves the right to remove you at any time from any courses that you have registered for contrary to the regulations. For example, if you register in more courses than allowed, in courses for which you lack prerequisites or in courses which are inappropriate due to any other university regulation, the university reserves the right to remove you even after classes have begun. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to make the appropriate selections. The university does not guarantee that your errors will be caught.

Incoming First-Year Restrictions

Each program at Laurier has a specific curriculum, with registration requirements and restrictions specific to first-year students. First-year students should only register for courses listed in the first-year course offerings, unless otherwise noted within specific program requirements. When registering, please keep in mind that many courses are restricted to students within that major until a certain date, for example BU111. Check your offer of admission to see which faculty you belong to, and then find your program to learn which courses you need to take to earn your degree.

Returning Student Restrictions

Registration Restrictions

Many courses have registration restrictions that will be removed after a specific date. This date is listed on the LORIS dynamic course schedule under "Restrictions." Before restrictions are removed, these courses are only open to students in select majors, honours programs and year levels. If, before this date, you cannot select a particular course due to restrictions, you should check after restrictions have been removed.

Year Restrictions

Courses may have year restrictions. If you require an override, contact academic advising.

Prerequisite Restrictions

It is your responsibility to create a time table for each term that fits your progression requirementsLORIS will not allow you to register in some fall courses if you have not met the required prerequisites. For the winter term, LORIS will allow you to register in some courses if you do not meet prerequisites. In this case, LORIS is assuming you will be taking the prerequisite in the fall term. If you do not register in the prerequisite, LORIS may remove you from the winter registration.

Program-Specific Considerations

Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Education (BEd) Combined Program

Nipissing courses are added to your LORIS account for billing purposes only. Please be sure to register in your Nipissing courses on WebAdvisor to enrol in a section with specific day(s), time(s) and an instructor. If you plan to drop a Nipissing course, be sure to drop the course on your WebAdvisor and LORIS accounts on the same day. Please note that WebAdvisor and LORIS registrations will be cross-referenced at the end of every term for any discrepancies. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Laurier and Nipissing academic advisors. 

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program (Years 2 and 3)

Core courses will be added to your schedule prior to registration appointments. In LORIS, register for elective courses only.

Bachelor Business Technology Management (BTM) Program (Year 3)

Register for your winter term and spring term BTM courses in June. To add the remainder of your spring term (elective) courses, use the regular spring term registration period, which opens Jan. 23, 2018.

Digital Media and Journalism Program

Conestoga College courses are added to your LORIS account for registration and billing purposes.