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Step 3: Build Your Timetable

Once you have created a list of all of the required courses and electives you want to take, you will need to create a personal timetable that includes all of these courses.

Be prepared to register for courses by: 

Remember that you will need to create a schedule for both the fall and the winter terms. All your courses must fit conflict-free in your timetable.

Confirm Program and Registration Date

Review your current program, year level, as well as your course registration date. You will also be able to see if there are any holds on your account that would prevent registration. 

To confirm your program and registration date: 

  1. Go to "Prepare for Registration."
  2. Select your term and click "Continue."

Check Your Time Ticket and Program (Video)

Browse Classes Feature

The Browse Classes feature is a tool that provides course description, exclusions, restrictions and pre-requisites that you need to be aware of prior to registering. It also provides information on class space, location, delivery method and waitlists.

  1. Log in to LORIS.
  2. Click "Registration" under the Student Services tab.
  3. Click "Browse Classes."
  4. Select a term and click "Continue."
  5. Enter your course search criteria in Subject and Course Number fields.

 Search Tips 

  • If you know the exact course that you wish to view, start entering the subject and select from the drop down menu (i.e. Psychology).
    • To see all available courses in that particular term, leave the subject area blank.
  • Enter the course number in the course number box (i.e. 101). To search for all courses with the same course level use the percent (i.e. 1%). You can choose to leave the course number box blank if you wish to see all courses in that particular subject area available in that term.
  • Always click "Advanced Search" to choose your campus so that you only see courses offered on your campus.
    • You can select online learning to view online courses.
  1. Click "Search."
  2. Review course details. Click the course title to see details including course description, prerequisites needed to enrol, and any restrictions that might prevent you from registering in the course.
  3. Review the Course Delivery Mode.  There are two (2) course delivery options: In-Person or Online Learning. You can identify an online course on LORIS by checking the Section. Online courses are marked with an OC.

Tip: Make note of the CRNs (course reference numbers) as you're planning. That way, you only have to enter the CRNs into the Register for Classes screen when it's time to register.

Reminders and Restrictions

  • Don't forget that you're required to take the online Calculus Preparation Evaluation before registering in MA100, MA102, MA103 or MA 129.
  • If a language course you would like to take has a restriction of "Department Approval Required," you must submit the override form before you can register in the course (before course registration opens). 

Visual Schedule Builder 

The Visual Schedule Builder is a tool to help you plan your schedule by showing you all possible conflict-free timetables with the combination of courses you selected.

The Visual Schedule Builder does not outline restrictions for each section; therefore, you must use the Browse Classes feature in conjunction with the Visual Schedule builder to create your schedule.

To use the Visual Schedule Builder: 

  1. Choose your term.
  2. Select your campus.
  3. Type in the course code you would like to add and then click the ‘add’ button.
  4. Continue to add courses until you have entered all of the classes you would like to consider for your semester. A typical full-time course load is five courses per term.
  • Schedule your required courses first, based on your program or major, before choosing your elective courses.
  • Schedule multi-sectioned courses (i.e. courses with labs, tutorials, screenings, etc.) before standalone courses to avoid conflicts. 
  1. Once you have all courses listed, click "Generate Schedule" to see all proposed timetables. You can scroll through each possible schedule by using the arrows under the ‘generated results’ title at the top of the screen.

 Tip: It's OK to schedule two classes back-to-back – 10 minutes between classes is enough time to get across our campuses. 

  1. Once you have chosen a timetable, save the URL or record the Course Reference Number (CRN) of each lecture and tutorial/lab (if applicable).

You must log into LORIS to formally register for classes and will use the CRN of each lecture and lab/tutorial to complete your registration.

Course Meet Times

Meet times let you know what day(s) of the week a course, lab, tutorial, etc. occurs. 

  • Monday is "M"
  • Tuesday is "T"
  • Wednesday is "W"
  • Thursday is "R"
  • Friday is "F"

For example, "TR" indicates a lecture is held both Tuesdays and Thursdays.