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Step 3: Register for Courses

This is the third step in the three-step registration process. To ensure that your course registration goes smoothly, ensure you have completed the process in Step 1 and Step 2 to identify course requirements and restrictions, and build your schedule prior to moving on to Step 3.

Learn about LORIS

The Laurier Online Registration and Information System is a bit of a mouthful, so around here we call it LORIS. You’ll hear this term often, because you’ll use LORIS to register for your courses, make changes to your course selections, print your schedule, view your grades, confirm your program, view your OSAP status, change your address, add your Social Insurance Number for income tax forms, see your fees, and much, much more. If you come across any terms you don't understand, check our LORIS glossary for an explanation.

Logging onto LORIS

  1. Go to LORIS.
  2. Under "Network Login Username" type in your username.
  3. Under "Network Login Password" type in your network password.

Note: If you lock your account wait five minutes and it will reset. If you continue to have login issues, contact the ICT Service Desk.

Registering for Courses

Once you’ve logged in to LORIS, you can use the following process to register for classes:

  • Click on “Student Services.”
  • Click on “Registration.”
  • Click on “Select Term” and select the term you want to register for.
  • Click on “Add/Drop Classes.”
  • Click on “Class Search” at the bottom of the “Add/Drop Classes” screen.
  • On the “Class Search” screen, scroll and select the subject, enter the course number (number only, no letters) and campus to be searched. If you want to see all the courses offered for a subject, you can leave the course number blank. 
  • When searching for a seminar course, under “Class Search,” select arts seminar in the dropdown menu. This will display all seminar courses available.
  • On the page that displays the search results, you’ll see the class sections matching the search criteria, including information on the time and location of the section, as well as the number of spaces remaining in the section. Lectures are shown with letters, while labs/tutorials are numbers or a combination of both.
  • Click on the box in the left margin next to the course section(s) you wish to select and click register.

Important Registration Notes

  • Except during system updates, you can add and drop courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until the last day to add for the given term.
  • Course registration occurs on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Popular courses and course sections at the most popular times fill quickly. You should register as early as possible in order to have the greatest number of sections from which to choose. If a course is full and the department has authorized wait listing to be used, you will be prompted to add yourself to the wait list. Note: not all closed courses have a wait list.
  • You must register for both consecutive terms of a two-term course individually. Once you've registered for the course section(s) in one term using the instructions above, you are then required to go into the other term and register for the second half of the two-term course. You must register in the same course section(s) for both terms for all required components (lecture, lab, tutorial, etc.).
  • If a class has a required lab and/or tutorial, you must select it at the same time you choose the course. Some courses have a lecture, a lab and a tutorial, so you’ll need to select three items.
  • Each course section has a unique course record number (CRN) tied to it. To make registration quicker, you can find the CRN when searching for courses in the Dynamic Schedule or in the Visual Schedule Builder. Once you know them, you can simply insert the CRN into the fields in the “Add/Drop Classes” screen in LORIS. If a course requires a lab and/or tutorial, you must include separate CRNs for each component to successfully register.
  • If you receive an error stating “Restricted to students who have declared this program of study,” but require the course, you may be selecting the wrong section. Check the Dynamic Class Schedule to see section restrictions.

Program-Specific Requirements

Program-specific requirements can be found in MyDegree for undergraduate students who started at Laurier in fall 2016 or later, or in the official academic calendar. The university grading system can be found in the official academic calendar. If there is any discrepancy between the requirements listed in MyDegree and the requirements in the academic calendar, the calendar is the official version.