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Registration Tips

We've compiled a list of tips to help you through the registration process. If you have any questions or run into any issues, check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to your academic advisor or Service Laurier.

Tips for Registration Success 

  • Don’t wait! Register early so you don’t miss out on any courses or have to pay late registration fees.

  • If a course you are hoping to register for is full, we encourage you to visit LORIS regularly to see if new course sections become available. Throughout the summer, Laurier may increase class sizes or add new course sections to accommodate the increase in demand this year for course registration.

  • Plan out your course selections using the Browse Classes feature and the Visual Schedule Builder before going online to register. That way, you only have to enter the CRNs (course reference numbers) into the Register for Classes screen when it’s time to register. Note: You must log into LORIS to formally register for your classes; the visual schedule builder is strictly a tool to help generate conflict-free timetables.

  • Don’t forget that you're required to take the online Calculus Preparation Evaluation before registering in the following courses: MA100, MA102, MA103 or MA129.

  • If a language course you would like to take has a restriction of 'Departmental Approval Required', you will need to fill out an override form before you can register in the course. You can submit the override form before course registration opens.

  • Register for your fall-term courses first then register for winter-term courses.

  • A typical full course load is 2.5 credits per term (five courses). Two-term courses (1.0 credit) show on LORIS as 0.5 in each term in which they are taught.

  • 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. All course components must fit “conflict-free” in your timetable.

  • 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,” and Friday is “F.” For example, “TR” indicates a lecture is held both Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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

  • Review the LORIS glossary and error messages pages.