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How to choose your courses

What you need to know before you begin

As a student, it is up to you to choose your courses. Based on the requirements of your program and on the suggested order of courses, you must register for mandatory and optional courses.

Courses are counted using credits. If you are studying full-time, we recommend that you take five 3-credit courses per session. That means you will take ten 3-credit courses each year: 5 courses from September to December, and 5 other courses from January to April, for a total of 30 credits. Over four years, this will give you a total of 120 credits. You may also do undergraduate studies part-time, registering for between 3 and 9 credits per session.

Admission with equivalences

If you are admitted in second year with equivalences or exemptions, you must check your offer of admission, as the equivalences or exemptions that appear on your offer must be taken into consideration when you choose your courses.

Equivalences or exemptions are usually granted for first-year courses (1000-level courses), but also for second-year courses (2000-level), and give you access to second- or third-year courses (2000- and 3000-level) in the discipline for which they are granted. If you receive exemptions, you must replace them by the equivalent number of credits in order to respect the number of credits required by your program.

If you are accepted into a B.A. program with major, you must choose a second program when you register. The academic advisor is available to discuss this with you.

Need help choosing your courses?

If you need help or guidance to choose your courses, don’t hesitate to sign up for an information session on campus or make an appointment with an academic advisor by calling us at 613-236-1393.