In order to help you better understand how enrolment works at uOttawa, we have a number of resources available for you. Please don’t hesitate to use them if you need any assistance.
Course enrolment – Where to start
Are you ready to enrol in your courses, but not sure where to begin? This video will show you a few easy steps to you get started. We also suggest that you consult the following resources: - Your course sequence - Our list of elective courses without prerequisites - A sample timetable to help you check different options
Search and Enrol in a Course
You have your course sequence. What next? This is a step-by-step guide to searching for a course subject or a specific course, and enrolling in a course.
My Academic Requirements
Ever wonder what courses you need to complete in order to graduate? Your “My Academic Requirements” contains this information. This video shows you how to read this information in your Student Center.
The Waitlist and Swap Function
Did you know we have a wait list when classes are full? This step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use this tool. Be sure to use the “swap” function. You can automatically swap one course for another if a spot opens up for you!
Ever wonder why a course is open but you can’t enrol in it? This quick video explains how seats are reserved in a course, and why a course might be open for some students and not for others!
How to enrol in the lab component of your courses
Often, there are more lab sections than those which appear on your initial Student Centre screen. Please read the instructions before adding your name to the wait list.
How to see all the labs available for a given course, and then pick one
1. Pick the “Lecture” section you want for your course.
2. The next screen will display a list of lab sections for the course. This screen may display only a partial list of all the lab sections available, especially if there are more than five possible labs. Be sure to click “View All Sections” at the bottom of the screen to see all the lab sections you can choose from.
3.Select the lab section you want. For any given course, the content of every lab section is the same; only the date and time, classroom and professor may vary.
Note that some courses also have an optional or mandatory discussion group (DGD) component. If this is the case, enrol in the DGD section in the same way you would for a lab.
Throughout the year, regional mentors are available to provide you with support in your academic and student life and can answer questions on enrolment and other topics.
To get to know them, the activities they offer and how to contact them, check out the Regional Mentoring Centre.