So, it’s time to register for your classes... but where do you begin. Head over to the Bridge. You’ll find registration under ‘Student.’ Once you click on ‘Registration,’ you can add, drop, or withdraw from classes and see your course schedule. Underneath ‘Registration Status,’ you will find your registration times, as well as the number of course credits you have accumulated.
Make a note of your time to register in classes. Also, record the courses in your PPG that fit with your goals. Once you have that information, still under ‘Registration’ on the Bridge, click ‘Look Up Classes’ and then select next term. I suggest navigating to the bottom of the page and clicking on ‘Advanced Search.’
Once in ‘Advanced Search,’ choose which subject courses you hope to take fall under. Remember that sometimes classes from the same faculty are still listed under different ‘Subjects’ for example, ‘Accounting’ courses are listed separately from ‘Management,’ and ‘Psychology’ courses are listed separately from ‘Sociology’ or ‘Neuroscience’ even though they may contribute to the same degree.
After choosing a subject, I recommend navigating straight down to the search bar, as all the courses that show next will include information on where they are taught (Lethbridge, Calgary, online, room, etc).
Using a combination of physical planners, spreadsheets in Excel, or websites such as ‘course hero’ and ‘college schedule planner’ or similar, record classes you would like to take and the CRN number listed in blue before them. This number is significant to registration.
Once a class is closed, you can no longer select it. If you run into this issue, find out about course waitlists with Academic Advising.
Ensure the courses you recorded do not conflict in timing and that you have the prerequisites for all of them. Have a few backup classes up your sleeve in case some of the courses fill up before you have a chance to register—your registration window is determined by the amount of course credit you have accumulated. Therefore, students closer to the end of their degree have a better chance of getting their first pick.
Once it’s your registration window, navigate to ‘Add, Drop or Withdraw from Classes’ and add the CRNs into the empty boxes at the bottom of the page labelled ‘Add Classes Worksheet’ and press ‘Submit Changes.’
Again, under ‘Registration,’ once you are registered in classes, the ‘Student Detail Schedule’ outlines each course individually, while the ‘Week at a Glance’ schedule is the schedule I use most. By changing the date at the top of the page, you can see your course schedule for each week. Done!
OL = Online | Course is offered online. It may be synchronous or asynchronous. To begin this course, students must go to Moodle. Access to this site opens on the first day of classes.
BL = Blended Learning | Course will be offered in a combination of online and face-to-face. Check with Instructor for technical requirements and meeting times.
CL = Cross-listed | Register in other course section cross-listed with this course.
DC = Dual Credit | Course is available to high school students participating in Dual Credit.
‘Days’ = Days of the week class is offered
Synchronous: A course that meets on specific, scheduled days and times for live instruction, discussion, and course work.
Asynchronous: An online course with no specific days or times scheduled. You will complete all course components on your own time and schedule. Follow the instructor’s instructions to complete all required reading, assignments and assessments by the deadlines set by your instructor.