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Quick Guide to Class Registration

This quick guide to class registration outlines the basic registration steps and includes links to important registration resources. We recommend that all students book an academic advising appointment with their faculty or federated college, or with the Student Success Centre, in order to discover program schedules, pre-requisite course requirements, and course sequencing structures. If you have questions or concerns regarding course registration, please contact an academic advisor  directly!

We also recommended that you watch this series of YouTube videos provided by the Student Success Centre that will explain how to register for classes.

Time to Register?

Check your time-ticket* in UR Self-Service for your exact date! Here's how to do this:

  • Login to UR Self-Service
  • Select the Student tab at the top of the screen
  • Click on Registration
  • Click on Check Your Registration Status
  • Select the term you are starting classes and click on submit
  • You will now see the date you can register for courses!

*Your time-ticket tells you the first day/time you can register for a specific term.  Time-tickets are found in UR Self-Service prior to registration opening for a given term.  If you log into UR Self-Service, and do not see your time-ticket, it is probably too early and it will be posted closer to the registration opening for that term.

Note: Student enrolled through First Nations University of Canada are required to meet with an academic advisor before they will be able to register for classes. Contact the FNUniv Advisors here.

Step 1: Review Your Program Outline

Each program at the U of R has a program outline, which contains all the courses that need to be completed before meeting the qualifications to convocate with the specific degree/diploma/certificate program you are choosing to pursue.

Program outlines can be found on the individual academic program pages and in the Undergraduate Calendar (sorted by Faculty). We recommend that you print or screenshot your program outline as a reference during the course registration process!

Another resource is a faculty or department handbook. These handbooks often include program outlines, course sequencing suggestions, and course pre-requisite requirements. You can often find these handbooks on the faculty webpages or by contacting your academic advisor.

Step 2: Build Your Schedule

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is the software system that you use to find classes offered for the upcoming semester and plan your schedule! Note: VSB does not register you in classes.

Use VSB to search for the classes you need to take (as per your program outline) - make sure you are searching within the correct academic term! You can select, deselect, search again, or start over as many times as you like until you have a potential schedule that works for you.

Make sure to write down the Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) for the classes that you want to register in. CRNs are a 5-digit number sequence. They are listed beside the shopping cart in VSB. You will use these number to formally register yourself in your chosen courses in UR Self-Service.

Step 3: Register For Classes

Now that you’ve found classes you’d like to register in, you need to formally register for them using UR Self-Service. You will need your Student ID Number (SID) and PIN to log in to UR Self-Service. In this system, you will use the CRNs (5 digit numbers) that you found on Visual Schedule Builder to register in the classes.

Resources Related to Class Registration:

  • View the Academic Schedule for the start and end date, dates to add/drop classes, and holidays of each term.
  • Access the Fee Schedule to discover term tuition rates and payment deadlines.
  • Use the Advisor - Degree Audit tool to see updated details on where you are at in your program.

Need More Help?

Contact the academic advisors in your faculty or federated college, or through the Student Success Centre! Academic advisors are the experts on class registration and program planning. We recommend that you talk to your advisor at least once per year to ensure you are on track for all components of your program.