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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why can't I register?

If this is the first time you are trying to register, ensure you are unconditionally accepted. If you have conditions stated on your acceptance letter, those must be fulfilled before you can gain access to UR Self Service to begin registration.

If you are unconditionally accepted see here for instructions on how to register.

If you're still unable to register, please contact your Academic Advisor at Levene.Advsing@uregina.ca

2. I can't log in to UR Self Service, why?

If this is the first time you are accessing UR Self-Service, click on the Help button near the top, right side of this page for more information.

If you have not yet changed your PIN, enter your birthdate in the following format: DDMMYY.

If this format does not work, use the following format: YYMMDD.

If you are still experiencing login difficulties, contact the IT Support Centre to have your PIN reset: 306-585-4685 or IT.Support@uregina.ca 

Please be prepared to present the appropriate University ID and/or confirmation of identity.

3. What courses should I choose for my next semester?

In order to determine the appropriate courses to choose, please download and keep a copy of your program outline from the Levene web page. Update the program outline with the courses you've already taken, if any.

Then check the Course Schedule page.

Cross check the courses being offered with the courses required for your program (on the program outline). Select the courses that fit into your program, giving priority to 'Core' courses. If no core course is being offered, or has available space, select 'pre-selected' electives followed by 'open' electives.

If in doubt, check with your Academic Advisor at Levene.Advsing@uregina.ca

4. How do I register for my courses?

Log into UR Self Service.

See here for instructions on how to register.

5. What is a waitlist? How does it work??

With waitlist functionality, once enrollment for a class has reached its capacity, the waitlist will be activated.  This functionality is only available on specific course sections.

Students who attempt to register for a class that is full may put themselves on a waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis.

When an open seat becomes available, an e-mail will be sent to the Preferred E-mail Address of the student at the top of the waitlist. The preferred E-mail address is normally the University of Regina E-mail address unless a request was submitted to change to another E-mail address. Please note that this e-mail is the ONLY notification that students will receive regarding the availability of a seat in a waitlisted class. It is important that students check their preferred e-mail address on a regular basis. Students can check or change their preferred e-mail account in your UR Self-Service account under the 'Personal Information' tab.

If the waitlist notification email is sent prior to the first day of classes, the student will have 24 hours to register for the class. For the Fall and Winter terms, from 10:00 am on the first day of classes until the waitlists are deleted, the student will have 12 hours to register for the class. The student may either register through UR Self-Service or by requesting assistance from the student's academic office during office hours. Otherwise, after the time limit has expired, if the student did not register for the waitlisted class, the student will be removed from the waitlist, and the next student on the list will be notified.

The waitlist notification process moves students from the waitlist priority queue (WPQ) to the waitlist notification queue (WNQ). The notified student has an assigned deadline by which he/she must act on the available opening. During this period it may look like there is an opening, but the student at the top of the WPQ will not receive a notification until the deadline for the previously notified student passes or the student decides not to register. For example, if your waitlist position on UR Self-Service is 1, you are on the waitlist priority queue, not waitlist notification queue. Although you can see 1 seat available in the class, there is another student in the WNQ who has yet to act on his/her notification.

For compressed classes, the waitlist policy is slightly different.

Please see here for details about adding yourself to a waitlist

6. What is GRST 800 AA? Am I required to take it and why?

GRST 800 AA is a no-cost, online introductory course on academic integrity that is compulsory for all incoming graduate students.  This course, which can be completed in less than an hour, is expected to be completed at your own pace by the end of your first semester.  Please ensure that you register for GRST 800AA along with your regular courses during your first registration period.

See here for GRST 800 AA registration instructions.

 

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7. What is 'good academic standing' in master's programs?

All master's students are required to score a minimum of 70% on each course completed. Failure to score this minimum will result in your having to re-take this or another suitable course, as well as, academic probation or RTD (required to discontinue).

Students must be in good academic standing in order to be eligible for graduate scholarships and awards.

8. What is 'academic probation'?

If you fail one course by scoring less than 70%, you will be placed on academic probation. Your next semester of study is considered to be your 'Probationary Semester.' You will be required to retake/substitute the course with another course and secure more than 70% in order to get off academic probation.

9. What is a RTD (required to discontinue)?

RTD due to Academic Reasons: Failing a second course when you are on probation will lead to your being RTD (required to discontinue). This means you have to discontinue your studies, usually for a period of one year (three semesters). You cannot take any classes during this period as you're not an 'active' student. You're required to apply for 'reinstatement' into the program after this period has elapsed. Reinstatement will be at the discretion of the Faculty and you must put forward a plan to completion (a written plan indicating how you intend to ensure successful completion of the program). A reinstatement fee will be assessed by FGSR and charged to your student account.

RTD due to Administrative Reasons: International students who do not register for a semester and domestic students who do not register for three consecutive semesters will be RTD. RTD also occurs when the program is not completed within the specified time limit. You can apply to be reinstated into the program after one semester and it will at the discretion of the Faculty to let you continue. A reinstatement fee will be assessed by FGSR and charged to your student account.

10. What is the time limit to complete a program?

A 30 credit hour master's degree program must be completed within 6 years of starting the program. While a 9 credit hour certificate program must be completed within 4 years of starting the program. Your time limit halts if you voluntarily withdraw or take a leave of absence from the program. Your time limit will continue once you reinstate and restart your studies.

11. Should I be registered Full time or Part-time?

If you are an international student, your visa requirement mandates that you be registered full-time for the duration of your program. See full time registration requirements below:

  • Minimum of 6 credit hours in Fall and Winter semesters
  • Minimum of 3 credit hours in Spring/Summer semester

If you are domestic student (Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident), you are not required to be registered full time. However, you're required to be registered for a minimum of one course every three semesters and to complete the program within the time limit. Failure to register at least once during every three semesters will result in your being RTD (see RTD above for details).

12. What are deferrals, withdrawals and leaves of absence?

13. How do I get into the Co-op Program?

You're required to complete an application form available at the Advising and Career Centre. Please contact the Business Co-op Coordinator, Rachel Husband at Rachel.Husband@uregina.ca to begin discussions about your interest in pursuing Co-op.

Graduate Business students are required to complete a minimum of 4 courses with a minimum CGPA of 75% to be eligible for Co-op and be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). Please ensure these requirements are met before submitting a Co-op application. If you are accepted into the Co-op Program, your Co-op Coordinator will guide you through the next steps.

If you are an international student, you need to have applied for your work permit prior to applying to the Co-op program.  For more information on applying for a work permit, please see the UR International website.

14. What happens after I'm admitted for Co-op?

When admitted into Co-op, you are notified in writing by your Co-op Coordinator.  After that you have to complete an 'Entrance Meeting/Interview' with a Coordinator at the Career Centre.  You will then have to attend compulsory workshops (on resumes, interviewing and the placement process), observe the pertinent schedules and deadlines, and begin applying for jobs/attend interviews. Once you're offered a job, you'll begin working.

15. How do I get a Co-op job?

Jobs are posted on the Career Centre's PlacePro Internet site. You apply for the jobs you want; employers shortlist and interview candidates, and the job may be offered to you. That cycle takes place three times per year for Co-op students.

16. Am I guaranteed a job each work term?

No, but if you are serious about your job search and willing to invest time and effort, you will likely find a position for each work term.

17. Where will I work?

The Co-op program is a national and international program with opportunities everywhere. You can broaden your horizons by working and living in a large city, or in a rural community, or maybe even overseas. About half of our jobs are in Regina, but we encourage you to be mobile. If you are willing to re-locate, your chances of securing a work term improve.

18. How will I be evaluated?

The employer evaluates your job performance. Levene GSB will evaluate the work term report you will prepare according to the guidelines. You have to get a passing grade from both parties. You will be submitting you co-op work term report to Levene.Gradschool@uregina.ca

19. Does the Co-op Program increase my chances of employment upon graduation?

Yes. Many Co-op students have permanent jobs lined up before they graduate, often with a previous Co-op employer, while others find permanent employment rapidly after graduation.

20. I'm an international student. Can I participate in the Co-op or Internship Program?

YES!  However, international students are required to have a valid Co-op Work Permit to go on a work term. Due to lengthy processing times with Customs and Immigration Canada (CIC), International students must have applied for a permit at least two months prior to applying for Co-op. NO EXCEPTIONS!

It is recommended that students apply for their work permit 8 - 12 months prior to starting a work term to ensure that the permit arrives in time. For example, if you are planning on starting a work term in May, you should apply for your permit a year in advance, but no later than September of the year prior to starting your term. An Off-Campus work permit is not an acceptable work permit. They are two separate documents.

Please see UR International website for more information.

21. What does the Career Centre do for me?

Their goal is simple: to find career-related work opportunities so you can gain valuable work experience while going to school. The Career Centre is here for you before, during, and after your work term experience. You can contact them any time for more information. Your Co-op Coordinator is Rachel Husband, who can be reached at Rachel.Husband@uregina.ca

22. Process for registering in a Co-op course, GBUS 801/802/803

    1. Student Applies for Graduate Co-op.
    2. Student works with Career Office to find a Work Placement
      • Once the student has their application approved, they will work with their unit and the Career Education Office to find a placement.
    3. Approval of Work Term
      • Once the student has an offer of employment, the Career Education Office informs the student's academic unit and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research of the offer. 
      • The student registers in the relevant Co-operative education course
        • GBUS 801 for first co-op work term
        • GBUS 802 for second co-op work term
        • GBUS 803 for third co-op work term
        • Students can only do a maximum of three work terms
    4. Student Goes on Work Term
    5. Work term report and Assigning the Final Grade
      • At the end of the work term, you will complete a work term report which will be assessed and a final grade will be assigned. If the work term report was acceptable, it will be reflected in your transcript as a grade of C.
    6. Co-operative Education Designation
      • When the student applies to graduate, FGSR will check if the student has completed the courses required to earn a Co-operative Education Designation.  If so, the student will receive a "Co-operative Education" designation which will appear on the student's parchment and transcript.

23. Immigration related questions

Please direct all immigration/visa related questions to: International.StudentServices@uregina.ca

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24. Payment related questions

Please direct all tuition payment related questions to: Fianancial.Services@uregina.ca

Ensure you read the FAQs here before sending an email: https://www.uregina.ca/fs/students/faq.html