Full Academic Year Registration

Undergraduate, graduate, and international students benefit from full-year academic registration at the U of R.

  • Simplified registration – one date to remember
  • Secure your courses a full year out, change as needed
  • Better planning across all aspects of life – academics, finances, work placements, job schedules, co-curricular activities, and personal time

The academic schedules for all 3 terms (spring/summer, fall, and winter) are available in mid-February every year. Registration for all three terms begins the first Tuesday in March.

If clarification or more information is needed, connect with your academic advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does registration begin?

Time-ticket dates begin the first Tuesday in March every year and are posted in UR Self-Service. Click on Registration then Check Your Registration Status to view your time-ticket. Undergraduate students can register as early as 9 a.m. on the date of their assigned time-ticket. Graduate students can register as early as 8 a.m. on the date of their assigned time-ticket. From the first Tuesday in March, students will be able to register for all 3 terms (spring/summer, fall, and winter).

How does my time-ticket work?

Each student receives one time-ticket every March that applies to all terms open for registration. You are able to register in each term from that date to the add/drop date of the selected term.

When will class schedules and time-tickets be viewable?

Class schedules will be made viewable in UR Self-Service and Visual Schedule Builder in early February every year for all 3 terms. Time-tickets will be made viewable on UR Self-Service, in early February every year for all 3 terms.

Do I have to register for all 3 terms when registration begins in March?

No. You have the choice to register in any one or all of the three terms as soon as your time-ticket registration opens in March. You are able to register until the add/drop deadline in each term.

Can I change my winter classes after fall term begins?

Yes. Add/drop deadlines are term based. Check your My Refund Schedule in UR Self-Service that provides you with your Course Reference Number (CRN)-specific add/drop deadlines.

Can I register for winter classes even if I am not sure what I am doing in fall?

Yes. Students can register in spring/summer, fall, or winter terms at any time and in any order. Academic advisors are available to support you.

Will classes fill up sooner for all terms because registration begins earlier?

Classes will fill at a similar pace as before; however, if you register late (well past your time-ticket beginning), class selection may be impacted. Students should be prepared to register when their time ticket begins with their Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) built for all terms, and have all holds addressed prior to that date. Registration is best done sequentially so that prerequisites can be recognized for future term registration. Academic Advisors are available throughout the year to assist.

When can I drop classes?

The add/drop deadlines are calculated based on class dates. These dates are available on the Academic Schedule.

Refund and Drop schedules vary for individual classes in each term. In order to find out when you can drop classes and to receive refunds, students can search by the Course Reference Number (CRN) or the Class.

How do waitlists work?

Once enrolment for a class has reached its capacity, a waitlist is activated. This functionality is only available on specific course sections. More information about waitlists can be found here.

If you have questions about your waitlisted classes, please contact your academic advisor.

What is a hold and how does it affect my ability to register?

There are several different types of holds (or restrictions) that might affect your ability to register. Your active holds are viewable at any time on UR Self-Service. If you have questions or concerns about any holds on your record, please contact your academic advisor.

If I receive a MW (Must Withdraw) or RTD (Required to Discontinue), what happens to my future registrations? Am I dropped from my future registrations?

Please contact your academic advisor for more information on the impacts of a MW or RTD on your studies.

What happens if I change my program? How will my current and future registration be affected?

(For example, what happens if I am enrolled in Business in fall and transfer to Engineering in winter?)

As in the example above, it will be essential to talk to an academic advisor in the faculty of the term you have questions about. Typically, if a program is changed in a fall term effective the following winter term, the student drops the future term classes and registers in the classes relevant to their new program. Note that changes in registration may occur until the last day to add/drop.

Can I register in the same class in both terms in case I do not pass the class in the first term?

It is recommended that you only register in each class once in order to allow class registrations for other students. Typically, a course can be repeated only once; however, there are exceptions. For example, ENGL 100 can be repeated twice. For more details, refer to the Class Registration and Withdrawal, Repeating Courses section of the Undergraduate Calendar.

What if I am unsuccessful in a class in fall term that is a pre-requisite for a class I am registered in for winter term?

You are responsible to drop the class for which you do not have the prerequisite and are encouraged to talk to your academic advisor as soon as possible.

What happens if my winter classes are cancelled or changed?

If classes you are registered for in the winter term are cancelled or changed, you will receive an email from the academic area offering the class with further details and options. You will be able to make changes to your schedule, if needed, up to the add/drop deadline for the courses and terms in question.

When can I get a student photo ID card?

Once you have received your Student ID number and have registered for classes, you can obtain your U of R Student Photo ID Card.

When is the best time to shop for my books?

Head to the campus store website as soon as you know your courses and section numbers to view the materials. This way you will have the best chance of purchasing a used copy. As well, you can sign up to receive an email alert for any materials not yet available. Please check out the Campus Store’s textbooks information page.


When is tuition charged to my account?

Tuition and fees are assessed mid-March for the spring/summer term, mid-July for the fall term, and mid-November for the winter term. Fee Schedules can be found here.

Tuition and fees are due on the first day of classes. However, we do allow a grace period to make your payment before late payment charges are added to the account. Please refer to the current Academic Schedule for the end of penalty-free payment date. Late payment charges are applied at 1.5% of the outstanding balance per month.

I am using student loans to pay for my tuition. When will the tuition portion be removed so that I know how much funding I have left?

Please refer to Student Award and Financial Aid’s FAQ web page. Scroll down to "Financial Assistance Frequently Asked Questions."

What happens if I have an outstanding balance?

Your student account balance need to be $2,000 or less in order for you to be able to register for classes prior to the add deadline. To make a payment to bring your balance to $2,000 or less, contact Financial Services.

  • If you owe more than $2,000 in a fall term, you may be deregistered from your winter courses on Nov. 14. It may be that you will not be able to reregister in the courses that you were deregistered from.
  • If you owe more than $2,000 in a winter term when registration begins in March, you will have a registration hold on your account and you will not be able to register for classes.
  • If you owe more than $2,000 in a spring/summer term the non-payment amount will be carried forward to the fall term.
  • Tuition and fees are due on the first day of each term and late fees are assessed after the end of the penalty-free payment period which is identified on the Academic Schedule. Late fees incurred due to non-payment will not be reversed.
  • Visit the Financial Services' Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about paying your student account.

What is the process for international students who owe more than $2,000?

International students must maintain full-time status in order to ensure that your study permit is not negatively impacted. Students who are not able to bring their account balance to less than $2,000 and be re-registered in time for the first day of classes will not be in compliance with the conditions of their study permit. This could also prevent you them from accessing the necessary documents that are needed for any future immigration applications (e.g. Study Permit Extensions, Temporary Residents Visas, PGWP, etc.). For more information, please email UR International Student Services at International.StudentServices@uregina.ca.

Does an outstanding balance of more than $2,000 in a fall term affect my housing contract for the winter term?

Yes. To live in U of R Housing, students must be registered for full-time classes each term (undergraduate: 9 credit hours, graduate: 6 credit hours). Registration status for housing students are reviewed each term. Students who are not registered in full-time classes must refer to the Contract Termination section (5c) in their Housing Contract.