Ontario College of Art & Design

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Priority Registration

A number of Liberal Studies courses fulfill mandatory requirements for specific programs in the Faculty of Art or Faculty of Design.  For fall/winter registrations, this means that courses offered in winter will have priority registration only during the Summer registration period. Be sure to check your program requirements well in advance of the registration period.

Priority enrolment will end according to the dates below. Any remaining spaces in courses (except thesis) will then be available to students in other Faculties and Majors.

Year 4 level courses – priority enrolment ends July 29; registration opens for all students on July 30

Year 3 level courses – priority enrolment ends August 3; registration opens for all students on August 4

Year 2 level courses – priority enrolment ends August 7; registration opens for all students on August 8

Read the course descriptions in the 2008/2009 Undergraduate Course Calendar to ensure that you meet the prerequisite requirements before you register. If you do not meet prerequisite requirements the course will be dropped from your records before the end of the fall semester registration period.

If you declared a Minor before the current on-line Course Calendar was published, please review the updated requirements listed in the Minor Program Guides. Some of these may have been revised over the summer months.

If you have any questions regarding registration or are experiencing technical difficulties please contact 416-977-6000 extension 235 or email regservices@ocad.ca.

Requests For Permission to Enter Full Courses

The Liberal Studies Office does not use override forms. The only way you can get into a course that is full is to receive permission from the instructor directly.

Instructors are not obligated to take extra students into a course; it is their decision. They also cannot waive general prerequisites like needing 1.0 credits at the 200-level to take a 300 or 400-level course.

Try registering online first. If the message says: “There are no sections available” then the course is full. You must also ensure you have all the course prerequisites. If you feel you have a good enough reason to be granted permission to take the course, you must follow these 3 steps:

Step 1: Contact the instructor by email and go to the first class.
• To contact a faculty member: first initial + last name @faculty.ocad.ca
(e.g. Bill Leeming = bleeming@faculty.ocad.ca)
• Be sure to give the instructor your name, student number, and email address. 

Step 2: If the instructor gives you permission to take the course, they must send an email to Craig Porter, at cporter@ocad.ca or Leiko Shimizu, at lshimizu@ocad.ca with your name, student #, email address & course code. Requests must be received by the Liberal Studies Office before the deadline to add a course and no late requests will be considered.

We will then RESERVE a space for you on the registration system and contact you by email.  If you are not contacted, please come and see someone in the Liberal Studies office (315). 

Step 3: IMPORTANT: Once you have been contacted, you must go online and register for the course yourself.

If you fail to do this before the deadline to add a course, you will not be registered in the course.

You are responsible for registering for all your courses online. Just because you are attending a course, does not mean you are registered for it. Please ensure your name is on the updated class list.
Please be sure to check the Dates & Deadlines online for registration.

Last Modified:1/24/2012 12:57:06 PM