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  • How to access the Student Information System
  • How to Register
  • Deregistration
  • Overrides or Special Approval to Register
  • Changing Your Registration
  • Withdrawing from Courses

How to access the Student Information System

  • Go to www.ocadu.ca. Click on STUDENTS/MY RECORDS
  • Click on the LOGON link
  • Enter your student ID number in the ‘Student Number’ box
  • Enter your PIN* in the ‘Student PIN’ box.
    * If this is the first time you are signing on to the student information system, you must first enter your birth date (YYMMDD) in the ‘Student PIN’ box and then follow the prompts to create a new PIN.
  • Click the ‘Sign in’ button to log on to the student information system.
    At this point, you may be requested to complete a survey. Please complete it to assist OCAD U with future planning and development.


How to Register

  1. Select "Registration" from the student access menu.

  2. Declaration Form
    The first time you register for the summer or fall/winter semesters the Declaration Form will appear. You will be required to complete this form once for each  semester. The online declaration is equivalent to your signature on a registration form and allows you to verify that your recorded program and immigration status* are correct. Click on the pulldown menu to select the applicable Program/Session (e.g. Undergraduate: Fall/Winter). Confirm your program status and immigration status by clicking in the appropriate circles and click ‘Submit’.

    * If your immigration status has changed, you must bring your Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Canadian citizenship card to the Information Desk in the Office of the Registrar for verification. If you do not provide documentation confirming your citizenship, you will be subject to international tuition fees.

  3. Computer Account Agreement
    Once you have submitted your Declaration, the Computer Account Agreement pages will open. Note your personal computer account ID and student email address, and read the Acceptable Computer Use policy. Indicate that you have read and understood the policy by entering your PIN in the appropriate box and click on ‘Submit Agreement’. You will then be transferred to the Registration page.

  4. Registration
    Select the appropriate Program/Session from the pulldown menu.


    Enter the course name and number you wish to register for (e.g. DIGF6B01) in the designated box and click on the ‘Show Available’ button.


    Click on the course section you wish to add from the Available Primary Offerings list. Then click on the ‘Add Course’ button on the left bar.


    The course section you select must be highlighted before you click on the ‘Add Course’ button. Note that even if the course only has one section available, you must click on it before clicking on the ‘Add Course’ button.


    If the course requires registration in a corresponding tutorial or lab, you must also choose (click on) a section in the Available Secondary Offerings list before clicking on the ‘Add Course’ button on the left bar.


    Read ANY messages which appear - they contain important information concerning your registration selection.


    Note: If a course is full, the following message will appear:
    There are no open sections available under this course name and number. Check the course schedule for possible alternatives.


    Review your successful registration as it appears in the List of Registered Courses box. If no courses appear under this heading, your registration was not successful.


    Click on the ‘Exit System’ button to end your registration session.

Course Times and Locations

To view your confirmed course schedule, log on to My Records and select 'Course Times and Locations' from your Student Access Menu. Print your schedule by pressing Ctrl+P and selecting the landscape print option. Dropped courses may remain on your schedule until the next business day. Course locations (room numbers) will be displayed on your schedule at least two weeks before classes begin.



The university may deregister you from your course(s) for the following reasons:

  • Not having the prerequisites as noted in the calendar.
  • Not providing required documentation.
  • Unsatisfactory academic status.

Overrides, or Special Approval to Register

Students may request an override when they do not meet the registration requirement of the course (for example, "must be an Inclusive Design student"). The Graduate Studies office will decide whether or not to grant the override into a course.

Note: Late registration fees may apply.

An override is not registration. Once the Graduate Studies office has entered the override into the computer the student must register via the web following normal registration procedures. Overrides do not prevent deregistration.

Overrides are issued by the Graduate Studies office. Students who require an override to register should contact the Graduate studies office during regular office hours at least three business days before registration closes.

Overrides are not necessary when the course has no restrictions, or the student meets the restriction, and the course is not full.

Changing your Registration

To transfer to a different section of a course, you must drop the original section before you can add the new section. It is advisable to first ensure that there is space available in the desired section before you drop your original section.

To drop a course, highlight the course in your List of Registered Courses and then click the "Drop Course" button on the left bar.

You may add, drop or change full-year (duration 1) courses until midnight on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

You may add, drop or change fall semester (duration 2) courses until midnight on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

You may add, drop or change winter semester (duration 3) courses until midnight on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Withdrawing from Courses

Withdrawal from a course during the late withdrawal period must be approved by your Graduate Program Director.

To withdraw from a course after registration closes, you must submit a completed Course Change Form to the Office of the Registrar. Forms are available at this office.

  • You may not withdraw from full-year (duration 1) courses after
    Friday, February 7, 2014.
  • You may not withdraw from fall semester (duration 2) courses after
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
  • You may not withdraw from winter semester (duration 3) courses after
    Friday, March 14, 2014.

Last Modified:8/25/2013 7:23:33 PM