Before selecting your courses, you will need to familiarize yourself with any requirements for your program, and any recommended courses for first-year.
As you move through the steps, use your course planning sheet to take note of the courses required for your program or courses that you are interested in taking.
- Review the list of recommended first-year courses by degree program
- Read the overview of degree requirements
- Familiarize yourself with distribution requirements
- Consult the degree-mapping guide for your program
The general requirements for your degree program, as well as required courses for the major/minor program that interest you can be found in Part III of the academic calendar.
Identify the courses being offered in the upcoming academic year
- Refer to the list of courses without prerequisites to identify courses open to all students. This is the entire list of courses you may choose from for the fall term.
- A prerequisite course is one that must be successfully completed before you begin a second course. You may register for courses that have prerequisites in the winter term provided that you are registered for the prerequisite in the fall. In order for a course to be used as a prerequisite, a grade of C- or better must be obtained.
- The course timetables list all the courses being offered at the University in a specific term. There is a timetable for fall courses and a separate timetable for winter courses.
- Descriptions of each course can be found in section 12 of the academic calendar. Remember, courses found in the academic calendar are not necessarily offered each year. This is why you should be selecting your courses from the appropriate timetable, and referring to the academic calendar for more information on the courses you are interested in taking.
- You can also search for course offerings in Connect@MTA.
You will be able to view the same information listed on the course
timetables. Click on the course for further details, including a course
description and prerequisites.
Choose your courses
- Select a long list of courses that appeal to you either because they fit your academic and career goals or because you think they might be interesting. Take note of them on your course planning sheet.
- Choose your most important courses first by prioritizing those courses required for your program.
- Then list the optional courses. These may be courses used for distribution requirements, to explore possible major/minor programs, or simply as electives to satisfy your various interests. Include some alternatives in case you find a scheduling conflict.
- Take the opportunity to explore subjects and courses
which are new or unfamiliar to you. First-year is designed to be
flexible and provide you with the opportunity to broaden your horizons.
Build your fall and winter timetables
- Read our tips for planning your timetable which includes important information on placement tests for calculus and french language courses.
- Print out two blank timetables. Plan your fall schedule first, and then move on to winter.
- Consult the course timetables and look for the courses that you wrote down on your course planning sheet to see if they are being offered in the specific term you are planning for.
- Use the course timetables to see when these courses are being offered. The course timetable lists the day(s) and time that the course meets, as well as the location and the instructor.
- When you have determined the schedule of your selected course write it down in the appropriate time slot on your blank timetable. In this way, you will be sure to choose a variety of courses that do not conflict with each other.
- Be sure you are also scheduling any labs/tutorials associated with the course.
- If conflicts exist, double check that you've filled in the course(s)
in the correct term. If conflict still exists, check to see if the
course(s) is/are offered at another time or in another term. If the
conflict cannot be resolved, change one of your course selections.
Take advantage of academic advising
- You may proceed to register for courses without consulting an academic advisor, but we strongly suggest that you avail yourself of the opportunity to receive academic advice. Academic advising is available throughout the summer and at any point during the regular academic year.
- Review the advising resources available at mta.ca/advising
- Contact the academic advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-3200 for assistance with course selection or to review your choices before registering
- Each department/program also has a faculty program advisor with whom you are also welcome to consult
Register for your courses in Connect@MTA
- Register for your courses in Connect@MTA — log on with your MtA username and password and select 'Connect for Students'
- Review the Course Registration Guide for Connect for a complete walk-through of registration in Connect@MTA. Please note, when searching for courses we advise you to use only three of the search fields: 'Term', 'Subject', and 'Course Level'.
- Consult the Connect FAQ for answers to the most common questions about registration and explanations of error messages
- Don’t forget to verify your registration by checking ‘My Class Schedule’ in Connect — you are responsible for complete and accurate registration
- For technical assistance navigating registration in Connect@MTA
contact the Registration Helpdesk at email@example.com or (506) 364-2118
Stay informed about upcoming registration deadlines and procedures
- Check your Mount Allison e-mail frequently and review all e-mails carefully
- Review the deadlines for financial, registration, withdrawal, and degree-related matters
- Follow the Registrar’s Office Twitter account at @MTA_RegOffice
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns