Course Registration

Choosing Your Classes

An important part of preparing to start your academic program is choosing your courses. Be sure to check your Lakehead University email regularly for updates and instructions on how to do this. Here are some guidelines and resources to help you along the way.

How Do I Know Which Courses to Select?

The Lakehead University Academic Calendar lists each degree program and the classes you need to take in them. To navigate the Academic Calendar, follow these steps:

1) In the Academic Calendar, programs are grouped by Faculty. In order to find out which Faculty your program is in, view our Faculty Finder page.

2) Go to the Academic Calendar's Programs & Faculties page. Find you Faculty, and under it, click on "Undergraduate Programs" or "Graduate Programs" depending on your level of study.

3) From there, click on the link for your specific degree program. You'll see a year-by-year overview of the classes you'll take in your program.

Note: If you are beginning an undergraduate program in a Winter or Spring term, we recommend you work with a Student Central Advisor.

How Course Registration Works

Before you can register for courses, you will need to accept your Letter of Acceptance and pay your confirmation deposit. To learn more about how to do this, visit our Navigating Your Letter of Acceptance page.

Course registration takes place online through your student information portal, which you can access with the same username and password as your Lakehead email. 

You will find the Course Registration links in the "Academics" section of myPortal. 

myPortal Home Screen

When To Register for Courses

The dates that course registration opens may vary from year to year. It's important that you continue to check your Lakehead email for a notification once registration opens. As a general timeline, see the following: 

  • Fall intake students may begin to register for courses in mid- to late-June (undergraduate students), and late June (graduate students). The 2023/24 Academic Calendar & 2023/24 Course Timetable will be available in Spring 2023.
  • Winter intake students may also choose courses from June onwards.
  • Spring intake students will be able to begin registering for courses in February.   
Getting Help with Registration

Undergraduate Students

There is no better way to get help with course registration and to begin your #LakeheadAdventure than by attending Fast Pass: Registration 101.

At Fast Pass, our team of Lakehead experts will:

  • Walk you through a registration demonstration
  • Show you where to find your program requirements
  • Help familiarize you with academic expectations in university
  • Answer your questions
  • Guide you in your next steps

Upcoming Fast Pass Dates

Graduate Students

Monitor your Lakehead email for a notification and instructions on registering for courses. We recommend that you connect with your Graduate Coordinator before registering. If you are unsure who your Graduate Coordinator is, please visit our Graduate Coordinator website or email to inquire.

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