For New Students to Lakehead
If you are new to Lakehead, in order to begin registering, you first need to accept your offer from Lakehead University and submit your deposit to us. To check if you are eligible to register, please follow the following four steps:
To start planning your schedule use the Build My Pre-Registration found in myInfo. This tool allows you to search for your program requirements by campus, undergraduate or graduate level courses, subject, year level, type, term and more. The schedule builder searches the University course timetable and offers you an advanced way to search the timetable.
The easiest way to find the course offerings for your specific program requirements is to search by subject and year level. Once your search generates the list of courses and you would like to see how they would fit into a schedule, you would simply check the box beside the course(s) then scroll to the top to "Click here to view Schedule". You can then review the courses visually in a timetable format to see if they are appropriate and that there are no conflicts (conflicts will show in red and you will need to adjust your selection).
To add additional courses, you would repeat the search and view steps.
Once you are happy with your pre-registration schedule, you can save the information for later so that all your courses have been pre-selected and are waiting for registration to open. If registration is not open yet, you will still need to complete registration once it opens. If registration is already open, you can proceed to register right away.
To complete the registration process, go back into myInfo Build My Pre-Registration. Once you select your campus, click on "Proceed to Course Registration". It's that easy.
If you are a new student, you will need to review and accept the rights and responsibilities of the University before proceeding. You will also be asked to complete education and aboriginal self-declaration surveys.
Next, you will be directed to the "Register and Drop Sections" screen where you will find your previously selected courses under the "Preferred Sections" heading. Review the courses one last time to ensure they are correct. Once you are comfortable with your courses, select "Register" from the drop-down menu in the "Action" column beside the individual course(s). If there are any courses listed that you are not going to register for, please make sure to select "Remove from List". Once you have selected an action for each course listed, then click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.
Once you submit, you will be directed to the "Registration Results" page. It is important that you verify the course registration status and this screen will show you the updated status of each individual course registration attempt. You may receive a status of:
- Registered for this section - this means you should be successfully registered
- Removed from Preferred Sections - this means the section will no longer show in preferred sections in myInfo
- Unsuccessful Registration - this means you are not registered for this section. You will need to select and alternate section or course.
- You may also be prompted to submit a Request for Special Permission or Overload, if applicable.
Now that you have submitted your registration online, it's a good idea to take a final look at your course registration and print out your class schedule.
For further convenience, you can click here for a comprehensive guide on how to register for classes.
Confirm Your Registration & View Your Timetable
To view your schedule, login to myInfo and select View My Course Schedule/Timetable. Note: full year courses will appear on both the fall term schedule as well as the winter term schedule. To print a copy of your class schedule, hold down the Control key and the letter P at the same time.
When reviewing your class schedule, make sure that you do not have any course conflicts. If you have created a conflict you will need to reschedule your courses.
Making a Change to Your Registration
Have you changed your mind about a course you're registered for? Not a problem! As long as you are within the add and drop deadlines as published in the Important Dates section of the Academic Calendar, you can make changes to your courses through the online registration system.
- Adding a Course: Follow the same instructions as detailed above in the For New & Returning Students section.
- Dropping a Course: Select Drop My Course(s) in myInfo. A list of courses you are currently registered for will be displayed. Simply check the box beside the course you want to drop and Submit. A message will be displayed on the Registration Results page informing you if the drop was successful. You will also receive a registration confirmation email to your Lakehead University email account.
Another resource that can be used to help guide you through your program requirements successfully is the online degree audit. Click here for further details.
Common Registration Questions
|How do I know when a course is being offered?|
|You can tell when a course is being offered by looking at the last two letters of the course code. For example, COMP-0314-FA, has FA as its last two letters. The F indicates that it is a fall course running from September to December. The second letter, A, indicates the section of the course. Courses with large enrolments may be offered in multiple sections, typically at different time slots to accommodate students in a variety of programs. When multiple sections of the same course number are available, they are designated by appending the second letter B, C, D, ..., e.g. ENGL-1011-FA through ENGL-1011-FN.|
|How will I known if I registered successfully?|
|When submitting your registration online, you will see a Registration Results screen. This screen shows the status of what just happened with your course registration submission. A status of Registered for this Section means your registration went through successfully. Each time you change your registration (add or drop), you will also receive an email, in your Lakehead University email account, informing you of what changes have just occurred. The email subject line will be Registration Confirmation, and the email will provide a complete list of all courses you are registered in. It is important that you confirm you have received this confirmation and if not to contact Student Central.|
|I tried to register, but, it appears as though nothing changed. What happened?|
|If it appears no change has occurred on your registration screen, scroll to the very top of the page. Here you will find additional information about what happened, as any course that cannot be registered for online will prompt a registration message. The most common messages include issues such as: the course pre-requisite has not yet been met, the course is full, a corresponding lab or tutorial is required for registration to go through, or special permission to register is needed.|
|I am able to select waitlist for some classes, but, not others.|
|If Waitlist is not an option, it is because a Waitlist is not offered for the selected section. Please contact the Program Chair of the course in question.|
|One of my classes is on a waitlist. How do I know when I get accepted or declined for the class?|
|A notification email will be sent to your Lakehead email. Once you receive notification that you have been given permission to register for a waitlisted course, you have 72 hours to register for the course. After this time, permission to register will be removed so as to give the next student on the waitlist an opportunity to register.|
|Do I have to register for labs and tutorials?|
|Yes. Courses with lab components are denoted with an "L" after the course number (eg: BIOL-1130L-F1). Courses with tutorial components are denoted with a "T:. You must register online for the course and lab or tutorial at the same time. You are not automatically registered for the accompanying lab. Also, do not assume that if you register for the lab component you are registered for the course. You must register for the course and lab separately.|
|What are the letters at the end of a course number? What do they mean?|
|The letters at the end of the course number (BIOL-1130-FA) are called the section of the course. Courses with a section starting with an F are fall term courses (Sept-Dec), sections starting with a W are winter term courses (Jan-Apr), and courses with a section starting with a Y are year long courses (Sept-Apr). Courses may have multiple sections, but you only need to register for the one section that best fits into your schedule.|
|What do the second and third letters of a section mean?|
|Some courses may be offered multiple times during a term, but could be on different days, and at different times or locations. The second and third letters of a section (eg: BIOL-1110-FAO) specifies this information. For example: PSYC-1100-YA and PSYC-1100-YCO are the same course, but the different days, times and locations are noted by the A and CO. A section with a third character of O indicates that the course is offered at the Orillia campus. As the course subject and number are the same, only one section is needed when registering, so pick the section that best fits your timetable.|
|Do I have to submit anything in writing to register?|
|No. Once you have signed up for all of your classes using myInfo, simply print out your course timetable to confirm your course selections. Be sure to check the Fees section of the calendar for deadlines on tuition fee payment, penalties, etc.|
|What does MWF or TTH mean on the timetable?|
|These short forms refer to the days of the week that the course meets.|
You must attend lectures and labs on all of the designated days.
|When I check my class schedule, some courses are missing. What's wrong?|
|'My Class Schedule' in myInfo allows you to view your schedule by each term. To choose the term, select from the tabs at the top. Year long courses will appear on both the fall and winter schedule views.|
|What are restricted courses?|
|You will be able to register for the majority of your courses through myInfo. However, some courses require special permission. This may include courses such as: special topics, reading courses and honours thesis, or courses for which you do not have the prerequisite. If you are unable to register for specific courses that are of interest to you, you can request 'Special Permission'. To request 'Special Permission', you will need to find the course in the 'Pre-Registration Builder" in myInfo.|
|What restrictions might stop me from registering in specific courses?|
|Sometimes you may not be able to continue with your registration. The reasons may include:|
|I think I should be allowed to register in a course that is restricted. What should I do?|
|If you want to request permission to register in a specific course, you can submit a request through myInfo.|
|I want to register in a Secondary Instrument Performance course, but, the system says I have to be a music major. What should I do?|
|In order to take a Secondary Performance course, you must contact the Music department for signed authorization. You can do this with a Change in Registration form which should then be submitted to Enrolment Services.|