Course Registration FAQs 

How do I register for courses?
When do I register for courses?
Why can't I register in more than 10 credits?
What is a prerequisite?
What if I’m taking the prerequisite course at another institution?
How do I check that I have the prerequisites for a course?
What is the $200 deposit for?
How do I pay the $200 deposit?
What banks are accepted with Interac Online?
What happens if I'm on a waitlist for a course?
What is a reserved seat?
Can I register in one section and waitlist on another that I would prefer to have?

 
When do I register for courses?

You can begin registering for courses on registration start date and time. You will have until the term's fee payment deadline to continue registering for courses. To find your registration start date, log in to my.ufv.ca.

How do I register for courses?
On your assigned registration date and time log in through my.ufv.ca and register for your courses online. You can also register in person on or after your assigned time. Detailed information on how to register is found on this website under the Registration tab.

Why can't I register in more than 10 credits?
Students whose GPA has fallen below 2.00 are sent an email to their UFV email accounts letting them know that due to their low GPA we are limiting their total credits for the upcoming term to 10. You will only be able to register in a maximum of 10 credtis in the upcoming term and must increase your GPA to 2.00 or higher to stay enrolled. For more detailed information please see the Acadmic Calendar.

What is a prerequisite?
If a course you want to register for lists a prerequisite you must have already successfully completed that course or have the prerequisite course currently in progress. You can't register for a course if you have not taken the prerequisite course(s) or talked to the instructor and been granted a prerequisite waiver.

What if I’m taking the prerequisite course at another institution?
You are still able to register but you will need to contact the UFV Instructor for a prerequisite waiver. You will not be able to register until you secure your waiver.

How do I check that I have the prerequisites for a course?
Prerequisites for every course are listed in the timetable each term and in academic calendar. Prerequisite checking is automatic during the course registration process. The system will not permit you to register for a course if you have not taken, are not currently taking the prerequisite course at UFV, or do not have a prerequisite waiver on your file for the term, for its prerequisite course(s).

What is the $200 deposit for?
Every student pays a $200 deposit prior to registering for courses for the upcoming semester. The $200 goes toward your tuition for the semester and should be paid 2-5 days before your assigned registration date in order to ensure it shows on your student account in time.

Why is there a FO (Fees outstanding) hold on my account?
If you attempt to register for courses without having the $200 deposit show as a credit on your account, a hold is automatically activated on your file. When you pay the deposit, the system looks for the amount on your file and will automatically end the hold the next time you enter the registration area of your file.

How do I pay the $200 deposit?
The quickest way is to pay the $200 using Interac online through my.ufv.ca. Other payment options include  through your bank (please allow three business days for processing), and debit, cash, or cheque at any Office of the Registrar locations.

What banks are accepted with Interac Online?
UFV accepts:

  • Scotiabank
  • Royal Bank

What happens if I'm on a waitlist for a course?
If a seat becomes available to you, an email will be sent to your UFV student email account. Check your emails daily and register before the expiry date given in the email.

What is a reserved seat?
Many courses have seats reserved for specific groups of students. If there are reserves they are listed on the Timetable each term. If you are not part of any of the reserve groups listed for the course, you may still register in any unreserved seats available. Students outside the identified reserved seats can also usually waitlist. Dates that reserved seats are removed can be found at reserved seats.

Can I register in one section and waitlist on another that I would prefer to have?
No. You cannot register and waitlist for the same class. If you do so you will be removed from the waitlisted section within 24 hours.

Why can I only register in up to 10 credits?
If you are restricted to a maximum of 10 credits when registering, you should see an Educational Advisor. A 10 credit limit is put in place for students who have low GPA over several terms and are in some form of Academic Standing warning. An Eduational Advisor can help you build a plan to improve your standing.


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