How to Register

Plan your courses and timetable
Find your registration time
Register for your courses
First day of class attendance policy
How to register after classes begin 
On a waitlist for a course?
Auditing a course?


How to register
1) Plan your courses and timetable
  Choose your courses
Consult the online UFV calendar. See Program Index for program outlines, and Course Descriptions for details.
Seek help from your program or department head, advisor, or assistant.
If you have choices to make, are considering more than one program, or are planning to transfer, make an appointment with an educational advisor in Student Services.
  Plan a conflict-free timetable
Review the timetable.
Check for class sizes and availability of seats.
Prepare a timetable, with several course alternatives, using a Timetable Worksheet. Enter the course numbers and section course registration numbers (CRNs) on the worksheet.
Choose sections that are not scheduled at the same time, and allow sufficient travel time if classes are on different campuses.
Be sure you have met the prerequisites for all your courses. If you plan to seek instructor’s permission to waive prerequisites, do so before you register. Obtaining a waiver does not register you in a course.
2) Find your registration time

Registration times are scheduled in early May for the Fall semester, in early November for the Winter semester, and in early March for the Summer semester.

Please note that registration times are scheduled on week days between 0900 and 1545 hours only. No evening, weekend or statutory holidays have times assigned.

Registration order

Students are assigned a registration time based on the Order of Registration policy as outlined below:

Group 1: Degree programs
Group 2: Associate degree, diplomas, certificates
Group 3: All other programs (e.g., General Studies, Program Paths, College and Career Preparation, and English as a Second Language) 

Within each program group, the order is:

First: Continuing students, ordered according to a combination of credits completed and grade points (credits multiplied by Grade Point Average)*
Second: New students, ordered by date of complete application

*Continuing students in Group 3 who have a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of less than 2.0 and a semester GPA of less than 2.0 in their last completed semester will register after new students.

Understanding your Registration time placement

Scheduled registration is set up over a 14 day (M-F) period with weekend dates excluded. Priority Groups start on day 1 (usually a Monday).

See Important Registration Dates to find out when registration times will be available for the upcoming semester. On or after this date, you may find your registration time through myUFV. Use your UFV student ID and password to log in. Check out the myUFV Frequently Asked Questions for more information about using the portal.

Make the following selections:
» Student Information
» Registration
» Check your registration time and eligibility.

Continuing students are assigned a registration time if:
» they are currently enrolled, or
» they have completed UFV credit courses within the last two years and are eligible to continue in the same program.

Students who have been absent more than two years, or have missed one or more semesters in a program that requires continuous enrolment, must apply for re-admission to a UFV program. 

Register as soon as possible after your registration time so you do not miss out on reserved seats that might be available to you.

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3) Register for your courses  

Pay your $200 registration deposit in advance


Register through myUFV from any location with internet access. Computers are available for your use outside the registration offices on Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack campuses. 

Check your Account Summary by Term folder to ensure your $200 registration deposit is showing on your account before you start to register. If it is not on your account, you will have a hold placed on your account if you attempt to register. The hold will be lifted when the $200 credit is showing on your Account Summary by Term and you access your Registration area again.

Note: Students are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their registrations and for meeting the stated prerequisites and corequisites of a given course or program.

Access myUFV using your student ID number and password. Check out the myUFV Frequently Asked Questions if you need help.

International students should review their fee payment policies here.
Continuing Studies
students should refer here for their specific policies.


Make the following selections:

» Student Information 
» Registration
Select Register, Add, Drop, Waitlist, or Withdraw from Classes and follow the instructions.
Be careful. When you click on Register or Submit Changes the system will complete the transaction unless there are errors. All web transactions affect your UFV registration record and fees.
Need help? Call or drop by the Office of the Registrar during office hours.
If the section you want is full, choose an alternate course or a section offered at a different time or campus, or put your name on a waitlist. When you waitlist through the web, be sure to click on Submit

Check your Student Schedule after every course transaction (e.g., course add, course or section change, waitlisted course, or withdrawal) to confirm the transaction. Check room numbers on your Student Schedule just before classes begin.

Check the UFV Online FAQ for more information about Online courses

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4) Attend your first day of class

You must attend the first meeting of the class for the semester, or notify the instructor in advance if you are unable to attend. If you do not, the instructor may withdraw you from the class. (View instructor contact information.)

The instructor is entitled (but not obligated) to withdraw you if you miss the first class. If you are withdrawn for non-attendance at the first class, you will be charged 10% of the tuition fees as a penalty.  Please note: It is your responsibility to withdraw yourself from a course if you decide not to take it, not the instructor’s. If you do not attend the class and do not withdraw yourself completely, you will remain responsible to pay full fees for it and will be given a fail (NC) grade.

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How to register after classes begin

Check the semester timetable for the day and time the class meets. Attendance on the first day is mandatory for students already registered. Attendance is also mandatory in many cases for those who want to join the class once it has begun. If the section you want has a waitlist, access online registration through your myUFV account and add yourself to the waitlist. You will not be granted a seat by the instructor without being on the waitlist.

First Week of Classes:

Online registration will remain open for the first week of the term.

Sections with space, no waitlist - students may register online.

Sections full, with a waitlist - add yourself to the waitlist and attend the first class. If you are granted late registration permission by the instructor, proceed with online registration. Only waitlisted students will be considered for late registration permission.

After First Week of Classes:

Online registration ends on the last day of the first week. Instructor's late registration permission is required in order to register.

Request this permission from the instructor. Instructors enter this permission (Late registration permission) online. Students will receive a notification in their myUFV email account when permission is entered. Register online within three days after the date of issue. If you do not register within the three day period, the permission will expire.

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Registering late? Watch this tutorial video.

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Need more help? Call or drop by the Office of the Registrar during office hours.

On a waitlist for a course?

To obtain a seat through the waitlist before classes start...

Check your myUFV email every day. If you are waitlisted for a course and a seat is available to you, you will receive an email with a deadline to register. You should then register promptly. If you do not register by the deadline, you will be removed from the waitlist.

Please note: If you are offered a seat in a lecture, you will be required to register for a lab at the same time. Ensure there is space in a lab which fits your schedule.

To obtain a seat through the waitlist once classes begin...

Waitlisted students must attend the first class to be considered for a seat. If there are seat vacancies, the instructor will offer them to qualified students who attend the first class in the order of the waitlist.

If the instructor has space for you, he or she will enter the "Late reg Instructor perm" electronically and you will receive an email in your myUFV email account. Register within three business days or the offer will expire. See "How to register" for more information.

Waitlisted for an online course?

If you are waitlisted for an online course, contact the instructor on or before the first day of classes for that semester using your UFV student email account to inquire if there will be a seat available for you in that section.


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Course Audit policy

You can register or change your registration to audit status anytime after the first week of classes and the last day to add courses without department head's permission, which is when 30% of the course is complete. (See exact date in Important Registration Dates for the semester). After that date, audit requests are not accepted.

It is your instructor’s discretion to accept or refuse a request for audit, as it is not automatic. If approved, your instructor or designate should submit Audit permission through their Faculty web account, you can then register as an audit at any Office of the Registrar, Enrolment Services office. Full fees are required to audit a course.

If you are not granted permission to audit, you can choose to continue, or you may withdraw prior to completion of 60% of the course (fees are applicable).

An audit grade is not included in the calculation for your grade point average, but it is reported on your official transcript. A course being audited can not be used as a co- or prerequisite for another course.

It is recommended that you and your instructor agree (preferably in writing) to the expectations for a successful auditing of the course. If you do not meet the expectations set, your instructor will submit a grade of AN that will appear on your transcript.

Click here for more information on the course audit policy.


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