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.
Each student is assigned a registration time based on the order of the registration policy. Please note that registration times are booked on week days between 0900 and 1545 hrs only. No evening, weekend or statutory holidays have times assigned.
Students are sorted according to their program. The registration order is as follows:
Associate degree, diplomas, certificates, and Engineering Transfer
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 will be as follows:
Continuing students, ordered according to a combination of credits completed and grade points (credits multiplied by Grade Point Average)*
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). New Degree would also start on a Monday (day 6) since we do not include Sat. & Sun.
Registration Order is as listed below. There may be some variation from term to term depending on the number of people assigned in a group. Registration times are 15 minutes apart starting at 9:00 am with the last group assigned at 3:45 pm each week day.
Registration continues past the 14th day for students who are accepted to programs after the regular 14-day schedule below. These students are usually able to register within a day of being accepted.
Day of Registration
1 & 2
Continuing Degree & International
Continuing General Studies
New General Studies & Low GPA
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.
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 the first time 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.
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.
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.
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, you need to go to your online registration account and add yourself to the waitlist. This is a change from previous terms where you could have the instructor add you to their personal waitlist. The online system will stay open the first week to allow students to add a waitlisted course. 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. Students will be able to register online in open sections (sections with seats available and no waitlist). Online registration is also possible in closed sections (seats open with waitlist) if permission to register late is granted by the instructor. You need to waitlist yourself online for the section you want to attend. Instructors will only give permission to register late if you are on the registration system waitlist.
After First Week of Classes:
Online registration and waitlisting endsbeforeclasses start on the day before the second class of the term. If the term starts on a Monday, the final day to register or waitlist your self online is the Sunday before the 2nd Monday in the term. If the term starts on a Wednesday, the last day to do this online is on the Tuesday of the second week. Permission to register late needs to be given by the instructor in order for you to register. Registration can be done over the phone or in person at any of the four Office of the Registrar locations. (Online registration is closed.)
Permission to Register Late (Late reg instructor perm override formerly referred to as RGLA waiver):
Request this permission from the instructor. Instructors enter this permission (Late reg instructor perm - formerly the RGLA waiver) online. Students will receive a notification in their myUFV email account when permission is entered. Permissions expire three days after the date of issue. If you do not register within the three day period you need to request a new permission from the instructor.
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" (formerly the RGLA waiver) electronically and you will receive an email in your myUFV email account. Then you must 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.
You can register or change your registration to audit status anytime between the start of registration 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 sign a Permission to Register form (pdf), which you can then present to any Office of the Registrar. 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 75% of the course.
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.