Is that time of the year again where we all need to start preparing for the next semester, and one the first things you need to cross from your to-do list is: register for all your courses!Â Whether you are a first year student or a more experienced student, registering for your courses might be tricky. There are plenty of things you need to make sure of so you don’t make a mistake! To make your student life a bit easier, hereâ€™s an easy description of all the steps you need to follow!
- Payment of your tuition!
The first thing you need to do, is to make the payment of your tuition. How many courses are you planning to take? You can take a look at the different tuition costs depending on the number of courses your taking. How would you like to pay? You can make an online payment by logging in to myTRU, select the Students Resources tab, select Make a Payment under Online Payment and enter your tuition deposit.
- Have you scheduled an appointment with your academic advisor?
If you are in for a Bachelors at TRU, the first couple semesters you’ll need to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to get some guidance on how you should organize your course schedule and get approval from your advisor for all your courses. They’ll help you make sure you’ve completed all your pre-requisite courses and that you are not getting behind with your credits. For third and fourth year students, an appointment with a program advisor can be scheduled as well.
- Timetable DIY
Once you are 100% sure on what courses you should take, it is time to plan your timetable! Some students find it easy and some others might get a headache just thinking about it. How you organize your timetable it totally up to you, if you like to have morning lectures or evening lectures, how much time you want to have between lectures, if you want to have a free day or if you won’t mind have a day full of classes. For some courses you have a variety of options of which section suits you best. MyTRU.ca is the place for you to check out all sections, every student has an account and all you need is your log in information and you are all set!
- Visit the Registrar Office
Once you’ve completed your timetable with all the right information, then you are all set to visit Registrar Office on the 3rd floor at IB and let the staff help you register for your courses. This is a requirement for first year students, but for the more experienced students your can easily send an email with all your courses’ information!
- Are you on Waitlist?
What happens if you registered for all your courses but you still end up on Waitlist? There’s a maximum number of seats per section and it is common that a section may have more students registered than the maximum number of seats, if this is your case do not panic! Changes are always occurring and seats become available very soon, so you need to constantly check your email or your myTru email once or preferably twice a day in case you receive a notification when a seat becomes available. Once you’ve received a notification from the Registrar Office you’ll immediately forward the email and wait for the next notification that will inform you that you’ve successfully been registered for that course.
If you are an Open Learning student the registration process is different. Check out this website for more information: http://www.tru.ca/distance/register.html