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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Registering for courses

Below are our team's most frequently asked questions regarding course registration.

  • What do the terms on the registration screen mean?

    The following list explains the terms used on the registration screen:

    Term

    Definition

    CRN

    Course Reference Number; unique five-digit number associated with a particular course section

    Subj

    Subject code associated with an individual course

    Crse

    Course number associated with an individual course

    Sec

    Specific section within a course; a course may contain numerous sections/course offerings

    Schd

    Schedule; references the type of section (e.g. lecture, web, lab, tutorial)

    Instrn Mthd

    Instructional method for the course section; it indicates how the course section will be delivered

    Cred

    Amount of credit hours obtained upon course completion

    Title

    Title of the course

    Cap

    Capacity; indicates the maximum seat capacity of a course section

    Act

    Amount of students currently registered within the course section

    Rem

    Remaining available seats within the course section

    **PRERQ

    Course prerequisites (if applicable)

    **NOTE

    Corresponding lecture, lab and/or tutorial components that are linked to the section; you must register for one of each type of associated section from the given list  

    W1

    Meets bi-weekly starting in the first week of lectures1

    W2

    Meets bi-weekly starting in the second week of lectures1

    HYB

    In-class and virtual meet times (Hybrid)

    CLS

    In-class meet times

    OFF

    Off-site

    WEB

    Section is fully online

    1 Some lab and tutorial sections are offered in alternating weeks. Students should attend the W1 session in the first full week of classes. Students should attend the W2 session in the second full week of classes.

  • Where are my classes located?

    Pay careful attention to the classroom and location columns, as most of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities courses are offered at the downtown Oshawa campus location. For a complete list of locations, see the table below. A campus map is available online.

    Classroom location

    Building

    Description

    UOD (downtown Oshawa campus)

    DTA

    61 Charles St. Building

    UOD

    DTB

    Bordessa Hall, 55 Bond St.

    UOD

    DTR

    Regent Theatre, 50 King St. East

    UOD

    EDU

    Faculty of Education, 11 Simcoe St. North

    UOG (Georgian College campus)

    Georgian College campus

    UON (north Oshawa campus)

    ENG

    OPG Engineering Building

    UON

    UA

    Science Building

    UON

    ERC

    Energy Research Centre

    UON

    JW

    Simcoe Building - J Wing

    UON

    UL

    UL Building

    UON

    UP

    University Pavilion

    UON

    SIRC

    Software and Informatics Research Centre

  • What do I do if I get an error message?

    Error

    Description

    Action

    Link error

    This course requires registration in more than one section (e.g., lecture, lab and tutorial sections).

    You must register for all sections of the course simultaneously. Please note that some lectures are linked to specific tutorials and labs.

    Closed section

    There are currently no seats available in this section. Other sections of this course may still have available seats.

    If this is a mandatory course, contact your Academic Advisor for further assistance. If this is an elective, you will need to select a different one or check back later for availability.

    Prerequisite error

    The section you are trying to add requires a prerequisite course.

    Contact your Academic Advisor for further assistance.

    Missing co-requisite

    The section you are trying to add requires a co-requisite. You must register in both courses simultaneously.

    Use the Add/Drop function in MyCampus to add all applicable CRN’s together.

    Duplicate CRN

    You have already registered for another section of the course you are trying to add.

    Ensure you are adding the right CRN. If you are trying to replace the previous section with this one, you will need to drop it first.

    Maximum hours exceeded

    Your total number of credit hours exceeds the maximum number allowed for this term.

    To inquire about a course-overload, please contact your Academic Advisors

    Time conflict

    The time of this section conflicts with another course in your schedule and cannot be added.

    You will need to choose a different section for this course, or for the one you previously added.

    SR-student restrictions

    There is a hold on your account preventing registration.

    Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

    Major restrictions

    This restriction occurs when a section has been reserved for specific majors.

     

    You will need to select a different section of the course that is compatible with your major. If no option is available, contact your Academic Advisor.

    Reserve-Closed

    The available seats in the section are reserved.

    Contact the Academic Advisor of the course you are trying to add.

  • I am having difficulty logging in to MyCampus. What do I do?
    If you have never logged into the system, make sure that you are entering your date of birth correctly in the password field (it must be entered in the format MMDDYY). If you are still having difficulties, please call IT Services at 905.721.3333.
  • I just tried to switch a lab section and was removed from the course entirely. Why?
    If the lab section you were trying to switch into was full, you were not added to that section. However, you were removed from your original lab section and the corresponding lecture because the lab that you dropped is linked to that lecture. In order to best avoid this happening, please check the availability of course sections prior to dropping a class.
  • What is an elective?
    Electives, general electives or open electives may be chosen from any course in the list of offerings. However, some courses are restricted from degree credit in some programs. Be sure to read the academic calendar regulations carefully and ensure that electives will meet your program requirements. If you are unsure, please contact your Academic Advisor.
  • How do I drop a course in MyCampus?
    To drop a course via your MyCampus account, go to the add/drop courses screen. Select web drop from the drop-down menu to the left of the CRN that you wish to drop. Click on submit changes at the bottom of the screen. If your course has been successfully deleted, it will be removed from your current schedule.
  • How do I officially withdraw from the university?
    To officially withdraw after you have registered for courses, you must complete and submit a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar. The withdrawal form can be found by logging into MyCampus and going to the OT Documents tab.