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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.

  • 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.
  • Why am I being asked to log into MyCampus again when I try to view my Student Profile?

    During the transition to our upgraded registration system, some of the background processes are running on different versions of MyCampus. This requires some students to re-log in to access certain screens, including your Student Profile.

    Please note: You should not be asked to enter a PIN when viewing any screens within your MyCampus. This is an error that is occurring when accessing MyCampus through Google Chrome. If you are being asked to provide a PIN, please try accessing your MyCampus portal through an alternate browser, such as FireFox or Safari.

  • What are my learning options if I’m an International student and am unable to enter Canada, or cannot attend on-campus classes do to medical reasons?

    Ontario Tech is returning to blended instruction where a majority of classes will be in-person, while respecting current public health requirements. While some classes will be offered online, not all courses will have both in-person and online offerings.

    Students who are not able to enter Canada, or who are unable to come to campus due to medical reasons should work with their academic advisors to determine the best schedule options possible. While we are committed to working with students to build a workable schedule, there may be situations where an alternative to in-person instruction is simply not available for all courses.

    If this applies to you, please contact your respective academic advisor for assistance.

  • How can I confirm my earned hours?

    Your earned hours are based on successfully completed course credit hours, and will determine when your course registration window opens.

    Your earned hours are posted in a number of locations in your MyCampus account. To find them:

    1. Navigate to the helpful links channel on the OT Undergraduate tab. 
    2. Under the registration heading, select check your registration status.
    3. Select the term you are registering for to view your status. Your earned hours equal your institution hours, plus your transfer hours.

    Note: Your earned hours are also shown as overall hours on the top banner of your Student Profile page on MyCampus. These are also listed as undergraduate overall earned hours under your hours and GPA tab within your Student Profile page.

  • How can I confirm my student status permits registration?
    Log in to your MyCampus account, and select check your registration status from the listed registration options under the helpful links section. Confirm that your student status and academic standing permit registration, and that you do not have any holds on your account that would prevent registration.
  • How do I navigate the new course preview?

    Our course preview and registration processes have been updated to serve you better. To search for courses in the new course preview:

    1. Select the term you are interested in (e.g. spring/summer 2021) and select continue.
    2. If you know the course code, enter it directly in the subject and course number field. As you start typing, a drop-down menu will show all the courses that match your search.
    3. Select search to bring up the course details, including lecture times, linked labs, or tutorials if applicable. 
    4. Select course title to view additional information about the course, including any restrictions, prerequisites and course comments. 
    5. Select search again to return to the main browse classes page to search for another course.
    6. To search all courses in a particular subject area, select or start typing in the subject field, which will bring up a drop-down menu of all subjects available. You may also use the advanced search option to search by a variety of alternative criteria. 
  • How do I use the plan ahead feature for registration?

    Our new plan ahead feature allows you to create mock schedules to map out your upcoming semester(s). These can be uploaded once your registration window opens, allowing you to easily register into your preferred courses.

    Please note: If you are a first year student, and your program provides you with either a block schedule option, or a pre-designed fall semester one schedule option, you do not need to use the plan ahead feature. This feature benefits continuing or returning students, or first year students entering a program that does not provide pre-designed scheduling options.

    To create your own mock schedule: 

    1. Select plan ahead from the listed registration options under the helpful links section in your MyCampus portal. 
    2. For each schedule that you want to create, use the course codes listed on your program map, and search for available sections using the class schedule search: 
      1. Select the course subject from the provided drop-down menu using the first 4 letters of the course code.
      2.  Enter the four-digit number into the course number field, followed by the letter U, and select Search. You can then see the list of all courses available that match your search criteria.
      3. Select the course title to view details for the course, including restrictions, prerequisites and course comments, if applicable. Select view sections to see class times and remaining seats in each section. If the course has a linked lab or tutorial, details will be listed under view linked. You can add the sections individually using the add button, or add all linked sections at once using the add all button.
    3. You can either save your plan using the save plan button on the bottom of the screen, or select search again to repeat for another course. (Note: You can create up to six mock schedules per semester.)
    4. Double-check for any restrictions and prerequisite requirements before finalizing your mock schedule. This avoids encountering scheduling conflicts when you attempt to register into your chosen courses.
    5. Once your registration window opens, you can register into all courses listed in your mock schedule by selecting the plans tab at the top of the registration screen, then select add all.
  • What is a block schedule?

    Block schedules are provided to first year students entering our Nursing, Game Development and Interactive Media, and Networking and Information Technology Security programs.

    To plan ahead for course registration in one of these programs:

    1. Navigate to the fall semester one schedule options on the left-hand side menu of our course registration guide, and locate your program.
    2. Choose a preferred block schedule, and note the block schedule number. 
    3. Once your registration window opens, navigate to the blocks tab from the add/drop classes section of your MyCampus portal, select your block number followed by submit to add your entire schedule block to your fall semester.
    4. Individual course changes to your selected block schedule will be permitted after August 3.

    Visit our how to register section for complete details regarding block schedules.

    Fall semester one schedule options are also available for a number of other first-year programs; however, only first-year nursing, game development, and networking and IT security students use the block schedules.

  • Can I modify a block schedule?
    If you are a first year nursing, game development, or networking and IT security student, you are able to switch your entire block schedule (space permitting) by simply selecting a new block schedule under the blocks tab from the add/drop classes section of your MyCampus portal, followed by submit. Changes to individual courses within your block schedule will be permitted after August 3.
  • How can I view my weekly schedule?

    It is important to note your weekly schedule over a few weeks, as some labs and tutorials are held bi-weekly. To confirm your weekly schedule:

    1. Select add/drop classes from the listed registration options under the helpful links section in your MyCampus portal. 
    2. Select the current term from the drop-down menu, and select continue.
    3. Navigate to the schedule and options tab at the top of the page.
    4. Select the course title from the summary tile to view details of the course, with all the specific dates listed under the instructor/meeting times tab.
    5. Alternatively, you can see a listing of all the specific dates and times of the course by selecting the course from the class schedule visual in the lower tile, or navigating to the schedule detail tab in the lower tile.
  • 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 our Academic Calendar regulations carefully and ensure that the electives will meet your program requirements. If you are unsure, please contact your Academic Advisor.
  • What do I do if I get an error message?

    Error

    Description

    Action

    Linked course required 

    This course requires registration in more than one section (e.g., lecture, lab and/or 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 course, or check back later for availability.

    Prerequisite and test score error

    The course you are trying to add requires a minimum grade in a prerequisite course.

    Contact your Academic Advisor for further assistance.

    Missing co-requisite

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

    You must register for all courses simultaneously.

    Duplicate course

    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, or use the conditional add and drop checkbox.

    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 Advisor.

    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 time conflicting course currently in your schedule.

    SR-student restrictions

    There is a hold on your account preventing registration.

    Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

    Field of study restriction - major

    This restriction occurs when a course or 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.

    College restriction

    This restriction occurs when a course or section has been reserved for students in specific faculties.

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

  • Why is there an error when I try to register into my courses using my mock schedule?
    When creating your mock schedule, the system doesn’t check for any registration errors, including linked courses, pre-requisite courses, restrictions or time conflicts. Make sure that you review the restriction of each of the courses you are trying to add prior to registering for them to avoid any errors.
  • What does Conditional Add/Drop mean?

    Conditional Add/Drop allows you to drop a course, on the condition that you are successfully registered into a new one. 

    To use this feature: 

    1. Check the conditional add/drop box beside the submit button in the summary section of your course registration screen. 
    2. Select the new course you wish to add to your schedule, indicate which course you would like to drop if you successfully register into your newly selected course, then select submit

    If you were able to be registered into your new course without errors, the summary section will indicate that you have successfully added and dropped your courses. If there were any errors with your new course, then your registration would remain as it was before.

  • How do I change the lab/tutorial section of one of my courses without dropping the corresponding lecture?

    You can use the Conditional Add/Drop function, which allows you to drop your current lab/tutorial on the condition that you are able to successfully register into the new lab/tutorial section. 

    1. To use this feature: check the conditional add/drop box beside the submit button in the summary section of your course registration screen. 
    2. Select the new course you wish to add to your schedule, indicate which course you would like to drop if you successfully register into your newly selected course, then select submit

    If you were able to be registered into your new course without errors, the summary section will indicate that you have successfully added and dropped your courses. If there were any errors with your new course, then your registration would remain as it was before.

  • 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 from happening, please check the availability of course sections prior to dropping a class, or use the Conditional Add/Drop function located beside the submit button on your course registration screen.
  • How do I drop a course in MyCampus?

    To drop a course via your MyCampus account: 

    1. Navigate to add/drop classes from the listed registration options under the Helpful Links section
    2. Select the term and the action that you would like to do (i.e. web drop) in the summary panel on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. 
    3. Select submit for the changes to take place.
  • 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 account and going to the OT Documents tab.