Course Registration!

Registering for your first term of university classes can be a big step - so we're here to help! All first-year University of Regina students are invited to attend a course registration event. These on-campus events are the best way to meet your academic advisor, register in fall courses, and get answers to any academic questions you have - all in one place! 

Before you get started:

  • Make sure you have accepted your offer of admission. You can't register for classes without doing so!
  • Students registered through Campion College, Luther College, or the First Nations University of Canada must contact their college directly to sign up for academic advising.
  • If you are a transfer student, please contact your faculty directly to book an appointment.


Course Registration Quick-Guide

Step 1: Review Your Degree Requirements

Use the undergraduate course calendar. to learn more about each course. It’s a good idea to print (or screenshot!) the program outline for your intended degree. You can then work to register in those courses. Keep in mind, some courses have pre-requisites that may restrict registration. It’s a good idea to start with your 100-level requirements.

Step 2: Use the Visual Schedule Builder 

You can now search for the classes you need to take (as per your program outline). Don’t forget to select the 2019 Fall term. You can select, deselect, search again, start over as many times as you like until you have a potential schedule that works for you. Click here for help with the VSB.

Note: This is a schedule building tool only and does not register you in the courses. You must us UR Self Service to register once you have built your schedule.

**At this step, be sure to note the course reference numbers (CRNs) for the courses you plan to register in.

Important Notes for Building a Schedule:

  • Most courses are worth 3 credit hours, thus if you are taking 4 courses, you are likely registered in 12 credit hours.  A full course load is 15 credit hours per semester.  Normally, you need to be in at least 9 credit hours to be considered a full-time student.
  • Most Bachelor’s degrees consists of 120 credit hours, generally attained through 40 courses, each worth 3 credit hours.  Programs consist of courses in the major area of study and electives.  Some programs have experiential components (ie practicums or fieldwork) that can be worth up to 15 credit hours.  See the Undergraduate Calendar for detailed information on each program.

Lectures (3 hours each week) Most U of R courses consist of lectures given by the instructor.  The size of 1st-year lecture classes varies anywhere between 35 and 400 students.

Seminars (1 hour each week) Large lecture classes sometimes break into small groups to allow for further discussion of course material.  1st-year psychology and sociology courses often have seminars.

Labs (1 to 3 hours each week) A course that requires practical work may have a lab portion.  Some courses in geography, languages, math, computer science, and the natural sciences have labs.

CRN The CRN is the five digit number starting with a 3. This is the Course Reference Number and you will need it for registration. Ex. 31234

Pre-Requisites & Restrictions Some courses have pre-requisites or restrictions. Pre-requisites mean that there are courses you have to take before you can take that course. Restrictions for certain classes mean that there are conditions you must fulfil in order to register in that course. Make sure to pay close attention to these when choosing your classes.

Homework Expect to do a lot of homework because in university much of your learning is done independently.  You can expect to put in 2 hours reading, preparing for lectures, writing papers, researching and studying for every hour you spend in class.

Step 3: Register in Your Desired Courses

Now that you’ve found classes you’d like to register for, you need to do so in UR Self-Service. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use UR Self-Service, and accompanying videos.

Important Notes for Class Registration:

Academic Year Schedule (add/drop classes and holidays).

Fee Schedule (when to pay and how much).

Can’t register for a course? Check out the FAQ’s.

Can't access UR Self Service? Contact IT Support

Need help? Contact your Academic Advisor directly.

Have a quick question? The Advising and Career Education Centre Team can help!

Step 4: Meet With Your Academic Advisor

We highly recommend you book Academic Advising if you haven't done so already. Even if you successfully register for courses, it is essential to chat with an Advisor so that they can make sure you are on the right track for your program!

You should connect with your faculty or college for questions regarding course registration. See contact details and notes below. The ACE Centre also offers walk-in advising each week.

Advising and Career Education Centre
Riddell Centre 163
Email:  -  Telephone: 306-585-5161

Academic Advising Page


Please check-in at the Academic and Career Education front counter (RC163) before taking a seat.

Don't forget - Federated College (Luther College, Campion College, FNUniv) students contact their college directly.

Faculty of Arts
Call 306-585-4137 to book an appointment or register for a New Student Advising session.
Faculty of Business Administration
Call the front desk at 306-585-4724 to book an appointment.

Faculty of Education
Call 306-585-4537 to book an appointment.

Bureau du Bac (Education)
Call 306-585-4507 or email to book an appointment.

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Call 306-585-4734 to book an advising appointment.
Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Call 306-585-4360 or email to book an appointment. Some course recommendations provided online.
La Cite universitaire francophone
Call 306-337-3280 or email to book an appointment.
Faculty of Nursing
Check your admission package for details. Call 306-337-3300 or email for more information.
Faculty of Media, Art, & Performance
Call or email to book an appointment.
Faculty of Social Work
Use our online booking system to schedule an appointment.
Faculty of Science
Call 306-585-4199 to book an appointment.

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