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Course registration

Course listings and regulations governing courses and grades are found in the University of Waterloo Graduate Calendar.

A list of the graduate courses being taught in an upcoming term can be reviewed on Quest approximately two months before the term begins.

With the approval of your supervisor(s) and departmental Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, you can register for courses in three categories:

How many courses may I take with my supervisor?

You can take no more than one half of your course requirements, as listed in the University of Waterloo Graduate Calendarwith your supervisor(s). 

For example, if you have to take three courses for your PhD, only one can be with your supervisor(s). As a MASc student you may need to take four courses; in that case, a maximum of two courses could be with your supervisor(s).

If you have two or more co-supervisors, this rule may be modified, but the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies would first have to approve the request from your department to make an exception before you take the course. A copy of the approval will be added to your file.

Please contact your department coordinator if you have questions about this.