Course enrolment and Letter of Permission

Course enrolment for new students

Learn how to select classes and which courses are available to first-year students during the fall and winter terms, on the Course registration information for new students webpage.

Find specific academic plan information for:

If you are finding this information confusing and overwhelming - your academic advisor can help.

Course selection week for returning students

The course selection period is used by students to request courses they wish to take during the following term. The course add/drop period is for students who missed the course selection period or wish to change their course selection. 

In coordination with their academic plan requirements, students can view the undergraduate schedule of classes or course selection offerings list to assist them in determining which courses to take.

Add/Drop Period

During the course add/drop period, Quest allows students to view their course selection results and determine if any changes need to be made. If course changes are needed, they can do so during their appointment time or the add/drop period. In Quest there are options to add, drop, or swap courses to create the schedule that works best for you.

If you are trying to replace one class with another, we highly recommend you use the Swap course option instead of the Drop course option. This will protect your enrolment in the original course(s) until the swap has successfully occurred.

If you would like to enrol in a course that is full or restricted, contact the department that is administering the course (for example, contact the Department of French Studies if you would like to enrol in a French course). They will be able to assist you and if possible, help you enrol.

If you want to drop a course, drop dates can be found in the list of Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines.

  • Drop, no penalty
    During this period, you will be able to withdraw from any course with a 100% tuition refund and no grade assigned.
  • Drop, penalty 1
    During this period, you will receive a WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped.
  • Drop, penalty 2
    During this period, you will receive a WF (Withdrew/Failure, no credit granted, value 32%) grade assigned for course(s) dropped.

Your academic advisor should be consulted prior to dropping a course.

Visit the Registrar's Office website for more information on the course selection period.

Course information

Undergraduate calendar course descriptions

Course repository - Waterloo outlines

Schedule of classes

Final exam schedule

What courses do I take?

Links Who to contact

Climate and Environmental Change

Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Environment and Business 

Geography and Aviation

Geography and Environmental Management 

Geomatics

International Development 

Knowledge Integration

Planning

Your academic advisor

Faculty Undergraduate Operations Manager
Carol Knipe
cknipe@uwaterloo.ca

Enrolment errors

Courses in the Faculty of Environment:

Links

Who to contact

Enrolment error messages

You will need to contact the academic advisor of the department that offers the course

Course Contact person
AVIA Sophie Dallaire
ENBUS Cheri Oestreich
ERS Patti Bester
GEOG Crystal Vong
INDEV ug-seed@uwaterloo.ca
INTEG Solène Jollivet
PLAN Jessica Huang/Nedi Gohardehi
ENVS Carol Knipe

Courses outside the Faculty of Environment:

Links Who to contact

Enrolment error messages

You may need to contact the department offering the course for direction on how to enrol

Your academic advisor

Faculty Undergraduate Operations Manager
Carol Knipe
cknipe@uwaterloo.ca

Online courses

Center for Extended Learning - Find a course

WLU courses

Links Who to contact

Cross-registration form

ENV courses, Enrolment, and Grades

Your academic advisor

Faculty Undergraduate Operations Manager
Carol Knipe
cknipe@uwaterloo.ca

Taking courses on a Letter of Permission 

Can I take courses at another institution?

Links Who to contact

Letter of Permission form

Internal and External Transfer Credits

Your academic advisor

Faculty Undergraduate Operations Manager
Carol Knipe
cknipe@uwaterloo.ca