How do I search for a class?

  1. Log in to Quest.
  2. Under Academics, select Search for Classes.Student Quest home page
  3. Enter your search criteria:
    • The Institution default is University of Waterloo.
    • Select the Term from from drop-down list.
  4. Enter your Class Search criteria:
    • If you know the Subject abbreviation, enter it in the Subject box, or use the select subject button to find it.
    • If you know the Course Number, enter it in the box below the Subject box.
      • Choose "is exactly" from the drop-down menu. If you don't know the course number; or
      • Select "contains", "greater than or equal to", or "less than or equal to" and enter a partial catalog number in the box; or
      • Leave blank to see all courses being offered in that subject.
    • Select the appropriate course career from the Course Career from the drop-down list (graduate or undergraduate).
    • If you uncheck Show Open Classes Only, you'll see all classes offered, including cancelled or closed classes.
  5. Use Additional Search Criteria to narrow your search results further.
  6. Select the Search button.Enter course search criteria page in student QuestClass options will appear.
  7. Use the appropriate Select button to choose a class.Course search results in student Quest
  8. Review enrollment preferences, including Enrollment Information (requisites). Select the Next button.Enrollment preferences page in student Quest
  9. Add a check to the Select column and select the Validate button.Add classes to shopping cart page in student Quest
  10. If the course status is OK to Add, a green check will appear in the Status column.Add classes to shopping cart page in student Quest
  11. Select the Finish Enrolling button to add the finalize adding the class.Confirm class, finish enrolling page in student Quest
  12. If your add is successful, you'll see a green check in the Status column. A red X will appear with an error messages if the add was not successful.Add class error message in student Quest
  13. Click the Add Another Class button to continue adding or the My Class Schedule button to view the added class(es) in your schedule.