How do I add classes?


Preparation

Work out a conflict-free schedule

Note: Online courses are listed in the schedule of classes as campus = "ONLN" and Location = "ONLINE." The primary instructional delivery mode is via LEARN.

Check to ensure that there is still room in the class(es)

  • Review the schedule of classes for undergraduate students or schedule of classes for graduate students.
  • Check the enrl tot (total number of students enrolled) and the enrl cap (class limit) columns.
  • Subtract the enrl cap number from the enrl tot. This number indicates the number of available seats; however, you need to determine whether the available seats are reserved or unreserved.
  • If the available seats are reserved (you need to look for the number of available seats for those that are reserved), then you need to ask yourself, do I fit the reserve category? If so, you may enrol. If not, you can only enrol if there are unreserved seats available.
  • If you have difficulty understanding how many reserved or unreserved seats are available, please study the image below.example class with 158 reserved seats, 150 reserved seats taken and 142 unreserved seats with 31 available still

Notes:

  1. If there are no free reserved or unreserved spaces available, you'll need to obtain a permission number from the instructor or have the instructor sign your course override form if Class Limit or Permission need to be overridden.
  2. If there is room in a class and it looks like you should be able to enrol but Quest will not allow you to enrol, it may be because the Schedule of Classes hasn't been updated (twice an hour from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)

Permission numbers

If the course you wish to take requires instructor or department consent:

Undergraduate students

  • Obtain a permission number from the instructor or department.
    • Use the permission number to enrol in the course in Quest.
  • course override form may be required in place of a permission number.
    • Submit the completed and approved form to the Registrar's Office.

Graduate students

  • Obtain a permission number from the instructor or department.
    • Use the permission number to enrol in the course in Quest.
  • A drop/add form may be required in place of a permission number. Consult the instructor, your supervisor and/or graduate coordinator on the appropriate use of drop/add forms.

Auditing courses, taking extra courses, or courses outside of your degree

If you wish to audit a course, take an extra course, or take a course outside of your degree, you will not be able to enrol in the course using Quest.

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

  • Complete a drop/add form and submit to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Needles Hall, Room 2072, or to your graduate studies department.

Add a class

  1. Log in to Quest.
  2. Click Enroll.
    student's student center academics tab, arrow pointing to enroll link
  3. Click add.
    my academics tab displayed with add tab circled
  4. If prompted, select the term and then click CONTINUE.
  5. The easiest way to add classes is to have the class numbers ready. Enter the class number in the box and click enter. You can also click search and find the classes you are looking for (see search for a class instructions). If you have already enrolled in classes or your faculty has enrolled you in classes, your class schedule will show.
    select classes to add class search platform with class nbr search and enter button circled and with arrow poiting to search button
  6. Enter permission number if required. Click Next to add class to your shopping cart.
    add tab select classes to add with sample PHIL 220 course with arrow pointing to next button
  7. Confirmation message of successful add to shopping cart will be displayed. Click PROCEED TO STEP 2 OF 3.
    add tab select classes to add confirmation page with arrow pointing to proceed to step 2 of 3 button
  8. Click FINISH ENROLLING. To continue without adding this class, click CANCEL.
    add tab confirm classes with sample PHIL 220 course with arrow pointing to finishing enrolling button
  9. Check the status of your add. If your add is successful, you'll see "Success" in the Status column and you'll not see any error messages.
    add tab view results with sample PHIL 220 course with status circled and arrow pointing to add another class button
    If your add is unsuccessful, you'll receive an error message "Quest was unable to complete your request" and an "X" under the Status column. If you don't receive permission from the department to add this course, then you must select select another course. Note: Contact the department offering the course for wait list information.
  10. Click ADD ANOTHER CLASS to continue.