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


  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.
  • A Course Override Form may be required in place of a permission number.
    • Submit the completed and approved form to The Centre.

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. Select the Enroll tile.                                                                                                                  Enrol tile in quest
  3. Select the Add tab. If prompted select the term, then ContinueAdd link
  4. The easiest way to add classes is to have the class numbers ready. Enter the class number in the box and select the Enter button. You can also use the Search button to find  classes (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 appear. Add calsses using class number page in student Quest
  5. Enter permission number if required. Use the Next button to add the class to your shopping cart. Select class to add page in student Quest
  6. A confirmation message of a successful add to your shopping cart will display. Select Proceed To Step 2 of 3.Add to shopping cart confirmation page in student Quest
  7. Select the Finish Enrolling button or to continue without adding the class, select Cancel.Confirm calss add page in student Quest
  8. If your add is successful, you'll see a green check mark in the Status column.View add class results page in student Quest

Note: If your add is unsuccessful, you'll receive an error message and a red X will appear under the Status column. If you don't receive permission from the department to add this course, then you must select another course. Contact the department offering the course for wait list information.