Why won’t Quest let me enrol in a course?
If Quest will not let you add a course, there might be a couple of reasons as to why there is an issue. Take a look at the common enrolment error messages web page created by the Registrar's Office for more information on what to do.
Enrolling in courses at another institution
Students looking to take a course at another institution (including Wilfrid Laurier University) should visit the Registrar's page on the drop/add period under "What do I need to do to take courses at another institution?"
Effective Winter 2015, these Laurier chemistry courses will not be given equivalence to specific Waterloo chemistry courses:
CH 202 is not equivalent to CHEM 266, CHEM 266L
CH 204 is not equivalent to CHEM 266
CH 203 is not equivalent to CHEM 267, CHEM 267L
CH 205 is not equivalent to CHEM 267
These courses will be treated as 200-level chemistry courses, anti-requisite for the Waterloo courses.
A Course Override Form is used in the event a student cannot enrol themselves into a course for the following reasons:
- Class full
- Reserve seat requirement not met
- Instructor consent required/ Department consent required
- Requisites not met
- Time scheduling conflict
Winter 2021 Notes
- Overrides can be requested and approved via email without the use of the Course Override form. Emails with instructor approval, to include the student ID# and full name, should be clear as to what is being approved (i.e. time conflict), and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing and enrolment.
- Courses with lab components, particularly those with in person/on campus components, are limited in size to allow adherence to proper physical distancing guidelines for in person/on campus activity. Overrides for enrolment in on campus courses or labs beyond the set capacity will therefore not be possible.
- Online course capacities have been set at the highest practical number possible. There are factors such as number of teaching assistants, total enrolment across multiple courses (for some instructors) that are taken into consideration when setting course limits. The goal throughout this planning remains a quality teaching and course experience for students.
- Reserves are in use to ensure that students requiring specific courses for their program will be able to enrol in those courses. Most reserves will become inactive on January 19, therefore, overrides for reserved seats are rare.
- Review the schedule of classes beginning November 12 so see which online courses have scheduled meets outside of tutorial sections and, which courses are offered on campus. Note, that an on campus course may need to shift online if circumstances or public health guidance require a change to be made.
- Science communication course SPCOM 193 will have scheduled online offerings in Winter 2021. ENGL 193 will remain asynchronous. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
- Admission to Science Non-Degree, Post-Degree, or Letter of Permission studies does not guarantee access to courses. Course requisites, limits, reserves are followed, and there may be priority enrolment for students registered in University of Waterloo degree studies.
There is no guarantee that you will be granted a class full/limit, reserve or requisite override. If you can’t get into a course, you should start by enrolling in an alternative course. By choosing an alternative course, you ensure that you at least have a “second choice” option if you cannot get an override.
For specific subject enrolment inquiries, please review the instructions below:
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Faculty of Arts courses:
Faculty of Mathematics courses: