Preregistration for MA Courses is required
As a student in the Tri-U History program you have access to all courses offered each year at all institutions.
To reserve your place in your preferred courses, you must preregister. You cannot directly select courses from your home institution.
There are two periods of preregistration, one in July 2021 for Fall 2021 courses, and one in November 2021 for courses offered in Winter 2022.
After you are admitted to one of Guelph, Laurier, or Waterloo (which becomes your home institution), you will receive an email outlining the process and dates for the preregistration periods. Follow the email instructions and choose your courses using the online survey during the defined time period. Course spaces are allotted on a first come, first served basis so preregister early.
Once you have preregistered and received your confirmation email, you must also register for all your choices through your home institution. Please allow at least 24 hours between preregistering and registering so the Tri-U can update its systems.
Each university's process is slightly different. Instructions for Guelph students, Laurier students, and Waterloo students are detailed below. Please only follow the instructions for your home institution. Any inquries about registering for any of your course choices should be done with the assistant from your home university.
Note: Any courses chosen outside your home university involve completing an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) form. Unique instructions for each university are available below. Completion of the OVGS form is essential for access to online learning platforms and delays in submitting the form may mean delayed access to learning material in the chosen courses after the semester has begun.
Once you have preregistered for a course/courses through the Tri-U system, you must use WebAdvisor to register for UNIV*7510 (full-time registration) or UNIV*7520 (part-time registration).
If you have pre-registered for Tri-U courses at Guelph, complete a Course Waiver Request Form for each course, sign it, and send it to the graduate coordinator (Tara Abraham).
Courses that you preregistered to take at the other universities, require that you fill out and submit an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) form. The Guelph Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Plan page outlines the process for Guelph students. The relevant OVGS form is found by clicking the Forms and Documents link on the right of the page. Choose the Graduate Records Forms link and select the form entitled Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application. Complete and submit the form to the graduate coordinator for a signature. The form is then forwarded to Guelph's Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies for enrolment in the course.
- Once you have preregistered for your courses, your assistant, Heather Vogel will add an override on the online registration system (LORIS) so that you can then go ahead and register for the Laurier course(s) you chose. Do this during your registration period.
- Courses that you preregistered to take at the other universities require that you complete and submit an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) form. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the Course Registration for Graduate Students page under the section, Selecting A Course at Another Ontario University. Choose the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Form link. Complete and submit the form to Heather Vogel.
If you preregistered for Waterloo courses, once pre-registration is closed, Susan King will email you a permission number for the courses for which you preregistered. You will then use that number to officially enroll in the Waterloo course(s) you preregistered for on Quest during the Open Enrolment period.
If you preregistered to take a course (courses) at the other universities, you must complete and submit an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) form. The Waterloo Ontario Visiting Graduate Student (OVGS) program page outlines the process. The relevant Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application form is linked under the section, "How do I apply?" Submit the completed form to your graduate studies coordinator, Susan King, for processing.