Foundation Spring Registration

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Spring 2018 Foundation Registration

Academic Advising

Questions about registration? Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor. Advising will present information on registration at the November 13 Foundation Forum. Don't miss it!

Two Foundation group advising sessions will also be offered in the Foundation computer lab, D3360:

  1. 11:30 - 12:20 Wednesday November 15
  2. 11:30 - 12:20 Wednesday November 22

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Foundation Year Requirements

The Foundation year consists of two academic and two studio core courses, Creative Processes and a studio elective for a total of 30 credits. For the Spring semester, students typically register for 15 credits:

  • FNDT 001 Foundation Forum (you will be registered by Student Services)
  • HUMN 101 Academic Core II (6 credits)
  • Foundation Studio Elective (3 credits)

One of the following studio core courses:

  • FNDT 160 Core Media Studio I (6 credits)
  • FNDT 161 Core Design Studio I (6 credits)
  • FNDT 164 Core Visual Arts Studio I (6 credits)

Foundation Studio Electives can be found by searching in myEC for the subject "Foundation Studio Courses". All electives are 3 credits. Foundation students are limited to one studio elective.

Be sure to diversify your experience in Foundation. For example if you take a Design Core we don't recommend you take a Design elective too, instead be a designer who has a good firm grasp on colours or who incorporates a little illustration into their practice!

**Stay tuned to this space for more media electives!**

When planning your course schedule, keep in mind that three-credit courses have 3 hours per week of instruction and six-credit courses have 6 hours per week of instruction.

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Academic Core: HUMN-101

Foundation students who are registered for an Intensive Academic Core and ENGL-098 in the fall semester are required to register for an Intensive Academic Core and ENGL-099 in the spring semester.

  • Sections S001 to S009 are Intensive
  • Sections S010 to S020 are Non-Intensive

The following documents have the schedules for each section of HUMN-101. You can use these to help you put together your course schedule for the Spring semester. If there is a difference between these and myEC, myEC is correct.

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Attendance and Student Responsibility

You are reminded that attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences may affect your grade. You will not be dropped from a course for non-attendance. If you do not properly drop or withdraw within published deadlines you will have an "F" grade recorded on your transcript and you will be responsible for all tuition fees.

Please be courteous and inform your instructors ahead of time if you have to miss a class. Faculty email addresses can be found through the Employee Directory.

Please note that unexcused absences may hurt your grade in any class, be sure to attend any course you are on the waitlist for as well - you don't want to miss anything; also, be aware of the first class attendance waitlist rule.

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Registration Dates

Registration will take place online. Web registration is open everyday from 7:00am to 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time.

November 24 All Foundation Students
January 2 University re-opens
January 8 Spring classes begin
January 19

Last day to add courses.

Last day to drop courses without financial penalty.

January 19

Tuition Fee Deadline. Payment must be received by this deadline.

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MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR SCHEDULE

ADDING COURSES

You can add courses to your schedule through myEC from your registration release date until the end of the add period: 11:59PM Friday, January 19, 2018. Only you can add courses to your schedule, through myEC (instructors cannot add you to a class).

If you are waitlisted for a course, you can only add that course when you receive "Permission to Register". This is sent to your Emily Carr webmail through the automatic waitlist procedure. You can then add the course to your schedule on myEC through the Manage My Waitlist page. Your instructor cannot add you to their course roster. Only you can add courses to your schedule through myEC.

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DROPPING COURSES

You can drop courses from your schedule through myEC from your registration date until the end of the drop period: 11:59pm Friday, January 19, 2018. Only you can drop courses from your schedule. Instructors cannot drop you from their course for non-attendance.

After the drop period ends, any request to drop a course is a withdrawal and there will be NO REFUND issued. Withdrawal requests cannot be completed in myEC. To withdraw from a class you must submit a written withdrawal request form to Student Services. If you decide you want to drop ALL your courses, please check out the information on withdrawing, listed below.

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WITHDRAWING FROM COURSES

Withdrawal requests cannot be submitted online through myEC. A withdrawal request form must be completed and submitted to Student Services no later than 4:30pm March 1, 2018. Forms can be found on the website here or in Student Services.

There are two kinds of withdrawals.

  1. Withdrawing from one or more courses but remaining registered in the semester.

Spring 2018: the drop period ends on January 19, 2018. A request to drop a course(s) after this date is handled as a withdrawal. A “W” grade is recorded on your transcript and you are not eligible for a refund. The “W” grade does not affect your GPA. The deadline to submit a withdrawal form to Student Services is 4:30pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Requests received after this deadline will result in a grade of “F” being assigned.

  1. Withdrawing from all your courses and leaving the university (for a leave of absence or to end your program).

After you have registered, a request to drop from ALL courses is considered a withdrawal, even if the term has not yet started. If you plan on returning to your studies in a subsequent semester you are required to submit a Leave of Absence request form. A leave may be granted for up to one year in which a student is guaranteed a space in their program upon return. Leave of absence request forms are available on the website here or in Student Services.

Students who are away for more than one year are required to reapply for admission with a portfolio. 

Spring 2018:
Semester begins January 8, drop period ends January 19.
 

  • If you decide to withdraw from all courses prior to the start of the semester there will be no record of the courses on your transcript and you will be responsible for 25% of the tuition of one (1) of your courses.
  • If you decide to withdraw from all courses after the semester begins but before the end of the drop period, you will be responsible for 25% of the tuition of one (1) of your courses. A “W” grade will be recorded on your transcript for this course. The “W” grade does not affect your GPA.
  • If you decide to withdraw from all courses after the drop period, a “W” grade will be recorded on your transcript for each course and you will not be eligible for a refund. The “W” grade does not affect your GPA. The deadline to submit a withdrawal form to Student Services is 4:30pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Requests received after this deadline will result in a grade of “F” being assigned.
  • If you fail to pay your tuition fees by the January 19, 2018 deadline, it will be treated as a withdrawal. You will be removed from your courses, a “W” grade will be recorded and you will be responsible for full tuition fees.

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WAITLIST PROCEDURES

To waitlist a course is to add yourself to a queue, or start a queue, for a space in the course. If the course status reads “Closed” (which means the course is full but no one is on the waitlist yet) you can start the queue by waitlisting the course. If the course status reads “Waitlisted” then a waitlist has already been started and you can add yourself to the queue.

If a registered person drops the class the first person on the waitlist is notified via their Emily Carr email that they have “Permission to Register”. This permission is valid only for a limited time, after which the permission expires, and the space is offered to the next student.

You have one (1) working day to register for a course after receiving your email notification.

  • You may not waitlist for more than one section of the same course.
  • Please give other students an opportunity to register by removing yourself from any waitlist(s) that you are no longer interested in.
  • It is your responsibility to check your email and/or the myEC website regularly to see your waitlist status.

Faculty reserve the right to remove students from the waitlist who do not attend the first class.

Faculty are not able to register you into their course from the waitlist. You can only register into a wait listed course through myEC if you have been given "Permission to Register" through the automatic waitlist procedure. (This is sent to you by Emily Carr webmail when a space opens up and you are next in line.)

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