Foundation Spring Registration

Important Links for Registration

Foundation Spring Registration is November 24th, 7am.

Find out how to make a plan, and register and waitlist for classes by viewing our registration tutorials here.

Spring 2021 Foundation Registration

Academic Advising

Questions about registration? Come to drop-in advising! The link is available through mywco, more information can be found here: Academic Advisor

 

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Foundation Year Requirements

A complete Foundation year consists of two academic core courses, 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:

  • 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)

Students are also registered by Advising for FNDT 001 Foundation Forum (uncredited).

Foundation Studio Electives can be found by searching within the Foundation Studio elective requirement found in "My Progress" in Student Planning. 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 it's encouraged you take an elective outside of design. (A future designer can benifit from the colour theory taught within painting, or the narrative considerations of illustration, or from time-based processes and interfaces within animation. Similarly, a visual artist may benefit from the problem-solving, user-centred approach of a design elective, or from thinking about art's potential to interact with viewers in through Creative Computing.)

The following electives are offered in the Spring 2021 semester:

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 in the Fall semester are required to register for an Intensive Academic Core in the spring semester.

  • Sections S091 to S096 are Intensive 
  • Sections S097 to S199 are Non-Intensive 

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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 automatically 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, via Student Planning. Web registration is open every day from 7:00am to 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time.

November 24 All Foundation Students register
January 4 University re-opens
January 4 Spring classes begin
January 12

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 (REGISTERING) 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 10, 2020. Only you can add courses to your schedule, through MyEC (instructors cannot add you to a class).

Waitlisted? You can only add that course when you receive a Permission to Register email at your Emily Carr email account. Permission only lasts 24 hours before the spot if offered to the next person on the list, so check your email daily! Note that while an instructor can add you to their class Moodle during the add/drop period, a spot will still need to open up in order for you to stay in the class, and you will still need to register yourself.

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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 10, 2020. 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 on the published deadline. 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. The Spring 2021 drop period ends on January 12th, 2021. After this date, the removal of a class from your schedule is processed as a withdrawal, which the submission of a paper or PDF form to Student Services. Withdrawals are indicated  "W" grade on your transcript-- this is "GPA neutral" and won't affect your GPA. Course withdrawals are not eligible for a refund. The deadline to submit a withdrawal form to Student Services is 4:30PM, Friday, March 5th, 2021. Requests received after this deadline will result in a grade of "F" being assigned.
  2. Withdrawing from all your courses for the semester

    After you have registered, a request to drop from ALL courses is considered a withdrawal-- even if you haven't yet attended any classes. If you plan on returning to your studies in a subsequent semester, all you need to fill out is a request form. If you intend to stay away for subsequently, but keep your spot in your program, a leave may be granted for up to one year, once within your degree. 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.

    Spring 2021:
    Semester begins January 4th, drop period ends January 12th.

    • 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 3cr class.
    • 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, Friday, March 6th, 2021. 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 19th, 2020 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 any space that becomes available in a course.

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 Student Planning 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 wait list, but they can add you to the course Moodle for the duration of the add/drop period, whicle you wait to see if a space opens up. You can only register into a waitlisted course through myEC if you have been given permission to register through the automatic waitlist procedure.

Waitlist attendance rule!

To maintain your spot on the waitlist, you must attend the waitlisted class. (We will let you know how to do this virtually just prior to the beginning of classes). If you do not attend the class you will be removed from the waitlist. If you are able to register off the waitlist, absences may be considered against your grade. Be aware of attendance rules!

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