Spring Registration

Spring 2019 Registration

Spring 2019 registration dates for all degree programs are listed at the bottom of this page.

Please view the Registration page for important information on:

  • registration by proxy
  • course load requirements
  • types of courses
  • prerequisites
  • repeatable for credit
  • student financial record
  • tuition fees

Are you a Foundation student? After you've read through this page, be sure to check out the Foundation Spring Registration page for information specific to you!

On this page you will find (click link below):

Registration Instructions

Not sure how to register or having trouble using myEC? Check out the myEC FAQ page.

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Course Listing

Course offering information will be available through myEC. To view course descriptions, prerequisites and instructor bios, click on the course title on myEC.

When planning your course schedule, please note 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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Course Load

The maximum allowable course load per semester is 18 credits. Until the Spring term starts, you will not be able to register in more than 12 credits of studio-based courses. Once classes begin, you may request to add more studio credits by seeing one of our Academic Advisors in the Student Commons. To find out what qualifies as a studio course, visit the Registration page.

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Course Restrictions

At the outset of registration, students have priority to enroll for the courses associated with their major and year level, and other students are restricted from registering. Later in the registration period, these course restrictions will be "released' more widely. Refer to the registration dates below to find out when restrictions will be lifted.

Course restrictions can be found in the course descriptions you link to through myEC, or on the Current Course Listings directory.

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Prerequisites

When planning to register, make sure to check you meet the prerequisites for the courses you want to take. Prerequisites can be found in the course descriptions you link to through myEC, or on the Current Course Listings directory. If you do not meet the prerequisite exacty as it is stated, but feel you meet the skill-level required by the course, visit an Academic Advisor.

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Going on Exchange?

If you are a third year Emily Carr student who has been accepted by a partner institution to go on exchange, you do not register for Emily Carr courses for the semester you are abroad. You will be expected to register for classes, while abroad, for the semester in which you are returning.

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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 11, 2019. 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 through myEC. 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 11, 2019. You are not automatically dropped from enrolled courses you do not attend.

After the drop period ends, any request to drop a course is considered a withdrawal and there will be NO REFUND issued. To withdraw from a class you must submit a written withdrawal request form to Student Services. If you decide 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 Friday March 1, 2019. Requests received after this deadline will result in a grade of “F” being assigned. 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.

A request to drop a course(s) after the drop date, January 11, 2019, is handled as a course 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, Friday, March 1, 2019.

2)      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 semester withdrawal. 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 his/her 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 2019:
Semester begins January 7; drop period ends January 11.
 

  • 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 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 1, 2019. 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 18, 2019 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 100% tuition fees.

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WAITLIST PROCEDURES

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.

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.

Waitlist attendance rule!

To maintain your spot on the waitlist, you must attend the waitlisted class. 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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Attendance and Student Responsibility

You are reminded that attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences may affect your grade. You will not be automatically 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. But be aware of the course's absence policy - including those courses you are on a waitlist for!

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Spring 2019 Registration Dates

Web registration is open from 7:00am to 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time. Please refer to the Academic Schedule for semester dates.

Email and phone support for myEC is available from 7:00am to 4:30pm on registration release dates and during regular office hours for the rest of the semester. 

Registration help: reghelp@ecuad.ca or 604 844 3876

 

Wednesday, November 14 All Fourth Year Students:

General Fine Arts (including Capilano College), Visual Arts, Critical + Cultural Practice, Photography, Illustration, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Animation, Film Video + Integrated Media

 
Tuesday, November 20 All Third Year Students:

General Fine Arts (including Capilano College), Visual Arts, Critical + Cultural Practice, Photography, Illustration, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Animation, Film Video + Integrated Media, incoming Exchange Students

Friday, November 23 All Second Year Students:

Visual Arts, Critical + Cultural Practice, Photography, Illustration, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Animation, Film + Screen Arts, New Media + Sound Arts

Thursday, November 29

 

All Foundation Students


Friday, November 30

Degree Rules Release

Subject and year level restrictions are lifted locally in each Faculty.

Design: INTD,INDD, COMD subject and year level rules are released for all Design students.

Dynamic Media: ANIM, FVIM, FMSA, SOUN, NMSA, MDIA, MHIS subject and year level rules are released to all Dynamic Media students.

Faculty of Art: CRAM, DRWG, PRNT, PNTG, SCLP, PHOT, ILUS  subject and year level rules are released between all Illustration, Photography and Visual Arts students.

Friday, December 7

All Registration Rules Release

Subject and year-level restrictions are lifted across the University.

Friday, December 14

Unclassified and Online Students

Wednesday, January 2 University re-opens
Monday, January 7

 

Spring classes begin

 

January 15

 

Friday, January 18

Last day to add courses. Last day to drop courses without financial penalty.

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

Friday, March 1

Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty.