Spring Registration

Spring 2021 Registration

Spring 2021 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
  • priority rules + releases
  • 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 or Student Planning? Check out the FAQ page.

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Program Requirements

Use the MyProgress tool in Student Planning to figure out which courses you need to take to complete your degree requirements.  

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Course Listing

Course offering information will be available through Student Planning by late October 2020 (students will be emailed when the schedule goes live). To view additional course descriptions and instructor bios, courses can be accessed through the course directory here.    

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 Studio Overload access day December 2, you will not be able to register in more than 12 credits of studio-based courses. To find out what qualifies as a studio course, visit the Registration page.

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Studio Overload Access

For Spring 2021, Studio Overload Access opens 7:00am December 2nd. A Studio Overload is required if you wish to access more than 12 studio credits in a semester. 

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PRIORITY RULES AND RELEASES

Priority rules (sometimes refered to as restriction rules) refer to the process that gives students first priority to the courses they specifically require in their major. Once students have secured their required courses during the priority registration period, access open up to other students in a series of releases--first across that program area (Degree Relese), and then more widely across the University (All-University Release).

It is important to note that while priority rules release, prerequisite rules do not.

** Please note that some courses and/or sections are excluded from the priority releases - these courses and/or sections are highlighted yellow in the Priority Release pdf document below. 

Spring 2021 Section Priority Release Schedule

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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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ADD/DROP


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 Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. Only you can add courses to your schedule.

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 Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. 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 considered a withdrawal and there will be NO REFUND issued. Withdrawal requests cannot be completed on myEC; 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 19th, 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 12th, 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 19th.

    • 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 26th, 2021 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

Faculty reserve the right to remove students from the wait list 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.

To waitlist a course is to start or add yourself to a queue for the course. If the course status reads "Closed" you can start the queue by wait listing 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 for 24 hours. If you do not register before the time limit expires, your name will be removed from the list and the space will be given to the next student. Further notes:

 

  • Students 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 wait list(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. We will send instructions for how to virtually attend online classes before the outset of the semester. 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 2021 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

Friday November 13

All Fourth Year Students registration opens for all majors

 

Tuesday November 17

All Third Year Students registration opens for all majors

 

Friday November 20

All Second Year Students registration opens

 

Tuesday November 24

Foundation Year Students registration opens

 

Thursday November 26

Degree Rules Release

Priority Release pdf

 Monday November 30

All Registration Rules Release

Priority Release pdf

 Wednesday December 2

Studio Overload access

 

Friday December 4

Unclassified + Visiting Students registration opens

 

Monday January 4

University re-opens

 

Monday January 11

Spring classes begin


Tuesday January 19

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

 

Tuesday  January 26

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

 

Friday March 6

Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty.