This guide has been created with you in mind, to assist you in your next steps as a Laurier student. On this page, you'll find advice on creating your timetable, registering for courses, paying your fees, and more.
In addition to following this guide, we also encourage you to meet with your department academic advisor. Contact information for your advisor can be found below in the program requirements documents. They're a great resource and are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you have regarding your studies.
Enrolment Services is your administrative support team for your studies ? from your first course selection right through to graduation. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you with questions you may have concerning Laurier?s Online Registration Information System (LORIS), billing inquiries, graduation qualifications, letters of permission to attend other universities, cross-registration with the University of Waterloo, obtaining academic transcripts and registration letters, university timetabling and room bookings, final examination scheduling, and the release of student loans, scholarships and bursaries.
We are here to serve you and the university community with any issues pertaining to academic records through our one-stop centre: Service Laurier. You may find us by visiting in person at the Waterloo campus at 202 Regina Street (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), and at the Brantford campus at Grand River Hall, 171 Colborne Street (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday).
We look forward to seeing you on campus!
April 27, 9 a.m. to Sept. 15: Calculus Preparation Evaluation (CPE) is available.
May 4, 9 a.m.: Registration opens for first-year students.
May 4 to June 21: Register for best course selection before registration opens for senior students on June 22.
July 20: Last day to register for at least one course to avoid a late registration fee.
If you're a transfer student, learn about how transfer credits and exclusions work at Laurier, and how to understand them in LORIS.
Download your first-year requirements to learn which courses you need to take to earn your degree. Check your offer of admission to see which faculty you belong to.
Note: Information may change with final approval for courses being passed through Senate at the end of May.
Waterloo Campus Faculties
Brantford Campus Faculties
The registration process isn't all about your courses. You should take the time to familiarize yourself with all the services available to you at Laurier. You can also sign up for a Headstart session for additional help registering and learning about Laurier's services.
Note: While Headstart offers sessions to assist you in your course selection and registration, you should not wait until you attend Headstart to begin signing up for your courses. Course selection for first-year students begins on May 4 and courses quickly fill up.
Some important student services include:
The Laurier Online Registration and Information System is a bit of a mouthful, so around here we call it LORIS. You?ll hear this term often, because you?ll use LORIS to register for your courses, make changes to your course selection, print your schedule, view your grades, confirm your program, change your address, add your Social Insurance Number for income tax forms, see your fees, and much, much more.
If you come across any terms you don't understand, check our LORIS glossary for an explanation.
Now that you've identified the program requirements for your first year, follow these steps to design your schedule:
Next step: logging into LORIS.
Watch this step-by step training video for guidance through the process.
Watch this step-by step training video for guidance through the process or follow the instruction below.
Once you?ve logged in to LORIS, you can use the following process to register for classes:
Note: If a class has a required lab and/or tutorial, you must select it at the same time you choose the course (for example, some courses have a lecture, a lab and a tutorial, so you?ll need to select 3 items).
Note: Each course section has a unique course record number (CRN) tied to it. To make registration quicker, you can find the CRN when searching for courses in the dynamic class schedule, or through the visual schedule builder. Once you know them, you can simply insert the CRN into the fields in the ?Add/Drop Classes? screen. If a course requires a lab and/or tutorial, you must include separate CRNs for each component to successfully register.
Note: If you are receiving errors stating ?Restricted to students who have declared this Field of Study program of study,? but require the course, you may be selecting the wrong section. Check the course catalogue to see section restrictions.
Students wishing to switch a tutorial can do so on LORIS without automatically dropping the lecture. For example: A student currently registered in SP101 Section A, Tutorial 1 wants to switch into Tutorial 2.
You can follow these steps to switch tutorials without dropping the lecture, provided there is room in the tutorial and there are no time conflicts.
We're here to help you with information regarding RESPs, OSAP and other concerns related to paying your tuition and fees.
When you come to Laurier, you're automatically signed up for health and dental insurance. You can learn all about your health and dental plan on the Wilfrid Laurier Unviersity Students' Union website.
Already have insurance? Learn how to opt-out. You can opt-out starting Aug. 4, 2015 until the deadline Sept. 25, 2015.
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