Selection of Courses
Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with program requirements and limitations as specified in the Calendar, for ensuring their programs are properly planned in accordance with degree specifications, and for the completeness and accuracy of their registration. Please read the Calendar carefully before registering in courses, and if you are in doubt about any regulations pertaining to your program, consult the Faculty of Science Office (1-001 CCIS) for clarification.
Students registered in the Faculty of Science must select courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or by the Faculty of Science. In some instances, courses from other Faculties may be permitted by permission of the Dean or designee. Written approval from the Faculty of Science is required if more than 30 are taken in a Fall/Winter, except in those Honors and Specialization programs requiring more than 30 in a given year.
Selection of First-Year Courses
Beginning first-year students who have completed no credits toward their programs normally restrict their registration to junior courses. First year students contemplating taking senior level courses should be careful to ensure that they have completed any prerequisites.
Withdrawal from Courses
Courses from which the student withdraws up to and including the last day for registration in the Fall and Winter Terms will not appear on the student's record. Courses from which the student withdraws after the last day of registration and up to and including the last day for dropping courses will appear with a grade of “W” (Withdrew with permission) on the transcript.
Deadlines for withdrawing from courses are listed in §11.
Courses with prerequisites may only be used for degree credit if the prerequisite requirements are met.
A grade of D is the minimum grade acceptable in a course which is to be used as a prerequisite.
Where a prerequisite is stated, it is understood that equivalent courses may be used to satisfy the requirement. In addition, the department offering a course with prerequisite requirements may waive the prerequisite in writing. (Prerequisite waiver forms are available from the Faculty of Science office and the Department offices).
Students who are unsure if they meet the prerequisite requirements in a course, or who wish to obtain permission to have a prerequisite waived, should consult the department offering the course.
No student will be permitted to repeat any University course, whether a failed course or a course having a grade of W, more than once except for reasons deemed sufficient by the Council of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled. For Science students, the Faculty will withhold credit or indicate the course is extra to degree on any course that contravenes this regulation.
Normally, a student will not be permitted to repeat a course in which a grade of D or more has been received.
Only two exceptions are permitted, and each requires written approval of the Dean or designee:
A student who repeats a course in which a grade of D or more has been received, without written permission of the Faculty of Science, will have the grade attained on the initial passing of the course used for the purpose of meeting degree requirements, and no credit will be assigned to the repeated course.