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Course planning

Congratulations! You've been accepted to Douglas College. Now you need to decide which courses you want to take.

Step 1: Select your program

You will find it in the Program and Course Catalogue.

Step 2: Get to know your program

Read the program "overview" and "career pathways" tab to learn about your program and what you can do with it. The courses needed to complete your program will be listed in the "program requirements" tab. Click on a course to see content, method of instruction and more. Note any prerequisite requirements. If you are planning to transfer to another institution, see the University Transfer page. Contact an Academic Advisor for help. 

Step 3: Determine your course load

How many courses should you take? It depends.

  • Most full-time students in limited-enrolment programs take courses in a set order as indicated in the program requirements tab. Contact the Faculty for further guidance.
  • Students in open-enrolment programs can take up to 17.5 credits per semester.
  • Based on other obligations such as student loans or being an athlete

As a general guideline, allow yourself a minimum of 2-3 hours per week of study time for every hour you are in class.

Step 4: Build your schedule

Before registering for courses, draft a sample of your course schedule using our course scheduling tool. This tool will also show you which courses are being offered in an upcoming semester.

Step 5: Register for courses

When you are ready to register at your appointed registration time, login to your account and choose your courses. For help on the registration process, see our video tutorials.

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