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Congratulations! You've been accepted to Douglas College. Now you need to decide which courses you want to take.
You will find it in the Program and Course Catalogue.
Course requirements for your program are listed under the program requirements tab. Once you know which courses are required for your program, you should plan which ones to start with:
Contact an Academic Advisor for further help.
How many courses should you take? It depends.
As a general guideline, allow yourself a minimum of 2-3 hours per week of study time for every hour you are in class.
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.
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.
Don't worry - there is still good opportunity to get a seat in your waitlisted class.
Once you have added yourself to a waitlist in the Add, Drop or Waitlist Course page, you can see your Waitlisted courses and position on the waitlist in your Detail Course Schedule from myAccount.
Once you receive an offer, your Waitlist position will update on both the Add, Drop or Waitlist Courses page, as well as in your Detail Course Schedule.
An offer will last for 23 hours before it expires and you will be removed from the wait-list at that time if you do not accept the offer. Be vigilant and keep checking for updates!
Be patient. Students often add/drop courses for the duration of the registration period. Wait until closer to the start of the semester to ask for options.
Watch a how-to video.
Many Bachelor of Science degree's require students to complete first year levels of all sciences, such as Chemistry, Physics and Math. Below is a guide to help you plan your science courses and determine which prerequisites you need first.
Don’t have Math 11 or a high enough grade?
Consider math upgrading at Douglas College.