Conflicts and Registration Rules

When you register, you are choosing courses that are based on your progress within a program.

Step 1: Plan your courses and sections, they will appear yellow in your schedule.

Step 2: Register for course sections, they will appear green in your schedule.

Conflicts or Errors

When there is a conflict or an error based on registration rules, the course sections will appear red and you will be unable to register for these course sections.

These errors or conflicts that you encounter in your selection of a course or course sections can be as a result of the following:

  1. Requisite Error – there is a specific course that is required either before you can take the course that you have selected (prerequisite) or there is a specific course that you are required to take at the same time as the course you have selected (co-requisite).
  2. Time Conflict – courses offered during the same time slot. Your course may be offered on multiple days/times of the week so please check to make sure that your courses are not during the same time slot.
  3. Reserved or Restricted Section – Some courses or sections of courses are reserved for students in specific programs. Click the section to review all comments. Additional Information, which is located at the bottom of each section, will indicate if the section is reserved/restricted.
  4. Course Sections is Full – Section information will show if the section is at maximum capacity or full. No further registration in this section will occur.

Suggestions to Help Prevent Conflicts or Errors

  1. Click on the Section Details to review the information.
    You can review Requisites which will provide prerequisite and co-requisite information. If it indicates “None”, then there are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course.
  2. Review all course sections offered.
    There may be multiple pages of course sections offered for a course. Make sure that you review all of the sections before selecting. For example, there are at least 9 pages of the COMM-1173 course sections. Click the directional arrow to scroll through the sections.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Section Details to review information.
    See if the course section is reserved for a specific program. You will not be able to register in a course section that is reserved for a program that you are not registered in.
  4. Review your calendar and check on your schedule.
    Remember your course section may be delivered on multiple days/times throughout the week so you need to review each day to ensure there are no conflicts with any of your course sections.

If you are still experiencing other registration issues please contact planningsupport@rrc.ca for further information.

Refer to the important dates for your academic year for information on withdrawal deadlines, add/drop dates, program term start dates. If you withdraw from a class after the add/drop period ends for your program, you will not be fully refunded your tuition. Tuition will be refunded based on the date you withdraw.

Examples of Conflicts or Registration Rules

 

Requisite Error – Under Section Details look for Requisites. This information will identify if there are prerequisites (required before) or co-requisites (required at the same time) for a specific course. Ensure you have read the requisite information that may be attached to your new courses before planning and registration.

Under Section Details look for Requisites. This information will identify if there are prerequisites (required before) or co-requisites (required at the same time) for a specific course. Ensure you have read the requisite information that may be attached to your new courses before planning and registration.

Time Conflict – Review your student schedule to see if you planned another course for the same time slot as your previously planned or registered courses. If courses conflict then the new course will turn red. You will need to pick another section for your new course that fits in your existing schedule.

Review your student schedule to see if you planned another course for the same time slot as your previously planned or registered courses. If courses conflict then the new course will turn red. You will need to pick another section for your new course that fits in your existing schedule.

Reserved or Restricted Section – Under Section Details look for Additional Information, which identifies if the section is reserved for students in a specific program. You will be unable to register for a course section that is reserved for another program.

Under Section Details look for Additional Information, which identifies if the section is reserved for students in a specific program. You will be unable to register for a course section that is reserved for another program.

The course section is full – each section will immediately identify if it is at maximum capacity. You will be unable to register for a section that is full and you will need to select another section. Make sure that you review all of the sections of a course as there may be multiple pages. As you can see from the example below there were 9 pages of sections for the COMM-1173 course.

each section will immediately identify if it is at maximum capacity. You will be unable to register for a section that is full and you will need to select another section. Make sure that you review all of the sections of a course as there may be multiple pages.