Learn which courses you need

Using the course and program catalog

Make sure you know which courses you need to complete your program by using the following:

Course and Program Catalogue
Use the Course and Program Catalogue to determine:

  • the number of credit units you will need to earn your degree, diploma or certificate
  • the required courses you will need to take
  • the sequence in which courses should be taken to ensure prerequisite* requirements are met
  • the topics discussed in a class

*Prerequisites are courses for which you must earn credit before you can register in other related courses.

Academic Advisors
It is strongly recommended that you meet with an academic advisor from your department or college. In addition to verifying your program requirements, an academic advisor in your college will help you to develop an educational plan.

Degree Works
Degree Works is a tool you can use to map your degree progress, explore your options, or devise a long-term plan for degree completion.

Search for classes

Search for classes

Search for classes offered by the U of S in upcoming terms and build your class schedule.

In order to increase your chances of successfully registering in the classes you need, create your schedule—and a backup schedule—before your registration access date.

When building your class schedule, ensure that you write down the course reference number (CRN), section number, dates and times of each class and any required labs, tutorials, seminars, etc., if applicable.

Scheduling Tips

When you can register

Find the earliest date you can register

Registration for both Fall Term 1 (September-December) and Winter Term 2 (January-April) opens in June. Your registration access date, the earliest day and time you will be able to register, will be posted in the Registration channel in PAWS in late May. Your registration access date is determined by your college. If your date appears to be incorrect, please contact your college.

Make sure you are eligible to register

Select Registration in the Registration channel in PAWS. Then select Check Your Registration Status. The following must be checked off before you will be able to register for classes:

  • You have no Hold(s) which prevent registration
  • Your Academic Standing permits registration
  • Your Student Status permits registration

If either your academic standing or student status prevent registration, contact Student Central for help.

New students or graduates who plan to return after receiving their degree must apply and accept an offer of admission or re-admission before they will be able to register for classes.

Registering and making changes

If you need assistance with registering for classes due to a disability, please contact Disability Services for Students as early as possible.

Registering and Adding Classes

Adding and dropping classes

Have your completed class schedule worksheet(s) ready, including the course reference numbers (CRNs) for each class for which you plan to register.

  1. Select Registration in the Registration channel in PAWS
  2. Select Add/Drop Classes
  3. Select the term for which you want to register
  4. Enter the course reference numbers (CRNs) for the classes you want to add and click Submit Changes
  5. The Add/Drop Classes page will be displayed again. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view all added classes and/or registration error messages

You can add or make changes up until the deadline for registration changes. Adding classes after this deadline is considered late registration.

Late registration for classes may be possible after the deadline for registration changes. You will need permission to take the class from the department and instructor and will be charged a $35 fee for each class added.

Registration Tips

Dropping Classes

Dropping classes and how it affects your tuition, student fees and grades

If you drop a class before the deadline for registration changes, all applicable tuition and student fees will be credited to your account or refunded and your grades will not be affected. If you drop after the deadline for registration changes, a portion of the tuition may be credited or refunded, depending on how late you withdraw from the class, and you will receive a grade of Withdrawal (W). Student fees are non-refundable for classes dropped after the deadline for registration changes. You cannot drop a class after the withdrawal deadline. Even if you have a Hold(s) you can still drop classes as long as it's before the withdrawal deadline.

To drop a class:

    1. Select Registration in the Registration channel in PAWS
    2. Select Add/Drop Classes
    3. Select the term for the class you want to drop
    4. Select Drop from class/Withdraw from class in the action menu for the class you want to drop
    5. Select Submit Changes.  Make sure your class was dropped successfully before logging out

If you decide not to attend the university after registering for classes or decide to stop attending classes, you are responsible for making sure you officially drop all classes before the Registration Deadlines in order to avoid academic/financial penalties. Not attending your classes does not constitute an official withdrawal from the university. Read more about Student Responsibilities.

After you have registered

Letters to prove your registration

If you need to prove to an individual or organization that you are registered in classes at the University of Saskatchewan, you may request a Confirmation of Enrolment.

View your class information

You will be able to view your class schedule, related course material, calendars, and class locations in the the My courses channel in PAWS.

Learn more about university

If you are a new University of Saskatchewan student, you can learn more about preparing to come to university on our page for new students.

Registration deadlines

TermDeadline for Registration Changes (100% tuition credit)*Withdraw with 75% tuition creditWithdraw with 50% tuition credit**Withdraw with no tuition credit**Withdrawal Deadline***
T1T2 classes 
(Sep 3-April 8)
Sep 16, 2014 Sep 17- 30, 2014 Oct 1-15, 2014 After Oct 15, 2014 Feb 15, 2015
T1 classes 
(Sep 3-Dec 5)
Sep 16, 2014 Sep 17-23, 2014 Sep 24 -30, 2014 After Sep 30, 2014 Nov 15, 2014
T2 classes 
(Jan 5 -April 8)
Jan 16, 2015 Jan 17-23, 2015 Jan 24- 30, 2015 After Jan 30, 2015 Mar 15, 2015
  • All registration changes must be completed by 11:59pm on the specified dates above.
  • Archives of registration deadlines can be found in previous catalogues.

* Last day to add/drop class to avoid financial penalty. Classes will not appear on a student's permanent record if dropped by this date and all tuition and fees will be refunded. You will be assigned a grade of withdrawal (W) if you drop after this date but before the end of the Withdrawal Deadline date
** Cancellation fees for audit classes are subject to the cancellation fee schedule, with the exception that the fee is non-refundable if a student switched to audit after the 50% cancellation period.
*** Last day to add/drop a class and to change from credit to audit or audit to credit.

TermDeadline for Registration Changes (100% Tuition Credit)*Withdraw with 75% tuition creditWithdraw with 50% tuition credit**Withdraw with no tuition credit**Withdrawal Deadline***
T1T2 classes
(May 6 - August 11)
May 12, 2015 May  13-20, 2015 May 21- 26, 2015 after May 26, 2015 July 9, 2015
T1 classes 
(May 6 -June 19)
May 12, 2015 May 13-14, 2015 May 15-20, 2015 after May 20, 2015 June 8, 2015
T2 classes
(June 25 -August 11)
July 2, 2015 July 3-6, 2015 July 7-9, 2015 after July 9, 2015 July 28, 2015
Q1 classes
(May 6- May 27)
May 7, 2015 May 8-11, 2015 May 12, 2015 after May 12, 2015 May 22, 2015
Q2 classes 
(June 
1 - 19)
June 2, 2015 June 3-4, 2015 June 5, 2015 after June 5, 2015 June 16, 2015
Q3 classes 
(June 25-
July 16)
June 26, 2015 June 27-July 1, 2015 July 2, 2015 after July 2, 2015 July 13, 2015
Q4 classes 
(July 21 -August 11)
July 22, 2015 July 23-24, 2015 July 25-27, 2015 after July 27, 2015 August 6, 2015
  • All registration changes must be completed by 11:59pm on the specified dates above.
  • The Independent Studies online registration deadline is the first day of classes in each term
  • The College of Medicine registration deadline is the first day of classes in each year.
  • Archives of registration deadlines can be found in previous catalogues.

* Last day to add/drop class to avoid financial penalty. Classes will not appear on a student's permanent record if dropped by this date and all tuition and fees will be refunded. You will be assigned a grade of withdrawal (W) if you drop after this date but before the end of the Withdrawal Deadline date
** Cancellation fees for audit classes are subject to the cancellation fee schedule, with the exception that the fee is non-refundable if a student switched to audit after the 50% cancellation period.
*** Last day to add/drop a class and to change from credit to audit or audit to credit.

Open-Learning classes have non-standard start and end dates and are based on the overall duration of the class from the first day of classes to the last day, including weekends and holidays; therefore, follow a different cancellation schedule. Please contact Student Central to find out the deadlines for registration changes and academic/financial penalties.

Repeating or auditing classes

Please note that you cannot repeat a class for which you already have credit. Some colleges may have different or additional regulations on repeating classes, such as being able to repeat a class for which you have a grade between 50% and 59%. 

Please contact your college office for further information.

Auditing a class means that you are able to attend lectures but are not entitled to participate in class discussions, hand in assignments, or write mid-term or final examinations. You do not receive any credit for the classes you audit.

If you audit a class you will have a grade of AU on your student record, unless the instructor determines that your attendance was not sufficient to earn an audit grade, in which case a grade of withdrawal from audit (WAU) will be assigned.

Registering for an Audit Class

Find out if you need permission to audit the class. Perform a Class Search. In the results if "Audit Allowed with Permission" is listed under Attributes, you need permission. If it is not, you do not need permission.

If you need permission

You must fill out the Audit a Class form in which you are required to get the signatures of the instructor and the department head signifying their approval and bring it to Student Central. This form is intended only for students who register using PAWS. Consult with your College if you do not register using PAWS.

If you do not need permission go directly to Student Central to be registered Note: Registration as an audit student is not allowed prior to the start of classes.

Changing from Credit to Audit

This change must be made before the Withdrawal Deadline (permission may be required). If you change from credit to audit before the deadline to receive 50% tuition credit, you will be charged 50% tuition for the class. If you make this change after this deadline you will be changed 100% tuition for the class. There may be additional implications for the student fees you are charged. Please contact Student Central for more details.

Changing from Audit to Credit

After the Deadline for Registration Changes you will require permission and this change must be made before the Withdrawal Deadline. A $35 fee will be charged if this change is made after the Deadline for Registration Changes. For more information on changing to or from audit status, contact Student Central.