Adding and dropping classes
To add, drop, or change the classes you are registered for in each term:
- Search for classes available *
- Log into PAWS
- Go under the Academics menu
- Select Registration in the Registration channel
* Some classes require special permission to register.
Additional registration information
- Access dates and registration deadlines
- Common PAWs error messages
- Student Responsibilities
- Degree Works - Map your Degree Progress
- Students in Law and Veterinary Medicine must have their college approve any changes to their registration
If you are in a program that uses PAWS online registration and are wishing to add a course after the deadline for registration changes, you may do so in person and only with the written approval of both the instructor and the head of the department offering the class. A $35.00 fee is charged for each class that is added after this time.
If you are in a college that does not use PAWS you will be assessed a flat $35.00 late fee if you register late.
The late registration fee is non-refundable.
You are able to drop classes after the deadline for registration changes, but before the withdraw deadline, although the class will appear on your official transcript and you will be charged a portion of the tuition for the class, depending on the date of a withdrawal.
If you decide not to attend the University, you are responsible for ensuring that you are withdrawn from all classes. In particular, if you have used PAWS to register, you must withdraw yourself from all classes using PAWS. If you cease to attend classes without officially withdrawing you will not be eligible for any refund of fees, nor exemption from fees in the event that you have not paid for them. Your record will show a failing percentage grade, along with a grade comment of INF (Incomplete Failure) in any class taken for credit from which you have not officially withdrawn. If you withdraw from classes during the term, you should do so prior to the deadline to avoid academic penalty.
- Withdrawlas after the add/drop deadline but prior to or on the day of the withdrawal deadline are assigned a grade of withdrawal (W)
- You cannot withdraw from a class after the withdraw deadline.
Please consult the Class Cancellation and Payment Schedule for making registration changes to classes without financial penalty and for academic penalty deadlines. Please be aware that some classes with nonstandard start and end dates have nonstandard academic penalty deadlines. Contact Student Central or consult the Formula for Calculating Financial and Academic Deadlines for further details.
If you are planning to repeat classes from the University of Saskatchewan you should be aware of the following general rules:
- The most recent attempt at a class will be included in the student's Cumulative Weighted Average, even when the grade assigned to the most recent attempt is lower than the previous grade
- The most recent attempt at a class taken within a session will be used in the calculation of the Sessional Weighted Average
- If a class is repeated outside of a session, the repeated grade will only affect the Cumulative Weighted Average. The prior Sessional Weighted Average will not be changed retroactively.
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. Please contact your college office for further details.
If you wish to register for a class on an audit basis this 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. Classes requiring permission will be marked on the right hand side in the class search 'Audit allowed with permission'.
If you wish to audit a class, registration and changes must be done through Student Central. Audit registration for a class will not be accepted until the first day of lectures for that class. Written approval by the instructor and the department head is required for some classes.
If you audit a class you will have a grade of AU on your student record, unless you withdraw from the class or the instructor determines that attendance was not sufficient to earn an audit grade, in which case a grade of withdrawal from audit (WAU) will be assigned.
Tuition for auditing degree-level classes is normally 50% of regular tuition for the class. International undergraduate audit students will be assessed the international student differential of 2.6 times the tuition.
Tuition for auditing certificate-level classes (e.g. CACE, CAP, CERTESL, PHC) are assessed 100% tuition.
Change from Audit to Credit and Credit to Audit
Changes from credit to audit or audit to credit status (with permission) must be made before the withdrawal deadline for a given term.
A $35 fee will be charged after the add/drop deadline when changing from audit to credit.
When changing from credit to audit status, classes are subject to the cancellation fee schedule, with the exception that the fee is non-refundable if a student switches to audit after the 50% cancellation period.
For more information on changing to or from audit status, contact Student Central.
Graduate Academic Year: The 12-month period from September 1 to August 31.
Graduate Term: Each of 3 four-month registration periods (September-December and January-April in the Fall and Winter Terms; and May-August in the Spring and Summer Terms).
Graduate students use PAWS to register for their classes.
All graduate students must register in all of the Graduate Terms in a Graduate Academic Year.
All students in graduate degree programs in academic units listing a 990 course must register in this course during Fall and Winter Terms until requirements have been completed according to the academic unit regulations.
Undergraduate Registration in Graduate Classes
Graduate classes are usually available only to students admitted and registered in the College of Graduate Studies and Research. With special permission from their undergraduate program advisor and the course instructor, undergraduate students registered at the University of Saskatchewan may be granted permission to register in a graduate class.
Graduate Registration in Undergraduate Classes
Master's and Diploma students may register in undergraduate classes as part of their graduate programs of study. Doctoral students are not normally permitted to register in undergraduate classes as part of their programs of study. Please refer to the College of Graduate Studies and Research's Policy and Procedure Manual for limitations and conditions. Graduate students who register in undergraduate classes as part of their graduate programs of study approved by the College of Graduate Studies and Research will have the tuition for these classes waived. Graduate students will be charged tuition for any classes, at any level, not on an approved program of study.
PAWS registration for the 2013-2014 terms is available to degree students, new and continuing, in Agriculture and Bioresources (including Diploma in Agriculture), Arts & Science, Dentistry, Education, Edwards School of Business, Engineering, Graduate Studies & Research, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Nutrition and Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine and students enrolled in distance education or non-degree certificate programs offered through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education.
Students not Eligible for PAWS Registration
Students in the College of Law you do not currently register using PAWS. Please refer to the college for registration procedures.
Note: Students in Law and Veterinary Medicine must have their college approve any changes to their registration
Registration of First Year Students in Direct Entry Programs
Direct Entry programs accept students directly from high school with no previous university credit. Applicants who are accepted under Early (Conditional) Admission may register at their assigned registration date, as indicated through PAWS.
The final date for receipt of high school final statements is August 1. Students who have not arranged for the submission of their Grade 12 marks by this date may have their registration cancelled. If the required admission average is not maintained or Grade 12 standing has not been achieved, registration will be cancelled.