Adding and dropping classes
If you have used PAWS to register and you wish to make changes to your class registrations follow these steps:
- Log into PAWS
- Select the Academics tab
- Select Registration
in the Registration channel
If you are in the following colleges, you must have a class change form approved by your college to add, drop or change classes:Note: Students are not allowed to register, add or change classes if they have an outstanding account with the University.
Dropping classes during the term
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If you decide not to attend the University, you are responsible for ensuring that you are withdrawn from all classes.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along with a grade comment of INF (Incomplete Failure) in any class taken for credit from which you have not officially withdrawn.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.
- Withdrawls after the add/drop deadline but prior to or on the day of the withdraw deadline are assigned a grade of withdrawl (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.
Registration in PAWS is based upon your access date. Access dates are based upon your Year in Program as determined by your college. Year in Program, in the case of returning students, is based on the last year you completed rather than the year you will be entering. For example, if you are a returning student entering your 4th year you will be in year three of your program for the purposes of registration. If you have questions about your year in program, please contact your college.
Additional Registration Information
PAWS registration for the 2012-2013 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, Open Studies, 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.
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.