Learn which courses you need

Explore the Course and Program Catalogue

How to understand your program and course requirements

Use the Course and Program Catalogue and Degree Works to find out which courses you need to complete your program.

Use the Course and Program Catalogue to learn about:

  • the programs we offer,
  • the academic policies of each college and school,
  • course and credit unit requirements for each degree, diploma or certificate,
  • course descriptions and
  • class syllabi.

Contact an academic advisor

We strongly recommend you meet with an academic advisor from your department or college before you start classes and throughout your time as a student. Academic advisors will help you:

  • identify the quickest way for you to complete your academic program,
  • verify your degree requirements, including the information provided through Degree Works,
  • identify and understand your goals and skills and
  • take advantage of your prior learning experiences.

Map your degree progress with Degree Works

Use Degree Works to:

  • map your degree progress (view how your in-progress and completed classes meet your program requirements),
  • explore your options (view how your in-progress and completed classes meet other program requirements),
  • view your final grades and averages (averages are available only for some programs) and
  • devise a long-term plan to complete your degree.

We recommend you verify the information provided to you through Degree Works with an academic advisor.

Search for classes and plan your schedule

How to search for classes and plan your schedule

Once you know the course requirements for your program, you can plan what classes you are going to take in the upcoming terms.

To search for a class:

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
  2. Select "Browse classes"
  3. Select the term

Class search tips:

  • For each class you would like to take, record the term, course reference number (CRN), subject, course number, section and the days and times of the class. If applicable, also record this information for linked labs, tutorials and seminars and for both parts of multi-term classes.
  • We recommend you make a list of alternative classes in case some of the classes you would like to take are not available.
  • Consider using the class schedule worksheets to plan your schedule.
  • Study online or take independent studies classes.
    • To search for classes taught online, enter "Web Based Class" under Schedule Type.
    • To search for independent study classes, which are print-based, home study classes, enter "Independent Studies" under Schedule Type.
  • Take classes at an off-campus site in Saskatchewan.
    • To search for classes offered at a specific campus, enter the campus location under Campus.
  • To search for classes that use a hands-on approach to learning, select "experiential learning" under Attribute.

Check your registration status

Find the earliest date you can register

Registration for both fall term (September-December) and winter term (January-April) opens in June. Registration for spring term and summer term opens in February.

Find your registration access date, the earliest day and time you will be able to register, on the Registration page in PAWS.

Make sure you are eligible to register

To make sure you are eligible to register:

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
  2. Select "View your Status"

Register, drop and withdraw

Register for classes

How to register for classes

To register for classes:

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
  2. Select "Register for Classes" again
  3. Select the term you want to register in
  4. Search for the classes you would like to register in by selecting the "Find Classes" tab, or select the "Enter CRNs" tab to simply register by adding each class's CRN

We recommend registering for classes by entering CRNs—it is the quickest way to register in many classes at once:

  1. Enter the CRNs
    1. Remember to also enter the CRNs of linked labs, tutorials and seminars
  2. Select "Submit" to register
    1. If you register in one part of a multi-term class, you will be prompted to register in the other part of the multi-term class in order to successfully register in the class.
  3. If "registered" highlighted in green is in the status column beside the class, you are registered in the class.
    1. If you see "pending" in the status column, you are not registered in the class.
    2. If "registered" is highlighted in yellow in the status column, you still need to register in the corresponding half of the multi-term class.
  4. When you finish registering for classes, select the "schedule and options tab" and the print icon or the email icon to print or email your schedule. You can also add the classes to your calendar from the email you receive.

One day after you register, you can check your tuition account balance for the classes you just registered on the Tuition and Fees page in PAWS.

We will email you the dates of when reserved seats for particular classes in the fall and winter terms will be released to all students.

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

Late registration: Compete the Late Registration Form to request to register in a class after the deadline for registration changes has passed for that term. You will be charged a $35 fee for each class added.

Get special permission to take a class: Learn more about class overrides, permission to audit, and changing your audit/credit status.

Repeating classes: 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%. Contact your college academic advisor for more information.

Drop or withdraw from classes

If you decide not to attend a class you registered in, make sure to drop the class before the deadline for registration changes to avoid tuition charges or possible academic penalties.

After the deadline for registration changes (which is the deadline to add or drop classes) has passed, you can withdraw from a class before the withdrawal deadline. When you withdraw from a class, your transcript will list the class and a "W" instead of a grade. Depending on when you withdraw, you must pay some or all of the tuition for the class in addition to your student fees.

To drop or withdraw from a class:

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
  2. Select "Register for Classes" again
  3. Select the appropriate term
  4. In the Action column by the class, select "Drop class" or "Withdrawal from class"
    1. If the class is a multi-term class, make sure to drop/withdraw the other part of the class as well
  5. Select "Submit"

If you decide not to attend the university after registering for classes or decide to stop attending classes, you are responsible for dropping all classes before the registration deadlines (which is the deadline to add or drop classes) in order to avoid academic/financial penalties. Read more about student responsibilities.

Registration and withdrawal deadlines

Term Deadline for registration changes (100% tuition credit)* Withdraw with 75% tuition credit Withdraw with 50% tuition credit** Withdraw with no tuition credit** Withdrawal deadline***

Multi-term classes 
(Sep 4 2019 - Apr 7, 2020)

Sep 17, 2019 Sep 18 - Oct 1, 2019 Oct 2 - 16, 2019 After Oct 16, 2019 Feb 15, 2020
Fall classes 
(Sep 4 - Dec 5, 2019)
Sep 17, 2019 Sep 18 - 24, 2019 Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2019 After Oct 1, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Winter classes 
(Jan 6 - Apr 7, 2020)
Jan 17, 2020 Jan 18 - 24, 2020 Jan 25 - 31, 2020 After Jan 31, 2020 Mar 15, 2020
  • 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 drop a class to avoid financial penalty. Classes dropped on or before the deadline for registration changes will not appear on the student’s permanent record and all tuition and fees will be refunded. Classes will be assigned a grade of withdrawal (W) if you withdraw after this date but before the Withdrawal Deadline date. Classes remaining after the deadline for registration changes will not be refunded any fees, and tuition will be refunded according to this schedule based upon the date the class was dropped.
** 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.  If you need to withdraw from an audit class, please contact Student Central for assistance.
*** Last day to drop a class and to change from credit to audit or audit to credit.  Classes dropped after the Withdrawal Deadline will be graded on completed coursework submitted for the class.

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. Open learning dates for Medicine.

Term Deadline for registration changes (100% tuition credit)* Withdraw with 75% tuition credit Withdraw with 50% tuition credit** Withdraw with no tuition credit** Withdrawal deadline***
Spring/summer multi-term classes
(May 6 - Aug 14)
May 12, 2020 May 13 - 20, 2020 May 21 - 26, 2020 after May 26, 2020 July 21, 2020
Spring classes 
(May 6 - Jun 23)
May 12, 2020 May 13 - 14, 2020 May 15 - 20, 2020 after May 20, 2020 June 11, 2020
Summer classes
(Jul 2 - Aug 14)
July 8, 2020 July 9 - 10, 2020 July 11 - 14, 2020 after July 14, 2020 Aug 5, 2020
Q1 classes
(May 6 - 27)
May 7, 2020 May 8 - 11, 2020 May 12, 2020 after May 12, 2020 May 21, 2020
Q2 classes 
(Jun 2 - 23)
June 4, 2020 June 5, 2020 June 6-8, 2020 after June 8, 2020 June 17, 2020
Q3 classes 
(Jul 2 - 22)
July 3, 2020 July 4 - 7, 2020 July 8, 2020 after July 8, 2020 July 16, 2020
Q4 classes 
(Jul 27 - Aug 14)
July 28, 2020 July 29, 2020 July 30, 2020 after July 30, 2020 Aug 11, 2020
  • 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 drop a class to avoid financial penalty. Classes dropped on or before the deadline for registration changes will not appear on the student’s permanent record and all tuition and fees will be refunded. Classes will be assigned a grade of withdrawal (W) if you drop after this date but before the Withdrawal Deadline date. Classes remaining after the deadline for registration changes will not be refunded any fees, and tuition will be refunded according to this schedule based upon the date the class was dropped.
** 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.  If you need to withdraw from an audit class, please contact Student Central for assistance.
*** Last day to drop a class and to change from credit to audit or audit to credit.  Classes dropped after the Withdrawal Deadline will be graded on completed coursework submitted for the class.

Questions?

Student Central

Don't know who to call? Start at Student Central, we can help:

  • troubleshoot registration problems
  • process late registrations, audit registrations and section changes
  • help you navigate PAWS