Class instruction update

In the class registration system, pay close attention to the attributes column, to learn if a class/lab is scheduled to be in person or remote.

  • “Class Taught Remotely” means this class/lab is scheduled for remote delivery and will not be in person
  • “Class is offered on-line only” means this class/lab is taught entirely through a web-based teaching method and will not be in person
  • If a class/lab does not have the “Class Taught Remotely” or “Class is offered on-line only” attributes, it is currently scheduled to be offered in-person, regardless of whether a classroom location is currently assigned. 
  • If you are registering for a class with a required lab, always check the “Attributes” column for both the class and lab section. A class that is delivered remotely may have in-person labs.

After class registration opens, some classes may switch from in-person to remote and vice versa. If the class delivery type changes for a class you are registered in, you should be contacted by email by the college, school or department offering the class. 

For more information about class instruction, visit the Campus Operations page on covid19.usask.ca or contact an academic advisor in your college.

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 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 class 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. We recommend you save your draft class schedules in PAWS using the Plan Ahead tool, which will make registering for classes easier.

First-year engineering students: You will register in a block of pre-scheduled classes, which means you don't need to plan your schedule. The College of Engineering will communicate the block options to you before your registration access date.

Search for classes

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

 Save draft class schedules using the Plan Ahead tool

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
  2. Select "Plan Ahead"
  3. Select the term and continue
  4. To create a new plan, select "Create a New Plan"
  5. Search for courses or class sections to add to your plan in the "Find Classes" tab
  6. Select the "Created by Others" tab to add courses or class sections to your plan from a plan created by an academic advisor
  7. Select the "Degree Works Plans" tab to add courses or class sections to your plan from a Degree Works plan
  8. Add a course to your plan by selecting "Add Course" or add a class section to your plan by selecting "View Sections"
    1. If you add courses to your plan, instead of class sections, you will have to search for the class section, from your plan, when you register.
    2. No registration error checking is done in the Plan Ahead tool. Make sure to review prerequisites, registration restrictions, reservations, etc. when choosing your classes for the plan.
  9. Once you are done, select "Save Plan"

Scheduling tips

  • Make a list of alternative classes in case some of the classes you would like to take are not available.
  • Plan and save draft class schedules in PAWS using the Plan Ahead tool, or you can print and fill out the class schedule worksheet.
    • If you decide not to save a draft class schedule in PAWS using the Plan Ahead tool, remember to record the term, course reference number (CRN), subject, course number, section and the days and times of each class you would like to take. If applicable, also record this information for linked labs, tutorials and seminars and for both parts of multi-term classes.
  • Students in Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources and Kinesiology Learning Communities: Remember to schedule your other classes around your Learning Community classes. If you want to see what your complete schedule will look like, add your Learning Community classes into the Plan Ahead tool, but remember to remove those classes before you register to avoid duplicate registration errors. 

If you have questions about how to save class schedules in PAWS using the Plan Ahead tool, contact Student Central.

Check your registration status

Find the earliest date you can register

Find your registration access date, the earliest date you can register: 

  1. Go to the Registration channel in PAWS
  2. Select "Register for Classes"
  3. Select "View Your Status"
  4. Select a term

To find out if you are eligible to register in the upcoming fall and winter terms, check your status in mid-May.

Register, drop or withdraw

Register for classes

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes"
  2. Select "Register for Classes"
  3. Select the term you want to register in
  4. Select the "Plans" tab
    1. Click the arrow button to the left of the plan name to view the details of the plan.
  5. To add all classes from the plan to your registration summary, select "Add All"
  6. To add one class from your plan to your registration summary, select "Add" to the right of the class
    1. You can add classes from multiple plans to your registration summary.
    2. If the plan includes courses, select "View Sections" to add a class section to your registration summary.
  7. Once your classes have been added to the registration summary, select "Submit" to register
    1. All error checking will be done at this point (e.g., prerequisites, registration restrictions, reservations and permission).
    2. 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 you register in a class with a unique start and end date, a popup box will appear. Select the calendar icon and choose the date listed under “Permitted dates” or type in the date exactly as it appears. When you click out of the “start date” box, the end date will automatically populate. Make sure the end date is included before selecting “Submit”
  8. 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.
How 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
  5. Enter the CRNs
    1. Remember to also enter the CRNs of linked labs, tutorials and seminars.
    2. Select "Add to Summary".
  6. 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.
    2. If you register in a class with a unique start and end date, a popup box will appear. Select the calendar icon and choose the date listed under “Permitted dates” or type in the date exactly as it appears. When you click out of the “start date” box, the end date will automatically populate. Make sure the end date is included before selecting “Submit”
  7. 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.

Students in Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources and Kinesiology Learning Communities and first-year students in the College of Engineering will register in a pre-determined grouping or block of classes.  

If you plan to also register in classes not in your block, you must first register the block of classes. 

To register in a block of classes: 

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for Classes" 
  2. Select “Register for Classes”  
  3. Select the term you want to register in 
  4. Within the “Blocks” tab, a block will be pre-selected for you
    1. If multiple blocks exist you can choose a different block by selecting the radio button in front of the block name 
  5. Select “Submit to register in all classes in the block 
    1. If you register in a class with a unique start and end date, a popup box will appear. Select the calendar icon and choose the date listed under “Permitted dates” or type in the date exactly as it appears. When you click out of the “start date” box, the end date will automatically populate. Make sure the end date is included before selecting “Submit”

2021-2022 student fees

The University and third-party stakeholders continue to evaluate certain student fees for 2021-2022 academic year (September 2021 - August 2022). If changes are made to student fees, students' accounts will be adjusted, as necessary. 

Registration tips:

  • Shortly before it’s time for you to register, search for the classes you plan to register in to make sure they are still available and modify your plan if necessary. To search for classes, select “Register for Classes” in the Registration channel in PAWS and then select "Browse classes".
  • Remember to have a list of alternative classes in case some of the classes you would like to take are not available.
  • When you browse classes in the class registration system, pay close attention to the attributes column, which will include details on whether the course is in-person or remote.
    • “Class taught remotely” attribute: If a class/lab has this attribute listed it is scheduled for remote delivery
    • “Class is offered on-line only” attribute: If a class/lab has this attribute listed it is fully taught through a web-based teaching method and will therefore not be in-person
    • If a class or lab does not have the ‘Class Taught Remotely’ or “Class is offered on-line only” attributes, it is currently scheduled for in-person delivery.
    • Some classes will have remote delivery, but the labs could be scheduled for in-person—ensure you are looking at the attributes for the lecture and the lab sections
  • Room assignments will not be completed for all 2021 fall and 2022 winter classes until closer to the start of the fall term, so do not assume that classes with no room listed will be remote—look for the ‘Class Taught Remotely’ attribute.

After you register for classes:

  • Class schedule: 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
  • Tuition and fee account balance: 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.
  • Student fee calculation: The student fees you will be charged depend on where and how your classes are delivered (remote, online, Saskatoon campus, or Prince Albert campus). For more information about fees, visit the undergraduate tuition and fees page and graduate tuition and fees page.
  • Letter to prove your registration: If you need to prove to a person or organization that you are a student, you can request a Confirmation of Enrolment letter
  • Class instruction type: After class registration opens, some classes in the 2021 fall and 2022 winter terms may switch from in-person to remote and vice versa. If the class delivery type changes, you should be contacted by email by the college, school or department offering the class. 

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.

Class overrides and changing audit/credit status

Visit the class overrides and changing audit/credit status page to learn more about overriding certain class restrictions or changing the audit/credit status of a class.

Request to repeat a class

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 credit 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.

Your class schedule

Check if your class is in person or remote:

  1. Use the class search tool to find the classes you are registered in
  2. For each class, look under “Attributes”:
    • “Class Taught Remotely” means this class or lab is scheduled for remote delivery and will not be in person
    • “Class is offered on-line only” means this class or lab is taught entirely through a web-based teaching method and will not be in person
    • If a class or lab does not have the “Class Taught Remotely” or “Class is offered on-line only” attributes, it is currently scheduled to be offered in person, regardless of whether a classroom location is currently assigned. 

To view your class schedule:

  1. Go to the Registration page in PAWS and select "Register for classes"
  2. Select "View Class Schedules"
    • Select 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.
  3. Select “Schedule Details” to view more details about the classes you are registered in
    • Under “Instructional method”, “Live face to face” means the class is in-person or remote, and “Web” means the class is offered through a web-based teaching method and will not be in person.
    • If the building is “Not applicable “ and the room is “No_Room”, the class is not in person.

Questions?

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