Register for courses

Get registered for your courses at Georgian!

If you are a new or returning student, getting ready to register at Georgian is an exciting period of time. Find out everything you need to know about registering for your courses in Banner.

For information about registering for courses or co-op beyond your first semester, you can also visit MyGCLife.

Admissions roadmap

You’re here in your journey to becoming registered in your courses:

When is my registration date?

Full-time course registration opens about one month before classes begin

The registration period is outlined in Georgian’s list of important dates.

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Not all full-time students will register on the same day and time.

Check Banner about two months before the semester starts to find your registration window which is a specific day and time (varies by program).

It’s to your benefit to register at your scheduled time, because courses fill up very quickly when add/drop registration opens for all students.

How do I register for courses?

Choose a timetable during block registration

During registration, you’ll select a block of courses that has been pre-set for you. This is called block registration.

Follow these steps to register for courses:

  1. Within Banner, select Banner Main Menu.
  2. Select Registration.
  3. Select Register for Courses.
  4. Review the registration policy and click Continue.

Need to register for co-op?

You still need to register in Banner like you would if you were registering for courses. This ensures your student record accurately reflects your registration activity and does not show gaps in your studies at Georgian.

To register for your co-op work term, follow these steps:

  1. Within Banner, select Banner Main Menu.
  2. Select Registration.
  3. Select Register for co-op work term.

How do I make changes to my timetable?

Make changes during the add/drop period

Need to add or drop a course? The add/drop period is when you can make these changes in Banner.

Check important dates to find out when add/drop takes place.

During add/drop, follow these steps to make changes to your timetable:

  1. Within Banner, select Banner Main Menu.
  2. Select Registration.
  3. Select Add/Drop/Withdraw from courses.

Can someone help me register for courses?

Attend a student systems support hub online or in person

Need help with registering for your courses or using your student systems at Georgian?

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Access self-serve registration support through MyGCLife, or tune in to a student systems support hub session and get help with:

  • registering for classes
  • making changes to your courses (add/drop)
  • viewing your account details and booklist
  • locating and understanding your timetable
  • introductions to Blackboard and MyPath
View our virtual and in-person support schedules!Georgian College Chevron

Student systems support hub sessions

Conducted online via Webex, these sessions will show you how to access, navigate and utilize your student systems like Banner, Blackboard and MyPath.

The Summer 2024 student systems support schedule is coming soon!

TermTime
Summer 2024TBA
*Subject to change

Registration drop-in centre

Drop in for in-person registration and student system support. We’re here to assist both new and current students!

Summer 2024 dates coming soon!


What’s next?

Once you’ve registered for your classes, there a few next steps that you should take to ensure you’re ready to start your first or next semester at Georgian.

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New students

Browse our Guide for New Students to learn about:

Current students

Check out MyGCLife for more information on:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When is my registration date?Georgian College Chevron

Registration dates for each term can be easily found on the important dates page of our website. To verify your specific registration date and time, select Check Registration Status in Banner. You can also watch this how-to video.

When will I receive my timetable?Georgian College Chevron

After you have successfully registered, you may view your timetable online at any time. Georgian College reserves the right to alter course availability as well as the right to withdraw a student from a course if the student has failed a prerequisite. For this reason, you must check to see if any changes have been made online even after you have printed your timetable. It is essential that you do this before the start of classes and again at the end of add/drop.

You may not attend any courses you’re not registered in – you’ll not receive a grade and will be required to retake and repay for the course in a future semester. You’re expected to be attending ALL courses that are showing on your timetable. If you’re not attending the course (because you already took it or you’re getting an exemption but it hasn’t been processed yet, etc.), you’re required to drop or withdraw from it on Banner.

You’ll receive a grade for every course in which you’re registered, even if you’re not attending.

What if I miss my registration window? Georgian College Chevron

If you miss your registration window, you may still be able to register if full-time blocks of courses are still available. If they are no longer available, you may need to register via our add/ drop process.

Can I receive transfer credit for relevant postsecondary, life or work experience?Georgian College Chevron

Yes, your academic credits or experiences may transfer to your Georgian program. Be sure to inquire or apply for transfer credits or PLAR at least 60 days before your term begins. Be mindful of processing times. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage to learn more.

If you have relevant postsecondary experience, our Transfer Equivalency Tool can help you explore course exemptions or advanced standing.

If you have relevant work or life experience, our Transfer Experience System can determine your eligibility for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)/exemptions.

I have taken courses before or have exemptions from another school. Why is it telling me to pick them?Georgian College Chevron

While the registration process will recognize courses you’ve taken before or have exemptions for, it will still tell you that you need to pick one communications course or one General education course because that’s what is recommended for your program that semester.

If you know that you’ve already taken that course, do not pick one and ok the error message that will pop up telling you that you need one.

You’re expected to be attending ALL courses that are showing on your timetable. If you’re not attending the course (because you already took it or you’re getting an exemption but it hasn’t been processed yet, etc.) you’re required to drop or withdraw from it on Banner.

You’ll receive a grade for every course in which you’re registered, even if you’re not attending.

I’m not following the normal progression and/or I’m a transfer student with advanced standing. How do I determine what courses I need?Georgian College Chevron

MyPath outlines all the courses you need to take to successfully complete your program. You should contact your program co-ordinator if you have any questions.

What if I want to change my schedule?Georgian College Chevron

Changes can be made to your timetable once add/drop opens (we cannot make any changes before that). See important dates for the exact date for this semester.

  • In Banner, click on add/drop/withdraw (please note, the link won’t be visible until the morning add/drop opens)
  • View the cheat sheet for step by step instructions
  • Make sure you check your account summary as changes to your schedule may result in extra charges

Part-time students cannot drop courses in Banner and must complete a withdraw from part-time courses form.

Will I have the ability to add/drop online?Georgian College Chevron

Yes, you’ll be able to add or drop courses online. Check important dates to verify the add/drop period for each semester. If you’re a first-year student, we recommend that you seek advice from your program co-ordinator prior to dropping courses.

Part-time students cannot drop courses in Banner and must complete a withdraw from part-time courses form.

When is the last day to add or drop a course?Georgian College Chevron

The last day to add or drop a course to receive a refund is the 10th business day from the start of classes. See important dates for exact dates.

You’ll be able to withdraw from a course up to the two-thirds point in the semester. See important dates for specific dates for your program. Beyond this date, you’ll receive a grade for your course.

Where do I get my booklist?Georgian College Chevron

Once you register, you’ll be able to see your booklist by clicking on the View booklist link in Banner’s registration menu options. For additional support, we encourage you to watch our instructional video.

You can also search for books and order them online directly through Georgian Stores.

What if I want to withdraw?Georgian College Chevron

If you want to withdraw from just a few courses, you need to do this through the add/drop feature on Banner. Part-time students cannot drop courses in Banner and must complete a withdraw from part-time courses form.

If you want to withdraw from your entire program or the term, you must complete the online withdrawal form. Part-time students use the withdraw from part-time courses form.

You have until the end of the 10th business day of the term to submit your withdrawal request to receive a partial refund (if applicable) or have your balance owing adjusted.

From the 11th day of the term until the withdrawal deadline, you can withdraw from your program without academic penalty. Your transcript will show a grade of WD beside withdrawn courses. You won’t not receive a refund after the 11th day.

Check important dates to see the withdrawal dates specific to your program.

How can I apply for awards, scholarships and bursaries (including entrance awards)?Georgian College Chevron

After you accept your offer to Georgian, you’ll receive an email with a link to apply for entrance awards.

Visit our awards, scholarships and bursaries webpage to learn what’s available, and find out how and when to apply.

Contact us

The Office of the Registrar offers remote and in-person services to students across all campuses Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Submit an inquiry or chat with us online

Connect with the Office of the Registrar by submitting a question, searching knowledge articles, or starting a live chat via MyGCLife.

Give us a call

Inquiries: Call 705.722.1511

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Can someone help me register for courses? *HIDDEN SECTION*

Attend a student systems support hub online or in person

Need help with registering for your courses or using your student systems at Georgian?

male student sitting on a yellow lounge chair using a laptop computer

Access self-serve registration support through MyGCLife, or tune in to a student systems support hub session and get help with:

  • registering for classes
  • making changes to your courses (add/drop)
  • viewing your account details and booklist
  • locating and understanding your timetable
  • introductions to Blackboard and MyPath
View our virtual and in-person support schedules!Georgian College Chevron

Student systems support hub sessions

Conducted online via Webex, these sessions will show you how to access, navigate and utilize your student systems like Banner, Blackboard and MyPath.

  • Join a live video session via Webex from Dec 5, 2023 to Jan 19, 2024
  • View the full schedule below for the Winter 2024 term!
DateTime
December 5 to 810 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
December 11 to 1510 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
December 18 to 2210 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Dec 18 to 21)
December 22, 2023 to January 1, 2024Winter holiday closure
No sessions
January 2 to 510 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
January 8 to 1210 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Jan 9 to 12)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
January 15 to 1910 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
*Subject to change

Registration drop-in centre

Drop in for in-person registration and student system support. We’re here to assist both new and current students!

Barrie Campus

  • Aug. 23 to Sept. 18 (Monday to Friday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Barrie Campus Library

Register-a-thons

Register for courses alongside our student ambassadors, staff, IT support and program co-ordinators.

Barrie Campus

  • Aug. 21 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • GCSA lounge, first floor, C building, Barrie Campus

Orillia Campus

  • Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A203 mezzanine/lounge above the cafeteria, Orillia Campus

Owen Sound Campus

  • Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Owen Sound Campus Library

Can I get course exemptions? *HIDDEN SECTION*

Receive transfer credit for your relevant postsecondary, work or life experience

Explore how your academic credits or experiences may transfer to your Georgian program.

Note: Be sure to inquire or apply for transfer credits or PLAR at least 60 days before your term begins. Be mindful of processing times. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage to learn more.

Two people sitting next to each other in an office space, smiling while holding a notebook, pen, coffee and tablet

If you have relevant postsecondary experience, our Transfer Equivalency Tool can help you explore course exemptions or advanced standing.

If you have relevant work or life experience, our Transfer Experience System can determine your eligibility for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)/exemptions.