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Register for courses

When getting ready to start a new semester at Georgian, registering for classes is an exciting period of time. Registration is done through Banner. Find out how to log in to Banner, pay your tuition deposit, reserve your seat, register for courses or co-op, next steps and more.

Need help with registration? Join our virtual student systems support hub to connect with our registration specialists and set yourself up for success. You can also contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

Step 1: Log in to Banner

Course registration is done through Banner, Georgian’s student information system.

  1. Go to the Banner login page.
  2. Enter your login credentials.
    • After confirming your offer to a Georgian College program, you will have received a confirmation letter or letter of acceptance identifying the login and default password for all student systems.
    • Part-time students who have registered for individual courses through Continuing Education, you will receive this initial password to the preferred email provided after completing Georgian’s student number application.
    • If you have forgotten your password, please use Georgian’s password management service to reset your password.
    • By signing in to this service, you agree to the Georgian College Acceptable Use Policy.

Need help?

If you experience trouble logging in to Banner, contact IT Support to reset your password.

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Step 2: Pay your tuition deposit and reserve your seat

Understanding deposits versus reserving your seat

You are required to pay a tuition deposit once per academic year. The fall semester is the start of a new academic year. Students in subsequent terms are not required to pay a deposit, though must reserve their seat in Banner.

  • Starting a new program at Georgian? A deposit is required for your first academic semester of classes.
  • Are you a continuing student? A deposit is required for your first academic semester of classes in the new academic year.

See important dates for the tuition deposit deadline.


See the below resources on MyGCLife for detailed information on paying your tuition deposit and reserving your seat.

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Step 3: Register for courses or co-op

Registering for courses or co-op is a simple process and one that will be repeated throughout the progression of your program at Georgian.

Review the resources and videos below for information and instructions below to help you with registering for courses or registering for co-op work term. If you have questions or need help, join a registration and systems support hub session.

Are you a part-time student?

Those registering for part-time courses can register through Georgian’s Continuing Education page and/or the add/drop feature in Banner. For part-time students, payment is required at the point of registration (cost per course will vary).

Register for courses

Confirm your registration date

Understanding when your registration window opens is essential before you can select a timetable. For more information on how to find your registration date, see our registration date how-to guide.

Select a timetable

Now it’s time for you to pick your timetable. During registration, you will select a block of courses that has been pre-set for you, depending on what semester you are in. This is called block registration.

On your registration date, follow these steps to select a timetable:

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


See the below resources on MyGCLife for detailed information on registering for courses.

Register for co-op work term

Will you be on co-op next semester?

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.

Step 4: Make changes to your timetable

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.

Add or drop courses (optional)

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.


See the below resources on MyGCLife for detailed information on making changes during add/drop.

Registration and systems support

Student systems support hub

Need help with registering or using your student systems? Join us online for a student systems support hub session!

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

This inclusive and welcoming help space supports your student success as you engage and interact with your Georgian College student systems!

For self-serve support, watch Georgian’s how-to registration videos!

Refer to the student systems FAQs page for answers to common student inquiries.

During registration, 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

IMPORTANT: View the session schedule below for availability prior to joining.

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Join student systems support hub session during one of the offerings below.

WeekAvailable sessions
Fall 2023 schedule to be announced (TBA)TBA
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Registration for the summer 2023 term is now closed. Fall 2023 sessions to be announced closer to the registration period.

Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Next steps after registration

Now that you have registered, there a few next steps that you should take to ensure you are ready to start your next semester at Georgian.

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View your timetable

View your weekly timetable to see your registered courses along with the day, time and location of your classes.

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Check your account balance

Check your account balance and make sure you pay your tuition, ancillary and optional fees in full by the payment due date.

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Purchase your textbooks

Find out how to view your booklist for your upcoming courses and purchase textbooks from Georgian Stores.

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Blackboard orientation

Get to know Blackboard, Georgian’s course management system, before your classes start. Watch our Blackboard orientation video.

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Blackboard Ultra orientation

Ultra is Blackboard’s most current learning management system (LMS), providing a mobile-friendly, accessible and intuitive experience.*

*Please note, Blackboard Ultra is gradually being enabled and not yet available for all programs.

Important dates

Refer to Georgian’s list of important dates for deadlines and dates that influence your studies and course registration.

Here, you will find up-to-date information about including:

  • deposit due date
  • block course registration period
  • last day to add, drop or withdraw to receive a refund for most programs/courses
  • and more!

Have questions about registering for courses at Georgian?

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

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Phone: 705.722.1511
Fax: 705.722.5118
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Read our frequently asked questions

We’ve prepared some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you with registering for your courses at Georgian.

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