You may be looking ahead to many years of education, but you only need to register one semester at a time.
Make a list of the required and elective courses for your program.
- Not sure what courses to take?
- Timetable the courses that have the fewest sections offered first.
- Make a note of the campus location and make sure if you have to travel between campuses you leave yourself enough time
- Be sure course times do not overlap.
- Take time to think about your schedule. Don't sign up for too many courses, especially if you're working.
- Make sure your selected courses will meet requirements for graduation. Contact Academic Advising for help with course planning.
- For loan and grant funds, students are required to be enrolled in a full course load. If you are receiving financial assistance, please speak to a Financial Aid advisor before making registration changes.
- If you have a choice of classes, choose electives carefully: How much work will they be? Do they work for your program? Do they interest you—you'll be more successful in classes you enjoy!
- Getting good grades is important especially if you're planning to transfer to another institution or trying to get into another Camosun program. Commit to attending class and using the supports available:
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
Make sure you have met the prerequisites and co-requisites for each course and the Registration office has proof on file for each course prior to registration.
- Courses you need to take before registration into your desired course. Course prerequisites require a minimum grade of "C" unless otherwise noted. If you don't have the prerequisites for a course, you will be automatically withdrawn from that course.
- Courses you need to take at the same time as your desired course. On Camlink, you must register for co-requisites before signing up for other courses. If you withdraw from a co-requisite, you must also withdraw from the related course.
If you don't have a prerequisite for a course but you believe you have the equivalent level, you can contact the Department Chair to request a prerequisite waiver. If approved, the Chair or designate will provide you with a signed Permission to Register form to present to the Registration department.
Course prerequisite waivers are course and term-specific. They do not provide entry to other courses with the same prerequisite or to the same course in a different term.
Prior Learning Assessment
You may be able to earn credit for what you already know! At Camosun, we recognize that learning which some students acquire from their life and work experiences may be equivalent to college-level learning. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a process whereby students may receive credit(s) for learning acquired in formal and in informal situations.
If you would like to take two courses* that have times that overlap, you need to get permission from both instructors:
- Download an Authorization to Course Conflict or pick up the form at the Registration Department.
- Both instructors of the conflicting courses must sign the form to authorize you to register for the two courses.
- Submit the form to the Registration Department at either campus. You will be enrolled in the courses only if space is available.
*Lectures and their scheduled labs are considered to be a single course. So if you're thinking about changing your lab time, you need to have an Authorization to Course Conflict signed by the instructors.
Camlink Timetable Definitions
|Course||A particular subject (e.g. ENGL 151)|
|Section||A 3-5 digit number listed after the course number (e.g. ENGL 151 001). Some section numbers have special identifiers:||X||The section is restricted to students in specific programs (e.g. ENGL 151 X01);|
|00||If "00" are the first two digits (e.g. ENGL 151 001), this indicates either: an open section, or, a reserved (RSVD) section which will become open to anyone who has the prerequisites on the date indicated on the comment line;|
|IE||"IE" at the end of the section number indicates that the section is reserved for International Education students (e.g. ENGL 151 001 IE);|
|B||The section is delivered through a combination of blended, in-class and online instruction (e.g. ENGL 151 B01);|
|D||The section is delivered entirely online via distance education (e.g. ENGL 151 D01);|
|S||A self-paced course (e.g. ENGL 032 S01);|
|BS||A section that is blended self-pace, delivered through a combination of self-paced in-class and online instruction (e.g. ENGL 151 BS01)|
|Location||Courses are scheduled at both campuses, as well as off-campus. Be sure to note the location of your courses:||IN||Interurban Campus|
|OCBBC||Off Campus - Beecher Bay Centre|
|OCBWS||Off Campus - Bridges for Women|
|OCDBC||Off Campus - Distance Education BCcampus|
|OCDE||Off Campus - Distance Education|
|OCESQ||Off Campus - Esquimalt Band|
|OCFRC||Off Campus - Victoria Native Friendship Centre|
|OCLM||Off Campus - Lower Mainland|
|OCOK||Off Campus - Okanagan|
|OCOP||Off Campus - Our Place|
|OCPLV||Off Campus - Project Literacy Victoria|
|OCPRS||Off Campus - Peers|
|OCSAE||Off Campus - Saanich Adult Education Center|
|OCSLC||Off Campus - Songhees Employment Learning Centre|
|OCTFN||Off Campus - Tsawout First Nation|
|OCTNS||Off Campus - Tseycum First Nation|
|OCVCM||Off Campus - Victoria Conservatory of Music|
|OCVGH||Off Campus - Victoria General Hospital|
|OCWSH||Off Campus - WestShore|
|Term||The term the course is offered: 2015F is the Fall Semester, and 2015Q1 is Quarter 1.|
|Bldg/Room||See campus maps for a complete list of codes to campus buildings|
|Days||Scheduled class days. The day codes are:||M||Monday|
|Available/Capacity/Waitlist||The total number of seats available, total capacity of a class and number of students on the waitlist.|
|Comment Line|| |
The line(s) of notes following the Section Name and Title of a course section that indicate reserves, restrictions, or special circumstances pertaining to that course section. (e.g. RESTRICTED to BSN1 means that only first year Nursing students can register in this section).