Registration Regulations

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that course registrations and course changes meet degree requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students complete 30 credits at the first year level before proceeding to second and third year level courses.

No further registrations will be accepted once the limit set for the class size has been reached. If you wish to place your name on a waiting list, please see Policy on Course Waiting Lists.

The registration periods for Spring Session, Summer Session and Fall/Winter Session, six-credit and three-credit courses are printed in the Academic Year section of the Academic Calendar.

Students registering after the designated registration periods, but before the course registration deadlines, will be assessed a late registration fee.

An academic timetable providing the scheduled time and location of course offerings is available from the Office of the Registrar.

New Students

Registration information packages will be e-mailed to new students. New full-time students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) in order to register. New Student Orientation (NSO), including Academic Advising and Course Registration sessions, will be held during the summer prior to the start of the fall term. All new students, especially those with transfer credit, are encouraged to seek academic advice prior to registering for courses.

Current Students

All students who were registered at Nipissing in the Fall/Winter Session will receive advance registration instructions. Registration confirmation will be mailed no later than May to the permanent address for those students who registered in advance. It is the students' responsibility to ensure they complete the registration process and submit it with payment prior to the deadline specified.

Re-admitted Students

Previous Nipissing students who have not registered in courses for more than a 12 month period are required to apply for re-admission before they will be permitted to register. Registration information will be provided once they have been re-admitted to the University.

Previous Bachelor of Science in Nursing students who apply for re-admission to the same program may be required to repeat previously passed Nipissing courses at the discretion of the Director of Nursing. In this professional program, time limits are important to ensure that students are connected with current knowledge.

Academic Changes and Withdrawals

Program Changes

Students wishing to change their degree program or their major or minor must apply to do so through the Office of the Registrar. Specific admission requirements must be met.

Course Changes

It is the student’s responsibility to initiate course changes. Discontinuing attendance at classes, notifying an instructor or stopping payment on a cheque presented at registration does not constitute official withdrawal from a course.

Students wishing to withdraw from a course, add a course, or substitute one course for another, must do so using the internet through My Nipissing. Or students may do so in writing through the Office of the Registrar or in a letter clearly outlining the changes.