Step 1 Organize your registration material.
Step 2 Choose your courses.
Step 3 Build your schedule.
Step 4 Access the registration system.
Step 5 Pay fees.
Step 6 Validate your ID card.
Step 7 Confirm your registration after classes begin, and particularly if you have made any changes through the add/drop process.
Access to the student self-service page is done through a web browser. If you have any difficulties access the site, please call the Information Technology Services Helpdesk Ext 4440.
If you do not have access to a computer at home you might try one of the following options:
It is to your advantage to register as soon as possible after your appointment time.
You need the following to register:
Calendar - for academic regulations, course descriptions and prerequisites. It is available on the web from the registration screen.
Timetable - for class times and locations, for course enrolment conditions or restrictions besides the prerequisites in the Calendar, for Web instructions and worksheets, for fee payment instructions. First year undergraduate students received a First Year timetable in the mail. A full timetable listing all undergradaute and graduate courses can be found at /sis. For Law students, please refer to the Course Offerings located under Online Registration Instruction at /law.
Web Registration Appointment Time - to find out when you may begin to register. This is available on the student self service page on the web.
DARS - to determine what courses are required to complete your program requirements for graduation. This is available on the student self service page.
The LAW DARS is under construction.
Pencil and Paper - to make notes before and during your registration session.
Check your DARS to determine which courses are required in your program and the Calendar and Course Offerings to ensure that you qualify for each course you choose. For Law students please refer to the instructions provided on the Faculty of Law website.
Prerequisites - You must meet all prerequisites. You will be blocked from registering in a course for which you lack the exact prerequisites. Otherwise, you may enrol only with the instructor's permission by using the add/drop form.
Course Restrictions - Check the Course Offerings for any messages under the course number. You must meet the stated enrolment conditions. You will be blocked from registering in a course for which you lack the conditions. Otherwise, you may enrol only with the instructor’s permission by using an add/drop form.
Course Load - Students cannot register in a course overload through the web registration system. Overload courses require the approval of your Dean and must be added after classes begin through the add/drop procedure. Attempting to register in a course overload will delay the completion of your registration.
First year students excluding LAW may use the Timetable Worksheet provided in The First Year Timetable to build a conflict-free schedule. NOTE BOTH CLASS AND FINAL EXAM SCHEDULES.
Hint: Note which courses have the least choice of sections and build these into your schedule first. Plan alternate sections/courses in case your first choices are not available.
Arrange your course selections and alternates on your worksheet. When you're satisfied that your schedule is complete and CONFLICT FREE, go to Step 4.
First Year students may enter the system anytime AFTER May 1st or as soon as the University has received your acceptance of our offer of admission. This information is forwarded from the Ontario Universities Application Centre approximately one week after you send your response form to them. The operating hours of the system are, Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 Midnight and Sunday Noon - Midnight.
Returning students and Law students must check for their appoinment time on the student self service page.
For undergraduate students excluding Law and Education, web registration ends at midnight on September 18th . For Graduate, Education and Law students, web registration ends at midnight on September 2nd.
a] Go to the University of Windsor Homepage at www.uwindsor.ca. From there click on "Current Students" and then from the "Key Sites" area of the page now displayed, click on "Student Self Service" and you will be at the "Intro Page" for the SIS.
b] Always read the information given on this page. It contains information on registration, course offerings, exam slots, fees, grades processing, etc. During the year it could also contain important messages for you to view. Now, just click on the rectangular button labelled "Click here to enter Student Information System". The page which is now displayed is where you enter your student number and personal access code.
c] Enter your Student Number and your Personal Access Code. Click on the ENTER button.
d] You are now in the student self service page of the Student Information System. To ensure that the new system has your correct address, please click on the Update Your Address link to verify and/or update your street addresses as well as your current email address. It is important to update your local address as soon as you can. You may add or up-date your Permanent Address , your Mailing address (if different from the permanent), or your Residence Address (if you are living in an on-campus residence). If you are planning a move in the future, you may make the effective date for any of these addresses in the future. IMPORTANT NEWS: You should also update your current email address where you want all important information to be sent to you during the academic year. Grades will be sent to you via email.
e] Once you have updated your address return to the registration screen by clicking Register in the left hand frame.
f] Select the term in which you wish to register from the drop-down TERM box and click on Begin to Register.
g] You will be asked to verify that we have you listed in the proper program. If the program is correct, please click on the ‘Confirm Program’ button. Then click on the Continue button. If the program is incorrect, please see an Office of the Registrar representative.
h] On the first line of this next page, a list of courses in which you have already registered will be displayed. This will be empty until you have registered.
i] On the first line of the Registration Request Section select the add button on the drop-down box in the add/drop column. Tab to the course column and enter the 7 digit course number (e.g. 0246115). Tab to the section column and enter the section number (e.g. 01). In the option column, choose Normal or, if you are repeating the course or wish to audit (no credit) it only, select either audit or repeat from the drop-down box.
j] Continue adding additional courses on the additional lines of this section.
k] Once you have added all your courses YOU MUST CLICK THE PROCESS YOUR REQUEST BUTTON. The system will take a few seconds to process your requests. The screen will be refreshed and your list of registered courses will now appear in the currently registered section.
l] The results of your request can be viewed in the Registration Request Section. If you were successful in registering in a course, the message ‘course added’ will be displayed with a ‘thumbs-up’ picture. If you were unsuccessful in getting registered in the course, you will see a 'thumbs-down’ picture with the reason why you could not get the course. These reasons include:
< Course not offered in this term - You have attempted to register in a course which is not offered in this term. Note, you may have entered the wrong course number or an invalid section. Check the timetable.
< Missing Prerequisite Course - You have attempted to register in a course for which you are lacking the prerequisites as outlined in the university calendar. You must receive the professor’s signature on an add/drop form to register in this course.
< Already registered in course - You are already registered in this course, please check that you have entered the correct course number.
< Course is full - There are no more available seats in the course, check the Course Details link for any sections that are still open.
< Course has been cancelled - The course or this section is no longer offered, check the Course Details link for any sections that are still open.
< Instructor approval required - You must get signed into this course using an add/drop form..
< Must register in lecture before registering in a lab - You cannot register in a lab without first registering in a lecture for that course.
< Course overload - You attempted to registered in more courses than allowed for your program. Make sure that you drop extra courses before attempting to add.
< Enrolment Restrictions not met - You do not satisfy the registration restriction or seating limitation rules defined for the course. Check the timetable and/or calendar for information. You may only be able to register for this course through the add/drop procedure.
< Course full due to seating limitations - All of the seats in the course reserved for the student in your program have been used up. Check the Course Details link for any sections that are still open.
< Exam conflict with xxx - You are already registered in another course that has the same exam slot. Please choose a different course or section.
< Timetable conflict with xxx - You are already registered in another course that is taught at the same time. Check the Course Details link for any sections that are still open.
< Course record is busy - Someone else is requesting the course at that very same time. Please try again.
m] Once you are done registering, select the View your schedule link and record or print your schedule for future reference.
ID cards may be validated at the Cashier's Office or the CAW University Centre.
The University no longer mails out confirmations of registration.
You can use the Student Self-Service web site (uwindsor.ca/registrar/sis) to confirm your current registration status at any time.
A: It may be that all connections to the university server are busy. Please keep trying to get a connection. Make sure that you are using your correct student identification number and your proper access code. If you attempt to sign on too many times, you will be barred from further attempts. If this happens to you, please call the Office of the Registrar for assistance (253-3000 Ext 5332).
A: If you are not registered in the current term, you will not have an appointment time assigned to you to register in the next term. Call the Office of the Registrar to have an appointment time activated for you.
A: If you have already pressed the ENTER button, you must wait until the error message Invalid access code is shown. You will be asked to enter the correct information again. You will only be given three chances to enter this information correctly and then you will be blocked from registration. So please be careful!
A: After you have finished entering your courses, a full list of your registered courses will be displayed. If you wish to view your schedule, click on the View your schedule link in the left-hand frame. Select the appropriate term and click on the VIEW DETAILS button.
A: You should choose another course or section to complete your timetable. Click on the Course Details link in the left-hand frame to determine which sections are still open. You may access the system periodically to determine if additional sections have been opened or you may wait until classes have begun and try to receive approval to register during the add/drop period.
A: Once you have clicked on the PROCESS YOUR REQUEST button, all courses that are confirmed to be added are saved on your record. Any information you may have entered before clicking on the PROCESS YOUR REQUEST button will not be saved. When you access the system later to continue registration, make note of the courses listed to make sure that none are missing.
A:You may have accidentally entered the wrong course number or incorrectly copied down the number from the Course Offerings. DROP the erroneous course by changing the ADD to DROP beside the erroneous course.
A: You don't have to select all your courses at once. Access the system and select the courses you know you want to take. Access the system another day when you have the rest of your schedule worked out.
A: YES. You may access the system to ADD courses until the end of the second week of classes. You may continue to DROP courses over the web until the end of the ninth week of classes.
If you have a full program, you must always drop a course before you can add another course since the system will not allow you to register in an overload situation. This applies to dropping and adding different sections of the same course.