Step 1: Assess the Program Requirements The first thing you should do when you are thinking about which courses to take is to check your program requirements. The requirements for each of our three degree programs are outlined under the "Degree Options" tab of PSYC-Site. You should also seek academic advising once each year to review your transcript and requirements. If you don’t have time to do that, then before registering for classes you can look up the requirements for all of our programs in the Brock Undergraduate Calendar. You will also find blank program plans here: www.brockpsycsite.com/blank-program-plans.html
Step 2: Choosing Your Courses After confirming the requirements for your program, you will want to start the process of choosing your courses. There are a few factors to consider at this stage:
Look ahead to upper year courses that look interesting to you to find out if they have specific pre-requisites. If so, make sure you register in those pre-requisite courses.
Read all of the information available to you and choose courses that you find most interesting. There are several ways of accessing information about courses. The Psychology department publishes a document with expanded course descriptions of our courses every year (www.brockpsycsite.com/expanded-course-descriptions.html). This allows professors to include more details about the course content, structure, and assessment than is allowed in the Undergraduate Calendar. You can also view course descriptions in the Undergraduate Calendar and on the timetable that is accessible on the Brock Registrar's website (see step 3, below).
Important! Check the pre-requisites and restrictions for courses that you are interested in taking to make sure you are eligible to register for them (see information about automatic de-registration here).
Think ahead about any post-graduate work that you want to do and make sure that you are taking courses that meet those requirements. For example, if you are planning to go to teachers college, you will want to make sure you register for the required elective courses.
Step 3: Checking Current Course Offerings All of the courses that exist are listed in Undergraduate Calendar but we never offer all of these courses in a given year. You should always refer to the current course timetable to confirm that a course is being offered in the current year. The timetable is actually a very handy website – you will find a list of all of the courses offered (organized by department) along with when it is, where it is, and who is teaching it. Using this website you can even begin to craft a conflict-free schedule before you start to register! Furthermore, clicking on the course code will take you to the course description. The timetable is posted on the Registrar’s Website at brocku.ca/registrar/guides-and-timetable TIP: Login and Password Information You need to be able to sign onto Student Self Serve to access the registration system. You should receive information about your user name and password with your admission package, but if you are having any difficulty call the Information Technology Service Help Desk at (905) 688-5550 ext 4357.
Step 4: Accessing the Online Registration System Brock uses an online registration system. You can access the system by signing into Applicant & Student Self Serve (from www.brocku.ca, follow Quick Links to the portal at my.brocku.ca)
Once you’re in Student Self Serve you will see several links along the left hand side of the page. Registration tutorials are listed under the heading “I Need Help (How do I…)”. The tutorials explain exactly how to use the registration system in detail with examples.
After reviewing the tutorial click on ‘Register’ to start the process.
TIP: No Link to 'Register'? If you don't see a link to 'Register' on your student self serve page chances are you haven't updated your address yet - students must do this each once during each academic session.
If you are having technical problems with the registration system, email the registration help line firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 3099.