Registration Date Your registration date is based on the number of credits you have accumulated as of June 30. brocku.ca/guides-and-timetables/dates/ When your date arrives, do not delay registering; courses will fill up quickly this year.
Full Courses with Seminars on Reserve We will open more space in courses as they fill up, until we reach our target enrolment. If you see an interesting course that is currently full, check to see if there are any seminars on reserve (there will be an ‘a’ in the notes section beside the seminar). If there is a seminar on reserve we may be planning to open it, keep checking the registration system to see if the seminar has opened.
*Continuing in 2023-24* ONLINE COURSES: SYNC/ASYNC Explained
NEW THIS YEAR - Online Courses with In-Person Exams The registrar’s office has added two new types of online courses: Asynchronous Online with On-Campus Exam (ASO) and Synchronous Online with On Campus Exam (SYO). These courses are fully online, except that they have scheduled on campus exams (possibly midterm and final for each course). If you register for one of these courses be aware that you are required to write your exams in person, on campus. How do I know if a course is online? Click on the arrow to the left of the course component to reveal details about those components. If beside ‘Location’ it says ASYNC or SYNC the course is online. If there is a room number listed beside Location the course is in-person.
What Does ASYNC mean? ASYNC stands for Asynchronous and means that you do not have to be available at a specific time to access the material. Unfortunately, many components are listed as ASYNC and still have times associated with them, this is a system error. If the component is listed as ASYNC you do NOT need to be available at that time (if there is a time listed). What does SYNC mean? SYNC stands for Synchronous and means that you will have to be online at the times specified. **Note that different components of the same course (Lecture and seminar, lab or tutorials) may be either ASYNC or SYNC, you need to check both components.**
Here is an example: PSYC 2P20 (D2) is online (PSYC 2P20 in D3 is face-to-face) and has an ASYNC lecture and SYNC labs.
**REMINDER** No Waiting Lists for Full Courses The department has decided not to use waiting lists again this year. This impacts how you manage the registration process, so please read carefully. Without waiting lists spaces in full courses will become available for registration immediately when another student drops the course. Given there is a fair amount of movement in courses during registration, students who check the registration system regularly will have the best chances of getting into preferred courses.
How to Manage Registration Without Waiting Lists: -Maximize your chances of getting into preferred courses by registering on time. Be sure that you are eligible for the courses that you register for, if you register for a course you are not eligible to take you will be de-registered at midnight. If you are de-registered you will need to replace the course you were de-registered from the following day and your options might be limited. -If you miss out on a preferred choice register for an alternative course (or courses) so that you have enough credits to progress through your degree. -Keep checking the registration system to see if space opens up in the preferred course. There is a lot of movement in courses and without waiting lists, when a student drops a course it will open up a spot for another student to add that course immediately. Students who are most active on the registration system have the highest likelihood of getting into their preferred courses.
Missing courses that You Need to Progress or Graduate? If you have diligently tried to register for courses that meet your degree requirements (not just preferred courses) but were not able to register in enough courses to progress or graduate, we can help. The department is saving a few spaces in a few courses for students in emergency situations. Kirsti will issue overrides to students in need if you email her on July 14. We cannot save these spaces indefinitely so it is absolutely imperative that you email Kirsti on July 14 if you need help (email@example.com). When you email Kirsti send her a complete list of all of courses that are offered this year that meet the following criteria:
that you are eligible to take
that fit your schedule
that will fulfill your program requirements or allow you to progress
Include a note about exactly how many credits you are missing and at what level (e.g., "I am missing .5 PSYC 290-399"). You must use your Brock email account and include your full name and email address in the email.
**Note, this process is not a way to manage preferences, Kirsti will not offer overrides into specific courses based on preference, only based on need. You must register yourself for all available courses that have space and that you are eligible to take before asking Kirsti for overrides. **
Requests for Overrides Students who do not meet the requirements for a course must have permission from instructors to register in the course, requirements include a pre-requisite courses and credit restrictions. Individual Professors/Instructors make decisions about overrides, please contact them directly for permission to register in a course that you are not eligible for but wish to register in.
The best way to request an override is to email the instructor directly and copy Kirsti (firstname.lastname@example.org) on the email (instructor's names are on the timetable and their email addresses on our website). That way the instructor can 'reply-all' and Kirsti will know that you have permission.
If the instructor is listed as TBA (To Be Announced) it means that we have not yet hired the instructor for that course. In that case you will have to wait until there is an instructor listed on the timetable (their email address will be added to the Psychology website as quickly as possible after they have been hired) to request an override.
Please note that if you are missing a pre-requisite the system will allow you to register for the course but you will be automatically de-registered unless you have permission and an override on the system. See below for more information about automatic deregistration.
Overrides are not a mechanism for students who meet the requirements to get into full courses, once a course is full it is full, Kirsti cannot register a course past the course maximum. If you meet the requirements for a full course your only option is to register in an alternative course and monitor your preferred course to see if space becomes available.
Automatic Deregistration You will be automatically de-registered from courses if you are missing a pre-requisite (and there is no override on the system). Automatic de-registration will begin immediately after the registration system opens for all courses – D1 (Full year), D2 (Term 1) and D3 (courses).
Average Requirements All students must maintain at least a 60% average in PSYC courses to remain in Psychology. BA with Major and Pass programs: 60% PSYC average throughout Honours Comprehensive Stream: 70% PSYC average by 4th year Honours Research: 77% PSYC average by 3rd year, 80% PSYC average by 4th year, and permission to write a thesis
Conflicts If you have a conflict between seminars or a seminar and a lecture you will have to try to switch seminars using the online registration system (use the ‘Change Secondary’ function in the registration system). If you cannot switch seminars using the registration system right away, keep checking to see if a spot opens up for you. If not, talk to your Professor when classes begin to see if there is a process in place to manually change seminars. Kirsti cannot override you into a specific seminar to resolve a conflict. If you have two lectures conflicting, you will either have to switch into a different lecture section (if there is more than one) or drop one of the courses. You cannot register in conflicting classes.