Register for courses

Get ready to register

Before you can register for classes make sure you've done everything you need to be ready and eligible for registration. 

  1. Log into the SSC and select Registration > Course Schedule. From there, click Program to see your personalized date and time. 
  2. If you're new to UBC, your acceptance deposit counts as your first registration deposit. 
  3. If you have questions about degree requirements or course planning, you can contact your academic advising office

  4. Find out how to use worklists, navigate the Course Schedule and register in classes.
  5. Create multiple worklists with and timetables to give you options in case courses are full when it's time to register. Creating a worklist doesn't register you for classes.
  6. As soon as possible on or after your registration opens you can register for courses. You can add or drop classes until the add/drop (course change) deadline. Use the Course Schedule Quick Help and Glossary for detailed instructions and registration terminology. 

Registration videos

Learn how to use the Course Schedule, to build worklists, and to register for courses.

Making changes to your registration

Adding or dropping courses

After you register you can add and drop courses until the add/drop (course change) deadline. For step-by-step instructions on adding/dropping courses read the quick help section in the course schedule.

Have loans or awards?

To maintain eligibility for awards, bursaries and student loans, you need to meet minimum course load requirements. Make sure you understand these requirements when you register and if you add or drop courses in the future. 

Troubleshooting registration issues

Having trouble registering?

If you have been admitted to UBC but are having trouble registering, make sure that you:

  • are eligible to register for the session
  • are registering on or after your registration date and time
  • have paid your registration deposit (continuing students) or acceptance deposit (newly admitted students)
  • have paid any other outstanding fees

For technical problems with the SSC, click on Technical Support on the SSC home page.

Get help

You can contact your academic advising office for questions about course planning and degree requirements

If you have questions about anything else, contact your Enrolment Services Professional (ESP). ESPs are available to help all UBC students.