Students are encouraged, where possible, to preregister and pay their fees by mail (send a cheque or money order payable to the institution of intended registration, i.e., University of Waterloo, Renison College, or St. Jerome's College). For those students who do not register by mail, a registration period is held on campus immediately prior to the beginning of lectures each term.
Registration is completed when fees have been paid or arranged, the "Fee Statement" has been receipted by Financial Services, and any course changes have been approved and successfully processed.
The following policy has been approved for use at the discretion of the department/instructor in exceptional cases where there is excessive demand for a particular course: Students who are not in attendance during the first week of classes may be removed from the class list and replaced by students from a waiting list unless they have justified their absence through the following procedures.
Students who know that they cannot be present during the first week of class for a legitimate reason: family problem, personal or health matter, unavoidable work situation, must inform the professor directly or through the departmental secretary by telephone during regular business hours before the meeting of the first class.
In a few cases, legitimate emergencies may make the above impossible. The student must inform the professor as soon as possible, and before the beginning of the first class of the second week in any case, if the student wishes to retain his or her place.
Students should be prepared to present documentation of the above problems, if the professor requires it.
The University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from a course or courses for academic or other reasons.
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