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You will find information on how to add and drop courses as well as how to select a module via the FAQ's on this page.  If you are sick and miss an assignment, or essay, please see the Academic Accommodation topic heading on the left menu for details.

  • How do I add/drop a course?

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  • Follow the link here for instructions on how to add/drop a course online.

    Note once classes begin you will need to come in to the office to add/drop a course.  

    Pay close attention to deadlines!  Students can only drop and add courses for a limited time as specified by the academic calendar.  Dropping a course after the deadline results in an ‘F’ on your transcript.  Refunds depend on the drop date.  The last day to receive a partial refund in the fall is Sept. 14th and in the winter is Feb. 15th.  

    Sept. 14 – last day to add a first term half course or full course.
    Nov. 12 – last day to drop a first term half course without academic penalty
    Nov. 30 – last day to drop a full course without academic penalty

    Please find the link for further information on deadlines here.

    If you are receiving OSAP there may be financial ramifications for dropping a course.  There also may be financial ramifications for changing from part-time to full-time status.  If adding a course will bring you to full-time status (3.5 courses) make sure you discuss the cost with your advisor. 
  • What are the add/drop deadlines?

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  • Pay close attention to academic calendar deadlines.  Dropping a course after the deadline results in an ‘F’ on your transcript.  Refunds depend on the drop date.  The last day to receive a partial refund in the fall is Sept. 14th and in the winter is Feb. 15th.  

    Sept. 14 – last day to add a first term half course or full course.
    Nov. 12 – last day to drop a first term half course without academic penalty
    Nov. 30 – last day to drop a full course without academic penalty

  • What do course suffixes mean?

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  • Common suffixes for Huron courses are:
    •    A (0.5 first term, non essay course
    •    B (0.5 second term non essay course)
    •    E (1.0 essay course)
    •    F (0.5 first term essay course)
    •    G (0.5 second term essay course

     Detailed explanations can be found  on the Academic Calendar.  

  • How do I register in a main campus course?

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  • If you have met your residency requirement (60% of your courses are at Huron) and if the course you are hoping to take is not also offered at Huron, you can register to take the course on main campus.  You will need to call the Helpline at 519-661-2100 to register in the course.  

    If you need special permission from main campus to take the course speak with the faculty academic counsellors.  Once permission is provided, email it to a Huron academic advisor so he/she can add the special permission to your record.  The Helpline can then enroll you into the course once the special permission has been documented.

  • Help! I'm not doing well in my course...

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  • Speak with your professor.  Try to figure out what you do not understand in their class and visit during their office hours (Office hours are found in the syllabus you received in the first week of class or on Owl).  Come prepared with questions.

    Alternatively, Learning Skills Services on main campus offers drop in hours, appointments and presentations on study skills and different subject matter to Huron students as well as main campus students.  Attend four presentations during the fall/winter term and receive a certificate of Academic Engagement.

    Huron has its own Writing Centre.  If you struggle with writing, visit the Writing Centre on the top floor of the library for help.

    If you are still having difficulty with the course, speak with an Academic advisor.  

  • How do I pick my Major/ Specialization?

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  • Please see below our academic calendar:

    Calendar selection 



  • What is Intent to Register?

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  • All returning students must complete their Intent to Register (ITR) by March 19, 2019.  





  • How can I tell if I got into my program?

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  • Students select their intended program/ module in February.  Once grades are in - usually in late May the university determines if students have met the admission requirements for the module they selected.  Students can see these adjudication results on Student Centre.

    Log in to Student Center, under My Academic, choose View My Grades. Select the tab marked Grade Report. Ensure you are looking at the correct term, select it and read the Remarks at the bottom of the grade report box.
  • Why didn't I get into my program?

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  • Check the admission requirements for the module you are interested in (Modules are found under the Academics section of the website or under Degree Checklists on the lefthand menu).  Did you take the required course?  Did you obtain the average required?  60% for a major; 70% -75% for some Honours specializations.  If you are still confused, contact advising.
  • What is a letter of permission?

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  • Letter of Permission is an agreement between Huron and another university. This agreement confirms that the student who has applied for the Letter of Permission is in good standing at Huron University College and that Huron agrees to have the credit taken at the host institution transferred back to the student's degree at The University of Western Ontario. 

    Students need a 65% cumulative average to take a course on a letter of permission.  Students are limited in the number of courses they are permitted to take on a letter of permission; 5.0 courses is the maximum permitted at another institution over the course of a student’s time here.

    Students must submit course descriptions/ syllabi for the courses they would like to take.  Academic Advising, the Deans’ Office and the relevant department will evaluate the course to determine if the university will accept it and if so, how it will transfer.  The student and an Academic Advisor will complete the Letter of Permission.  The student will then enrol in the course at the other institution as a visiting student.  The student pays tuition fees to the host university. Upon completion of the course the transcript must be submitted to obtain the transfer credit.  Note there is a fee assigned for a Letter of Permission.



  • Can I take a summer course?

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  • Yes.  Students pay on a course by course basis.  2.5 is the maximum number of courses permitted.  Residency requirement does not apply. 

  • How many courses can I take online?

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  • Students can take a maximum 2.0 courses in the Fall/Winter year by distance studies. Students can take 2.5 in the spring/summer.  Note Huron does not recommend students take more than 1.0 distance studies courses in the summer.
  • On the timetable it says the course is restricted/ priority. What does that mean?

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  • Please see example below: 

    The notes section of the Western timetable will inform you who is eligible to enrol in courses.  If the notes read, "Priority to 3rd year BMOS students.  Open July 24th to Yrs BMOS."  This means until July 24th only BMOS students in third year can enrol in the course.  Priorities lift July 24th.

    If the notes say a course is restricted, e.g. "Restricted to affiliate colleges".  This means only students from an affiliate can enrol in the course until the restrictions are removed.  

    Remember space may not be available in these courses when the priority or restrictions are lifted so have a back up plan.
  • I'm a transfer student. Why can't I enrol in this course?

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  • Peoplesoft, the course registration software we use cannot read transfer credits.  Therefore if the prerequisite for a course is a transfer credit Student Centre will not permit you to enrol yourself.  You will need to contact academic advising to help facilitate your course registration.