Registration Regulations

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that course registrations and course changes meet degree requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students complete 30 credits at the first year level before proceeding to second and third year level courses.

No further registrations will be accepted once the limit set for the class size has been reached. If you wish to place your name on a waiting list, please see Policy on Course Waiting Lists.

The registration periods for Spring Session, Summer Session and Fall/Winter Session, six-credit and three-credit courses are printed in the Academic Year section of the Academic Calendar.

New Students

Registration information packages will be e-mailed to new students. New full-time students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) in order to register. New Student Orientation (NSO), including Academic Advising and Course Registration sessions, will be held during the summer prior to the start of the fall term. All new students, especially those with transfer credit, are encouraged to seek academic advice prior to registering for courses.

Current Students

All students who were registered at Nipissing in the Fall/Winter term will receive registration instructions through their Nipissing student-email accounts about the next year’s registration cycle. It is each student’s responsibility to ensure they complete the registration process and submit payment within the specified deadlines.

Re-admitted Students

Previous Nipissing students who have not registered in courses for more than a 12 month period are required to apply for re-admission before they will be permitted to register. Registration information will be provided once they have been re-admitted to the University.

Previous Bachelor of Science in Nursing students who apply for re-admission to the same program may be required to repeat previously passed Nipissing courses at the discretion of the Director of Nursing. In this professional program, time limits are important to ensure that students are connected with current knowledge.

Academic Changes and Withdrawals

Program Changes

Students wishing to change their degree program or their major or minor must apply to do so through the Office of the Registrar by emailing Specific admission requirements must be met.

Course Changes

It is the student’s responsibility to initiate course changes. Discontinuing attendance at classes, notifying an instructor or stopping payment on a cheque presented at registration does not constitute official withdrawal from a course.

Students wishing to withdraw from a course, add a course, or substitute one course for another, must do so using the internet through My Nipissing. Or students may do so in writing through the Office of the Registrar or in a letter clearly outlining the changes.