Course Selection & Registration

Course Selection & Registration

This section will tell you how to register and how to plan a course of action for your first year and beyond at King’s.

Consult the King’s Academic Calendar section linked below for information regarding courses and programs at King’s. Information regarding courses and programs in Arts, Science and Music available through our partnership with Dalhousie can be found in the Dalhousie Academic Calendar.

How to select your courses


Download and consult the registration manual, watch the series on how to register for courses, and plan your courses using the blank timetable provided. This section applies to:

  • Foundation Year Programme (arts)
  • Foundation Year Programme (science)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)*
  • Arts (undeclared major)
  • Science (undeclared major)
  • Transfer Students

*Includes Foundation Year Programme

How to Register

Graduate & Advanced

Please select your program and use the following instructions, and the blank timetable provided, to register for your required courses.

Students entering the first of a two-year Master of Journalism program should consult the Bachelor of Journalism section below. In the second year of the program or for one-year master students, consult the Master of Journalism in your chosen stream below.

One-year Bachelor of Journalism Students

Bachelor of Journalism One-Year students must register for:

Fall Courses:

  • JOUR 5151.03: Journalism Research (CRN: 17484)
  • JOUR 5153.03: Reporting Fundamentals (CRN: 17485)
  • JOUR 5156.03: Broadcast Writing & Reporting (CRN: 17486)
  • JOUR 5701.03: Journalism and Society (CRN: 17487)
  • JOUR 5991.09: Fall workshop place holder (CRN: 17496) **

Winter Courses:

  • JOUR 5992.09: First winter workshop place holder (CRN: 23091)
  • JOUR 5991.09: Second winter workshop place holder (CRN: 23093) **
  • JOUR 0577.00: Journalism Internship (CRN: 20014)

**This is not a typo. There is a JOUR 5991.09 in both fall and winter

Note: JOUR 5992.03, JOUR 5991.09 and JOUR 0577.00 are offered in the winter term. Ensure you have selected the winter term before registering for these courses. Specific workshops will not be selected until October. Workshop placeholders have been set to ensure your tuition is correct in the fall. You will choose your specific workshops with the assistance of the School of Journalism in the fall. They will provide the Registrar’s Office with a list and we will enrol you in your specific workshops.

Master of Journalism

All Master of Journalism students will have to register for 3 different terms: summer, fall, and winter.

Summer Courses:

  • JOUR 6001.03: Digital Journalism 1 (CRN: 30122)
  • JOUR 6002.03: Audience and Content Strategies (CRN: 30123)
  • JOUR 7003.03: Mobile Reporting (CRN: 30126)
  • JOUR 6700.03: Public Records Research (CRN: 30124)

Fall Courses:

  • JOUR 6003.03: Digital Journalism 2 (CRN: 17135)
  • JOUR 6701.06: Methods of Investigation (CRN: 17138)

Winter Courses:

  • JOUR 7002.03: Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism (CRN: 22774)

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction

All MFA students must register for two courses in the fall term and two in the winter term. You will use the Course Registration Numbers (‘CRN’) to sign up for courses. Step-by-step instructions on how to do this will follow the course list. You will also enter one REGN 9999 code per semester. REGN 9999 codes ensure you are charged the correct amount of tuition each semester.

Note: First year students should only register for first year classes.

Year One

Fall Courses:

  • REGN 9999: (CRN: 16446)
  • JOUR 6100: Writing Craft I(CRN: 17136)
  • JOUR 6101: Mentorship I(CRN: 17137)

Winter Courses:

  • REGN 9999: (CRN: 22151)
  • JOUR 6102: Publishing I  (CRN: 22770)***
  • JOUR 6103 Mentorship II (CRN: 22771)

***JOUR 6102 includes an intensive session in New York in January, 2017.

Year Two

Summer Courses:

  • REGN 9999: (CRN: 30962)†

†There are no classes in the summer term but the REGN 9999 code MUST be entered to ensure your record is carried forward to second year. There are no fees associated with this registration.

Fall Courses:

  • REGN 9999: (CRN: 16446)
  • JOUR 6200: Writing Craft II (CRN: 17479)
  • JOUR 6201: Mentorship III (CRN: 17480)

Winter Courses:

  • REGN 9999: (CRN: 22151)
  • JOUR 6202: Publishing II  (CRN: 22772)‡
  • JOUR 6203: Mentorship IV (CRN: 22773)

‡JOUR 6202 includes an intensive session in New York in January, 2017.

How to activate your accounts

Email set-up

Before you can register you need to activate your university email account. This account is on the Dalhousie server and carries the dal.ca domain name. You are responsible for activating it and checking it regularly, as it is our main form of official university communication.

Note: If you have applied to residence at King’s, you may have already set up your email account.

  1. Go to my.dal.ca.
  2. Click on New Users.
  3. Click on the first option: Activate or look up my NetID
  4. Select the second button: No I do not know my NetID
  5. Type in your Student ID (B00…)
  6. Enter your birthdate in the specified format, then click on Look up NetID.
  7. You will be prompted to set an initial password.
  8. Make a note of your NetID, your email address and your password.
  9. Click on Main. Type your NetID in Username. Enter your new password.

Congratulations! You have activated your email account.

If you want your email forwarded to another account, go to Mail Management after logging into your email account. Under Email select Email Forwarding. Type in your username and password, then select Mail Forwarding. Enter the email address to which you want the mail forwarded. Click Set Forwarding.

Note: In order to register, or if you forget your online registration PIN, you will need an active university email account.

Course Registration

When you log on to register for your classes, update your personal information or view your account, the site will be identified as Dalhousie—but you’re in the right place.

FYP, BJH and BJ students please note: although a space in your programme is reserved for you, you still have to register for your classes.

To register:

  1. Pay your $200 admission deposit.
  2. If you haven’t already set up your email go to Dal Online, which can also be accessed from the University of King’s home page. Select Login. Enter your NetID and password (the same ones used to log into your email).
  3. Return to the online registration page. Log in using your Student ID (B00…) and PIN. Select Web for Students, and then select Academic Timetable to view the classes available to you. The subjects are listed in alphabetical order. Choose the appropriate subject to view classes. Ensure that you are looking at classes for the Fall/Winter 2016/2017 year. Make a note of the Class Reference Number (CRN) for each class and tutorial you select, paying attention to which term each class is held in.
  4. In the Main Menu, choose the term that you wish to register for (start with Fall). Return to the Main Menu and select Add/Drop Classes. Enter the CRNs you have selected. Click on Submit.

Important things to note:

  • Foundation Year Programme (FYP) is listed as King’s Foundation Year Programme
  • Full-year classes are split into two terms: X for Fall Term and Y for Winter Term. If you choose a full-year class, you must register for both terms or you will get an error message.
  • Classes that do not have X or Y after their number are half-year classes.
  • If a class you want has a tutorial or lab, you must register for the lecture and tutorial/lab together or you will get an error message. Lectures are shown in beige on the timetable. Tutorials and labs are blue. If you receive a “T0 error,” you must add a tutorial. A “L0 error” means that you have to add a lecture.
  • The Dal Online system does not check for timetable conflicts. You must make sure that your classes aren’t scheduled at overlapping times.
  • Do not try to register for the 2016/2017 Regular term.  This term is not for undergraduate students.
  • If you receive an error saying ‘CRN does not exist’ you are trying to put a Winter class in the Fall term, or vice versa.
  • If you want to register for one of the First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), do so at the time as you register for courses. Like courses, each FIG has a CRN. You must make sure that your FIG isn’t scheduled at an overlapping time with your classes. If you are a FYP student interested in FIGs, we encourage you to contact Kate Bray, Academic & Enrolment Services at kate.bray@ukings.ca.

To assist you with registration, we’ve decoded the Academic Timetable, explaining the various symbols, acronyms, codes and numbers that populate it.

Have questions or need help?

Contact the Registrars Office at (902) 422-1271. You can also email one of our Academic Advisors with your questions.

Feel free to visit Dalhousie’s First Year Advising Centre’s website for more help.

Questions? Contact:

Kate Bray

(Acting) Assistant Registrar – Academic & Enrolment Services, Registrar's Office

kate.bray@ukings.ca | 902 422-1271 ext. 108