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Updated Registration Dates & Times

The date for undergraduate, first-year registration has been revised and will now take place on Monday, June 15 at 8 a.m. (AST)

Frequently Asked Questions

When am I able to register for 2020/2021 classes?

Registration for the 2020/21 academic year is now open for all students. This page provides you with the resources and information that you need to register for courses, and the King’s Academic Advisors are here to support you.


Registration for returning Journalism students will open on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 a.m. Registration for returning Arts, Music and Science students will open on Thursday, March 19 at 6 a.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Check your registration status through your Dal Online to find your assigned registration timeslot.

 

How do I check my registration status?

Login to Dal Online. Click on Registration > Check Your Registration Status. You’ll arrive at the Select Term page, where most students should choose the fall term. The regular term is only for Dentistry and Medicine students. Make note of your registration time slot(s). You can register online within the date range specified.

What do I do if I encounter registration errors?

A list of common registration errors and how to respond to them can be found online. If you have additional questions, contact registrar@ukings.ca for assistance.

Are summer classes being offered?

Summer courses are underway. View available summer courses and course start dates within the Academic Timetable.

Who do I contact for registration or advising support?

General information about registration and degree resources can be found online. The 2019/2020 What’s Next: Advising Handbook can also be viewed on our advising page. For further support, contact registrar@ukings.ca.

I haven’t applied to King’s yet. Who should I contact?

If you’re interested in studying at King’s, have questions about your application, or want to discuss the status of a pending application, please contact admissions@ukings.ca.

I’m a future King’s student. Who should I contact?

If you’re interested in studying at King’s, have questions about our programs, student experience or our campus, please email yolana.wassersug@ukings.ca

How should I make payments on my account?

For students wishing to make payments, we encourage you to do so through online banking. Further details available on our payments guide. For questions, please email accounts@ukings.ca.

I have outstanding winter fees. Will I be able to register for my classes in the summer or fall/winter terms?

Yes. Registration holds on outstanding accounts related to winter term fees will be temporarily lifted to allow for registration. These outstanding fees will need to be paid by April 15. If outstanding fees are not paid by April 15, holds will be reinstated and registration in the summer and fall/winter terms may be removed. Please contact Student Accounts if you have any overdue amount that you are not able to pay before April 15.

Will there be financial assistance for King’s students who need it?

Yes. If you are experiencing unanticipated or unmanageable financial issues due to disruptions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bursary and temporary loan supports are in place to assist you. If applicable, please email julie.green@ukings.ca and catherine.read@ukings.ca outlining your situation. If you would like to talk with someone to discuss your financial situation, please indicate that in the body of the email, provide your phone number and we will get in touch with you for an appointment.

Do students who move out of residence early get a refund? How is it credited?

As a residence student, you will receive a refund of ¼ of your winter residence fees and ¼ of your winter meal plan if you leave residence by March 22. This will be applied to your student account as a credit.

If you would rather receive a refund than leave the credit on your account, follow these instructions.

When you return your room key and gown to the Alex Hall front desk, please complete a banking information form. This form will be provided to the Student Accounts Office and your refund will be directly deposited into your bank account. The timing of the deposit will depend on the time it takes to process your residence withdrawal in the student information system. Residence staff will forward Student Accounts residence withdrawals once every morning. Student Accounts will then process the residence withdrawal. If the withdrawal is processed and the banking information form is received by noon, you will receive your deposit overnight that night. If this occurs later than noon, the deposit will be delayed by one day. Please email accounts@ukings.ca directly if you would like to receive and submit the banking information form through email.

Incoming student? Start by activating your account.

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

Undergraduate

Consult the Course Registration Workbook, watch the series on how to register for courses, and plan your courses using the blank timetable provided. This section applies to:

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

*Includes Foundation Year Program

Review the Course Registration Workbook

How to Register: Watch The Video Tutorials


Graduate & Advanced

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

One-year Bachelor of Journalism

Bachelor of Journalism One-Year students must register for:

Fall Courses:

Winter Courses:

  • JOUR 5992.09: First winter workshop place holder (CRN: 23572)
  • JOUR 5991.09: Second winter workshop place holder (CRN: 23575) **
  • JOUR 0577.00: Journalism Internship (CRN: 20026)

**Note: JOUR 5992.03, JOUR 5993.09 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

Year one

Fall Courses:

Winter Courses:

  • JOUR 5992.09: First winter workshop place holder (CRN: 23572)
  • JOUR 5991.09: Second winter workshop place holder (CRN: 23575) **
  • JOUR 0577.00: Journalism Internship (CRN: 20026)

**Note:JOUR 5992.03, JOUR 5993.09 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.

Year two

In the summer semester all students will need to register for:

In the fall semester all students will need to register for:

In the winter semester all students will need to register for:

 

Master of Journalism (with Advanced Standing)

Master of Journalism (with Advanced Standing) students and students moving into the second year of the two-year stream will be required to register for courses identified below.

In the summer semester all students will need to register for:

In the fall semester all students will need to register for:

In the winter semester all students will need to register for:

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction

Your registration in all required courses will be completed by the King’s Registrar’s Office. You will be considered registered in all required courses by April 30 each academic year and will be responsible for all associated tuition and fees after this date. Check your Dal Online account, especially before deadlines, to ensure that you are correctly registered.

Please note that you are solely responsible for making any changes to your registration, including course withdrawal. Please see the Fees section of the King’s Academic Calendar for information on Course Changes, Refunds and Withdrawals. Please also see the Withdrawal from a course and Withdrawal from the program sections of this handbook.

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 program 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 2018/2019 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 Program (FYP) is listed as King’s Foundation Year Program
  • 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 2019/2020 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 Kirstin Mosher, Academic Services Officer, at kirstin.mosher@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.

Kirstin Mosher

Coordinator, Academic Services and Student Systems, Registrar's Office

kirstin.mosher@ukings.ca | 902 422 1271 ext. 108