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Reserved Seats

You may notice when searching for courses during web registration that certain sections have an extra note added below the course timetable, for example:

20(R) BBA=20
(10 of 20 reserved seats available)

Assuming the total class size is 34, this note means that 20 of the 34 seats in this section have been reserved for students who have been accepted into a specific program; in this case it is for students who are in the Bachelor of Business Administration. If you have been accepted into this program, these 20 seats have been reserved to ensure that you and your fellow business students have priority seating in this particular course and section. The remaining 14 seats are available to any student who meets the course prerequisites. The numbers in brackets indicate that at this point 10 of the reserved seats have been taken, and 10 are still available for BBA students.

If all the seats in a section have reserves on them and you have not been accepted into this program, then you will not be able to register for this class.

Once the majority of students have registered, most unused reserved seats are removed, opening up those held seats for other students. This usually is done in June for the Fall semester, and in early November for the Spring semester.

How do I know what program I am in?

If you are not sure what program you have been accepted into, you can check your online student record under Web Registration or Course Enrolment History. To find out what the right code is for your program (for instance BBA for Bachelor of Business Administration), see the Program Availability List.

Note that many seats in classes are not reserved for any particular goal or program. If the course does not have any reserved seats, then any student who has met the course prerequisite may register or put themselves on the waitlist for that class.

Seats can also be reserved for students who have declared their educational goals (commonly majors and minors). Students in degree programs usually declare their goals upon completion of 24 credits. These goals can be seen in your student record by clicking on the Educational Goals link, where you may see something like this:

DECLARED EDUCATIONAL GOALS*

BACHELOR OF ARTS - BIOLOGY MINOR

BACHELOR OF ARTS - VISUAL ARTS MINOR

If you would like to declare or change a major, minor or concentration, please consult with a Degree Advisor.

For general questions about goals, programs or planning your education, please consult the Advising Centre for assistance.