2 | Choose Your Courses

The process of signing up for university courses is called registration. Before you register for classes, you should review the below information and become familiar with some helpful resources.

Direct Entry Students
Admission from high school or less than 24 credit hours of study:
The First Year Planning Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the entire registration process, from identifying what courses to take in first year for specific programs, to how to look up information about these courses and build a timetable. Students can also watch the First Year Planning videos for information about how to select and schedule their first year university courses. New students are strongly encouraged to review the First Year Planning Guide in its entirety prior to registration.

Advanced Entry Students
Transfer students or more than 24 credit hours of study:

The Registrar’s Office provides a step-by-step overview of how to register for university classes on their website. Be sure to review this information to prepare for registration.


Aurora – Using the U of M’s Online Registration System
Aurora is the University of Manitoba’s online registration and student information system. All students use Aurora to register for classes, view class schedules, access booklists, obtain tuition fee statements, and more. You will also use Aurora to determine your registration time. All incoming students should watch the How to Register Using Aurora videos for more information about using Aurora to look up course information and register for classes. For advanced information on using Aurora and its many features, please see the Online Registration Tutorials available through the Registrar’s Office website.


Academic Advisors – Help and Advice
Academic advisors are faculty representatives who can assist you with course selection and developing a successful academic plan. Advisors can also help you to understand the university’s rules and regulations. If you are experiencing problems throughout the registration process or if you require help or assistance, you should reach out to an advisor in the program to which you have been admitted. For a list of advisors by program and contact information, see our Academic Advisors website.


Prep Skills Courses
In order to register for certain university courses, students may be required to demonstrate that they have completed certain high school course pre-requisites. If you lack a high school course pre-requisite in math, chemistry or physics, you may be able to satisfy this pre-requisite by taking a Prep Skills class at the University of Manitoba. Prep Skills includes three courses: Math Skills, Chemistry Skills, and Physics Skills. Each one is designed to help refresh and update a student’s knowledge of the subject matter, in anticipation of their university studies. For more information, visit the Prep Skills website.

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