Enter WebAdvisor Here: http://nscad.ca/webadvisor
All current students are granted a WebAdvisor Login.
Enter WebAdvisor Here: http://nscad.ca/webadvisor
• See their current and future (registered-for) semester schedules
• Check Account statements
• See Transcript (unofficial listing of all courses and grades that appear on the Transcript)
• See GPA
• Search Timetables
• Register Online (when registration opens - see below)
** Use your NSCAD Email Login and Password to enter **
The next step of the WebAdvisor launch is the opening of online registration. Please see below for the timeline. Students will be notified of their WebReg access and Registration timeframe. Students will also be able to submit registration in person via the course selection form (see below).
Download the "Tips for Registering via WebAdvisor" help sheet here.
All students who are eligible to register will be sent an email notifying them of their registration "window" (a time/day when you can START to register for summer, fall, and winter). This email will be sent to your NSCAD Student Email Account.
NOTE: If you do NOT receive an email on March 11 with a registration window (time/day), please contact nscad.ca and we will review your access. Students who were NOT registered in Winter 2012 but who intend to return to complete their program(s) will not receive access, and so must request it.
In order to maintain a version of Registration Priority as in the past, students are given access to the registration function in WebAdvisor in priority order. Thus, Graduate and VAC/Post Baccalaureate as well as senior Undergraduate students will have first access. Several days after they are able to register (online or in person), students in the next group will be given access, and so on. By March 22, all registration groups will have been granted access. Students can ONLY begin registration when their registration "window" opens. They may then continue to add/drop, manage waitlists etc. through to the start of each semester, abiding by the add/drop dates for each semester.
The Registration Priority period remains open until March 22. On April 9, late registration fees will apply. On April 1, Non-Degree and Visiting Students will be eligible to register.
Course Selection can be made via WebAdvisor (if you have completed Foundation and have no outstanding Fees), paper (fax) or in person if you wish, but can only be accepted once the individual is authorized to register:
• In person at the Office of Student and Academic Services (you will be required to fill out a registration form)
• In person or by faxing the Course Selection Form : (Fax: 902 425 2987) ** We recommend that you make your registration request in person if you have not yet submitted one **. NOTE that faxed forms will not be processed right away. For immediate registration, please visit the office!
If submitting your Registration Form in person or via fax or to nscad.ca you must include all required information!
WebAdvisor will ALERT you if a course you wish to register for conflicts with another choice, but will allow you to "waitlist" yourself for a course even if there is a conflict (the conflict alert will appear once you are granted permission to register in that waitlisted class). Students are NOT permitted to register with conflicts, so please heed the alert, and DROP the conflicting course. Registration staff will not be checking conflicts, and so you must pay close attention to your schedule to avoid them.
Prior to classes beginning for a term, Waitlist Offers will be emailed (to NSCAD student email accounts) on WEDNESDAYS until the relevant semester begins, when waitlist offers will be sent out DAILY. We call this "Waitlist Wednesday".
If you are on a waitlist, you should check your NSCAD email each WEDNESDAY or log in to your WebAdvisor account and review the “Manage My Waitlist” link. If you have a waitlist status of “P” (Permission to register) with an expiry date which has not yet arrived, you are eligible to register for that course. Note that after the 24 hours has expired, while you may still see the “P” designation, the expiration time will indicate that the space is no longer available to you.
If you have difficulty registering, you may contact nscad.ca for assistance (you may have a restriction on your file such as unfinished Foundation Courses which require you to have your waitlist offer processed for you). Remember that your waitlist offer expires in 24 hours. Once your waitlist spot expires, you will no longer be eligible to register for that course.
OVERLOADS of 18 CREDITS:
Only students who have applied to graduate may take 18 credits in one of their final two semesters prior to graduation. This "overload" must be authorized in WebAdvisor in order for the student to be able to register for an overload. The Overload also "belongs" to a particular semester. So students who wish to take an overload should:
1. Submit an Application to Graduate
2. Contact the Registrar (nscad.ca) and specify which semester s/he wishes to overload
Please note that Prerequisites are only checked when you “Register” (not when you waitlist) for a class. So if you do not have the prerequisites for the class you are waitlisted for, you will be alerted NOT to register (should you do so, you will be removed from the class). If you have secured written authorization for the course (in place of prerequisite), and this authorization has been submitted to the Office of Student and Academic Services, you may register without the prerequisite. Written authorization may be in the form of a signed registration form or an email from the instructor / chair. This authorization must be in place before you are able to register for the class. NOTE: Students with outstanding Foundation Courses MUST FIRST register for these before being permitted to register for additional courses.
Special Permission / Signature: Students who do not have the prerequisites for a course but have signed authorization from the instructor must bring that authorization to the Student Services Office and register in person for the course.
Courses that require Consent / Signature: Some courses "require" an instructor or chair's signature, and in some cases a studio consent form. This authorization must be sought by the student and brought to the Student Services Office in order to proceed with registration for such courses. Examples include ARTS 4000 (Studio 1), some senior level AHIS classes, Internships, etc.
STUDENTS WHO REGISTER FOR CLASSES FOR WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE THE PREREQUISITES OR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THAT CLASS. Please be sure to check prerequisites carefully.
CHECK YOUR STUDENT EMAIL REGULARLY:
Information regarding registration, deadlines, transfer of program requests, academic standing, missing prerequisites, course withdrawals, etc. are sent to your NSCAD Student email address.
Please verify that NSCAD has your correct address and telephone number. Check WebAdvisor for the current address we have on file for you. If your address is incorrect, notify the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible at nscad.ca
LATE REGISTRATION FEE:
A Late Registration fee of $50 is levied upon returning students who register for the next term following each Registration Priority Period. The fee will be levied immediately following the last working day of the month in which the session starts (i.e. September 20 and January 30). The Fee will be levied on both Fall and Winter Semesters. The Late Registration Fee for fall/winter 2014-2014 will be applied to returning students who register on April 9 or after.
NSCAD ID CARDS:
All NSCAD students engaged in credit courses are required to have a valid NSCAD ID Card. The ID Card is required for evening/weekend access and for use of the NSCAD library. Student ID cards must be revalidated each semester that the student is registered at NSCAD and should be in the student’s possession at all times when s/he is on campus. Students should expect to present their ID cards to Security officers after hours and on weekends. Because the ID card is a picture ID, the student must be available during scheduled daytime hours to have her/his picture taken. There is no charge for a Student ID card. If the card is lost, there is a $10.00 charge for its replacement.
Once you have logged in, and have received your Registration "window", if you are blocked from registering and receive an alert, it could be for several reasons:
1. You still have outstanding Foundation Credits which need to be completed. In this case, please visit the Student Services Office to register in person. You will be permitted to register when your “Permission to Register” is granted, but we will check that you first have registered for any outstanding Foundation classes you need. The registration restriction will remain on your file until you have completed your foundation requirements. Registration must be done in person.
2. You have outstanding Fees. Visit the Finance Office to clear your account. They will remove the restriction from your file. If you have a student loan document which has been signed (but the funds have not yet arrived), please speak with the Finance Office to have the restriction lifted.
3. You have a status of suspended or dismissed. Please see the Registrar
4. You have some other Restriction on your record. Please see the Registrar
If you are attempting to Drop “all” courses for a semester, you will be prevented from doing so and must contact the Student Services Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete the process.
If you have other difficulties when trying to register, you may visit the Student Services office or contact email@example.com or contact the Coordinator of Student Records and Academic Advising at 902.494.8194
No student will be permitted to register who has an outstanding and overdue balance owing to the university. Transcripts and grades will not be issued to students having an overdue account balance with the university. Graduating students with an outstanding account balance will not receive their diplomas or transcripts until all fees have been paid.
NSCAD University reserves the right to add, drop, or modify a course or courses. Therefore, students are advised that the contents of this publication are subject to change without notice, other than through the normal announcement procedures of the University, which include emailing students who have gained admission to a course which has been affected. Every student accepted for registration at NSCAD shall be deemed to have agreed to any such deletion, revision or addition to this publication whether made before or after said acceptance. NSCAD does not accept the responsibility for the loss or damage suffered or incurred by any student as a result of suspension or termination of services, courses or classes caused by reason of strikes, lockouts, riots, weather damage to University property or for any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the university.
NSCAD reserves the right to limit enrolment in any program. While the university will make every reasonable effort to offer classes as required within programs, prospective students should note that admission to a degree or other program does not guarantee admission to any given class. Students should select optional classes early in order to ensure that classes are taken at the most appropriate time within their schedule. In some fields of study, admission to upper level classes may require more than minimal standing in prerequisite classes..