Register for Credit Courses - Course Selection

You may be looking ahead to many years of education, but you only need to register one semester at a time.

Steps to registration

You'll use the myCamosun student portal to register for classes.

Choosing courses

Make a list of the required and elective courses for your program.

Not sure what courses to take?

Organize your list

  • Timetable the courses that have the fewest sections offered first.
  • Make a note of the campus location and make sure if you have to travel between campuses you leave yourself enough time
  • Be sure course times do not overlap.
  • Take time to think about your schedule. Don't sign up for too many courses, especially if you're working.

Meet requirements

  • Make sure your selected courses will meet the requirements for graduation. Contact Academic Advising for help with course planning.
  • For loan and grant funds, students are required to be enrolled in a full course load. If you are receiving financial assistance, please speak to a Financial Aid Advisor before making registration changes.

Choose electives

  • If you have a choice of classes, choose electives carefully: How much work will they be? Do they work for your program? Do they interest you—you'll be more successful in classes you enjoy!
  • Getting good grades is important especially if you're planning to transfer to another institution or trying to get into another Camosun program. Commit to attending class and using the supports available:

Prerequisites and corequisites

Make sure you have met the prerequisites and corequisites for each course and the Registration office has proof on file for each course prior to registration.


Courses you need to take before registration into your desired course. Course prerequisites require a minimum grade of "C" unless otherwise noted. If you don't have the prerequisites for a course, you will be automatically withdrawn from that course.


Courses you need to take at the same time as your desired course. On myCamosun, you must register for corequisites before signing up for other courses. If you withdraw from a co-requisite, you must also withdraw from the related course.

Prerequisite waivers

If you don't have a prerequisite for a course but you believe you have the equivalent level, you can contact the Department Chair to request a prerequisite waiver. If approved, the Chair, or designate, will provide permission directly through myCamosun. Once permission is granted, you will be able to register using myCamosun.

Course prerequisite waivers are course and term-specific. They do not provide entry to other courses with the same prerequisite or to the same course in a different term.

Prior learning assessment

You may be able to earn credit for what you already know!

At Camosun, we recognize that learning which some students acquire from their life and work experiences may be equivalent to college-level learning. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a process whereby students may receive credit(s) for learning acquired in formal and in informal situations.

myCamosun timetable definitions

Additional Information
Information about reserves, restrictions or further information specific to the section 

Bookstore Information

Subject and number (e.g. ENGL 151)     

Course Description 
Course content 

Course value (e.g. 3 credits) 

College grading system 

Instructor(s) teaching the section 

Where the section is offered 
See campus maps  for a complete list of codes for campus buildings


  • On-campus 
    • scheduled dates/times/bldgs/rooms 
  • Online  
    • Asynchronous 
      • online scheduled dates/no scheduled meeting times 
    • Synchronous 
      • online scheduled dates and meeting times 
      • if applicable, room provided for virtual remote learning. 
        • Instructors may plan a combination of synchronous and asynchronous lessons.
        • Details are provided in the first week of the term.
  • Blended 
    • online and on-campus 
      • Instructors may plan a combination of synchronous and asynchronous lessons.
      • Details are provided in the first week of the term.
  • Off-Campus 
    • if applicable, scheduled dates/times/bldgs/rooms 

Meeting Information 
Dates, times, location

Requirement(s) for the course 

Seats (see also Seats Available or Waitlisted) 
The number of seats available

Seats Available (see also Seats or Waitlisted) 
The total capacity of the section with the number of seats available (e.g. 11 of 24 Total) 

3-5 digit number listed after the course (e.g. ENGL 151 001).  

  • X restricted for specific program(s) (e.g. ENGL 151 X01) 
  • 0 open  (e.g. ENGL 151 001) 
    • no reserves   OR 
    • a reserved section that will open for registration. See Additional Information for when Open Registration begins. 
  • IE reserved for International Education students (e.g. ENGL 151 001IE)
  • B blended is a combination of in-class and online instruction
    (e.g. ENGL 151 B01   ENGL 151 BX01))
  • D online (e.g. ENGL 151 D01) 
  • DS online self-paced (e.g. ENGL 151 DS01) 
  • DSLF online self-paced learner focused is for a specific field (e.g. ENGL 070 DSLF1)
  • DH online high school  (e.g. ENGL 151 DH01) 
  • S self-paced (e.g. ENGL 032 S01) 
  • BS blended/self-paced is a combination of online and self-paced, in-class instruction (e.g. ENGL 151 BS01)
  • SLF self-paced learner focused is for a specific field (e.g. ENGL 070 SLF01)
  • high school (e.g. ENGL 151 H01) 
  • R contract  (e.g. ENGL 151 R01) 
  • RH contract high school  (e.g. ENGL 151 RH01) 

Term the section is offered.
(e.g. 2021F = Fall | 2021W = Winter | 2021S = Summer)

Waitlisted (see also Seats or Seats Available) 
The number of students on the waitlist. 
If the number of seats available is 0, a waitlist has not started yet. 

Contact information

Registration Department

Need help?

Phone: 250-370-3550 

September is a time of high volume.  We recommend phoning rather than email for the fastest possible response.