First Year and Preliminary Year Students

Step 1: Summer Orientation

Attend one of our Summer Orientation Days or arrange an individual appointment.
To arrange an appointment contact:
The Hive at Brescia (519) 858-5151 or
Students may register for Summer Orientation on-line

Step 2: Pick Your Courses

All full-time students may enroll in 5.0 credits.
All part-time students may enroll in a maximum of 3.0 credits.

Most courses have a credit weight of 1.0 except:
F/G = 0.5 Essay course (F= Fall and G= Winter)
A/B = 0.5 course (A= Fall and B= Winter)
E = 1.0 Essay course

As a first year student, you will select courses from the 0100–1999 range. The only exception is if you have special permission to enroll in a upper year course or you are enrolling in Spanish 2200.  Please review the list of 1st Year Courses.

Preliminary Year Students must select five courses (or equivalent) from the list of Preliminary Year courses.

Step 3: Plan Your Timetable

(a) Using the Timetable Planner or the new “Draft My Schedule” timetabling tool found in your Student Centre, work out a conflict-free timetable. Remember, all full-time students may take a maximum of 5.0 courses. In building your timetable, you may not have an “un-balanced” load. This means that you are restricted to five courses in each term (Fall and Winter).

(b) Ensure that you have selected a minimum of 3.0 Brescia courses. If your selected courses are offered at Brescia, you are expected to take the course at Brescia. If you are unable to enroll in a Brescia section of a course, you may obtain permission to take the course at King’s, Huron or Western.

Courses that are not offered at Brescia, may be taken at King’s, Huron or Western and do not require permission.

Preliminary Year Students: All courses selected by Preliminary Year students will be taken at Brescia University College. Students must select five courses (or equivalent) from the list of Preliminary Year courses. A number of courses are noted that registration would need to completed through an Academic Advisor at Brescia.

(c) Transfer your conflict-free timetable to the Course Selection Worksheet Refer to the sample Timetable Planner and Course Selection Worksheet SAMPLE. During your Summer Orientation program or your individual academic advising appointment, we will assist you with course selection, building your timetable and course registration.

When filling out the Course Selection Worksheet, be sure to include the following information in the appropriate column:
(i) Subject and Course Number
Example: English 1020E
(ii) You must select the LECTURE component of each course. Some courses may also have a Tutorial or Laboratory. Sample Timetable Planner.

English 1020E 530 (Lecture) = 12192 and 531 (Tutorial) = 12194
or for a course without another component:
Family Studies 1020 531 = 12336 (only)

Step 4: Course Registration

All NEW students are strongly encouraged to attend a Summer Orientation Day (SOD). Click here to register!

Brescia students who are unable to attend an academic counselling session or Summer Orientation Day may register courses either:

On the web:
Web registration can be accessed through the Western Student Centre at
To access the system you will need:

  • Your Student Number and PIN
  • Your Western username and Password and a valid appointment time. See “Accessing Student Center” for more information
  • A completed Course Selection Worksheet to use as a reference guide during web registration. It may be useful to select a couple of alternate courses if your first choice is unavailable. You will be able to change your course selections throughout the summer on the web.

By mail or fax:
Mail or fax your completed Course Selection Worksheet to The Hive at Brescia. Fax: 519-858-5137.

Registration Help:
If you require assistance when registering, you may contact the Brescia Registration Hotline by email at or by phone at 519-432-8353 ext. 20113 during regular office hours. You can also contact the UWO Help Line at 519-661-2100

Step 5: Confirmation of Courses

For Web Registration:

Check your timetable on the Web Registration panels. Once you add or drop courses on the web, your record WILL BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY. After submitting or revising your course selections, check the STATUS area to ensure that each course was successfully added/dropped.

For mail or fax registration:

If you submitted your course requests through The Hive at Brescia, confirmation of your courses will be emailed to you as soon as your worksheet has been processed. Any changes to your timetable will be available to view on the web only. You may make changes to your courses once they are loaded on your record.

Step 6: Tuition and Fees Payment

Fees are due August 10, 2016. Students will be able to view their fee online at the beginning of August. If paying by installments, the second term fees are due December 1, 2016. Refer to the Brescia Fee Schedule for more information on installment payments and payment options. For more information regarding wire transfers from outside of Canada, contact Deb Van Belois in the Brescia Business Office. If you decide to cancel your registration, please call The Hive at Brescia as soon as possible, 519-858-5151.


Students who have applied for OSAP by June 30, 2016 and have been notified of their entitlement, will receive an automatic deferral of fees until the loan documents have been received at Brescia University College for pick-up by the student. No deferment will be made for students appealing OSAP after a “nil” assessment has been received.

Brescia Entrance Scholarships

Brescia students who have been awarded a Brescia scholarship should deduct the value of their scholarship from their fee payment.