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Special Permissions

Course Registration Problems

If you are unable to add a course through web registration and are not sure why, you may need to get special permission from our office.  Some examples would be to take more than 1.0 at an affiliate of Western or you want a course overload or you may not have the prerequisites for the course. You can complete a special permission online form below for those circumstances.  Note: Special permission requests to override course restrictions are generally not considered until September. 


The Special Permission Process

STEP 1: SUBMIT A SPECIAL PERMISSION REQUEST

Each type of Special Permission has its' own set of instructions and limitations. Please see the following sections for directions based on which type of special permission you are requesting:

STEP 2: MAKE SURE YOUR HOME FACULTY ACADEMIC COUNSELLING OFFICE RECEIVES / APPROVES THE SPECIAL PERMISSION

Your home faculty academic counselling team needs to be informed.

If a Social Science / BMOS student has a special permission recommendation (i.e., from the department counsellor or affiliate college) or request, it should be forwarded (ideally electronically submitted or emailed) to our counselling team.

What happens once our academic counselling team receives your recommendation or request for special permission?

An academic counsellor assesses your special permission request.


STEP 3: ENROLLING IN A COURSE FOR WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN GRANTED SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TAKE

To enroll in a course for which you have been granted special permission.

If the special permission has been posted to student center, call the Registrar's Helpline (519-661-2100), and ask them to enroll you in the relevant course(s); they can do this for you after your enrollment appointment (date) for as long as web registration is open.

If you have been granted permission to enroll in an extra course, you can add the extra course(s) on August 22nd directly on the Student Center.