Social Science Academic Counselling


Important dates:

Sept. 2: Labour Day (Western is closed)

Sept. 5: Fall/Winter Term classes begin

Sept. 8: Deadline for applications for graduation: Autumn Convocation.

Sept. 13: Last day for late registration.

Sept. 13: Last day to add a full course, a first-term half course, a first-term full course, or a full-year half course on campus and Distance Studies. 

 More Dates & Deadlines


Why can't I register?

Are you in the right year?
  • 3 to 7.5 courses = Year 2
  • 8 to 12.5 courses = Year 3
  • 13 or more courses = Year 4
Do you have the prerequisite?
  • A prerequisite is a required course that must be completed successfully before completing the next course.
Did you check to see which students get access to the course (priority/constraints)?
  • Some courses will say priority to a specific year or only for students in a specific program.
  • Sometimes if the course does not fill by July 19th, they will remove the priority (keep checking back).  Restrictions generally stay in place.
What happens if the course is full?
  • Keep trying to add it through Student Center, someone may drop it.
  • If essential to your module, speak to the program advisor.