Registration abbreviations

When selecting courses, you should be aware of the terms which appear as column headings in the class schedules and which are defined below:


Under this heading appears the course subject, course number and course title. The course subject is a three- or four- character abbreviation of the subject area.


Each section or offering of a course has a three-digit section number associated with it.

CRN (Course Reference Number)

Under this heading, each course will be identified by a five-digit course reference number that must be used when registering by Memorial Self-Service. This number has no inherent significance and may change for each course from semester to semester.


Most course sections have been assigned a specific time slot in which the class will meet. These are indicated on the class schedule as well as on the timetables.

Time slot 99 refers to a time slot different from normal. Course sections assigned this time slot are either offered through distance education or will meet at times determined by the academic unit. You should contact the academic unit for details before attempting to schedule any other course, since these classes often meet at irregular times and may pose scheduling problems.
The registration system will warn you if you have registered or wait-listed for a course that will cause a timetable clash. However, neither the system nor the academic unit can correct or prevent the clash, and the academic unit may not be able to help you. Therefore, planning a conflict-free schedule is a critical step in your registration procedure. Please check and re-check your course selections before attempting to register.


The days of the week are abbreviated as:

M Monday
T Tuesday
W Wednesday
R Thursday
F Friday
S Saturday
U Sunday

BEG TIME refers to the starting time of the course section following the 24-hour clock;
END TIME refers to the time the section finishes meeting.


This refers to the building and room where the course section will meet. If you are unfamiliar with any of Memorial's building abbreviations, check out our list of codes.


This column refers to the activity associated with the course section and will be one of the following:

CEX Comprehensive Exam LEC Lecture
CLI Clinical L&L Lecture and Laboratory
C&L Both Clinical and Laboratory PSI Personalized System of Instruction
DST Dissertation REA Reading Course
D/E Distance Education (Online Education) SAL Software Application Lab
ENS Ensemble SEM Seminar
HES Honours Essay STD Studio
IND Independent Study Course WRK Work Term
INT Internship WWW World Wide Web
LAB Laboratory  

Online Education Course Information Letters and notification of term tests and final exam dates, times and locations are available through the Online Education menu in Memorial Self-Service. This information is not mailed to students. Students are advised to visit the Online Education section of Memorial Self-Service immediately upon registration for essential course information, and periodically throughout the semester for information on exams.

Memorial has a learning management system, Brightspace (D2L), for all online  students and on-campus students who have registered for a course that will feature a web-based component. Increasingly, courses delivered on campus will supplement face-to-face teaching with web-based tools to share course notes, have discussion forums, etc. To access your course, visit the CITL website, and click on the "Log On To Your Web Course" link. If you need help on campus to set up your account, you can visit the Commons in the QEll Library. If you need help off campus to set up your account, you can contact CITL Technical Support at 1 866 435 1396 (toll free).


Instructional method refers to the type of delivery method for the course.

B Blended
F Flexible
IP In person
IS Independent study
O Online
R Remote

Course sections with schedule type, L&L - both lecture and laboratory, will have the laboratory and lecture combined. For example, Physics 1051, section 001 lists meeting times of 1300-1350 on M, T, and R and 0900-1100 on M where the two-hour time block refers to the laboratory.

However, some courses have associated laboratory sections which are listed separately. For example, Mathematics 2000 has two laboratory sections associated with it. For such courses you must register for the laboratory as well as the lecture section and you must do both during the same registration session. Otherwise you will be automatically dropped from the course.

Students at Grenfell Campus who wish to register in several laboratory courses and who have conflicting laboratories should consult with the Office of the Registrar at Grenfell Campus for assistance.


This heading indicates whether the course is available for registration using Memorial Self-Service and how requests to drop and add the course will be accommodated. There are two columns under this heading; the first refers to the time period before the deactivation of wait lists; the second refers to the period after wait lists are deactivated. The following table shows the possible values:

Y Adding and dropping permitted using Memorial Self-Service
A Adding permitted but not dropping using Memorial Self-Service
D Dropping permitted but not adding using Memorial Self-Service
N Neither adding nor dropping permitted using Memorial Self-Service. All registration is through course change form

If a course has an associated "D" or "N" entry then the academic unit concerned has direct control over adding the course. If you wish to register in such a course you must obtain the written permission of the head of the appropriate academic unit and of the instructor on a course change form. This form is available at the Office of the Registrar as a PDF, Course Change Form. Once completed, it must be validated by the Office of the Registrar.

To avoid lineups and unnecessary paperwork, please use Memorial Self-Service whenever possible to add or drop courses.


This heading indicates whether you can waitlist a course section if the enrolment limit has been reached or if the course section is reserved. A "Y" under this heading indicates a waitlist is available. "N" means no wait list is available. If a course is reserved and if reserves are to be lifted, a reserve waitlist and a general waitlist are maintained. Memorial Self-Service will inform you of your position on both wait lists when you try to add such courses before reserves are lifted. See Important Dates each semseter for the date on which reserves are lifted. 

The following scenario illustrates how the wait list feature works:

You are a Biology major, trying to register for Chemistry 2440. Memorial Self-Service gives your reserve wait list position as number one and your general wait list position as number ten. Before reserves are lifted, you will become registered if one Biology major drops the course. After reserves are lifted, ten students must drop the course before you will become registered.

Up until you become registered in your maximum course load the registration system will permit you to be registered and waitlisted in a maximum of 21 credit hours. If you become registered in one course section, other waitlisted sections of that course will be dropped. Also, your waitlists will become inactive once you become registered in the maximum number of credit hours required by your program.

Some academic units have placed limits on the lengths of waitlists. Therefore, if a waitlist for a particular course section is full, you will not be permitted to waitlist for the course.


A "Y" value under this heading indicates that the department has requested that all prerequisites and/or co-requisites listed in the university Calendar be enforced.

A prerequisite course is a required course that must be completed before you begin classes in another course. For example, in order to register in Biology 1002, you are required to have first completed Biology 1001.
A co-requisite course is a required course that may be taken at the same time as another course. For example, the co-requisite for Nursing 1003 is Nursing 1004; therefore you must register for Nursing 1004 before you will be able to register for Nursing 1003 Similarly, if you drop Nursing 1004, Nursing 1003 will be automatically dropped from your schedule at the end of the registration session.

If you wish to register in a course for which a prerequisite or co-requisite exists, and you do not meet the requirement, you may wish to contact the appropriate academic unit head to request a waiver. You should do this before your assigned time of registration. Please note that any such waiver is valid only for one semester.


Information under this heading relates specifically to course sections where priority in registration has been established by academic units. A "Y" value under this heading indicates that reserved seating for the course section will be lifted after the close of the registration system. For further information, refer to the Wait List and Reserved Seating sections of these procedures.


Using the Advanced Search feature in the Registration menu of Memorial Self-Service, you can search the course offerings by Attribute Type, such as Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) or Quantitative Reasoning (QR). Information on these and other Bachelor of Arts Core Requirements is available in the Core Requirements section of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Degree Regulations in the university Calendar.
In addition, specific Attribute Codes L and W may appear in this column, as follows:

L limited enrolment; students must confirm their registration either by attending at least one of the first three hours of lectures and the first meeting of any laboratory section for the course, or by notifying the department in writing within the first five working days of the semester. Students who do not confirm their registration may be dropped from the course automatically.
Q the quantitative reasoning and analysis requirement of the Grenfell Campus bachelors of arts, business administration, resource management and science degrees.
For a full explanation of the Grenfell Campus core requirements, including information about the breadth of knowledge requirement, visit the Core Curriculum page.

This heading refers to the instructor(s) assigned to teaching the course section, as of the time of publication. Check the course offerings at this site for the most up-to-date information, or with individual academic units if instructors are not listed.


This column lists the credit hours associated with the course; for most courses this value will be 3 but some courses, such as Music 1118, have a credit hour value of 1.


This column indicates the hours assigned to a course for the purpose of tuition calculation. For most courses, the billing hour value will be the same as the credit hour value. However, there are exceptions, such as Math 102F which has a credit hour value of 0 and a billing hour value of 3. In cases where courses have been assigned a flat fee, such as co-operative work terms, N/A will appear in this column.