How to Register

For a step by step tutorial with screen shots please see the tutorial on page 34 of this guide.

Note: If you register in courses and then decide not to attend the University of Lethbridge, it is vital that you cancel or withdraw from all the courses that have been added to your schedule. If you neglect to do this, you will be assessed the tuition and other fees associated with those courses. For complete information on registration cancellation and withdrawals, see “In Case You Decide Not to Attend”.


The Bridge

The Bridge ( is the University of Lethbridge’s web information system. This system is your gateway to all personal information related to your student status with admission, registration, and student information.

On the Bridge you can view your admission status, apply for scholarships, view your assigned registration dates, register for courses (add and drop classes), check your class schedule, view any holds on registration (registration privileges will be withheld if there are outstanding fees, including the current semester's fees), view cash office account summary (check tuition and fees owing and/or paid), view examination schedules, view your final grades for the current semester, view your working copy transcripts, apply for graduation, view or update personal information (address, telephone number, etc.), access T2202A tax forms and much more.

Logging in to the Bridge

If you already have a University of Lethbridge username and password, proceed to the Bridge ( and enter your username and password to log in.

If you are a newly admitted student, you will need to establish a University of Lethbridge username and password to access the Bridge. Detailed instructions for setting up a username and password are in the Registration tutorial on page 34of this guide or online at

You are required to change your password annually to ensure the security of your University of Lethbridge account. A link to the password change form can be found under "Account Management" at For information on what to do if you forget your username or password, see "The Bridge FAQs" page 22 or online at

Paying the Confirmation of Admission Deposit

All newly admitted and readmitted undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-graduate students are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm admission.

If you are a newly admitted or readmitted student, send in your Confirmation of Admission (COA) form with your non-refundable deposit to accept your offer. Your Confirmation of Admission form, together with the deposit, must be received by the Cash Office prior to the expiry date. Once the form has been processed, your registration information will be available on the Bridge. When you register in courses, this deposit will be credited to your tuition fees.
Your Letter of Offer will include your University of Lethbridge ID number (and password) and the first date you will be able to register for classes. You can also log in to the Bridge to check your assigned registration dates and times. Make note of your ID number, password, and your registration date, and remember to log in to the Bridge to register on that date or within your assigned registration period.

Choosing Your Classes

What is a Required Course?

Each program contains set required courses which you must complete before you will be allowed to graduate. These courses can be completed in the semester of your choice as long as they are completed at some point in your program. However, to avoid sequencing problems, you should follow your program planning guide whenever possible.

What is an Elective?

Electives are courses of your choice, but keep in mind that some restrictions may apply. Sometimes an elective must be from a particular area (e.g., Social Science Elective), and sometimes it must not be from a particular area (e.g., Non-Management Elective).

In general, electives can directly relate to your major or they can be subjects of study which fall outside of your major. Refer to your program planning guide as there may also be other elective restrictions. For example, if you are in the Faculty of Arts and Science, you are allowed to take no more than four electives that are not Arts and Science (this includes courses offered by the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Management).

What is the GLER?

The General Liberal Education Requirement (GLER) is based on a philosophy that is central to the University of Lethbridge—liberal arts education. The GLER will give you a wider breadth of knowledge which will make your University of Lethbridge degree more marketable. Simply stated, you must complete at least four courses from three different lists: Fine Arts and Humanities, Social Science, and Science. A GLER course is like an elective in that it is a course of your choice, but keep in mind that it must come from an appropriate list.

If you are in a post-diploma program, you will be required to meet either the full 12-course GLER or a modified GLER. See page 88 in the 2014/2015 Calendar for more information.

The required courses in your chosen major will likely fulfill some of this requirement, so use your program planning guide and the notes in the online Class Schedules/Timetable to determine the lists from which your other GLER courses should be chosen. For example, if you are completing a B.A. (English), your required English courses will fulfill the Fine Arts and Humanities requirement, so you should choose four GLER courses from the Social Science list and four from the Science list.

If your program planning guide does not specifically list any “GLER courses” it is because these courses are built into your program requirements.

You may choose to complete more than four courses from these lists as you explore other areas of interest. These will simply be considered electives in your program. GLER courses may be completed at any time in your program, but this requirement must be met before you will be allowed to graduate.

If a course in the Class Schedules/Timetable fulfills a GLER requirement, its course designation (Fine Arts and Humanities, Social Science, or Science) will be listed in the course notes, so consider the GLER as you register in your courses. You will find details on the GLER and a complete listing of GLER courses in the 2014/2015 UofL Calendar on page 88. If you have any questions about the GLER or your other program requirements, please contact your advising office.

Using your Program Planning Guide

Your program planning guide will identify the courses you must complete in your program. It will include required courses relating to your specific program and major and may include other courses such as electives or General Liberal Education Requirement (GLER) courses. Your program planning guide is available online ( or at your advising office.

Course Descriptions

Read through some of the course descriptions available online at or in the courses section of the University of Lethbridge Calendar available online at This section of the Calendar lists all the courses that the University of Lethbridge may offer during your degree. The brief description of courses will help you understand your required courses and will help you choose electives.

Prerequisite(s) and Corequisite(s)

Check the prerequisites and corequisites in the Class Schedules/Timetable when choosing your courses. If you register in a course without successfully meeting the prerequisite or corequisite requirements, your registration in that course may be cancelled without notice. For more information, see “Prerequisite(s), Corequisite(s), and Recommended Background”.

Using the Class Schedules/Timetable

The Class Schedules/Timetable is an alphabetic listing of the courses being offered during the upcoming semester. Note that not all courses are offered every semester, particularly senior-level courses. Check the online Class Schedules/Timetable at

Building Your Schedule

Use the University of Lethbridge Calendar (courses section), your program planning guide, and the Class Schedules/Timetable to help you select your courses.

To ensure that you are meeting your program requirements, follow this process:

Use your program planning guide ( to identify the specific courses required for your program.
Use the course descriptions ( to determine additional courses of interest to you.
Refer to the Class Schedules/Timetable ( to see which courses are being offered and when they are being offered.
Using a Class Schedules/Timetable planner sheet (page 38), construct a conflict-free schedule. Choose potential alternatives in case your first choice is unavailable when you are registering.
List your course choices (and alternate choices) on your registration worksheet (see page 39).

Course Load

You may initially register in up to 15.0 credit hours (five 3.0-credit courses) until the first day of classes. Beginning that day (at 5:00 a.m.), you may register in up to 18.0 credit hours (six 3.0-credit courses).* Five courses per semester is the regular load you must carry during the two main semesters (Fall and Spring) in order to complete a 40-course degree in four years. For certain scholarships and consideration for graduate or professional school, you may be required to carry five courses per semester.

* Refer to “Registration Limitations” on page 54 in the 2014/2015 University of Lethbridge Calendar. Should your program require that you register in more than 15.0 credit hours, contact the Registration Help Line at 403-329-2052.

However, if you work part-time, have family commitments, are involved in athletics, or will be involved in other time-consuming activities, you may want to consider reducing your course load. To be considered a full-time student, you must register in a minimum of 9.0 credit hours (three 3.0-credit courses) during each of the two main semesters.

It is a good idea to avoid more than two consecutive classes where possible and try not to schedule more than three classes on any day of the week.

Class Location

It is possible to get from one class to the next during the 10-minute break, but you may want to consider the location of the classrooms when setting up your schedule.

Course Components

When building your schedule, remember that you must be registered in all required components of a course. Each course includes a section (lecture) and some courses may include additional linked components such as a lab, a tutorial, or both.

When to Register

You will have assigned registration days and times for initial registration, starting at either 7:00 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. Note that on the first possible day to register, March 20, the start time is 8:30 a.m.

The Bridge is typically available 24 hours a day every day; however the Bridge may be taken down any Tuesday from 11:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. or Wednesday from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. for regular backup and maintenance. Please note that regular maintenance will not be scheduled during Early Registration (March 20 - April 7).

Registration via the Bridge will be unavailable on the following days: April 7 - 14, 2014.

Additional down-time may occur from time to time.

Register on your assigned registration date, or on any date during your assigned registration period. You have three days in which to register during early registration. If you do not register during those days, you will be able to access registration again on April 15, 2014 and will be able to add/drop until September 9, 2014 (the end of add/drop for Fall 2014). Note, if you are a newly admitted student, your registration period will span from your assigned registration date until the end of the add/drop period (September 9).

The sooner you register, the better your selection of classes will be. You are also encouraged to register on the first day of your registration time period as some registration days may fall during the weekend and you will not be able to call the Registration Help Line if you encounter a problem.

Your registration dates are assigned according to seniority with more senior students registering first and newly admitted students last.

Looking Up Your Assigned Registration Dates

Log in to the Bridge
Click ‘Registrar’s Office and Student Services’
Click ‘Registration’
Click ‘Select Term’
Select the Fall 2014 term
Click ‘Submit’
Click ‘Registration Dates’

Accessing the Registration Menu

Log in to the Bridge
Click ‘Registrar’s Office and Student Services’
Click ‘Registration’
Click ‘Select Term’
Select the Fall 2014 term
Click ‘Submit’

Adding a Course to Your Schedule

Click ‘Add or Drop Classes’
New students who have not yet accepted their Offer of Admission will not have the ‘Add or Drop Classes’ option available to them on the Registration Menu.
Enter the CRN(s) in which you want to register in the textboxes at the bottom of the ‘Add Classes Worksheet’
Click ‘Submit Changes’

The courses in which you have successfully registered will display in your ‘Current Schedule.’

The courses in which you were unsuccessful in registering will be displayed under the ‘Registration Add Errors’ heading.

Some courses may be reserved, have linked components, be unavailable for registration via the Bridge, or may simply be full (see “Common Registration Error Messages”). The system will also prevent you from registering in courses with conflicting or overlapping times.

Common Registration Error Messages

‘Reserve Closed; No Seat’

The remaining seats in this section, lab, or tutorial are reserved for students who require it in their program and there are currently no seats available for your major or program. If you are unable to register in a course that is required in your declared major because it is reserved, it could be that the remaining reserved seats are reserved for other majors.

Reserved seats will be released for general access during the registration period, so keep trying to register. If you require this course for your program, contact an academic advisor. Some Faculties offer wait-lists (see “Wait-Lists” on page 15).

‘Closed Section’ or ‘Closed Section - Room Full’

The course is full. Students change and drop courses throughout the registration period, so keep trying to register.

Errors for linked courses (those courses with lecture, lab, and/or tutorial components)

e.g., ‘Link Error: AM Required’

e.g., ‘Link Error: E6 Required’

You have not correctly registered in a course with lecture, lab, and/or tutorial components (see “Sections, Labs, and Tutorials”). When you register in a course with a linked component, you must enter one of each of the individual required components of the course (one CRN for a section, one for a lab, and/or one for a tutorial) on the ‘Add Classes Worksheet’ before you click ‘Submit Changes’ or you will not be registered in any of the course components.

e.g., CRN 30991 for CPSC 1620 SEC A

CRN 30992 for CPSC 1620 LAB 1
CRN 30996 for CPSC 1620 TUT 01

You must enter 30991, 30992, and 30996 in the textboxes on the ‘Add Classes Worksheet’ in order to register in this course.

‘Maximum Hours Exceeded’

You are already registered in the maximum number of credit hours allowed (see “Course Load” on page 5 for details). If you attempt to register in a full class when you are already registered in 15.0 credit hours (five 3.0-credit courses), you will receive a maximum hours message rather than a full classes message.

‘Time Conflict’

The system will not let you register in two classes offered at the same time or in two classes with overlapping meeting times.

‘CRN Does Not Exist’

You have entered an invalid CRN. Please refer to the Class Schedules/Timetable to verify the CRN.

‘CRN Does Not Exist’ or ‘Invalid Subject/Course/Section and CRN Combination’

You have skipped a textbox when entering CRNs. Re-enter the CRNs omitting the blank textbox.

‘Dean’s Approval’

This course is not available for registration via the Bridge (see “Courses Excluded from Web Registration”).

‘You may register during the following times’

You are either attempting to register before your registration time period, or your registration dates have passed (see “When to Register”).

‘You may not add or drop classes due to holds on your record’

Holds may be placed on your record for a number of reasons, including outstanding fees or documents. If you receive this message, select ‘Student Records’ from the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) Menu, and click ‘View Holds.’

You will have a hold on your registration if any of the following conditions apply:

You are a Pre-Engineering student (this hold will be lifted on the first day of classes)
The University has not received required documents (e.g., transcripts)
You owe money to the University
You are an International Student and have not provided proof of health care coverage at the Health Centre (required for each semester)
You are a second degree student in Arts and Science and have not had your program approved by an Arts and Science advisor

Dropping a Course from Your Schedule

Click ‘Add or Drop Classes’
Select ‘Drop/Delete on Web’ from the Action drop-down list for the course you want to drop
Click ‘Submit Changes’

It is important to note that if you drop one component of a ‘linked’ course (a course with lecture, lab, and/or tutorial components), the system will automatically drop all other linked components of that course. If you want to change your registration in a lab, you must add the new lab before you drop the former lab to avoid being dropped from the lecture.

Duplicated Registrations

You are not allowed to remain registered in two components of the same course (section, lab, or tutorial). Any duplicated registrations may be removed from your schedule without notice. If the duplicated section, lab, or tutorial is not dropped from your schedule, you will be responsible for the associated fees.

Searching for Available Sections

There are two ways to access the search function:

From the Registration Menu:
Click ‘Look Up Classes’
Click on the ‘Search by Term’ drop-down list and select Fall 2014
Click ‘Submit’
From the Add or Drop Classes page:
Click ‘Class Search’ at the bottom of the ‘Add Classes Worksheet’

Then select at least one subject from the ‘Subject’ drop-down list. If you want, narrow your search further by choosing a ‘Start Time’ and ‘End Time.’ Click ‘Class Search’ to display all courses being offered in that subject. If you would like to register in one of the available sections, select the check box beside that course, and click ‘Register’ or ‘Add to Worksheet.’

Clicking the CRN of any section will allow you to see important notes pertaining to registration (e.g., prerequisites) for that course.

Confirming Your Registration

Before you log out, confirm your registration.

From the Registration Menu, click ‘Student Class Schedule’
Select ‘Fall 2014’ from the ‘Term’ drop-down list
Click ‘Submit’

Print a copy of your schedule before the first day of classes so that you have the most up-to-date information on the time and location for each of your courses.

Review a copy of your schedule before the end of the add/drop period to verify your registration as this is the last time you can freely make changes to your schedule.

Changing Your Program

You can change your program of study at any time. If this change occurs early in your program, it is often the case that all of your previously completed courses will work in your new program.

In most cases, an advisor’s signature is required to change your program. For example, to change your program from a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) to a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), you must fill out a Student Program Change Form and have it signed by an advisor. You may need an advisor’s signature to change your major, depending on your program. If you wish to change your program between faculties, an Application for Specialized Programs Form must be completed. For example, to change your program from a Bachelor of Management (General Management) to Bachelor of Arts (Economics), you must complete the Application for Specialized Programs Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office and Student Services. For more information, contact your academic advising office.

If you are a newly admitted student, and have not yet registered in classes, you may change your program simply by sending a letter to the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS). Your letter should contain the following:

Your name
Your University of Lethbridge ID number (if known)
Your date of birth
Your program and semester of admission (if known)
Your program change request

If you have already registered in courses for the semester, it is advisable to wait until after the add/drop period to request a program change because once this change is processed, your registration in all courses will be cancelled and you will have to re-register.

In Case You Decide Not to Attend

If you decide not to attend the University of Lethbridge at this time, you will need to cancel your entire registration. It is essential that you drop any courses in which you have registered in order to avoid being charged tuition fees.

Drop all courses in which you have registered before the end of the add/drop period.
Select ‘Drop/Delete on Web’ from the Action pull-down list for each course on the ‘Add or Drop Classes’ page
Click ‘Submit Changes’ (you must click ‘Submit Changes’ in order for the courses to be dropped)
Cancel your admission status by sending a signed letter requesting that your admission status be cancelled to the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) by fax: 403-329-5159, or by mail:
Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS)
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

If you neglect to drop all the courses in which you have registered before the end of add/drop you must withdraw in writing to the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) and partial tuition and fees will apply (see “Non-Attendance and Fee Liability”). We suggest that you use Registered Mail, should you choose to mail in your notification of registration cancellation. Personal telephone calls will NOT be accepted, under any circumstances, as a form of withdrawal.

Dropping all of your courses on the web will not automatically cancel your admission status; however, if you do not subsequently register in any courses for the semester, you will no longer be considered a University of Lethbridge student once the semester begins.

We invite you to reapply if you want to attend in a future semester.

Registration Help Line

If you encounter problems with web registration, call the Registration Help Line at 403-329-2052.

The Registration Help Line is only for questions regarding registration. If you have other questions or need assistance, contact the Information Centre in the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS), your academic advising office, or Recruitment and Student Life.

The Registration Help Line’s hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.