Updated: October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Update on Winter term 2021

Registration

Registering for Classes

All students at the college must be registered in their classes. Students will not be allowed to attend classes unless they have officially registered.

A registered student in good standing is one who:

  • has been officially registered for one or more courses,
  • has been assessed tuition and fees, and
  • has paid his or her fees in full. See Tuition & Fees Payment for more information.

Steps to Registration

Once you have been admitted and your tuition deposit is paid or your sponsorship has been confirmed, you will receive information regarding your enrolment from the Office of the Registrar. This information will be delivered to your MyMail account. Once enrolled, course information will be available for you to view in MyQuest.

After you have been registered in courses:

  • your tuition and fees will be assessed
  • you can request a student ID card
  • you can buy your books and materials from the bookstore

Registering in Open Entry/Open Exit Delivery Classes

Open Entry/Open Exit classes allow students flexibility on their start date. Students can select their start date and will be given a set number of weeks to complete each class. Students can complete the courses before the specified end date. Open Entry/Open Exit students are responsible for understanding their course start and end dates at the time of registration. Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration.

Changes to Registration

NorQuest College uses standard add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines for all credit programs and courses. While students may initiate a withdrawal from a program or course(s) any time prior to course/program completion, academic and/or financial penalties may be applied.

Consult the Academic Schedule for important dates for changes to registration and the Withdrawal Chart of Academic and Financial Penalties and Refund Schedule.

Adding or Dropping Courses and Program Withdrawals

Students can make changes to their class schedule after the start of term; however, there are time limits as to when students can do this without academic or financial penalties.

Certain programs take attendance within the add period of the term and report any student absences to the Office of the Registrar. Students who do not attend classes within the "add period" of the term or session may be withdrawn from their program and the college for non-attendance and may be subject to a $250 non-cancellation fee. A communication will be sent to the student’s college email address or mailing address confirming this action.

Adding Courses

Students can choose to add credit courses to their timetable during the "add period" of the term, which is within the first 10% of the class length. Note that this same “add period” also applies to enrolling in a program.

To add a course, visit www.norquest.ca/onlineregistration for instructions, and log into MyQuest to complete online registration for eligible programs. Courses will not be added after the 10% period has elapsed.

Dropping Courses

Students can choose to drop individual courses from their timetable after the first day of term, but it must be done within the "drop period" to avoid academic penalties. The drop period for a credit course is within the first 10% of the class length. Courses dropped during this period have no academic penalty, and do not appear on a student's official transcript.

To drop a course, email enrolment@norquest.ca or log into MyQuest to drop a course through online registration for eligible programs.

Withdrawing from a Course

After the drop period has elapsed, students may withdraw from any credit course at any time, prior to completion; however, academic and/or financial penalties may apply.

To withdraw from a course, you must notify the college in writing of your intent to withdraw from a course. Log into MyQuest to drop a course through online registration for eligible programs or notify Enrolment by email at enrolment@norquest.ca. Remember to return all outstanding book rentals and materials, or these will be charged to your student account. Non-attendance is not considered an official notice of withdrawal.

Normally there are both academic and financial consequences to a course or program withdrawal.

Withdrawing from a Program

Students may withdraw from their program at any time prior to completion. A program withdrawal indicates that the student does not wish to continue his or her current academic relationship with NorQuest College. A withdrawal will result in the student being withdrawn from all courses and the student's status becoming inactive.

To withdraw from a program, you must notify the college in writing of your intent to withdraw. Complete, sign, and submit a Program Withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar. Remember to return all outstanding book rentals and materials, or these will be charged to your student account. Non-attendance is not considered an official notice of withdrawal.

A student wishing to return to NorQuest following a program withdrawal must reapply to the program, pay the application fee, and meet the admission requirements.

Normally there are both academic and financial consequences to a course or program withdrawal.

College-Initiated Withdrawal

The college has the right to withdraw a student for failure to comply with college policies, including lack of academic progress, academic misconduct, non-academic misconduct, poor attendance, or non-payment of fees.

In the case of a college-initiated withdrawal from a program for disciplinary reasons, the notation "Required to Withdraw" will appear on the transcript.

Withdrawal for Lack of Academic Progress

If a student has no course registrations in his or her program of study for more than one term, the student will be withdrawn from the program due to inactivity. To return to the program, the student must reapply and be readmitted.

Current Students Not Attending for a Term

A student who is accepted to a program and is currently attending classes may take the next single consecutive term off and then return to his or her program without reapplying for admission. If the student takes more than one term off, the student must seek readmission by reapplying and paying the application fee.

If you wish to take a term off, you must ensure that you have dropped all courses for the term you wish to step out of, prior to the start of that term. Until this is done, you are responsible for all outstanding fees. Any requests made after the term has begun are subject to the college's withdrawal policy. In addition, you are responsible for registering in courses for your return term.

Note: Only current, active students are permitted to take a term off without having to seek readmission. New applicants who are unable to attend the term they have applied for must reapply and pay an application fee to be considered again. Students who wish to take a term off are still subject to completing their program within the maximum time allotted.

Academic Withdrawal Rules

Withdrawal Period (without academic penalty)

Students who withdraw from individual credit courses by or before 50% of the term or session are assigned a grade of "W" (Withdrawal, without academic penalty), which appears on the official transcript. The withdrawal grade is not calculated in a student's grade point average (GPA).

Withdraw/Fail Period (with academic penalty)

Students who withdraw from individual credit courses after more than 50% of a term or session will be assigned an academic penalty grade of "WF" (Withdraw Fail), which appears on the official transcript. The "WF" grade translates to a grade point value of 0.0 (4.0 grade scale) or 0% (percentage scale) and is calculated in a student's GPA.

Official Date of Withdrawal

If a student submits a request to drop courses or a Program Withdrawal form directly to the Office of the Registrar, the date the request is received is the official withdrawal date for purposes of assessing academic penalties and refunds.

If a college representative submits a withdrawal on behalf of a student to the Office of the Registrar, then the effective date of withdrawal is deemed to be the date indicated on the form signed by the college representative.

For the calculation of withdrawals, working days are considered Monday to Friday excluding holidays. If the standardized add, drop, withdrawal, or withdraw/failed period occurs on a weekend or holiday, the calculation of withdrawals will be the working day preceding the weekend or holiday.

Program Transfers

Students who wish to transfer to another college program must submit an application for admission and an application fee. See the Admissions Process for further details.

College Cancellation of a Course or Program

The college offers programs and courses in accordance with anticipated demand. In the event that programs or courses are postponed or cancelled, the college provides as much notice as possible to its prospective students. In the event the college cancels a program or course, a full refund will be issued to the student.

For more information and to register in your courses

Email
enrolment@norquest.ca