How To Register in Classes

Notice: Online registration for the 2021-2022 academic year is expected to be available in May 2021.

Some programs will be available for online registration for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Programs not available for online registration
ESL Intensive
Foundations for Learning
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
Practical Nurse (Wetaskiwin campus)
Practical Nurse (Hybrid)
Transitions to Employment

For programs not available for online registration, you will be enrolled automatically by NorQuest College up to three months before classes begin. You will receive email confirmation once you have been enrolled.

Before you register

  • Become familiar with MyQuest, NorQuest’s student information system.
    • After you apply, you will receive a letter with your user ID, password, and instructions for signing in to MyQuest.
    • For returning students, if you have forgotten your user ID or password, contact Computer Commons.
  • Check the time of your enrolment appointment.
    • You will be assigned an enrolment appointment – an exact date and time you can begin to register. Your enrolment appointment will be posted in your Student Center under Enrolment Dates.
  • Choose your courses. Use your program’s course listings to plan your courses each term. If you need additional support, contact a student navigator.
    • Review the course description to identify pre-requisites and co-requisites.
  • Access your Academic Advisement Report to assist in course planning. The Academic Advisement Report is a status report and planning tool will assist you in determining your progress towards program completion. It is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your student navigator.
  • Visit our YouTube channel for helpful tips demonstrating online registration.
  • Need help with online registration? Email

Steps to register

The Course Listings page of your program outlines its structure by term and year. It shows the preferred path to completing the program as a full-time student.

  1. Review your program requirements: You can search for classes, build your course schedule in MyPlanner, and add preferred courses to your shopping cart. You will not be able to register until on or after our date and time.
  2. Request permission numbers: Permission numbers allow you to register in certain sections of a course through MyQuest. You may require a permission number if you do not meet the requirements for a course or a course required departmental permission to register. Your program area will determine if you are eligible for a permission number. Contact your program area to submit a request.
  3. Check your enrolment appointment time: Your enrolment appointment is a specific date and time when you will have access to course registration. Once your enrolment appointment opens, you can register in classes anytime on or after this date, up to the registration deadline. Check your Student Center in MyQuest for your enrolment appointment time. Register on time for your best course selection.
  4. Register for classes: Log into MyQuest. From the main menu, choose Self Service > Student Center > Academics > Enrolment to add or drop classes. This user guide provides step-by-step instructions. You can also register in classes using Visual Schedule Builder.
  5. Review your enrolment and account summary: See your Student Center to review class schedule, start and end dates, campus, and tuition and fees.
  6. Pay your tuition and fees: Tuition and fees are due of the first day of the term. You can find the amount owning for tuition and fees in MyQuest under Campus Finances > Account Inquiry.

    You can make a secure payment on your account through MyQuest. See other options to pay tuition and fees.

    Questions about enrolling in MyQuest? Email

Visual Schedule Builder

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is an online self-service tool you can access through Student Centre in MyQuest. VSB improves the experience of planning your schedule by allowing you to review conflict-free timetable options in an easy-to-read weekly format. VSB can help you select an optimal schedule that works for your individual learning needs.

This user guide provides step-by-step instructions to access and register using VSB.

Check out some tips & tricks that VSB has to offer.

Class Waitlists

Many classes will now have waitlists available. If a class is full, you now have the option to place yourself on a waitlist. Once a space becomes available, you will be automatically enrolled and will be notified of your schedule change.

Before registering for the waitlist, you need to consider the following:

  • Did you use the swap feature in MyQuest or did you add yourself directly to the waitlist? Students cannot register for the same course multiple times within a term.
  • Are there any time conflicts that may occur if you are added to this class?
  • Are you already registered in the maximum number of credits for a given term in your program?
  • Does the class you are waitlisted for require department consent to register? Have you inputted a permission number?

If any of these errors occur at the time you are automatically enrolled, you will be skipped over on the waitlist. You will not lose your spot on or be removed from the waitlist, but you will receive an error message to your MyMail account that you must take action on as directed. Your position on the waitlist will remain the same until the error is resolved.

If there is a potential error with your waitlisted class, you must use the swap function in MyQuest when enrolling to the waitlist so the system will drop your enrolled class and add you to the waitlisted class. If you do not use the swap function, you may receive an error message and further action will be required.

All waitlist updates will be sent to your MyMail account. Be sure to view your class schedule in MyQuest.

Enrolment Appointments

Registration for the 2020-2021 academic year will open on June 1, 2020. Once generated, enrolment appointments can be viewed in MyQuest’s Student Center. Class schedules will be available for registration for Winter, Spring and Summer 2021 on July 13, 2020.

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