How to register in classes

Most programs are available for online registration for the 2021-2022 academic year. NorQuest College will register students for classes enrolled in programs listed below. Registration will occur up to three months before classes begin. We will email you once you are enrolled.

Programs not available for online registration:

  • Apprenticeship Prep
  • ESL Intensive
  • Foundations for Learning
  • Health Care Aide for English Language Learners
  • Health Care Aide (Wetaskiwin campus and workplace delivery)
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • NorQuest Bridging to Post-Secondary
  • Practical Nurse
  • Transitions to Employment

Before you register

  • Become familiar with MyQuest, NorQuest’s student information system.
    • After you apply, you will receive an email that includes your user ID, password, and instructions for signing in to MyQuest. Contact Computer Commons if you have forgotten your user ID or password.
  • Check the time of your enrolment appointment.
    • Your enrolment appointment shows the exact date and time you can register. It will appear 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 help, 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. It will assist you in determining your progress towards program completion. It is not a substitute for consulting with a student navigator.
  • Visit our YouTube channel for helpful tips demonstrating online registration.
  • Need help with online registration? Email

Steps to register

The 'Costs and courses' 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 and build your schedule before registration opens. In MyQuest, add preferred courses to your shopping cart or build a conflict-free schedule in Visual Schedule Builder. You will not be able to register until your enrolment appointment date and time.

  2. Request permission numbers. Permission numbers are not needed if you meet the requirements of a course. Permission numbers allow you to register in certain classes through MyQuest. If you do not meet course requirements, your program area can determine if you are eligible to register. Contact your program area to submit a request.

  3. Check your enrolment appointment time. Your enrolment appointment is the date and time you will have access to register. You can register in classes anytime on or after this date, up to the enrolment deadline. Check your Student Center in MyQuest for your enrolment appointment time. Register on time for your best course selection as classes fill fast.

  4. Register for classes. Log into MyQuest. From the main menu, choose Self Service > Student Center > Academics > Enrolment to add or drop classes. Visit Computer Commons for help using MyQuest. You can also register in classes using Visual Schedule Builder. From your Student Center, select Build my Schedule.

  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 on 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 Payment for other ways 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 VSB through Student Center in MyQuest. VSB improves the experience of planning your schedule. It allows you to review conflict-free timetable options in an easy-to-read weekly format. VSB can help you select a schedule that works for your individual learning needs.

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

Class waitlists

Many classes have waitlists available. If a class is full, you may have the option to place yourself on a waitlist. Once a space becomes available, you will be enrolled and 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 more than once 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 need department consent to register?
  • Have you entered your permission number?

If any of these errors occur at the time the system tries to enrol you, you will be skipped over on the waitlist. You will not lose your spot or be removed from the waitlist, but you will receive an error message that you must act on. Your position on the waitlist will remain the same until the error is resolved.

You must use the swap function when enrolling to the waitlist if an error may occur. By doing 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.

We will email all waitlist updates to your MyMail account. Be sure to view your class schedule in MyQuest.

Enrolment appointments

Once generated, view enrolment appointments in your Student Center in MyQuest.

Frequently asked questions

What are prerequisites and co-requisites?

A prerequisite is a course that must be successfully completed before attempting a specific course. The course description may also list co-requisites. A co-requisite is a course that must be taken in the same term if it has not been completed previously.

What is a permission number?

A permission number is a number provided by your program area which is specific to a class and section that allows a student to register for a course with departmental permission.

Email if you need help or have questions.

Where do I get a permission number?

Permission numbers are given to an individual student by the program. If you receive a permission number and choose not to enrol in the course, let the program know. Permission numbers cannot be shared.

What do I need to know to use one?

  • Permission numbers can only be used once

  • Permission numbers are specific to a course and section

  • Permission numbers expire on the add/drop date for a class

  • Permission numbers are only used for classes where you do not have the prerequisites or where departmental permission is needed

Sharing permission numbers is considered a form of academic misconduct. The Office of Student Judicial Affairs governs any incidence of academic misconduct.

How do I use a permission number?

Log into MyQuest. From the Student Center, navigate to Academics and select the enrol option. Select the term you are enrolling for and then click continue.

If you know the class number (found in the catalogue on MyQuest), enter it and click enter. If you don’t know the class number, you can search for the class you wish to register for. This must be the class section that is associated with the permission number.

The screen will give details about the class and a box to the right will say “Permission Nbr”. Enter the permission number in the empty box and click next.

Ensure you complete the registration process before the end of registration. Click the complete registration button to complete the process of adding your class.

What do the section codes represent?
Section code Campus / delivery
A Edmonton (Daytime)
BL Blended
C Wetaskiwin
CH Challenge Exam
E Edmonton (Evening)
H HyFlex
O Online
OE Online Evening
S Saturday
W Workplace