Registering for Classes
All students at the college are required to register for 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 had classes entered into NorQuest College's student information system,
- has been assessed tuition and fees, and
- has paid his or her fees in full. Consult the Tuition & Fees Payment page 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 then be enrolled in courses through the Office of the Registrar. Course information will be available for you to view via 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 Courses
Open Entry/Open Exit (OEE) Online classes allow students flexibility on their start date. Students will be assigned a start date depending on their registration date and will be given a set number of weeks to complete the class. Students can complete the courses before their specific end dates. Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration.
- Many OEE classes have monthly start dates. Students can start a class on the first of any month within the advertised start and end dates. Registration and full payment for these classes must be received by or before the tenth of the previous month. The course start date is the first day of any month, except during a term start month - September, January, May - the term start date will apply.
- Contact the Enrolment unit in the Office of the Registrar (email@example.com) directly to register.
- Admitted students can search courses on MyQuest to find OEE session classes.
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. The Office of the Registrar maintains all changes to registration and assigns appropriate academic and financial penalties.
Consult the Academic Schedule for important and exact dates for changes to registration and the Withdrawal Chart of Academic and Financial Penalties and Refund Schedule.
NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar in writing about any changes to his or her registration and to be aware that both academic and financial penalties may apply.
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.
Students can choose to add credit courses to their timetable during the "add period" of the term, which is within the first 6% of the term or session. Usually the last day of this 6% period is the last day of the first week of classes in a 16-week term. Note that this same “add period” also applies to enrolling in a program.
To add a course, complete and sign a Change of Course Registration form (133K pdf) and submit it with your payment to the Office of the Registrar. Courses will not be added after the 6% period has elapsed.
Students can choose to drop or delete individual courses from their timetable after the first day of term, but it must be done within the "drop period". The last day to drop a credit course is within the first 10% of the term or session.
To drop a course, complete and sign a Change of Course Registration form (133K pdf) and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. Courses dropped during this period have no academic penalty and do not appear on a student's official transcript.
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. Simply complete, sign and submit a Change of Course Registration form (133K pdf) 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.
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 with the college becomes inactive.
To withdraw from a program, you must notify the college in writing of your intent to withdraw from a program. Simply complete, sign, and submit a Program Withdrawal form (42K pdf) 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 to continue the program he or she was previously registered in 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.
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 may be withdrawn from the program due to lack of academic progress. To rejoin 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 courses are not available in the return semester, 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 will be responsible for all outstanding fees. Any requests made after the term has begun will be subject to the college's withdrawal policy. In addition, you will be 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 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 Change of Course Registration form (133K pdf) or a Program Withdrawal form directly to the Office of the Registrar, the date the form is received is the official withdrawal date for purposes of assessing academic penalty 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.
Students who wish to transfer to another college program should 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.