General Information (about requesting special permission):
A recommendation for Special Permission must be obtained from the department offering the course, and then approved by the Academic Counselling Team in WSC 140, before you can register for a course without the prerequisite, despite a timetable conflict, etc.
If special permission is granted for you to take a particular course, then try to register for it online as soon as your enrolment date arrives. You may need to call the Helpline at 519.661.2100 for assistance, depending on the permission granted. There is some new functionality that is used by some departments and faculties to allow more students to register for courses online but it is not available for all special permissions.
Go to "Special Permissions" on the Academic Counselling Team's website for the procedure to request permission to register in an increased/unbalanced load (e.g. 5.5 courses) and/or for a course:
- that is full
- for which you don't have the prerequisite
- that has a timetable conflict with another course, or
- that is offered at Brescia, King's and Huron and requires home faculty permission
Special permission for basic medical science courses/modules. Will permission be granted ...
Special permission to waive a constraint will likely will not be granted by any Basic Medical Science department. Any recommendation to waive a constraint must be subsequently approved by the BMSUE Office.
See the Access to Courses page for information about the constraints.
Although this does not often happen, you may ask the department offering the module to send a recommendation to use another course in place of a stated modular course to the BMSUE office. If approved by the BMSUE Office, then the recommendation will be sent to the Academic Counselling Office in WSC 140 for final approval.
To register in an Honors Specialization in Year 3 BMSc without having completed all the Admission Requirements?
As stated in the Academic Calendar, students must complete all the 2000-level courses listed in the Admission Requirements for the Honors Specialization that they requested during the ITR period to be considered for admission. Students might be able to register in an alternative Honors Specialization or Double Majors in Year 3 BMSc and apply for the Honors Specialization module when entering Year 4.