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Step 6. Plan your Schedule

Once you know what classes you would like to take, you need to plan out your weekly class schedule using the online timetable. The timetable will allow you to see what courses are offered during that semester, and when and where they are located.

Course information for upcoming semesters (time, location, etc.) may be found on the Online Self-Service Student Menu tab > Registration > Search for Classes to Add





Tips for Creating a Schedule:

1. Many classes have more than one section.

This means it is the same class, just offered at different times, usually taught by different professors, and possibly at different campuses. You may choose whichever section you like as long as there is space available.

2. Start filling in your timetable with classes that have the least number of sections available.

For example, if you want to take both a French and English class, fill in your timetable with the class that has only one section available first. Then choose the section of the other class that fits your schedule best.

3. There is a ten minute break between classes.

This means you can schedule your classes back to back and have plenty of time to get to your next one (as long as it is on the same campus). Consider leaving yourself a break at some point during the day for lunch or just to relax.

4. Labs & Tutorials

Classes will always have a lecture, however if labs are listed as well, you must choose one section of each, and register for both the lecture and the lab or tutorial at the same time.

5. Most classes at KPU are three hours per week.

They are normally two 1.5-hour classes, twice a week. Some meet once a week for 3 hours, especially evening classes. In the timetable, you will see the days the classes are held.

6. Pick classes that do not create timetable conflicts.

That is, make sure that they are not held at the same time or overlapping. Check labs and tutorials as well. You can check your class schedule on the web.

7. Sometimes seats are reserved for a specific program.

Seat reservations are indicated below the section information. If the only remaining seats are reserved for another program, you will not be able to take that section. Some sections are also restricted to specific programs. If an entire course is restricted to another program, you will not be able to take that course.

8. "A", "R", "C", "S", and "L"

Class sections start with the letter to designate what campus they are held on. "R" is for Richmond campus, "C" is Cloverdale campus, "S" is Surrey campus, and "L" is Langley campus. "A" courses are taught partially or fully online.

Helpful Links:

Timetables     When and where are my courses offered?