Step 3: Find Course Dates and Times

Understanding the academic timetable

The academic timetable lists courses offered in a particular term. You will use it to choose courses, create your schedule, and determine where your courses are being held and who is teaching them.

You can view the timetable by term, subject, and campus. For example, if you are planning to take an English course in the Fall term on the Halifax Campus, you would select the Fall term from the top of the page, then select English from the subject listing menu, and then select Halifax from the campus filter list. This will display all of the English courses being offered in the Fall term on the Halifax campus.

Each course listing starts with a title line including the subject code, number, and title (eg. "ENGL 1000 Introduction to Literature"), followed by the start and end dates of the course and a link to the academic calendar description for the course (if available). If the course is cross-listed with any other subjects, these are listed directly below the title.

The section listing for each course indicates the lecture time first and, if accompanying laboratories and/or tutorials are associated with the course, these are printed below the lecture. Where no times are indicated for laboratory sessions and tutorials, these will usually be announced at the first lecture. No times listed on lectures, laboratories, and/or tutorials could also mean that the course is a distance course. If you see a "D" in the notes column, then the course is offered by distance. The detailed information provided for each section is described below.

Codes used on the Academic Timetable

Below is a list of terms and codes used in our online academic timetable. Reviewing the terms and codes will assist you when viewing the timetable.


Special restrictions may be indicated to the left of the section as follows:

S Special authorization from the relevant department is required. Either authorization via the Web by the instructor, or a signature on the Class Add/Drop Form is required.
R Designates courses that are restricted to or from specific groups of students. If you do not qualify, you will not be able to register for the course.

Other additional information may also be printed beneath the section information.


Lists the section number and type. Lecture sections are numbered 01 to 99. Laboratory sections are numbered B01 to B99 and tutorials are numbered T01 to T99.


Lists the Tuition Code and Billing Hours for the course. This is used by Student Accounts to calculate tuition fees for each course.


Days of the week the course is held. M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday, U=Sunday.


Indicates the campus, building and room number where the course is held, if available. Please note: locations are TENTATIVE and are subject to change. You should check your course schedule regularly for any changes before courses begin. Campus maps are available at the top of the timetable if you need help finding your classroom.


The name(s) of the course instructor(s), if available.

Course Numbers

0100–0299 level courses are Faculty of Agriculture Technology Program courses
1000 level coures are introductory
2000–4000 level courses are advanced level
5000 level courses and above are Graduate level


Consult department for information. You will need to contact the administrative office of the department the course is connected to.


The Course Reference Number is a unique course section identifier which is the key item of information required to register for a section. All Fall CRN's start with a 1. Winter CRN's start with a 2. Summer CRN's start with a 3. Medicine and Dentistry CRN's start with a 4.

Cr Hrs

Credit Hours for the course. In most programs, one full credit is the same as a course designated as 6 credit hours, or a course labeled X/Y (e.g., ENGL 1000 X/Y.06). Half a credit is designated as 3 credit hours (e.g., BIOL 1010.03).


If a link connector is indicated, a course also has a lab and/or tutorial. You are required to register for the lab and/or tutorial linked with the lecture. For example, if one or more tutorial sections have an "L1" link connector, you must register for one of those tutorial sections if you register for lecture section 01.


The 24 hour format is used to indicate the time of day each course is held.

Enrolment Info

  • Max: Indicates the maximum number of seats available in the course. Courses with unlimited enrolment are listed as "OPEN". For some courses, groups of seats may be reserved for students in particular programs. For example, "UG ENGL (20)" would indicate that 20 seats are reserved for English majors.
  • Current: The current number of students enrolled in the section.
  • Avail: The current number of available seats in the section.
  • WaitList: Indicates the current number of students on a wait list to register for the section, if the section has a wait list available.
  • Status: Indicates the current status of the course enrolment—OPEN, FULL, WAIT LIST, WAIT LIST FULL, or the current percentage of total seating occupied.

X/Y Courses

These are full-year courses. You must take both the X and Y parts in consecutive terms (September–December and January–April) to receive credit for the course. If you register for either half, you will be automatically registered in the other half.


To be announced.

Registration step 4: Create your schedule on your worksheet

Once you've reviewed the course recommendations and academic timetable, arrange your courses into the blank schedule on your worksheet.