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How to Register

NOTE: Students who applied before Jan 29 have been notified about their requested courses. If you want to take any SEASIDE courses but haven't yet applied, you can do so at any time.


If you already applied and want to change your course choices, please email the information to cindy.staicer@dal.ca.


**These courses are full: 3630, 3682, 3640, 3623, and 3627.**


Registration procedure for SEASIDE classes

Step 1.  Decide which SEASIDE course(s) you would like to take. You can take just 1 or up to 5 courses in one summer as long as they don’t overlap. If you have questions, contact the SEASIDE office at seaside@dal.ca, the Program director, cindy.staicer@dal.ca, or the class instructor (see list of classes for email addresses of instructors).

Step 2. Fill out the SEASIDE online application: https://surveys.dal.ca/opinio/s?s=31419

Note: Permission to take courses in high demand will be decided according to qualifying criteria, including degree program, whether co-op, year in program, grades, and need for a course, as well as the pre-requisites satisfied.

International courses require an additional application form (deadline January 27): 

Belize (May 2017): Tropical Marine Biology - MARI 3682.03 information packet & application form

Sri Lanka (June-July 2017): Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity Field Class  - BIOL 3640.06 application form

Step 3. When notified you have been offered a seat in a course, please pay your deposit at Student Accounts in person. We strongly recommend that you pay in person to ensure that the deposit is applied to the appropriate account.  If you pay by electronic banking it's crucial that you email student.accounts@dal.ca with your name, ID number, the courses for which you have paid the deposits. Please copy that e-mail to seaside@dal.ca to let us know that you have paid your deposit and so that we can follow up if there are any problems.

Once notified, you will have 5 days to pay the $100 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT to keep your place in each course (except for international field courses which have a larger deposit, to cover airfare and a different payment schedule).

Please Note: Once we have been notified by Student Accounts that your deposit has been paid, you will be given permission (an electronic signature from the SEASIDE office) to register for the class. There is a delay of a few working days between the date you pay your deposits and the date that Student Accounts notifies us. Deposits will be refunded if a class is cancelled due to low enrolment.  Deposits will not normally be refunded if you later decide not to take the course.

Step 4. Register online, after you have been notified by email that you are cleared to register in the class. Dalhousie On-line Registration for Spring and Summer classes begins on Monday February 13.

Step 5: When notified by student accounts (usually in late April or early May), pay the remainder of your Auxiliary Fee plus your Dal tuition to Student Accounts using Dal online. The deposit(s) you have paid will be credited towards your auxiliary fees when you register.

Important information for non-Dalhousie students

If you are not a Dal science student, please contact Student Accounts to inquire about tuition costs.

If you are an undergraduate student at another university and you would like to receive credit toward your degree at your home university, please get a Letter of Permission from your Faculty Office of your home university AND apply to Dalhousie as a Visiting Student by applying for undergraduate admission.

If you are not an undergraduate student at any university and would simply like to take a class out of interest, you will still need to apply to Dalhousie by applying for undergraduate admission.

You may submit your SEASIDE Application while your Dalhousie application is in process. Fees can't be paid without a Dalhousie student number, so the remaining steps must wait until you have been admitted to Dalhousie and have been assigned a Dalhousie student number (B00______). Please don't delay in applying to Dalhousie, as the process can take some time.