2012 General Information

All students should consult the General Calendar for complete information regarding admissions, course descriptions, prerequisites, academic regulations, fees, and degree requirements.

All in-person registration will take place at Financial & Registration Services located on the second floor of Clark Hall. Online registration is available to those students who qualify. Students registering by mail or fax must submit completed forms and payment in full to Financial & Registration Services. If you do not have a registration form, you may submit a registration request that includes your name, student number, address and all course information (dept/course number, section, title, session and term).

Student’s Responsibility

Registration consists of completing all registration procedures, obtaining approvals (where necessary) for an appropriate program of studies, and payment of the required fees. It is the responsibility of the student to:

  • accurately complete registration and attain required signatures.
  • submit all fees.
  • ensure that the registration meets the requirements for the program and degree sought.
  • inform Financial & Registration Services of all changes regarding course registration and other personal information.

Fees

Payment for all Spring courses (courses that normally run May 1 to June 14, 2012) must be received by Financial & Registration Services on or before April 25, 2012. Any registrations for Spring courses that occur after April 25th must be paid for at time of registration.

Payment for all Summer courses (courses that normally run July 3 to August 16, 2012) must be received by Financial & Registration Services on or before June 26, 2012. Any registration for Summer courses that occur after June 26th must be paid for at time of registration.

Any students’ registration that has not been paid, does not have a sponsorship letter on file, or is unable to be confirmed through a government student loan will be cancelled. Spring registration cancellations will occur on April 26th and Summer registration cancellations will occur on June 27th.

Payment may be made in person with cash, Interac (debit card) or cheque/money order. All cheques/ money orders should be made payable to Brandon University. If mailing your payment to Financial & Registration Services, please allow enough time for Canada Post to process and deliver mail to the University campus. A charge of $40.00 (subject to change) will be assessed for any returned cheques.

Payment may also be made online through your banking institution. Also, check with your banking institution for the availability of payment through Telepayment. If making payment through your bank, please allow two to three business days for payment information to reach Financial & Registration Services from your bank.

Students who are on government student loans are responsible to ensure payment for courses is received by Financial & Registration Services by the applicable due date from the government student loans.

Students who are being sponsored are responsible to ensure that Financial & Registration Services has received a sponsorship letter on or before April 25th for Spring courses and on or before June 26th for Summer courses.

Official transcripts will not be issued until all debts to the University have been paid in full or satisfactory arrangements have been made with Financial & Registration Services. Students will not be eligible for graduation until their fees are paid.

Refunds: Students who withdraw from courses must submit the required form/written request or on-line registration request to Financial & Registration Services before any refund of fees will be granted. Any refundable portion of fees will be calculated from the date on which Financial & Registration Services has been notified in writing. Deadline dates for withdrawal, without academic penalty, from full and half courses represent 60% of the total contact hours of those courses.

Please refer to Tuition Fee Refund Table for all refund dates.

Registration Provisions

Eligibility is determined by previous academic performance for returning students or acceptance to the University for new students.

Students currently on Academic Suspension or Academic Withdrawal are not eligible to register. Students returning from Academic Withdrawal must have their registrations approved by the University Registrar or designate.

No Credit Admission: Registration in each course will be subject to the written approval of the Dean of the Faculty or School that offers the course(s).

Auditing: Any student wishing to audit a course must obtain written permission of the instructor prior to registration.

Course Prerequisites: A course prerequisite, as noted in the General Calendar description, is a requirement of certain courses, which must be completed before registration. You may not register for courses without having met the stipulated prerequisite unless you have a written waiver for the prerequisite (waiver form available online or at Financial & Registration Services).

Approval of Courses: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain all program approvals if necessary.

Course Withdrawal: Students must submit the required form/facsimile or online registration request to Financial & Registration Services to withdraw from a course. Refunds, if applicable, are based on date of notification.

Official transcripts may be requested in writing from Financial & Registration Services with the required fee of $12.00 for the first copy and $4.00 for each one after on the same order. (see Official Transcript Request).

Residences

During the Spring and Summer sessions, accommodation is available to students requiring room and board. The Brandon University Residence Complex provides lodging and meals at a moderate cost, together with facilities for study and recreation. There are adequate laundry facilities provided in each hall at no charge. Application forms and information regarding the residence complex, including current fee schedules, may be obtained by contacting the Residence Hall Program Office in McMaster Hall, 727-7394 or 727-9761 or at residence@brandonu.ca.

Academic Performance Requirement

The progress of a student in the first undergraduate degree program is determined by the letter grade point system. Credits earned in any session will be reported by letter grade. The total credit hours for a degree are those based on courses (excluding failures and repeats) with earned grades of “D” or better and which complete the requirement for the degree sought. Any student, upon accumulation of more than 48 credit hours of “F” and/or repeat courses, will be placed on Academic Withdrawal.

Grade Point Average: A student’s GPA is obtained by dividing the sum of the product of credit hours times the numerical grade point equivalent by the total credit hours considered. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to proceed as a student in good standing.

In progressing towards a degree, a student is required to:

  1. Meet the curriculum requirements for the degree sought;
  2. Achieve a minimum academic performance requirement based upon an assessment of the academic performance at the end of each session.

Academic Progress: After completion of 24 credit hours or more, all students will be assessed for a minimum academic performance level based on the number of credit hours attempted at the end of the session. Students will be notified of any changes in their registration status by mail.

See the General Calendar for complete details