How do I make an enrolment appointment?
Enrolment appointments for registration in Fall and Winter courses are issued to you in SOLUS each summer and will be scheduled for a specific date depending on your year of study. You do not need to schedule this appointment yourself.
Where do I register for my courses?
You register for your courses in Queen’s online student centre, SOLUS (my.queensu.ca).
When can I register for Fall and Winter courses?
Enrolment appointments will be issued to you within SOLUS in July, which will indicate the specified date and time that you can begin enrolling in courses. During your enrolment appointment, you will have the opportunity to enrol in courses. After students have all had their enrolment appointment, there will be a brief hiatus. During this time, reserve capacities are lifted, meaning that many courses that initially had restrictions on who could enrol in a course would be removed, with open enrolment beginning. Students will be able to continue to enrol, swap, and add Fall courses into the semester. You will have the opportunity to adjust your enrolment in Winter term courses as the Winter term draws nearer (December – January) in case you have changed your mind about your Winter course choices.
Specific dates for this session can be found here.
I can’t find the course that I want to take. What should I do now?
Before reaching out for assistance, make sure that your search criteria is in the appropriate term (fall or winter), the appropriate subject or course code, and that the appropriate course career is selected. For courses that are typically run on-campus), make sure “Undergraduate” course career is selected. For courses that are typically only available online, make sure “Undergraduate Online” course career is selected. If all of these search criteria seem correct, make sure the box that indicates “Show Open Classes Only” is not selected. This will allow you to add yourself to the waitlist if the class has one.
The course I want to take has spaces in it, but I can’t enrol. What now?
This could be occurring for two reasons. It could be that there is a reserve capacity set for the course, meaning that during your enrolment appointment, the spaces in the course are reserved for students who are registered in a particular program. The good news is that most reserve capacities are lifted during open enrolment. The second reason could be that you do not have the prerequisites for the course (e.g. academic, year standing, or program). Typically, in SOLUS, you would receive an error indicating this when you try to register.
Can you explain waitlists?
SOLUS has a waitlist process so that you can be placed on a waitlist in the event a spot opens up. You can add yourself to a waitlist prior to open enrollment. If there is space at open enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled into the course (as long as you have space in your schedule and the proper prerequisites).
For more information on waitlists, please see the guides provided under ‘Course Enrolment’: https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/guides
The course that I want to take is full. What now?
If the course that you are wanting to take is a one-semester class, it likely has a waitlist that you can add yourself to. When open enrolment begins, you will be taken off the waitlist and registered in the course if a spot is made available. If the course you want to take is a full-year course or the waitlist is full, check back during open enrolment to see if a space has opened up during this time.
Are we allowed to take 6 courses in a term?
A typical full course load would be 5 courses per term. While you are allowed to register in up to 6 courses per term without requiring Program permission, we typically do not recommend this in your first year as you adjust to your new learning environment.
How do we properly enrol in full-year courses (i.e. CHEM 112)?
Many of the full-year courses that you may take as an option or elective in 1st year will have multiple sections and may have both lab and lecture components. To properly enrol in these courses, be sure to select both the A (Fall) and B (Winter) parts of the course so that you enroll in the full 6.0 units. Make sure that you register in the same lab and lecture sections for both Fall and Winter (e.g. Section 001, 002). Make sure that you select both a lab and lecture section if both are components of a specified course.
Is there a way to plan a timetable before actually picking our courses on SOLUS? Where can we go for advice?
Before your enrolment appointment, you will gain access to your shopping cart beginning. This will allow you to fill your cart with various courses to determine what would work best for your schedule for the upcoming year. You can learn more here under ‘Course Enrollment’; https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/guides. In addition to this, please feel free to reach out to the Bachelor of Health Sciences advising team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for planning support.
Do the core courses automatically populate in your cart or do you add them?
You will not be automatically enrolled in your core courses. Using the curriculum requirements outline on our website, you must ensure your course selection satisfies your degree requirements. Pay attention to the style of course offering as the same course may be offered through several mediums in different semesters.
Please read “Is there somewhere that I can check to make sure that my courses are fulfilling my degree requirements and to determine what requirements remain?” below for more information on ensuring your degree requirements are fulfilled.
Is there somewhere that I can check to make sure that my courses are fulfilling my degree requirements and to determine what requirements remain?
In SOLUS, you can access your Academic Progress Report (APR) that will outline which core, option, and elective requirements you have fulfilled, and which remain for degree completion. You can learn more about it here under the ‘Reports’ section of our student guides.
If I have a question during course registration, who do I contact?
If you have a question while you are registering for courses, there are a few different ways you can ask the program for help. You can email your questions to email@example.com and they will get back to you as soon as is feasible. You can also call the BHSc Program Office. Please do not contact the Faculty of Arts and Science even if the course you are trying to register in is offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Why are some courses listed as “TBD” in SOLUS?
Online asynchronous classes have the location listed as “TBD.” There is no location for these classes as there are no regular times associated with the class. Any live sessions for these classes would be scheduled throughout the semester and happen through Zoom.