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Online Course Registration Instructions

Online self-registration is a tool that allows learners to build their own schedule. Below is information to help learners navigate their way through the self-registration process. 

Who can register online using MyBVC self-registration? 

Students who have been accepted into a Bow Valley College career program have the convenience of registering online for their courses (some exceptions apply).

Where can I register online? 

Registration is available via MyBVC. If you are eligible to register, you will be sent an email with details outlining when registration opens for your program of study. Please check your MyBVC email regularly, as that is one place where the College will send formal communications.

When can I register online? 

Learners in eligible career programs can register on the following dates:

TERM

ONGOING LEARNERS NEW LEARNERS
WINTER 2017 Monday, October 17, 2016
   School of Health and Wellness diploma program learners 
   (Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician programs only)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
   Chiu School of Business certificate and
   diploma program learners

Thursday, October 20, 2016
   Human Services and
   Justice Studies program learners  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
   School of Health and Wellness diploma program learners 
   (Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician programs only)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
   Chiu School of Business certificate and
   diploma program learners

Thursday, October 27, 2016
   Human Services and
   Justice Studies program learners

Friday, October 28, 2016 Open Studies program learners  

SPRING/SUMMER 2017 Monday, February 6, 2017
   School of Health and Wellness diploma program learners 
   (Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician programs only)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
   Chiu School of Business certificate and
   diploma program learners

Thursday, February 9, 2017
   Human Services and
   Justice Studies program learners

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
   School of Health and Wellness diploma program learners 
   (Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician programs only)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
   Chiu School of Business certificate and
   diploma program learners

Thursday, February 16, 2017
   Human Services and
   Justice Studies program learners  

Friday, February 17, 2017 Open Studies program learners (OPENS at 8 a.m.)  

FALL 2017 Monday, June 5, 2017
   School of Health and Wellness diploma program learners 
   (Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician programs only)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
   Chiu School of Business certificate and
   diploma program learners

Thursday, June 8, 2017
   Human Services and
   Justice Studies program learners

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
   School of Health and Wellness diploma program learners 
   (Practical Nurse and Pharmacy Technician programs only)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
   Chiu School of Business certificate and
   diploma program learners

Thursday, June 15, 2017
   Human Services and
   Justice Studies program learners  

Friday, June 16, 2017 Open Studies program learners (OPENS at 8 a.m.)  

How can I register online? 

There are a number of resources available to help you navigate the online self-registration system on MyBVC.

Registration Guide

Program Planning

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Cancellations

MyBVC Access


Online Self-Registration FAQs

     

General Registration FAQs

How do I register for courses? 
Log into your MyBVC account to access self-registration under the Registration tab. Follow the step-by-step Online Registration Instructions for information on searching for, adding, dropping, withdrawing, and waitlisting for courses.

I am having trouble logging in to MyBVC. What should I do?
Visit the tutorials at www.bowvalleycollege.ca/myBVChelp for information on how to use MyBVC.

Which courses are available to me and how many can I take? 
Learners will only see and can only register for courses in the upcoming term. For example, if you are registered in the Winter term you will only see Winter courses; Spring or Fall courses will not appear in the registration system during the Winter registration period.

There are a maximum number of credits that students can register in each term. Students who attempt to register in more than the allowable number of credits will receive a warning message that they've reached their maximum course load. Note: Some courses are available only once per year. Students are encouraged to connect with Academic Advising to learn more about course availability.

How do I see the courses that I am registered in? How do I see and print my schedule? 
Your courses will appear on the My Courses page.
Your week-by-week schedule will appear on the My Schedule page. Click the Next button to view upcoming weeks.

I was registered in a course but I received a notification that I was dropped. What happened?

From time to time, Bow Valley College may need to cancel courses and learner registrations due to low registration numbers or other operational  issues. The College will strive to provide learners with adequate  notice of cancellations and, where possible, will make alternate arrangements for learners whose registrations are cancelled.

The Office of the Registrar may deregister learners from courses who:

  • do not meet the conditions of their program acceptance
  • do not meet prerequisites, co-requisites or anti-requisites
  • do not pay required fees by the deadline posted
  • miss any classes during the add-drop period without prior notification to the instructor and who are then deemed to be a no show
  • violate any Bow Valley College policies; and/or•
  • have been suspended for academic or non-academic reasons

Who do I contact if I have questions about course registration? 
Please contact Academic Advising. When emailing or leaving a voicemail include your name, student ID number, program and your specific question(s). Including this information will result in a faster response time.

  

Chiu School of Business information

Which courses should I take?
Program Course Lists are available on all Chiu School of Business certificate and diploma program pages. Sample schedules are available on the Student Engagement Officer page.

Which electives can I take to complete my Business Administration Diploma program?
Any business course counts as an elective.

I'm registering as a full-time student. Why am I not able to see online courses? 
Some programs offer online and blended delivery courses. All Year 1 Business Administration Diploma courses are available online BUT only some Year 2 courses are currently available online. Students are required to contact a Student Engagement Officer to discuss enrolling in online and blended delivery courses.

What is the recommended course load for full-time and part-time students? 
As a general rule, part-time students take no more than two courses. A student is considered full-time when they take three or more courses.

I want to finish my certificate in one year / my diploma in two years. Should I be taking 5 courses per term?   
Yes. Less than 5 courses per term will result in needing a longer period to complete your program.

Why are there fees charged for the courses Employment Preparation and Work Experience? Why do student loans not cover these courses?
Employment Preparation and Work Experience are BVC courses that are administered by BVC staff and applicable fees are charged - just as you would be charged for all your other courses. The only difference is that these are optional courses, not required for program completion and graduation, and the Work Experience is scheduled outside program dates. Because these courses are non-credit they are not eligible for loan funding.

How can a Student Engagement Officer help me?
Student Engagement Officers can help students with self-registration and academic advising. They can also help Business students arrange co-op and practicum opportunities.

   

School of Health and Wellness Information

 

I'm in a Health and Wellness program but I can't seem to register online. Why?
A few programs within the School of Health and Wellness do not require learners to self-register for courses (the Office of the Registrar will do this for you). Please see the list of exceptions below. If you are in a program that uses online self-registration and you believe you are experiencing technical issues, please call 403-410-1400 for assistance.

 

Online Self-Registration Exceptions

Which programs DO NOT need to use the Online Self-Registration system?
  • All regional programs - for example Health Care Aide Certificate (Airdrie) or Medical Office Assistant (Strathmore/Chestermere)
  • Nutrition Manager and Recreation Therapy Aide certificate programs
  • Academic Upgrading programs and English Language Learning programs.
  • Students in prior learning programs or courses. This includes students registered in:
    • Health Care Aide Prior Learning Assessment
    • LEEP (Life Experience Equivalency Process)

Contact Us

 Trouble Registering?

  • If you need help with course selection and program planning please contact Academic Advising.
  • To check your course registration status or for information about admissions, contact the Office of the Registrar at (403) 410-1400 or clientservices@bowvalleycollege.ca.
  • The Office of the Registrar will also assist if you are experiencing technical issues with the online registration system.
  • If you have lost your MyBVC username or password you can reset them at https://account.mybvc.ca

For information about other BVC courses and services, visit the Current Learners page.