Registration and course selection

Registration

Definition

Registration is the second administrative step before beginning your university studies. You must have been admitted to ÉTS by the Registrar’s Office before you can register for a course or a study program.

Registration refers to your course selection, and is carried out via the ChemiNot platform. At ÉTS, it is your responsibility to register for your courses for each session, in accordance with the dates indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Specifications

Exceptionally, students who are registered for a Double Degree (S4), a Doctorate or an exchange program are automatically registered for their first session by ÉTS (but not for subsequent sessions).

For each session, the initial registration period is followed by a course-change period. Take note of these dates in order to have access to the optimum course selection (courses fill up quickly!) and to avoid financial penalties for late registration.

Important information for international students

Even if you have not yet received your immigration documents, it is recommended that you register as soon as possible when the registration period opens. In case of postponement or abandonment of studies, your registration will be automatically cancelled, at no cost.
 

Planning your course selection

Definition

At ÉTS, you have a great deal of flexibility with respect to your choice of courses and your schedule. Along with this flexibility comes the responsibility of planning your study path using the various tools available on the ÉTS website:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the structure of your study program;
  2. Consult the Course Schedules and Planning section to determine which courses are offered and to plan your upcoming sessions.
  3. If you have any questions, communicate with the contact person for your program.


Specifications

Bachelor programs follow a typical academic progression, whereas the study path for graduate and post-graduate programs is very flexible, and is influenced primarily by the chosen profile (project, thesis, dissertation, internship, etc.)

Important information for international students

Considering the conditions and limited duration of study authorizations for international students, it is very important to plan your study path carefully. ÉTS publishes the course schedule for the upcoming five sessions, thus allowing you to plan your entire study path.
 

Credits and course load

Definition

Credits are units that represent the course load required to attain the objective of a course or academic activity.

A 3-credit course corresponds to an average of 45 hours of class, laboratory or practical work time and 90 hours of studying or personal work per session.

Specifications

Most university courses represent 3 or 4 credits. However, some activities or workshops, such as ATE800, may represent zero (0) credits.

Your personal course load may vary during the course of a single session. For example, it may be more demanding just before the exam period but less demanding during the first weeks of the session.

The course load, the period for changing or dropping courses and the exam schedule are also different for intensive courses. Consult the course outline for the specific dates. 

Important information for international students

The cost of studying in Quebec varies depending on your level of study and the number of credits in which you are registered each session.
 

Changing your courses

Definition

ÉTS allows you to make changes to your course selection without financial penalties during a predetermined add/drop period indicated in the academic calendar. If you decide to add a course near the end of the course change period, after the session has already started, make sure you will have a realistic chance of catching up on missed material.

You can drop a course between the 3rd and 10th week of courses with no mention of failure, but without reimbursement of the tuition fees. Dropping a course after this period results in a failure (or the grade earned up to the time when the course was dropped).

Specifications

For intensive courses, consult the course outline for the specific dates, which are not the same as for regular courses.

Dropping a course during the course change without refund period does not affect your study regime, whereas cancelling a course during the course change with refund period does.

Important information for international students

Dropping a course may have long-term consequences on your immigration status. Contact an International Student Advisor to assess your options and their impact on your legal status.
 

Courses at other institutions

Definition

Under certain conditions, and thanks to an inter-university agreement, students who are registered at ÉTS (excluding those who are in an exchange program for one session) can take courses at other university institutions. For example, graduate students can take two courses (six credits) in another institution. For students studying in the Master's program in English, a maximum of three courses can be taken elsewhere.

Specifications

Courses taken at a partner institution are invoiced by ÉTS and appear on your ÉTS transcript. However, you must respect the Academic Calendar of the home institution in terms of deadlines for registration and requests for cancelling (with refund) or dropping (without refund, no mention of failure) courses.

Important information

For more information, please visit the Inter-University Transfer Authorization section of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire website, or write to ententes@etsmtl.ca.