First Year and Preliminary Year Students

Step 1: Summer Orientation

Attend one of our Summer Orientation Days or arrange an individual appointment.
To arrange an appointment contact:
The Hive at Brescia (519) 858-5151 or
Students may register for Summer Orientation online

Step 2: Pick Your Courses

All full-time students may enroll in 5.0 credits.
All part-time students may enroll in a maximum of 3.0 credits.

Most courses have a credit weight of 1.0 except:
F/G = 0.5 Essay course (F= Fall and G= Winter)
A/B = 0.5 course (A= Fall and B= Winter)
E = 1.0 Essay course

As a first year student, you will select courses from the 0100–1999 range. The only exception is if you have special permission to enroll in a upper year course or you are enrolling in Spanish 2200.  Please review the list of year 1 courses.

Preliminary Year Students must select five courses (or equivalent) from the list of Preliminary Year courses.

Step 3: Plan Your Timetable

(a) Using the  “Draft My Schedule” timetabling tool found in your Student Centre, work out a conflict-free timetable. Remember, all full-time students may take a maximum of 5.0 courses. In building your timetable, you may not have an “un-balanced” load. This means that you are restricted to five courses in each term (Fall and Winter).

(b) Ensure that you have selected a minimum of 3.0 Brescia courses. If your selected courses are offered at Brescia, you are expected to take the course at Brescia. If you are unable to enroll in a Brescia section of a course, you may obtain permission to take the course at King’s, Huron or Western.

Courses that are not offered at Brescia, may be taken at King’s, Huron or Western and do not require permission.

Preliminary Year Students: All courses selected by Preliminary Year students will be taken at Brescia University College. Students must select five courses (or equivalent) from the list of Preliminary Year courses. Students may be permitted to enroll in Year 1 University courses in addition to the following Preliminary Year courses.  Students must consult with an Advisor at Brescia to determine course enrolments.

Step 4: Course Registration

All NEW students are strongly encouraged to attend a Summer Orientation Day (SOD). Click here to register!

Brescia students who are unable to attend an academic counselling session or Summer Orientation Day may register courses either:

On the Web:

Web registration can be accessed through the Western Student Centre at
To access the system you will need:

  • Your Student Number and PIN
  • Your Western username and Password and a valid appointment time.
  • A conflict-free timetable from Draft My Schedule to use as a reference guide during web registration. It may be useful to select a couple of alternate courses if your first choice is unavailable. You will be able to change your course selections throughout the summer on the web.

Please click here if you require assistance in activating your Western username.

Registration Help:

If you require assistance when registering, you may contact the Hive or the Brescia Registration Hotline by email at or by phone at 519-432-8353 ext. 20113 during regular office hours. You can also contact the UWO Help Line at 519-661-2100

Making Changes to Your Enrollment:

If you are simply switching one course for another, use the SWAP feature in the drop down menu.

Remember: some courses are a requirement for progression in your desired module. You may contact the Hive or the Brescia Registration Hotline by email at or by phone at 519-432-8353 ext. 20113 during regular office hours to determine any potential impact on your academic progression.

Remember to check the online timetable for the most up-to-date status on course enrollment.

Step 5: Confirmation of Courses

For Web Registration:

Check your timetable on the Web Registration panels. Once you add or drop courses on the web, your record WILL BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY. After submitting or revising your course selections, check the STATUS area to ensure that each course was successfully added/dropped.

Registration Support:

If you requested assistance through The Hive at Brescia, confirmation of your courses will be emailed to you as soon as your support has been processed. Any changes to your timetable will be available to view on the web only. You may make changes to your courses once they are loaded on your record.

Step 6: Tuition and Fees Payment

Fees will be due in early August, 2018 — please continue to check your Western email for updates. Students will be able to view their personal invoice online at the beginning of August. If paying by installments, the second term fees are due December 1, 2018. Refer to the Brescia Fee Schedule for more information on installment payments and payment options. For more information regarding wire transfers from outside of Canada, contact Deb Van Belois in the Brescia Business Office. If you decide to cancel your registration, please call The Hive at Brescia as soon as possible, 519-858-5151.


Students who have applied for OSAP by June 30, 2019 and have been notified of their entitlement, will receive an automatic deferral of fees until the loan documents have been received at Brescia University College for pick-up by the student. No deferment will be made for students appealing OSAP after a “nil” assessment has been received.

Brescia Entrance Scholarships

Brescia students who have been awarded a Brescia scholarship should deduct the value of their scholarship from their fee payment.