Spring is an exciting time at TRU! The flowers on campus are blooming, winter exams have been completed, and the course schedule for the next academic year is released.

Congratulations to those of you who have received your offer letter from TRU and have accepted your seat for 2023/2024! We can’t wait to see you on campus next year.

Haven’t even applied yet? That’s okay! TRU is still accepting applications for open admission programs (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Computing Science, Bachelor of Business Administration) and some limited admission programs.

But for those of you who are ready and excited to join us in the fall (or winter), now is when your day-to-day life as a TRU student begins to take shape. What do we mean by that? With the release of the course schedule, you can now begin planning your own schedule for the fall AND winter semesters.

A student writes in a planner while sitting on the floor. There is an open laptop next to her and papers scattered on the floor.
Photo by Vlada Karpovich

Get to Know the Terminology

What is the course schedule?

The course schedule is a comprehensive list of all courses currently offered at TRU for fall, winter, and summer semesters.

What is timetabling?

Creating a conflict-free schedule of the classes you’d like to enroll in for fall and winter. This allows you to pre-plan, ensuring there are no overlapping or duplicate courses.

What is registering?

The act of signing up for your fall 2023 and winter 2024 courses. These may include lectures, seminars, and labs. Keep in mind that, as of this blog’s posting date, it is NOT time to register… yet! Registration will open mid-June 2023. For more information about how to register, check out our Registration 101 post.

Where should you start?

If you are a first-time university student, the idea of registering for classes may seem a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry! We’re here to help you step-by-step through that process.

Step 1:

Don’t panic! Take a few deep breaths, and view this as an exciting part of your post-secondary journey.

Step 2:

Determine which courses you’ll be taking. Each program has a course plan – a list of courses required to graduate with that particular credential. You can find more information about your first year courses through Academic Advising’s course planning forms.

Step 3:

Login to myTRU and start timetabling! You can check out the video below for a detailed guide. Remember: create a plan for BOTH fall and winter semesters!

Step 4:

Now that you have your fall and winter timetables prepared, all that is left to do is wait patiently for your specific registration date and time..

TRU determines a registration priority list, so your date may differ from others you know. You can find your registration date posted in your myTRU account likely within the first week of June. You are able to register on or after that date – we recommend registering as soon as your registration status allows, as that will give you a better chance at enrolling in your first-choice courses.

Still confused, have questions, or need additional support? The Future Students Office is offering one-on-one appointments for ‘Course Registration Support’. A Future Student Advisor will answer your questions and walk you through the process of timetabling and registering (domestic students only). Before booking a Course Registration Support session, please ensure you already know which courses you’ll be taking.

Best of luck with this next stage of your TRU journey!

– The Future Students Team

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