The Registrar's Office is committed to keeping students informed about important dates, processes, and deadlines impacting their studies.

In order to help you get the information you need to fully prepare for your academic year, we invite you to review the following messages that have been e-mailed to students:

 

 

Sent to students who intend to graduate in May 2018 on Oct 30th, 2017

 

To students who intend to graduate in May 2018,

 

This is a reminder that as per the email sent on September 21 - Prospective May 2018 Grads , degree audit forms are due today for students who intend to graduate in May 2018 with the following degrees or certificates:

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Honours Certificate (students who already have a degree but were readmitted as a candidate for an Honours certificate).

 

·        If you are not able to submit the degree audit form today, please submit it as soon as possible so that we can complete our degree audit review process to prepare the preliminary Prospective May 2018 Grad List that will be posted later this term.

·        Please refer to the Instructions section on the Degree Audit Forms webpage and select the Degree Audit form that corresponds to the academic calendar you are following to complete your program requirements.

·        The degree audit form will require a signature of approval of the appropriate program advisor  ONLY  under the following circumstances:

o   BA Majors/Honours that require complementary courses chosen in consultation with the program advisor ;

o   Any variances  in the prescribed program as listed in the academic calendar under which you are completing your degree requirements that have been approved. A record of approved variances should have been e-mailed by the appropriate academic department head or dean to the registrar or academic advisor.

o    If you do not know who the program advisor is for your Major/Minor/Honours, please refer to the list of  Program advisors 2017-2018  . 

  • If you have more than one Minor, you can record the courses completed for additional Minors at the bottom of the page or on the reverse side of the degree audit form.  
  • You are advised to retain a copy of your completed Degree Audit form for your records.   

PLEASE NOTE  : When you submit your Degree Audit form, you are responsible for ensuring that your registration in BOTH Fall and Winter terms potentially fulfills requirements for graduation. ( Students who will have completed degree requirements by the end of the Fall term do not need to be registered in the Winter term to be eligible for May 2018 graduation.)   

 

 

Sent to students who may be interested in registering for a Winter term correspondence course on Oct 6th, 2017:

 

The tentative list of  Correspondence course offerings  for the 2018 Winter academic term is available online at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Correspondence_courses/Correspondence_courses/  

 

·         Students who intend to register for a Winter term correspondence course should do so by Wednesday, December 13.  

·        Online registration through Connect is NOT available for correspondence courses. 

·        The  Correspondence course registration  form, must be completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office.

o   You will receive an email confirming  receipt of your correspondence course registration form .

o    Winter term correspondence course offerings are subject to cancellation if insufficient registration forms are received.   

o    Correspondence courses with insufficient registration forms as of Friday, December 15 will not be offered.  

o   Course registration will be confirmed when sufficient registration forms have been received for the course to proceed.

·        Course packages will be emailed beginning on the first day of Winter Term classes, Monday, January 8.

·        The deadline for registration in Winter term courses is  Friday, January 19  

·        As per academic regulation  10.9.12. Good Standing , you must be in Good Standing to register for a correspondence course.  Exceptions must be approved by an Academic Dean (apply through the Dean's Permission Request form in Connect).

 

Please note that students taking more than 15 credits in a term will be charged additional tuition fees if any of their credits include correspondence courses ( 4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students )

 

Please direct inquiries about correspondence course registration to  regoffice@mta.ca .

 

  Sent to all students on Oct 2, 2017

 

 

To all students -

 

As a reminder…

·        Friday, September, 29 was the last day to drop 3 credit Fall term or 1, 3, or 6 credit full year courses. Individual 3 credit Fall term or 1, 3, or 6 credit full year courses dropped by September 29 should no longer appear on your transcript.

·        You may withdraw without academic penalty  from a 3 credit Fall term course if you do so by the last day of classes in the Fall term (by Tuesday, December 5 ) .

·        A 'W' notation will be recorded on the transcript for withdrawal from a course after September 29 and by the last day of classes.  

 

For more details see the email that was sent to all students  on September 13.

   

Ø  If you experience difficulties completing the course Withdraw process on Connect, contactreghelp@mta.ca .   

Ø  Please note that non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from a course.  

Ø  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have properly dropped or withdrawn from a course by the timelines outlined above if you do not wish to remain registered in a course. 

Ø  Students who are contemplating full withdrawal from university should complete the withdrawal form in Connect and contact studentlife@mta.ca  . (See regulation 10.4.5. Withdrawal from University  and  4.5.1. Withdrawals Fall and Winter  )

 

If you have general questions, please email regoffice@mta.ca  .

 

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 Sent to all students on September 27, 2017

 

 

Dear students,

This communication provides information regarding the December 2017 Exam Schedule, including :
•    where the schedule is posted
•    an explanation of consecutive exams
•    what to do if you have 3 or more consecutive  exams (deadline Friday, October 20, 2017)
•    what to do if you think you need special accommodations for writing exams (deadline Friday, October 20, 2017)  

The DECEMBER 2017 Exam Schedule is Posted  

The December 2017 exam schedule, listed by course, is now available under the heading Exams on the web at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Schedules___important_dates/ . Your personalized exam schedule is available on CONNECT under 'My Exam Schedule', indicating when and where your exams will be held. To access your own personalized exam schedule go to the Mount Allison home page at www.mta.ca , and click CONNECT@MTA which appears in the menu bar across the top of the screen.

Students are advised to re-check the final exam schedule posted on the web prior to exams to make sure they have noted the correct date, time and location of their final exams. The exam schedule will be updated on the web and in CONNECT to reflect any changes that may occur since the original posting so it is wise to check the schedule again prior to the start of exams to ensure you have noted the right time and location.  

PLEASE NOTE : Correspondence course exams are also listed in your personalized exam schedule that is available on CONNECT under 'My Exam Schedule', indicating when and where your exams will be held. Additionally, correspondence exams are listed on the December Exam Schedule posted online http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Schedules___important_dates/ . Please make note of the date and time.


Definition of Three Consecutive Exams
Scenario 1: exams at 9:00, 2:00 and 7:00 on the same day
Scenario 2: exams at 2:00 and 7:00 on the same day and 9:00 a.m. the next day
Scenario 3: exams at 7:00 p.m. on one day and 9:00 and 2:00 on the next day

These are the only three scenarios which qualify as three consecutive exams.

What to do if you have 3 or more CONSECUTIVE exams or an Exam Conflict
In a very few cases, the exam schedule may result in some students having three consecutive  exams (see definition above). Please note that there is no Senate policy prohibiting three consecutive exams occurring. However, upon request, the Registrar's Office will attempt to assist students in getting one of the exams re-scheduled if the student has three or more consecutive exams. Students who require special accommodation through the Meighen Center or the International Centre which allows for additional time to write an exam, should consult with the Registrar's Office to determine if they qualify for accommodation for the writing of consecutive exams.

Students who believe they have three consecutive exams and wish assistance with attempting to have one of those exams re-scheduled should contact the Registrar's Office at exams@mta.ca  by Friday, October 20, 2017.  

   

Students who believe they have an exam conflict  such that two exams are scheduled at the exact same time should contact the Registrar's Office at exams@mta.ca  by Friday, October 20, 2017.  


If it is confirmed that you have three consecutive exams or an exam conflict, we will attempt to reschedule one of your exams, in consultation with the instructor(s). We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know what your new exam schedule will be. Your exam could be re-scheduled for any time within the official final exam period  of December 7-16 as indicated in the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.  Students should keep this in mind when planning travel arrangements.  Please note, in the case of consecutive exams, if you are not happy with the accommodations that have been made in your revised schedule, the alternative will be to write the exams at the originally scheduled times.

What to do if you think you need special accommodations for writing exams    
Students who think they need special accommodations for exam writing for reasons other than those that are accommodated through the Meighen Center or the International Centre should complete the Application for Exam Accommodation which is available online at http://www.mta.ca/Community/Academics/Registrars_Office/Forms/Exam_accommodation_request_form/ by Friday, October 20, 2017 .  If it is determined that your circumstances warrant consideration for special accommodation, we will attempt to accommodate your request in consultation with the instructor(s). Please be advised that since the exam period has been available in the Calendar of Events in the Academic Calendar since April 2017, travel arrangements made prior to or after the exam schedule has been posted generally do not constitute consideration for special accommodation.

Please Note:    Students who do not identify problems with their exam schedule by Friday, October 20, 2017  should plan to write their exams as scheduled.

Best of luck with your studies this term,

 

 

Sent to students who intend to graduate in MAY 2018 on September 21, 2017

 

For students who intend to graduate in MAY 2018:  

1.      The online Application for graduation  must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by Friday, September 29.    Please be sure to indicate which academic calendar you are following to complete program requirements.(see academic regulation11.1.1. Graduating under one calendar )  

2.      Completed Degree Audit Forms must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by Monday, October 30. ( not required for Masters students )

·        Please refer to the Instructions section on the Degree Audit Forms webpage

·        Please select the Degree Audit form that corresponds to the academic calendar you are following to complete your program requirements.

·        The degree audit form will require a signature of approval of the appropriate program advisor  ONLY  under the following circumstances:

o   BA Majors/Honours that require complementary courses chosen in consultation with the program advisor  

o   Any variances  in the prescribed program as listed in the academic calendar under which you are completing your degree requirements, that have been approved. A record of approved variances should have been e-mailed by the appropriate academic department head or dean to the registrar or academic advisor

o   If you do not know who the program advisor is for your Major/Minor/Honours, please refer to the list of  Program advisors 2017-2018

  • You are advised to retain a copy of your completed Degree Audit form for your records.  

 

PLEASE NOTE : When you submit your Degree Audit form, you are responsible for ensuring that your registration in BOTH Fall and Winter terms potentially fulfills requirements for graduation. ( Students who will have completed degree requirements by the end of the Fall term do not need to be registered in the Winter term to be eligible for May 2018 graduation.)  

Students taking courses at another University on Letter of Permission  

·        For students who have been issued a Letter of Permission (LOP) to take courses at another university during the 17/SS, 17/FA or 18/WI terms, for purposes of the degree audit process the assumption will be that you are registered in the appropriate courses approved on the LOP. 

·        You are responsible to ensure that those courses are completed with final transcripts sent from the host institution upon completion of the course(s) in the term specified, to arrive at Mount Allison no later than  April 30, 2018, to verify successful completion of degree requirements.

Students not currently registered on campus  may send the completed degree audit form by email attachment to graduation@mta.ca or by fax to (506)364‑2272 or  mail to :
Registrar's Office
Mount Allison University
62 York St
Sackville NB
E4L 1E2

PROCESS and APPROXIMATE TIME LINES:
October : Registrar's office will verify the information on the Application for Graduation against the information in our student records

November:  Registrar's office will check degree audit forms against transcripts (and/or LOP issued for 17/SS, 17/FA or 18/WI terms if applicable) to verify that students' registration in BOTH Fall and Winter terms (or as approved on LOP issued for 17/SS, 17/FA or 18/WI terms) will fulfill degree requirements

(Students who will have completed degree requirements by the end of the Fall term do not need to be registered in the Winter term to be eligible for May 2018 graduation.)
December :   Students will be notified by email when the Preliminary Prospective May 2018 Grad list has been posted on the web. 

The list will include only those students who have submitted an Application for Graduation AND Degree Audit form AND whose course registration (or courses approved on LOP for 17/SS, 17/FA or 18/WI) potentially fulfills degree requirements. 

 

Students who have applied for May 2018 graduation but whose name does not appear on the preliminary list will be notified via email before the university closes for the Christmas break with instructions on required changes in order to be eligible for graduation and have their names added to the next update to the Prospective Grad List.

If you have any questions concerning May 2018 graduation, please contact the Registrar's Office at graduation@mta.ca  

 

Sent to all students on September 13, 2017

 

To all students -

 

Please take this opportunity to confirm your current registration for both Fall and Winter terms in 'My Class Schedule' on Connect.

Change of Registration Period Add/Drop - see academic regulation 10.4.1. Change of Registration Period (Add/Drop)  

·        As a reminder, Friday, September 15  is the last day to add /register for 3 credit Fall term or 1, 3, or 6 credit full year courses (i.e. courses that span both the Fall and Winter terms)

·        Friday, September, 29 is the last day to drop 3 credit Fall term or 1, 3, or 6 credit full year courses.  

·        You may add and drop individual courses through Connect.

·        A 'Registration Acknowledgement' email will be sent automatically to your MTA email account when you make a change to your registration. Please check the information in the email to verify your course registration. If you do not receive an email confirmation, you have not completed the process for adding or dropping the course. Please try again and be sure to click on 'Submit'. 

·        Individual 3 credit Fall term or 1, 3, or 6 credit full year courses dropped by September 29 will no longer appear on your transcript.

   

Withdrawal Period Without Penalty - see academic regulation 10.4.3. Withdrawal Period Without Penalty  

·        After September 29 , you may withdraw from individual courses through Connect.

·        you may withdraw without academic penalty from a 3 credit Fall term course if you do so by the last day of classes in the Fall term (by Tuesday, December 5 )  

·        you may withdraw without academic penalty from a full year 1, 3, or 6 credit course offered over the Fall/Winter terms if you do so by the last day of classes in the Winter term (by Monday, April 9).  

·        A 'W' notation will be recorded on the transcript for withdrawal from a course after September 29 and by the last day of classes.  A 'W' notation carries no academic penalty and is not factored into GPA calculations.

·        you may not petition to have a 'W' removed from the transcript.

·        Any student who does not withdraw from a course in accordance with these timelines will remain registered and receive a final grade.

 

Correspondence Courses  

·        You cannot add, drop, or withdraw from a correspondence course using Connect.

·        If you would like to register for a Fall term correspondence course, please submit the   Correspondence course registration  form to the Registrar's Office by Friday, September 15 .  The list of available Fall term correspondence courses can be found here .

·        If you wish to drop a Fall term correspondence course, please email regoffice@mta.ca  by  Friday, September 29  

·        After September 29, if you wish to withdraw from a Fall term correspondence course, please email regoffice@mta.ca by  the last day of classes, Tuesday, December 5 (or before you have written the final exam or submitted the final paper for courses with no final exam, if either occur before December 5).  

   

Late Course Withdrawal  see academic regulation  10.4.4. Late Course Withdrawal After the End of the Withdrawal Period   

·        AfterDecember 5 (last day of classes) withdrawing from a course will require Dean's permission by completing the Deans' Permission Request form on Connect.  

·        If your request is denied, you will remain registered in the course and a final grade will be calculated and entered on your transcript. 

 

   

Ø  If you experience difficulties completing the course DROP or Withdraw process on Connect, contactreghelp@mta.ca .   

Ø  Please note that non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from a course.  

Ø  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have properly dropped or withdrawn from a course by the timelines outlined above if you do not wish to remain registered in a course. 

Ø  Students who are contemplating full withdrawal from university should complete the withdrawal form in Connect and contact studentlife@mta.ca  . (See regulation 10.4.5. Withdrawal from University  and  4.5.1. Withdrawals Fall and Winter  )

 

If you have general questions, please email regoffice@mta.ca  .

 

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Sent to all students on September 8, 2017

Good afternoon students:

 

The following contains important information regarding:

 

Ø    General Bursary Applications for Fall/Winter terms

Ø    Requesting deferral of account payment

 

By taking advantage of the resources listed below, students with inquiries about bursaries or payment deferrals can avoid waiting in line at the Registrar's Office in the coming weeks.

 

Please be advised that General Bursary application is now available for the 2017-2018 Fall/Winter terms.  One application for both terms.  

 

UNIVERSITY GENERAL BURSARY APPLICATION  

   

·        The deadline date to apply is October 31st, 2017.  Applications after October 31st will only be available for students experiencing extenuating/emergency circumstances and you will need to  book an appointment  with the financial aid & awards counsellor to discuss your financial emergency. 

   

   

·        A General Bursary Application and instructions can be downloaded and printed directly from the Financial Aid web page at:

 

https://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Financial_aid/Bursaries/Bursaries/  

   

Please be advised that this form is not available on your Connect account.  

   

·        All completed applications with supporting documentation can be submitted to the Registrar's Office Drop Box across from the 2 nd  floor west stairwell door in the Wallace McCain Student Centre.  There is no need to stand in line! 

   

Do not forget to make a copy for your records and do not submit original supporting documentation  

   

·        Please be advised that it is  not necessary to book an appointment to turn in a completed bursary application .  Once a bursary is processed, an email will be sent to your MtA email address advising you of the outcome of the application. All applications will be processed in the month of November.

   

 

REQUEST FOR ACCOUNT PAYMENT DEFERRALS  

   

All students are required to pay their Fall fees by Monday, September 18, 2017.  

   

Requests for student account payment deferrals can be made to the Registrar's Office ( regoffice@mta.ca ) for the following reasons:

 

1)      A delay in student loan (Canadian or US)

 

Requests for student account payment deferrals can be made to the General Accountant in Financial Services ( accountsreceivable@mta.ca ) for the following reasons:

 

i)   A delay in Fall installment of an external award (scholarships)

ii)  A delay in Fall installment of an education plan (RESP, US State Education Plan,  US Veteran Affairs educational assistance program)

 

2)      When you request a payment deferral be sure to include all the following information with your request:

 

i)    Your Name, Home Address, Phone Number, and Home Province

ii)    Reason for Delay (include the type of payment pending, name of payment (student loan, external award, or education plan), amount expected to be received, and anticipated date of arrival.

   

An approved deferral will extend your payment deadline for the Fall term to September 30, 2017.   

   

You must contact the General Accountant after this date to make payment arrangementsaccountsreceivable@mta.ca.  

   

There will be a late payment fee of $75.00 charged to all accounts not paid in full by September 18, 2017 per Academic calendar regulation 4.4.5.  If a student has been granted a deferral the late payment fee will not apply until September 30, 2017.

 

http://www.mta.ca/academic_calendar/16-17b/_4.html#_4.4.5                

   

 

 

For other student support services within the Registrar's Office, please visithttp://www.mta.ca/registrar  to learn about an extended list of student services and support.  

 

Sent to all students on September 6, 2017

 

Dear Students,

 

This email contains important information regarding Fall 2017 Registration and Waitlists. Please read carefully!

 

Fall 2017 Registration

·        Friday, September 15  is the last day to make any additions or changes to registration in Fall 2017 term courses. 

·        The Registration Helpdesk will be processing registration permissions as quickly as possible, but due to the volume of emails that have already come in, you may not immediately see registration changes reflected on your Connect account.  Please do not send follow up emails. We are working through them and will contact you if clarification is required. Thank you for your help in this.

·        Please be checking your Connect account and email daily for any updates in your registration status before September 15.  

·        Attendance in a course does not constitute registration in course and is not a basis to request approval of a late registration.  Please see this academic regulation for more information:http://www.mta.ca/academic_calendar/16-17b/_10.html#_10.3.2  

 

Waitlists:    

·        All Fall 2017 courses that have waitlists will be processed until Thursday September 14. If you are currently still on a waitlist, you should register for another course in case space does not become available.

·        If you receive an email by Thursday, September 14 that space is available in a course that you have waitlisted, you should register for that course by midnight, Friday, September 15.  

·        If you do not wish to register for a class for which you have waitlisted, please remove the section from your List of Waitlisted Sections on Connect. Likewise, if you receive an email indicating that a place has opened for you in a course, but you do not wish to accept the space, please delete the section from your waitlist in Connect. This will free up the space to be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

·         If you have not received an email by Thursday, September 14 that space is available in a course that you have waitlisted,  you should complete your registration by searching other courses that have space in which to register by midnight Friday, September 15

·        Please be checking your Connect account and email daily for any updates in your registration status. 

·        PLEASE NOTE that you should confirm your registration in Fall term courses on Connect prior to September 15.  

   

We in the Registrar's Office hope you all have an exciting and productive first week of classes!

 

Best of luck with your term.


 

Sent to all students on August 21, 2017

 To all students,

STUDENT ACCOUNTS  

·         Student accounts have been updated with 2017 Fall term fees (tuition and student fees, residence, meal plan).  Mount Allison scholarships have also been allocated to student accounts, in many cases with the name of the donor funding the scholarship.  If you have any questions about your scholarship, please contact financialaid@mta.ca

·         You can view your student account statement at any time using your Connect @ MTA account.  You can print the information from your Connect account if you require an invoice from Mount Allison.

·         Student accounts will be updated once daily at the end of the work day Changes to registration, residence room or meal plan may affect your amount owing for the Fall term. Please ensure you are registered for all of your 2017 Fall term courses so that your student account will reflect the correct amount owing.

·       Please note that classes begin on Tuesday, September 5 and you will be able to make changes to your 2017 Fall term course registration  until Friday, September 15, 2017.  

·         Monday, September 18, 2017 is the last day to pay your account balance without penalty. 

·         We strongly encourage you to make your payment using on-line banking.  If you are not already set up for on-line banking, please contact your financial institution.  The on-line payment option is available only if you bank at a Canadian financial institution. For more information go to:   http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Tuition_and_fees/Fee_payment/Fee_payment/  

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a credit-card payment option.

        If you have any problems setting up MtA as a payee please contact your financial institution.

 

·         Review the Fall Payment Calculation Template  ( http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Tuition_and_fees/Tuition___fees/  ) for more details regarding tuition and fee costs for the full year (both Fall and Winter terms).

·         If there are others who require your account information to make payments to your account you can provide that information to them by printing a copy of your account statement and giving it to them directly.  Otherwise, you may authorize release of account information to a third party by completing the Release of Information Consent form available at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Forms/Forms/  .

GOVERNMENT STUDENT LOANS  

   

Most provinces have adopted an online process for government student loans. Students who have applied for government student loans should have received student loan information directly from their provincial government. 

Students whose government student loan is delayed may request a student account payment deferral.  

   

To request a payment deferral, please email regoffice@mta.ca  with Subject Line: Account Payment Deferral  and include the following information in the email: 

 

·         Your full name

·         Your Home Province

To request a payment deferral for any other reason (e.g. did not receive enough financial aid to cover costs and cannot pay account balance on time) contact Shane Carroll in Financial Servicesaccountsreceivable@mta.ca.  

 

If you have any questions about your account or about student loans, please contact us at regoffice@mta.ca  or by phone at 364-2269.

 

 

 

  Sent to returning students on August 16, 2017

 

The following message is intended for returning students who may be interested in registering for a Fall term correspondence course:

 

Please note:  

·        Fall term correspondence courses are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations.   

·        Students who intend to register for a Fall term correspondence course should do so before wednesday, August 23.  

·        Correspondence courses with insufficient registrations as of August 23 will be cancelled.  

 

The list of Correspondence course offerings  for the 2017 Fall academic term is available online at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Correspondence_courses/Correspondence_courses/  

 

·        Online registration through Connect is NOT available for correspondence courses. 

·        The Correspondence course registration form, must be completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office.

·        Course packages will be emailed beginning on the first day of Fall Term classes, Tuesday September 5.

·        The deadline for registration in Fall term courses is Friday, September 15  

·        As per academic regulation 10.9.12. Good Standing , you must be in Good Standing to register for a correspondence course.  Exceptions must be approved by an Academic Dean (apply through the Dean's Permission Request form in Connect).

 

Please note that students taking more than 15 credits in a term will be charged additional tuition fees if any of their credits include correspondence courses ( 4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students )

 

Please direct inquiries about correspondence course registration to regoffice@mta.ca .

 

 

Sent August 3, 2017 to students registered in 17/SS correspondence courses,

 

2017 Spring/Summer correspondence course final exams are scheduled to be written on Saturday, September 2 at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM in DUNN 113 (WU) .

Students who are not writing their exams on campus should have made alternative arrangements by contacting correspondence@mta.ca .

 

This communication provides information for 17/SS correspondence exams, including:

1.      where the schedule is posted

2.      what to do if you think you need special accommodations for writing exams (deadline Friday, August 11, 2017)  

3.      Protocol for writing correspondence exams

4.     withdrawal deadline (NEW under the 2017-2018 academic calendar)  

   

1.     The 17/SS Correspondence Exam Schedule is Posted  

·        The 17/SS correspondence exam schedule, listed by course, is now available under Exams at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Schedules___important_dates/  

·        Your personalized exam schedule is available on CONNECT under 'My Exam Schedule', indicating when and where your exams will be held. To access your own personalized exam schedule go to the Mount Allison home page at www.mta.ca , and click CONNECT@MTA which appears in the menu bar across the top of the screen, and select 17/SS as the term.

·        You are advised to re-check the final exam schedule posted on the web prior to exams to make sure you have noted the correct time of your exam(s). The exam schedule will be updated on the web and in CONNECT to reflect any changes that may occur since the original posting so it is wise to check the schedule again prior to the start of exams to ensure you have noted the right time and location.  

·        Students who have an exam conflict  such that two exams are scheduled at the exact same time should receive an email from the Registrar's Office ( correspondence@mta.ca ) by Friday, August 4 indicating their revised schedule.

·        NOTE: all assignments must be completed and submitted at least two weeks before the final exam  ( i.e. no later than Friday, August 18)  

2.      What to do if you think you need special accommodations for writing exams    

·        If you have documented accommodations approved for writing exams, please contact the Meighen Centre to make arrangements to write your final exam(s). 

 

·        If you think you need special accommodations for exam writing for reasons other than those that are accommodated through the Meighen Center you should complete the exam accommodation request form  by Friday, August 11, 2017  

·        If it is determined that your circumstances warrant consideration for special accommodation, we will attempt to accommodate your request. Please be advised that since the date for correspondence exams has been available in the Calendar of Events in the Academic Calendar since April 2017, travel arrangements made prior to or after the exam schedule has been posted generally do not constitute consideration for special accommodation.

·        Students who do not identify problems with their exam schedule by Friday, August 11, 2017 should plan to write their exams as scheduled.

3.      THE PROTOCOL FOR WRITING A CORRESPONDENCE EXAM  

Please follow the following procedure:

a)      plan to arrive 20 minutes before  your exam is scheduled to begin

b)      form a line  to receive your exam

c)      have photo ID  ready to present

d)      leave ALL belongings at the front of the exam room

e)      Do not open  exam until instructed to do so

NOTE: Please DO NOT bring phones and wearable technology  to the exam room.   Phones and wearable technology will not be permitted on your person OR on your desk.  If you have a phone or any wearable technology, you will be required to turn it off and leave it at the front of the room.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

4.      WITHDRAWAL FROM 17/SS CORRESPONDENCE COURSES See academic regulation 10.4.3.  Withdrawal Period Without Penalty :

·       Students registered in a correspondence course in the Spring/Summer term may withdraw without academic penalty by notifying the Registrar's Office at correspondence@mta.ca   provided that such withdrawal occurs by August 31 or before the final exam has been written or final paper/assignment has been submitted .

·        A 'W' notation will be recorded on the transcript. A 'W' notation carries no academic penalty and is not factored into GPA calculations. Students may not petition to have a 'W' removed from the transcript.

·        Any student who does not withdraw from a course in accordance with these regulations must remain registered in the course and will receive a grade.

Best of luck with your studies for the remainder of this term.

 

 

 Sent to all returning students on June 2, 2017

 

 To all returning students,

 

Please note that Tuition and Fees for 2017-2018 Fall and Winter terms and the Payment Calculation template are now updated on the web at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Tuition_and_fees/Tuition___fees/ .

 

This is also a friendly reminder on the following:

1.      Registration Deposit Due - June 5  

2.      Overload registration - after June 5  

3.      Waitlists - after June 5  

4.      Fall/Winter Correspondence courses

5.      Withdrawals

 

1.     Deposits Due  

·        June 5 - Deadline for the non-refundable $100.00 Registration Deposit ( reminders of this deposit deadline were also sent via email on April 3, April 20, and May 24 )  See Email messages to students at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Email_messages_to_students/Email_messages_to_students/  

·        Please refer toFee payment  for options on how to pay your deposit.

·        You should receive email confirmation to your Mount Allison email address confirming receipt of the $100 Registration Deposit and/or the $500 Housing Deposit.

·        If the University does not receive the $100 Registration Deposit from registered returning students by June 5, a $50.00 late payment processing fee will be charged (see Academic Calendar regulation 4.4.1. Late Processing Fees  ).

   

2.     Registration Overload  

·        Please refer to calendar regulation 10.3.5. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Fall and Winter terms)  to determine if you will be eligible to overload. 

·        After June 5 , Year 4 students who are eligible to overload and who have paid the $100 registration deposit will be able to register in a course overload of up to 18 credits per term in the 17/FA and 18/WI terms without requiring Dean's permission. Overload above 18 credits per term requires Dean's permission and, if approved, additional tuition will be charged. Refer to 4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students  

·        After June 5 , Year 2 and Year 3 students who are eligible to overload and who have paid the $100 registration deposit will be able to register in a course overload of up to 18 credits in the 2017 Fall term only  without requiring Dean's permission. Overload above 18 credits in the Fall term requires Dean's permission and, if approved, additional tuition will be charged.  Refer to 4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students .  Overload eligibility for Year 2 and Year 3 students in the 2018 Winter term will be assessed at the beginning of the 2018 Winter term after Fall term grades have been recorded.

·        After June 5 , students who do not meet the criteria for overload but who wish to request Dean's permission to overload may do so by completing a Dean's permission request form available in Connect.

 

3.     Waitlists  

·        If the capacity of a course has been reached, students may add themselves to a waitlist for that course.

·        After June 5 , registration in courses with waitlists will be processed throughout the summer months as space in the course becomes available. 

·        This may occur when students withdraw from a course, or when the capacity for a course section is increased or when additional sections for courses are created. 

·        If you have placed your name on a course waitlist and if space becomes available, you will receive an email indicating a limited time period to access online registration. 

·        Please check your Mount Allison email account regularly and frequently  throughout the summer months if you place your name on a course waitlist. 

·        If you miss your window of opportunity to register you will be dropped from the waitlist.

·        If you no longer wish to be on a course waitlist, please withdraw your name from the waitlist in Connect through Manage My Waitlist .

 

4.   Fall Correspondence Courses  

·        The list of Fall Correspondence courses will be posted on the web at Correspondence course offerings  as soon as it becomes available.

·        Students will be notified later in August when registration is available in Fall term correspondence courses. 

   

5.     Withdrawals  

·        If you are not planning to return to Mount Allison for the 2017 - 2018 Fall/Winter terms please complete the withdrawal form through your Connect account. (this does not apply to students participating in a university exchange or study abroad program, or who are attending another university on Letter of Permission from Mount Allison).  

Sent to all returning students on May 24, 2017 Registration Confirmation, Registration Deposit reminder

To all returning students,

This memo contains information on the following:

1.      Registration Confirmation Email - Wednesday, May 24  

2.      Registration Acknowledgements - starting on Wednesday, May 24  

3.      Registration Deposit Reminder - due Monday, June 5  

1.     Registration Confirmation  

·        All students who are registered in courses for the 2017 Fall and/or 2018 Winter terms should have received a 'Registration Confirmation' email today, Wednesday, May 24 indicating the courses in which they are currently registered for 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter term.

·        If you do NOT receive a 'Registration Confirmation' email on Wednesday, May 24 then you are not currently registered in any courses for the 2017 Fall or 2018 Winter terms.  If you intend to return to Mount Allison for the 2017 Fall and/or 2018 Winter terms, you should register for courses as soon as possible to ensure availability of seats in your preferred courses.

·        For students participating in an exchange/study abroad program during the 2017 Fall and/or 2018 Winter terms, registration in the exchange/study abroad term(s) will be processed manually at a later date and confirmed via email.

2.     Registration Acknowledgement  

·        Effective Wednesday, May 24 a 'Registration Acknowledgment' email will be sent automatically to your mta email account with every change (Add/ Drop) you make to your registration on Connect. Although students are advised on Connect to confirm registration on 'My Class Schedule', this automated registration acknowledgment process will provide a record of all registration transactions you make on Connect from May 24 onward.

·        The Registration Helpdesk staff ( reghelp@mta.ca ) will confirm registrations processed manually for course registration permissions approved by a Department Head/instructor, including registration in Graduate Level (5000) courses and MSCI 5990, Honours 4990 courses, Independent Study courses (4951, 4950), and Special Topics courses (1991/2991/3991/4991) that have a registration restriction requiring instructor consent.

·        If you experience any difficulties with online registration, please email reghelp@mta.ca .

3.  Registration Deposit  

You are reminded of the following deadline regarding registration deposit payment:

·        June 5 - Deadline for the non-refundable $100.00 Registration Deposit (this also applies to students participating in an exchange/study abroad program). Please refer to Fee payment  for options on how to pay your deposit.

·        Students will receive email confirmation to their Mount Allison email address confirming receipt of the $100 Registration Deposit.

·         If the University does not receive the $100 Registration Deposit from registered returning students by June 5, a $50.00 late payment processing fee will be charged as per regulation 4.4.1. Late Processing Fees .

·        Note: students who have not paid the registration deposit by June 5 will not be able to make changes to their registration until the deposit has been received.  This includes registration in an overload which will be available after June 5, and registration from a waitlist which will be processed after June 5  

Wishing you all a happy and productive summer!

 Sent to all returning students on May 18, 2017 Academic Standing Assessment for 2016-2017

To all returning students,

Academic Standing Assessment  

   

·        Academic Standings for the 2016-2017 academic session have been assessed in accordance with the following academic regulations:

10.9.11. Assessment of Academic Standing  

10.9.12. Good Standing  

10.9.13. Unsatisfactory Standing  

10.9.15. Academic Probation  

10.9.16. Academic Suspension  

10.9.17. Academic Dismissal  

10.9.20. Deans' List  

·        Students can view their academic standing on CONNECT under My Profile. 

·        Notifications of Academic Standing will be sent only to students placed on Academic Probation (email only), Suspension or Dismissal (email and letter sent via Canada post) and Deans' List (letter from Deans). 

·        Please note that academic standing for students who have attempted fewer than 18 credits at Mount Allison is noted as 'Not Assessed'. 

1.     Notification of Academic Suspension OR Academic Dismissal  

·        Students who have been placed on Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal should receive email notification today, Thursday, May 18 from the Registrar's Office for Dr. Elizabeth Wells in her capacity as Chair of the Admissions and Readmissions Committee.  Notification has also been sent in the mail via express post (with signature required).  

·        This notification provides important information on the procedures and deadline for students who wish to appeal their academic standing in order to continue their studies at Mount Allison for the 2017-2018 academic session.   The deadline to submit an Academic Standing Appeal Form  is Monday , June 12, 2017.  

·        Please note  that in accordance with regulation 4.4.4. Appeals of Academic Standing  "Letters of appeal from students appealing their academic standing at the end of the academic session will only be forwarded to the Admissions and Re-admissions Committee for consideration if there are no outstanding fees payable on the students' accounts."  Account balances must be paid in full before June 10 if you intend to appeal your academic standing.  Late appeals will not be considered.  

·        Students who intend to appeal their academic standing  should remain registered for courses for 17/SS if applicable (on campus only), 17/FA and 18/WI and pay the registration deposit that is due on June 5 . Students whose appeals are unsuccessful will be de-registered from 17/FA and 18/WI term courses and the deposits will be fully refunded.   Results from 17/SS term courses will be recorded on the transcript and will be factored into CGPA calculations and total credits completed but will not affect the academic standing assessment for the 2016-2017 academic session.

2.       Notification of Academic Probation  

·        Students who have been placed on Academic Probation  should receive email notification today, Thursday, May 18.  Those students are eligible to continue studies at Mount Allison for the 2017-2018 academic session under the conditions outlined in academic regulation 10.9.15. Academic Probation .

3.     Deans' List  

·        Congratulations to all students who achieved Deans' List standing in accordance with the requirements listed in the academic calendar at 10.9.20. Deans' List .   Students will receive a congratulatory letter from the Academic Deans in the near future.

4.     Good Standing  

·        Congratulations to all students who achieved Good Standing in accordance with the requirements listed in the academic calendar at 10.9.12. Good Standing . Well done!    

5.     Missing grades   

·        Academic standing has NOT been determined for students who have a course(s) in the 17/WI term for which no grade has been submitted or with a notation of 'DE' or 'INC'.  Academic standing for those students will be determined as soon as possible upon receipt of final grades in those instances.   

 

6.     EXCHANGE OR STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS  

 

·        Academic standing has not been finalized for students who are attending a full year or Winter term Mount Allison Exchange/Study Abroad program.  Academic standing for those students will be finalized as soon as possible upon receipt of transcripts and confirmation of transfer credits.

 

Any questions concerning academic standing assessment should be forwarded to registrar@mta.ca .

 

  

 Sent to students on May 1, 2017:  2017 Spring/Summer term registration and fee payment reminders
  

Dear Students:

This email includes the following reminders about registration in  2017 Spring/Summer term courses:

1.     In-class  Courses - register by Friday, May 5, 2017; pay tuition by Monday, May 8, 2017  

2.     Correspondence  Courses - register AND pay tuition by Friday, May 5, 2017  

3.      Registration requiring Dean's Permission - submit request through Connect before Friday, May 5, 2017.  

 

Details…

1.     Registration in Spring/Summer Term In-class Courses  

·        The last day to register for classes in the Spring/Summer term is Friday, May 5, 2017.  

·        Online registration for 2017 Spring/Summer Term in-class courses is available via Connect.

·        The timetable is available at Spring timetable .  

·        Some courses will be offered in a condensed timeframe, therefore, please note the various start and end dates of courses, as listed under 'Meeting Information' in Connect.

·        Monday, May 8 is the last day to makeFee payment  without penalty for Spring/Summer term courses. Please also refer to tuition payment  information online.

   

2.     Registration in Spring/Summer Term Correspondence Courses  

·        The last day to register for classes in the Spring/Summer term correspondence courses is Friday, May 5, 2017 .

·        Online registration via Connect is NOT available for correspondence courses

·        The Correspondence course registration form , can be completed online and MUST be submitted to the Registrar's Office along with tuition payment   by Friday, May 5.  

·        Registration in correspondence courses will ONLY be confirmed upon receipt of BOTH the Correspondence course registration form  AND tuition payment .

·        Please refer to Fee payment  information online.

·        Course material or access to Moodle will be available after registration has been confirmed.

   

3.      Registration requiring Dean's Permission  

·        Dean's permission to register for a correspondence course is required under the following circumstances:
o   students who are currently on Academic Probation for the 2016-2017 academic session;
o   first year students whose academic standing has never been assessed;
o   students who wish to register for more than 2 correspondence courses (6 credits)

·        Dean's permission is also required for students who wish to register for more than 12 credits in the Spring/Summer term from any combination of in-class, correspondence, or courses approved on Letter of Permission.

·        If you require Dean's permission, please submit the request through your Connect account before Friday, May 5.  

 

 

 

Sent to new students on April 27, 2017 Registration Information for New Mount Allison Students

To all new Mount Allison students,
 
This e-mail contains the following important information regarding course registration for the upcoming 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter terms at Mount Allison!

  1. Registration Information Packages – in the mail and online
  2. Online Registration – begins May 15
  3. New! Math Assessment Test available online for students registering for MATH 1111 or 1151 – visit the Mathematics and Computer Science website
  4. Registration Helpdesk Contact Information - Registration help or email reghelp@mta.ca

Follow the Registrar’s Office Twitter account at @MTA_RegOffice


Details…

1. REGISTRATION INFORMATION PACKAGES
• New students who have confirmed acceptance of their admission by submitting the $100 registration deposit to begin studies at Mount Allison in Fall 2017 will receive a Registration Information Package in the mail very shortly.
• This package will help guide you through course selection and registration for your first year at Mount Allison. In the meantime, all of the information necessary for course selection and registration is available on our website at Registration information for new students
• You can also access academic advising resources for new students on the web at www.mta.ca/advising – select New Student tab.

2. ONLINE REGISTRATION
• Online registration for new students for the 2017 -2018 Fall and Winter terms will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017.
• Students may register for courses online using Connect@MTA (https://webadvisor.mta.ca ).
• Because we cannot open online registration to all students at the same time, new students will receive an email (to their @mta.ca account) from the Registrar’s Office on Thursday, May 11, informing them of the date and time when they can begin the online registration process for the 2017 -2018 Fall and Winter terms.
• Students are encouraged to register in both Fall and Winter terms.
o You are strongly encouraged to obtain academic advising prior to or soon after completing your registration. Email consultations are often sufficient and the academic advisor can be contacted at advisor@mta.ca or by phone at (506) 364-3200. Book an appointment online at mta.ca/advising
• Although online registration will remain open throughout the summer months, early registration in courses will assist with course planning and ensure access to your preferred courses.
• Full-time students should register for 15 credits (5 courses) in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
 Note: You should always confirm your registration choices on ‘My Class Schedule’ before leaving Connect.

3. MATH ASSESSMENT TEST FOR STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR MATH 1111 OR 1151:
• If you plan to take calculus (MATH 1111 or Math 1151), you must complete the Math Assessment Test which is designed to let you know if you are ready for calculus.
• If you don’t pass the test, you must take Functions (MATH 1011) instead of calculus in the Fall term.
• The test is available in Moodle under the 'Miscellaneous' section and we strongly suggest you take it before the Fall term begins.
• For more information, visit the Mathematics and Computer Science website.
4. REGISTRATION HELPDESK CONTACT INFORMATION
• You can contact the Registration Helpdesk for help with any matter concerning the online registration process by e-mailing reghelp@mta.ca.
• If you experience any technical difficulties with online registration please visit the Registration Helpdesk home page at Registration help or email reghelp@mta.ca.
Follow the Registrar’s Office Twitter account at @MTA_RegOffice

All the best with planning your courses for next year.

  

 Sent to students on April 20, 2017 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Registration Opening 

To all returning students,

This email contains information on the following:
1. Assignment of Registration Start Date and Time – email notification today, Thursday, April 20
2. Registration Groupings
3. Pre-requisites
4. Overload - not available until after June 5.
5. Waitlists - processing begins after June 5
6. Academic Standing – assessed after May 16
7. Registration Deposit reminder- due by June 5

1. ASSIGNMENT OF REGISTRATION START DATE AND TIME
You are reminded that because we cannot open online registration to all students at once, access to Connect will be blocked as of Monday, April 24.
 Please note: your access to grades in connect will also be blocked until you are granted permission to register. Until then, you can check grades on the Ellucian Go Mobile App - downloadable from App stores (depending on phone type). Download the App and select Mount Allison University.
All returning students should have received an email today (Thursday, April 20) indicating their assigned registration start date and time, Monday, April 24 –Wednesday, April 26.
• IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO RETURN FOR THE 2017-2018 FALL /WINTER TERMS AND YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL INDICATING YOUR ASSIGNED REGISTRATION START DATE AND TIME, PLEASE CONTACT regoffice@mta.ca .
• After your designated start time you will be able to access Connect to register any time of the day or night.
• You will not be able to access Connect before your designated start time. You do not have to start and complete your registration for 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter terms on the same day that you are given access on Connect.
• You ARE strongly advised to register for both 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter terms by the end of May to ensure availability of space in your preferred courses and to assist in timetable adjustments if enrolment numbers indicate consideration for possible adjustments to course offerings.

2. REGISTRATION GROUPS issued in groups of 50 students per half hour intervals starting at 10:00AM(ADT) on Monday and 10:00AM (ADT) each day thereafter, are as follows:
• Monday, April 24
o Current non-graduating Year 4 students
o Current Year 3 students who have completed at least 54 credits
• Tuesday, April 25
o Current Year 2 students who have completed at least 24 but less than 54 credits
• Wednesday, April 26
o Current Year 1 students who have completed less than 24 credits (i.e. students who should achieve second year standing at the end of the 2017 Winter term)
o graduating students who will be returning following graduation (application for readmission following graduation confirmed by Registrar’s Office)
 Note: Registration groups are based on credits completed as of the start of the 2017 Winter term. Anticipated Fall term transfer credits have been factored in for students currently attending a year-long study abroad program and Aviation students.
 Note: Students who have an account balance will NOT be able to register for courses until that account balance is paid.
 Note: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students who have earned 54 credits and have not declared a major will not be able to register for courses until they submit the Declaration of Major/Minor form and their program is updated.

3. PRE-REQUISITES
• If you are currently registered in courses that are pre-requisites for a course offered in 17/FA or 18/WI term, the system should recognize these courses as ‘pre-requisites in progress.’
• However, once final grades for 17/WI term have been recorded, if you have not achieved a grade of at least ‘C-‘ in a course that is a pre-requisite for a 17/FA or 18/WI term course, you will require permission of the department to remain registered in that course.
• If permission is not granted, you will be de-registered from the course.
 Note: If you intend to register for a 2017 Spring/Summer term course that is a pre-requisite for a course offered in 17/FA or 18/WI term, you will need to be registered in the pre-requisite course before you can register in the course offered in the 17/FA or 18/WI term.

4. REGISTRATION OVERLOAD
• Requests for overload for the 2017/2018 Fall or Winter terms will not be considered until after June 5.
• Students who qualify in accordance with Calendar regulation 10.3.5. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Fall and Winter terms) will be able to register for one overload course in each term (i.e. a course load of up to 18 credits in each term).
• Only those students who do not qualify and still wish to take courses on overload or those who wish to overload with more than 18 credits in a term will have to submit a Dean's Permission Request form (available through your Connect account), and ONLY THOSE REQUESTS SUBMITTED AFTER JUNE 5 WILL BE CONSIDERED.
• Please refer to calendar regulation 10.3.5. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Fall and Winter terms) to determine if you will be eligible to overload.

5. WAITLISTS
• If the capacity of a course has been reached, students may add themselves to a waitlist for that course if the course allows waitlists.
• We do not expect to begin processing waitlists until after June 5, and continuing through the summer months as space in courses becomes available. This may occur when students withdraw from a course, or when the capacity for a course section is increased or when additional sections for courses are created.
• Students cannot add themselves to a waitlist in courses at this time if they are already registered in a full course load of 15 credits per term. Permission to overload is required and will not be available until after June 5
• If you have placed your name on a course waitlist and if space becomes available, you will receive an email indicating a limited time period to access online registration.
• Please check your Mount Allison email account regularly and frequently throughout the summer months if you place your name on a course waitlist.
• If you miss your window of opportunity to register you will be dropped from the waitlist.

6. ACADEMIC STANDING
10.9.11. Assessment of Academic Standing for the 2016-2017 academic session will be processed after May 16.
• Notifications of Academic Standing will be sent before the end of May to students placed on Academic Probation, Suspension, or Dismissal
• Notifications to students placed on Suspension or Dismissal will include information on the procedures and deadline to submit an appeal to be eligible to continue their studies.
• If you think you are at risk of being placed on Suspension or Dismissal, and if your intention is to submit an appeal to return to Mount Allison in September, you should register for courses.
• If you do not submit an appeal or if your appeal is unsuccessful you will be deregistered.

7. REGISTRATION DEPOSIT FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS DUE BY JUNE 5, 2017
• All returning students who plan to attend Mount Allison for the 2017 Fall and/or 2018 Winter term are reminded that the $100 Registration Deposit is due by June 5, 2017.
• Please refer to fee payment information online at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Tuition_and_fees/Fee_payment/Fee_payment/
• Please note that if the University does not receive the $100 Registration Deposit from registered returning students by June 6, a $50.00 late payment processing fee will be charged (see Academic Calendar regulation 4.4.1. Late Processing Fees).
• As of June 5, returning students who have not paid the $100 Registration Deposit will not be able to register for courses or make any changes to their registration, including registration in an overload or registration from a waitlist, until the deposit has been paid.

If you experience any difficulties with online registration, please email reghelp@mta.ca.

Sent to students on April 13, 2017 17/SS course registration, in-class and correspondence

1.      Registration for 2017 Spring/Summer Term  In-class Courses – register by April 20, 2017
2.      Registration for 2017 Spring/Summer Term Correspondence Courses – opens April 17, 2017
3.      Registration Requiring Dean’s Permission
4.      Email messages to students - Previous emails from earlier this term are now on Registrar’s Office web page

 
1.      Registration in Spring/Summer Term In-class Courses
•         STUDENTS WHO INTEND TO REGISTER FOR SPRING TERM COURSES ARE STRONGLY URGED TO DO SO BY THURSDAY, APRIL20, 2017 REVISED TIMELINE.  Courses with insufficient enrolments as of April 20 will be cancelled.
•         The timetable is available online at Spring timetable.  
•         Spring/Summer term classes begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 and end on Friday, June 16, 2017 for in-class courses.
•         Some courses will be offered in a condensed timeframe, therefore, please note the various start and end dates of courses, as listed in the timetable and under ‘Meeting Information’ in Connect.
•         The last day to register for classes in the Spring/Summer term is Friday, May 5, 2017.

2.      Registration in Spring/Summer Term Correspondence Courses
•         Registration will open for 2017 Spring/Summer Term correspondence courses on Monday, April 17.
•         Students must be in Good Standing to register for correspondence courses.
•         See Correspondence course offerings for list of available courses.
•         Students may register for a maximum of 6 credits via correspondence.
•         Online registration via Connect is NOT available for correspondence courses.
•         The  Correspondence course registration form can be completed online and submitted to the Registrar’s Office along with tuition payment beginning Monday, April 17, 2017.
•         Registration in correspondence courses will be processed for students who have submitted a registration form and tuition payment.  
•         Course material or access to Moodle will be available starting Monday, May 1, 2017.  
•         The deadline for registration is Friday, May 5, 2017

3.      Registration requiring Dean’s Permission
•         Dean’s permission to register for a correspondence course is required under the following circumstances:
o   students who are currently on Academic Probation for the 2016-2017 academic session;
o   first year students whose academic standing has never been assessed;
o   students who wish to register for more than 2 correspondence courses (6 credits)
•         Dean’s permission is also required for students who wish to register for more than 12 credits in the Spring/Summer term from any combination of in-class, correspondence, or courses approved on Letter of Permission.

4.      Email messages to students from the Registrar’s Office
•         Previous emails you may have missed are now available here.

  Sent to students on April 10, 2017

With the exam period about to begin, please take a few minutes to review the information below concerning:

  1. exam procedures
  2. what to do if you cannot write an exam due to illness or other reason
  3. access to GRADES

1) EXAM PROCEDURES

  • You are advised to recheck the April 2017 exam schedule and your personalized exam schedule on Connect@MTA to make sure you have noted the correct date, time, and location of your final exams.
  • Please also refer to Exam procedures for students.  
  • You are reminded to bring your Mount Allison Student ID to each exam. If you have lost your ID, please be sure to have with you another form of picture ID, such as a Driver's License.  

Please note that phones ARE NOT PERMITTED in exams. If you bring your phone to your exam you will be asked to place it at the front of the exam room along with any other personal items (e.g. coats, back packs, handbags) and MtA will not be held responsible for any lost items.   Using a cell phone  or any other unauthorized aid during an exam constitutes academic misconduct.

2)  WHAT TO DO IF YOU CANNOT WRITE YOUR EXAM DUE TO ILLNESS OR OTHER REASON

  • Please refer to exam accommodation for acceptable circumstances under which a student may apply for exam accommodation.
  • Students who feel they are unable to write a final exam due to illness or for other compassionate reason, should complete an exam accommodation request form .
  • When the completed form is submitted, either electronically or directly to the Registrar's Office, a decision to grant or deny a request will be rendered. The Registrar's Office will contact the student by email with the decision and action, if applicable.
  • Other circumstances which may seriously affect a student's ability to write an exam may be discussed with the Director of Student Life, a Student Development Counselor, or the University Chaplain.

3) ACCESS TO GRADES

  • Grades will be posted on Connect@MTA as they become available starting in the evening of Friday, April 21, after the last exam. Faculty make every effort to submit their final grades as soon as possible after the end of the exam period. Your patience and understanding while end of term papers and exams are being graded is appreciated.
  • Grades for all graduating students should be available on Connect@MTA by April 26, 2017.  
  • Grades for all other students should be available on Connect@MTA by May 1, 2017.  

On behalf of the staff in the Registrar's Office, we wish you every success with your end of term papers and final exams.
 

Sent to students on April 3, 2017

To all students who plan to return in September 2017,

This e-mail contains important information regarding:

  1. 2017-2018 Academic Calendar and 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Timetable
  2. Registration Preparation
  3. Registration Start Date And Time – email notification on Thursday, April 20
  4. Registration for 2017 Fall and 2018 Winter term courses - Starts Monday, April 24
  5. Registration Deposit for ALL Returning Students - due by June 5, 2017

More details...

1. 2017-2018 ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND 2017-2018 TIMETABLE

  • The 2017-2018 Academic Calendar is posted online at http://www.mta.ca/calendar
  • The 2017-2018 Timetable is posted online under Fall timetable and Winter timetable
  • The publication of the timetable and academic calendar allows students to seek academic advising and register for courses before they leave campus for the summer.
  • Some of the teaching assignments in the timetable are marked as TBA and some courses may still need to be added or removed. While changes such as these may be necessary, in general every effort will be made to keep changes to a minimum.
  • The timetable is updated daily to reflect any changes that may occur.

2. REGISTRATION PREPARATION

  • Please refer to Registration information for current students (Year 1 through Year 4)
  • April 3 - 23, students may log onto Connect to search for sections and create a Course Preference List in preparation for registration for 17/FA AND 18/WI.
    • Please refer to the Course Registration Guide for Connect
    • Please note: you will not be able to complete your registration until AFTER your assigned registration start date and time (see item #3 below)
     
  • Pre-registration for certain courses in the Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geography & Environment, and Psychology departments will take place on or before Thursday, April 13. Please consult those departments for more information.
  • You are strongly encouraged to make use of Degree Audit Forms to help determine your progress through your degree program, prior to consulting with a Program Advisor and prior to registration.
  • For more information on available resources, please visit the Academic Advising website: http://www.mta.ca/advising/.
    • Program advisors 2016-2017 lists Program Advisors who can be contacted for academic advising for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students who have declared a Major, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor or Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts students
    • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students who have not declared a major may contact the Academic Advisor at advisor@mta.ca or book an appointment using Academic Advisor Online Booking
     

3. REGISTRATION START DATE AND TIME

  • Because we cannot open online registration to all students at once, students will be assigned a REGISTRATION START DATE AND TIME after which they will be able to access Connect anytime for registration.
  • On Thursday, April 20, email notification of your specific assigned start date and time will be sent to your Mount Allison email address. If you do not receive an email with your registration start date and time, please contact regoffice@mta.ca.


4. REGISTRATION FOR 2017 FALL AND 2018 WINTER TERM COURSES

  • Starting on Monday, April 24 registration for 17/FA AND 18/WI term courses will open.
  • Students who plan to attend Mount Allison for both Fall and Winter terms must register for BOTH Fall and Winter terms. Students who plan to register for just the Fall term or Winter term should register for that term only.
  • As of Monday, April 24 access to Connect will be blocked until your designated registration start date and time.
  • Once registration opens for you at your designated registration start date and time, registration will be available to you throughout the summer.
  • Students are STRONGLY encouraged to register before June 5 to ensure availability of preferred courses.
  • Registration in course overload (i.e. more than 15 credits per term) will not be permitted until after June 5.
  • After June 5, waitlists will be processed and students will be notified by email when they have permission to access registration due to a space opening in a waitlisted course.
  • It is important for students to regularly check e-mail over the summer months.


5. REGISTRATION DEPOSIT FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS DUE BY JUNE 5, 2017

  • The $100 Registration Deposit is due by Monday, June 5, 2017 for ALL returning students who plan to attend Mount Allison for the 2017 Fall and/or 2018 Winter term.
  • Please note that if the University does not receive the $100 Registration Deposit from registered returning students by June 5, a $50.00 late payment processing fee will be charged (see Academic Calendar regulation 4.4.1. Late Processing Fees).
  • As of June 5, returning students who have not paid the $100 Registration Deposit will not be able to register for courses or make any changes to their registration, including registration from a waitlist, until the deposit has been paid.

Sent to students on Feb. 7, 2017

  1. Registration for 2017 Spring/Summer Term In-class Courses – register by April 13, 2017
  2. Registration for 2017 Spring/Summer Term Correspondence Courses – opens April 17, 2017
  3. Registration for 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Term Courses – opens later in April after exams

1. Registration in Spring/Summer Term In-class Courses

  • Online registration for 2017 Spring/Summer Term in-class courses is now open via Connect.
  • The timetable is available online at Spring timetable. The timetable will be updated periodically.
  • Spring/Summer term classes begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 and end on Friday, June 16, 2017 for in-class courses.
  • Some courses will be offered in a condensed timeframe, therefore, please note the various start and end dates of courses, as listed under ‘Meeting Information’ in Connect.
  • Note: Classes are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient registrations.
  • STUDENTS WHO INTEND TO REGISTER FOR SPRING TERM COURSES ARE STRONGLY URGED TO DO SO BY THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017. Courses with insufficient enrolments as of April 13 will be cancelled.
  • The last day to register for classes in the Spring/Summer term is Friday, May 5, 2017.


2. Registration in Spring/Summer Term Correspondence Courses

  • Registration will open for 2017 Spring/Summer Term correspondence courses on Monday, April 17.
  • Online registration via Connect is NOT available for correspondence courses
  • The correspondence course registration form, which will be available later in April at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Forms/Forms/ can be completed online and submitted to the Registrar’s Office along with tuition payment beginning Monday, April 17, 2017.
  • Registration in correspondence courses will be processed for students who have submitted a registration form and tuition payment.
  • Course material or access to Moodle will be available starting Monday, May 1, 2017.
  • The deadline for registration is Friday, May 5, 2017.


3. Registration for 2017 Fall term and 2018 Winter term courses

Students will be notified by email when online registration for 2017-2018 Fall/Winter term will open later in April, after exams.

If you have any questions about any of the above please contact the Registrar’s Office at regoffice@mta.ca.
 

Sent to students on Feb. 3, 2017

Regarding the April 2017 Exam Schedule, including :

  • where the schedule is posted
  • an explanation of consecutive exams
  • what to do if you have 3 or more consecutive exams (deadline Friday, February 24, 2017)
  • what to do if you think you need special accommodations for writing exams (deadline Friday, February 24, 2017)

THE APRIL 2017 EXAM SCHEDULE IS POSTED
The April 2017 exam schedule, listed by course, is now available under the heading Exams on the web at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Schedules___important_dates/ . Your personalized exam schedule is available on CONNECT under ‘My Exam Schedule’, indicating when and where your exams will be held. To access your own personalized exam schedule go to the Mount Allison home page at www.mta.ca, and click CONNECT@MTA which appears in the menu bar across the top of the screen.

Students are advised to re-check the final exam schedule posted on the web prior to exams to make sure they have noted the correct date, time and location of their final exams. The exam schedule will be updated on the web and in CONNECT to reflect any changes that may occur since the original posting so it is wise to check the schedule again prior to the start of exams to ensure you have noted the right time and location.

PLEASE NOTE: Correspondence course exams are also listed in your personalized exam schedule that is available on CONNECT under ‘My Exam Schedule’, indicating when and where your exams will be held. Additionally, correspondence exams are listed on the April Exam Schedule posted online http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/Schedules___important_dates/. Please make note of the date and time.

DEFINITION OF THREE CONSECUTIVE EXAMS
Scenario 1: exams at 9:00, 2:00 and 7:00 on the same day
Scenario 2: exams at 2:00 and 7:00 on the same day and 9:00 a.m. the next day
Scenario 3: exams at 7:00 p.m. on one day and 9:00 and 2:00 on the next day

These are the only three scenarios which qualify as three consecutive exams.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE 3 OR MORE CONSECUTIVE EXAMS OR AN EXAM CONFLICT
In a very few cases, the exam schedule may result in some students having three consecutive exams (see definition above). Please note that there is no Senate policy prohibiting three consecutive exams occurring. However, upon request, the Registrar's Office will attempt to assist students in getting one of the exams re-scheduled if the student has three or more consecutive exams. Students who require special accommodation through the Meighen Center or the International Centre which allows for additional time to write an exam, should consult with the Registrar’s Office to determine if they qualify for accommodation for the writing of consecutive exams.

Students who believe they have three consecutive exams and wish assistance with attempting to have one of those exams re-scheduled should contact the Registrar's Office at exams@mta.ca by Friday, February 24, 2017.

Students who believe they have an exam conflict such that two exams are scheduled at the exact same time (e.g. two correspondence exams or a correspondence exam and an on-campus course exam) should contact the Registrar's Office at exams@mta.ca by Friday, February 24, 2017.

If it is confirmed that you have three consecutive exams or an exam conflict, we will attempt to reschedule one of your exams, in consultation with the instructor(s). We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know what your new exam schedule will be. Your exam could be re-scheduled for any time within the official final exam period of April 11-21 as indicated in the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.  Students should keep this in mind when planning travel arrangements.  Please note, in the case of consecutive exams, if you are not happy with the accommodations that have been made in your revised schedule, the alternative will be to write the exams at the originally scheduled times.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU NEED SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR WRITING EXAMS   
Students who think they need special accommodations for exam writing for reasons other than those that are accommodated through the Meighen Center or the International Centre should complete the Application for Exam Accommodation which is available online at http://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Academic_regulations/Exams/Exam_accommodation/Exam_accommodation/ by Friday, February 24, 2017. If it is determined that your circumstances warrant consideration for special accommodation, we will attempt to accommodate your request in consultation with the instructor(s). Please be advised that since the exam period has been available in the Calendar of Events in the Academic Calendar since April 2016, travel arrangements made prior to or after the exam schedule has been posted generally do not constitute consideration for special accommodation.

Please Note:   Students who do not identify problems with their exam schedule by Friday, February 24, 2017 should plan to write their exams as scheduled.