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Registration Information


Information for All Graduate Students

All Graduate Students General Info

Important Notice Regarding Graduate Fees

Registration is not complete until fee payment or fee payment arrangements are made with the Financial Services Office in writing. Students are urged to refer to the website “Fees, Payments and Refunds” and/or the graduate fee information.

Registration Reminders

Have you:

  • Submitted your Progress Report form?
  • Met with your advisor or department/unit for program approvals?
  • Accessed Aurora Student to check for any timetable updates?
  • Accessed Aurora Student to register for your courses?
  • Accessed Aurora Student for a fee assessment?
  • Paid your fees?

Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Whether you are a new or returning graduate student, we hope you will familiarize yourself, not only with the information contained in this publication. Remember you are registering in a professional program leading to or supporting your career choice. Registering for courses that meet your department/unit or your advisor’s approval is your responsibility. However, your department/unit office will be able to help you if you encounter difficulties in selecting or registering for courses.

Re-Registration Deadline

  • All returning graduate students who intend to continue in their programs must re-register and pay fees before September 8.
  • Any student whose program of study extends over more than one year must re-register for Fall, Winter and Summer terms of each succeeding year of their program until a degree is awarded.

Students who do not re-register in time will be subject to being “Discontinued” from their graduate programs. Students who have registered but have not paid in time will be subject to late fee payment or cancellation and discontinuation after this date. Students who have been discontinued must apply for readmission to re-enter a graduate program.

Returning Students Progress Report

The Progress Report for graduate students in thesis/practicum project programs must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies prior to registration. Failure to submit this report will result in registration access being denied.

Initial Access Times

Access to registration times can be found in your Aurora Student account.  Simply log in to Aurora Student, select Enrolment & Academic Records, select Registration, and then Registration Time and Status in order to view your access times for a given term.

Admission and Registration

Admission and registration in the Faculty of Graduate Studies is by recommendation from a department/unit offering graduate programs. Students are admitted and register in the following categories: Occasional, pre-Master’s, Diploma, Master’s or Ph.D. and normally may commence study in September, January or Summer Session.

Students are responsible for meeting the requirements of the program and ensuring they have the prerequisites for the individual courses for which they register. Reference should be made to the current Graduate Calendar for detailed regulations and procedures of the Faculty.

Students wishing to register for courses that are offered by a department/unit outside their major department/unit/unit must get the approval of the offering department/unit.

Student Status

A student is considered to be full-time if the student is planning to carry the normal academic load of the department/unit during the registration period. Graduate students who do not meet the criteria specified for full-time students should complete the Part-Time Status Form.

This form must be approved by the department/unit head and advisor and submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies prior to registration.

Course Numbers for Graduate Studies

Registration for Thesis/Practicum or Comprehensive Examinations:

Students who intend to graduate in the coming year (February, May or October) must register for their thesis, practicum or comprehensive examination requirement. Therefore, you may need to register for one of the following:

Course Title Hours
GRAD 6000Summer Research0
Only for those students commencing their programs in May or July when courses may not be available.
GRAD 6100Visiting Canadian Student Research Course0
To formalize the status of visiting Canadian Graduate Student Researchers. Students must meet the terms of the Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement (CGSRMA), and submit the Visiting Graduate Student Research Authorization form to be eligible to register.
GRAD 7000Master's Thesis0
Fall term (Graduation in February or working on thesis during fall term only)
Fall & Winter terms (Graduation in May or working on thesis during fall & winter terms)
Winter term (Graduation in May or working on thesis during winter term only)
Summer term (Graduation in October or working on thesis during summer term only)
GRAD 7010Comprehensive Examination0
Fall term (Graduation in February or preparing for comprehensive exam during fall term only)
Fall & Winter terms (Graduation in May or preparing for comprehensive exam during fall & winter terms)
Winter term (Graduation in May or preparing for comprehensive exam in winter term only)
Summer term (Graduation in October or preparing for comprehensive exam during summer term only)
GRAD 7020Master's Re-registration 10
GRAD 7022Master's Re-registration0
MBA and MPA students who are not registering for any courses in Fall, Winter and/or Summer terms must register in this course to retain status.
GRAD 7030Master's Practicum0
Fall term (Graduation in February or working on practicum during fall term only)
Fall & Winter terms (Graduation in May or working on practicum during fall & winter terms)
Winter term (Graduation in May or working on practicum during winter term only)
Summer term (Graduation in October or working on practicum during summer term only)
GRAD 7050M.Eng. Project and Report6
GRAD 7060Diploma Re-registration 10
GRAD 7090Design Thesis0
Fall term (Graduation in February or working on thesis during fall term only)
Fall & Winter terms (Graduation in May or working on thesis during fall & winter terms)
Winter term (Graduation in May or working on thesis during winter term only)
Summer term (Graduation in October or working on thesis during summer term only)
GRAD 7200MFA Thesis/Studio Exhibition0
GRAD 7500Academic Integrity Tutorial0
All students are required to successfully complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours) within the first term of initial registration. Failure to complete this course will result in suspension of registration privileges.
GRAD 8000Doctoral Thesis0
Fall term (Graduation in February or working on thesis during fall term only)
Fall & Winter terms (Graduation in May or working on thesis during fall & winter terms)
Winter term (Graduation in May or working on thesis during winter term only)
Summer term (Graduation in October or working on thesis during summer term only)
GRAD 8010Doctoral Candidacy Examination0
GRAD 8020Doctoral Re-registration 10
Master’s Re-registration:
Master's Re-registration (A02) (spanned course – both Fall and Winter term)
Or
Ph.D. Re-registration:
Doctoral Re-registration (A02) (spanned course – both Fall and Winter term)
Language Reading Tests
French Reading Knowledge
Italian Reading Test
Reading Language Test
Language Reading Test
Spanish Reading Test
Latin Reading Test

Course Classifications

Students are responsible for determining the correct course classifications, sections and slots in consultation with their Department/unit. Courses with the X, A, or O status must be added to a student’s registration by the department/unit, i.e., this cannot be achieved through Aurora Student.

  • O - Occasional
    • Course is not part of the program and not included in the GPA (Additional fees will be assessed).
  • X - Auxiliary
    • Course is not major requirement of the program but specified as necessary and required by the student’s advisor or advisory committee and not included in the GPA.
  • A - Audit
    • Course is not part of program, credit is not granted and grade will not be assigned. (Additional fees will be assessed).

Voluntary Withdrawal Dates

Graduate Students are not allowed to withdraw from courses without permission from their department/unit head on recommendation from their advisor/advisory committee giving approval to the program change.

For further information, contact your home department/unit or the Faculty of Graduate Studies at
204-474-9377, 500 University Centre.

Website: https://umanitoba.ca/graduate-studies/

Email: graduate_studies@umanitoba.ca

Departmental Information for Aurora Student

Aurora Grad General Info

For general information on Aurora Student, refer to the Registration Information. Graduate Students in the following programs/units must contact their respective units to register: Law, I.H. Asper School of Business, Individual Interdisciplinary Programs, and St. Boniface College (Education and Canadian Studies).

Note: registration forms will not be mailed to students. The form can be accessed at the following Graduate Studies website