Registration Assistance

If you should have any further questions that the cannot be answered here, the School of Information Technology Administrative Group will be happy to answer your questions

Registration & Tuition Fees

Specific details of how to use Carleton Central are found in the Registration Instructions Booklet and on the Registration website. Visit the Registration Web site often, as information and instructions will be updated regularly. For assistance, contact the Registrar's Office at Carleton University.

Tuition and incidental fees for all BIT programs are approved by the Carleton Board of Governors and are paid to Carleton University.

Assistance

Undergraduate Program Advisor

Students requiring academic assistance that relates to course selection, registration issues, and choice of electives, should contact the Undergraduate Program Advisor: Alison Jabi

Block Registration – 1st Year Only

Many of your courses have been preselected for you. Each course CRN should appear in the Add Class table at the bottom of the Add or Drop Classes page in Carleton Central. To register, simply click the submit button. You should not delete or substitute any of the CRNs that are preselected for you without consulting with the School of Information Technology. Changes to your block will only be considered towards the end of Registration.

  • NET Students need to register for your First year, Winter Term, Algonquin Elective BIT1006; this is not done automatically under your block registration. You can find a link on the step-by-step process here
  • IMD students need to register in two 0.5 credit or one 1.0 credit Arts & Humanities Elective(s); choose a topic you enjoyed in high school or are generally interested in studying and that fits in your timetable without conflict. The elective can be any course in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, or Public Affairs. Course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar, make sure you read the descriptions and check the prerequisites before registration

Block Registration will automatically register you in a course and section (sections are denoted by letters: A, B, etc.); you only need to be registered in one section of an offered course (e.g. IMD1001A or IMD1001B) not both.

Under the rare case where a required BIT course doesn't have space according to the registration system, you should register for all courses that allow and submit an override request for the remainder (see below for instructions). All BIT students are guaranteed a spot in BIT Courses

Fall/Winter Registration

We strongly advise students to register for both their Fall and Winter courses as soon as possible (regardless of year) in order to avoid external courses being unavailable and to help with School planning

Registration Error - Timetable Conflicts

University policy prohibits students from registering in a course that overlaps the period of another course. Exceptions may only be made for students in their final year at Carleton who otherwise would have their graduation delayed. These exceptions are subject to the approval of the Associate Dean of Engineering provided an appropriate accommodation plan has been arranged with the instructors involved. This correspondence should be taken to the Registrar’s Office in person (300 Tory Building) to fill in a conflict request form. Note: an arrangement to complete missed labs without any access to the TA or instructor is insufficient to permit conflict. A conflict between two courses with overlapping lectures will not be approved unless one of the instructors is willing to provide accomodation

Registration Error - Override Request

When attempting to add a course, you may encounter a Registration Error; this happens when you do not meet the registration criteria set out by the department.

If you feel that you meet the registration criteria, you can submit a registration override request through Carleton Central to ask for permission to register in the course.

You may also submit a registration override request if you need to register in restricted sections of a course, laboratory, or tutorial, or if you are seeking permission to register in a course for which you lack the prerequisites. The Override Request can be found on the Add or Drop Classes page in Carleton Central.

Each override request is reviewed by the department offering the course. To check the status of your request, click the Review Course Registration Override Status link under Registration in Carleton Central’s Main Menu.

Note: you will only have access to submit an override request once your time ticket has opened.

For a how-to video, please click here