Register in Courses

U of Alberta student Cheryl Gutu studying with her tablet at Natural Resources Engineering Facility

Pro tip

You will first need to accept your admission offer and pay the tuition deposit before you can register in courses.

When to register

You can begin registering in courses on or after your enrolment appointment date. In the meantime, once the course listing has been released, you can build a draft schedule.

Building a draft schedule before course registration allows you to search for classes and build a schedule that works in advance. It will also allow you to quickly register in the courses you want on or after your enrolment date.

How to register in courses

Course registration is done through Bear Tracks, where you can explore our 6,500+ course options, create a timetable, register in courses, build a draft schedule, and more!

Registration hints and tips

Registration 101 workshops

Please be informed that due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, all in-person workshops have been cancelled, but online Registration 101 workshops will be available.

If you had previously registered for an in-person Registration 101 workshop, you will be contacted via email with new event details.


Do you like to learn by doing? Attend a Registration 101 Workshop!

  • Learn how to navigate the Bear Tracks system for course selection and registration
  • Create your first-year schedule on the spot!
  • Chat with an advisor and get advice on which courses to take

All admitted students are welcome to attend a Registration 101 workshop; however, to access their schedule builder, students must have accepted their admission offer. Learn more about How to Accept your Offer.

Online General Workshops

Thank you for attending an online Registration 101 workshop. There are no sessions currently scheduled.

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