Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)


What is a Probationary Student and how do I register for courses?

Students are admitted on probation because they are required to complete specific requirements in their first year of study.  Most students are placed on probation because they are missing one or more of the pre-professional courses, normally completed prior to admission to the BCom program. You must read your admission letter to ensure you know all of your probation requirements. 

There are six required courses (Primary Core) that all students in the BCom program must take: MGTSC 312, MARK 301, ACCTG 311, BUS 201, FIN 301 and SMO 310. 

Cohort students register these required courses in an assigned timetable (cohort pattern). Probationary students do not get an assigned timetable.  Probationary students register these required business courses as a non-cohort student. You will register these courses in non-cohort sections or within a cohort section that has space reserved for non-cohort students.

If you have any questions about registration that are not addressed by this webpage, please contact a BCom advisor in the Undergraduate Program Office.

Registration Information

  1. Change your program code
    If you have transferred to the U of A from another post-secondary institution, please proceed to Step #2, unless you have been admitted to more than one degree program at the U of A for this Fall.
    Current U of A students must change their program codes for both the Fall & Winter term before you will have registration access for Business courses.
  2. Register in the required probationary courses
    If you are required to take 2 English courses, register one in each term. If you are missing another pre-professional course(s) register in the course(s) the Fall term. The courses are required as pre-requisites for your business courses.
  3. Review non-cohort information 
    Register in your required business courses (MGTSC 312, MARK 301, ACCTG 311, BUS 201, FIN 301 and SMO 310) using the non-cohort sections.  Make sure you have the required pre-requisite courses before registering.