Frequently Asked Questions – Day Students
You can register 24 hours a day during the registration period except when the system is shut down for maintenance.
Paper progression charts are no longer mailed to returning students. Back in November 2016, returning students were asked to log into MyDawson, go to My College Services and click on Progression Chart and Important Registration Info. In addition to their proposed (“to do W17”) courses on the Progression Chart, Academic Advisors may also have posted comments to further guide the students with registration.
New students in Winter 2017 may also see their progression charts at My College Services – Progression Chart and Important Registration Info. However, new students’ charts are only being posted since the first week of December, and may only be posted by late December if any extenuating admission circumstances arise.
The Winter 2017 Timetable and Registration Guide is now available online. Students access the timetable by logging into MyDawson and finding the link under My College Services.
Please note, the timetable is no longer printed by the College.
Every year, many students register by Internet from all over the world. The Winter 2017 Timetable is available online. Students access the Timetable and Registration Guide by logging into MyDawson and finding the link under My College Services.
At the moment of your Omnivox appointment time and during the online registration period, you could ask a trusted friend or family member to register for you, as long as he or she has your student number, Omnivox password and access to your Progression Chart. If instead, you need to ask someone to register for you in person (that is, after the end of online registration), you should fill out a proxy form, available at the 2D.6 counter or you can download the Proxy Registration Form.
Students in most programs, with the exception of Liberal Arts students and returning students in General Social Science, will be assigned some or all of their program-specific education ( concentration ) courses. When courses are assigned, it means that spaces are reserved for you in appropriate courses. You will still have to add remaining courses and finalize your registration. Remember: even if you are only taking assigned courses, you still have to finalize your registration.
The deadline to finalize is January 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for Winter 2017 registration in a Day program.
Log onto MyDawson. Assigned courses will be found under My Omnivox Services, Course Schedule Inquiry. They will be on the system just prior to your registration date.
In addition to your specific education ( concentration ) courses, you must also take the general education and complementary courses indicated on your Progression Chart for the semester you are entering. These courses are indicated as “to do W17” (Winter 2017) on your Progression Chart; this is accessed by returning students by logging into MyDawson, and under My College Services, clicking on Progression Chart and Important Registration Info.
You may also find useful information on how to use the Omnivox registration system by consulting the How to Register video.
A full course load refers to the number of courses you are expected to take each semester so as to complete all your courses in the usual period of time. You may request a reduced course load by logging on to MyDawson, and under My College Services, click on Reduced Course Load Request.
Reducing your course load may have consequences on your time to graduation. Please see an Academic Advisor during a drop-in session if you are unclear on the impact of reducing your course load.
Only in very exceptional circumstances and with special permission from the Registrar. Students should call the Help Line (514-931-5701) to obtain permission.