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Course Enrolment

Enrolment deadlines

All students have a deadline for course enrolment. If you don’t enrol in your courses by the date indicated on your MyNAIT Portal, you will be withdrawn from your program.

New students who miss their deadline and still wish to attend will need to reapply and pay the application fee again. Continuing students may qualify for readmittance by submitting a Program Re-Admission Request Form. Please note that readmittance is not guaranteed.

After you’ve accepted your offer of admission and paid your tuition deposit, you will need to enrol in your courses once the online course enrolment has opened. Your enrolment deadline is listed in the My Academics tab in your  MyNAIT Portal.

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Fall 2019

Date on Acceptance E-Letter Enrolment Deadline
Before May 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
After May 1, 2019 Tuition Payment Deadline
After Tuition Payment Deadline Within 24 hours of acceptance

Winter 2020

Date on Acceptance E-Letter Enrolment Deadline
Before October 1, 2019 November 1, 2019
After October 1, 2019 Tuition Payment Deadline
After Tuition Payment Deadline Within 24 hours of acceptance

Spring 2020

Date on Acceptance E-Letter Enrolment Deadline
Before March 1, 2020 April 1, 2020
After March 1, 2020 Tuition Payment Deadline
After Tuition Payment Deadline Within 24 hours of acceptance

How to enrol in courses online

  1. Check your MyNAIT Portal for your offer of admission e-letter.
  2. Pay your tuition deposit.
  3. After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive an e-letter to confirm you have accepted NAIT’s offer of admission. This letter will be available on your MyNAIT Portal.
  4. Once enrolment is available to you, select and enrol in your courses. Once you pay your tuition deposit, there is a 24-hour turnaround time for processing. You will not be able to register in classes until the payment goes through.
  5. Check My Online Enrolment on your MyNAIT Student Portal for instructions on selecting courses and building your schedule
  6. Check the Online Enrolment FAQ for common questions.
  • If you accept an offer of admission after enrolment has opened for your program, you will need to pay your tuition deposit as soon as possible. You will be able to enrol in courses the day after your tuition deposit is received.

  •  Enrolment dates for Open Studies students are not the same as for students admitted to a program. Check with the program office for exact dates. 

  • It's a good idea to enrol in courses for both the Fall and Winter terms at the same time. You’ll be able to make changes to your schedule up until the add/drop deadline.

Add, Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines

For students in non-credit courses or programs

Refunds for non-credit courses are given within a specific timeframe. An administrative fee is charged for all dropped or transferred non-credit courses. If the drop deadline is missed, students taking non-credit courses can initiate a withdrawal within a specific timeframe. For drop/withdrawal timeframes, review the non-credit program & course refund policy.

For students in credit programs or Open Studies

If the drop deadline is missed, students can initiate a withdrawal at any time prior to course completion, with approval from the program area. Academic and financial penalties are shown below.

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Add

Students can add, drop or swap courses in their schedule online.

  • If a course has already started, you may add the course up to and including the first 5% of the course.
  • If the 5% deadline has already passed, you must contact your Program Area directly. To begin your course enrolment, see the Enrolment Walkthrough on the MyNAIT Portal (login required).

Check your course's deadline dates on the MyNAIT portal.

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Drop

Students can add, drop or swap courses in their schedule online.

Drop timeframe Academic penalty Financial penalty
Prior to Payment Deadline Date None Tuition is refunded less the tuition deposit
Prior to first day of class None. Course does not appear on the official transcript Tuition is refunded less the tuition deposit
First day of class None. Course does not appear on the official transcript Tuition is refunded less the tuition deposit
Up to 12% of the class None. Course does not appear on the official transcript Tuition is refunded less the tuition deposit

Withdraw

Withdrawal timeframe Academic penalty Financial penalty
From 13% to 74% of the class Grade of "W" (Withdrawal) awarded. Grade is not calculated in grade point average (GPA). No refund
After 75% of the class has elapsed Grade of "WF" (Withdraw/Fail) awarded. Grade point value of 0.0 or 0% is calculated in grade point average (GPA). No refund

Frequently asked questions

What is online enrolment?

Students in credit programs are required to self-enrol in courses. This allows you to design your own schedule and find your perfect fit.

Who can enrol online?

Students in credit programs and courses, including:
  • new students
  • continuing students
  • students in Open Studies
  • apprentices

Who cannot enrol online?

Students in non-credit programs and courses.

Is there a deadline to enrol in my courses?

Yes. If you are a new student, the deadline varies depending on when you paid your tuition deposit. If you are a continuing student, your enrolment deadline is the tuition payment deadline.

  • 2017-2018 Enrolment deadlines
  • 2018-2019 Enrolment deadlines

What happens if I don’t enrol by the deadline?

Your admission will be cancelled. If you are a new student, you will need to reapply to your program through APAS and pay the application fee. If you are a continuing student you will be withdrawn from your program, you will need to complete a Request for Readmission  in order to continue your studies. Please note that readmission is not guaranteed

Which courses should I enrol in and how many?

In most programs, students may enrol in as few or as many courses as they wish. Each course is assigned a credit value, and each program has a credit limit. Learn more about planning your schedule on MyNAIT Student Portal.

Note: the number of credits you take may impact your eligibility for student loans. 

How do I create my schedule?

Visit NAIT’s Schedule Planner

Please note: NAIT’s Scheduler Planner does not enrol you in courses. After designing your schedule you will close the Schedule Planner tool and be returned to your MyNAIT Student Portal. There you must complete the enrolment process.

Can I change my classes after the enrolment deadline?

Yes – once you’ve enroled in courses, you can change your schedule on MyNAIT Student Portal until the add/drop deadline.

The swap function is the best way to drop one class in order to add another one. Using swap (instead of the drop and add functions) will drop a course only if the enrollment in the new course is successful. Learn how to swap a course on your MyNAIT Student Portal.

To ensure you get the class schedule you want, select and enrol in your classes as soon as possible since many courses will fill up quickly.

The course I want or need to take is full. What should I do?

If your desired course full, try a different section or keep checking back to see if spots open up.

Some courses allow you to add your name to a waitlist. Students can place themselves on a waitlist by selecting the “waitlist” check-box after clicking “select class.” Not all courses have waitlists.

For detailed instructions, refer to How to add your name to a waitlist on MyNAIT Student Portal.