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ONLINE COURSE SIGN-UPS UNDERWAY – An online registration option is now available for academic students at Yukon College (above).

Yukon College launches online registration

Yukon College launched an online registration option for academic students Monday, and opened registration for its fall semester programs.

By Whitehorse Star on April 7, 2020

Yukon College launched an online registration option for academic students Monday, and opened registration for its fall semester programs.

“Online registration increases self-serve opportunities for students,” said Wally Rude, the registrar and dean of Enrolment Services.

“Once successfully admitted into a program, it is a faster, independent way for students to research, build and register the course pathway of their choosing.

“Most post-secondary institutions in southern Canada now offer online registration, and we are pleased to introduce this for our students,” Rude added.

Online registration enables students to check course availability, select courses and register from the comfort of their personal computer, the college said.

As students register, the new online portal notifies them of pre- and co-requisite courses, schedule conflicts and tuition totals. When complete, students can print their class schedule.

To support students in navigating this new process, there is a registration checklist, online registration guide and how-to video on the main registration webpage.

As well, six students have been hired to assist their peers. They are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday via phone, email and videoconference.

To support students as they make their course choices, newly available on each program webpage is a program guide.

It lays out all applicable and required courses, offers course selection options for each term and provides a sample program pathway.

Online registration is available for all Yukon University certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Once accepted to their program, students in Trades and Culinary Arts do not need to register for any courses, as this is done automatically.

The new process will expand to include all Continuing Education & Training courses in August. Until then, participants in those courses will continue to register by calling or emailing Admissions directly.

The online option replaces a more time consuming, in-person process for students and the need to line up at the Admissions office when registration opened.

The college introduced online applications in 2018 and online payment options prior to that.

“Although it was always our plan to launch online registration this year, the COVID-19 pandemic and response measures make online options like this vital for students planning their fall studies,” Rude said.

He led a development and implementation team comprised of students, faculty and staff for 16 months to research and test the online registration solution that would integrate best with the college’s existing website and Admissions systems.

In-person program advising remains available via phone and videoconferencing for any student who may need it. There are also options in place to support students without reliable Internet access.

The college has not yet come to a decision regarding the delivery of face-to-face classes in the fall semester.

“Senior managers continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will be guided by measures set forth by Yukon’s chief medical officer of health,” the college said.

Students are advised to continue the admissions and registration process as usual.

They’re encouraged to register early, as enrolment in most courses is limited and courses may fill quickly.

For students from the Yukon and the rest of Canada, payment of tuition or an approval for funding letter is due by Sept. 30. For international students, payment of tuition must be made by Aug. 24.

Comments (4)

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JC on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:18 am

Yukon College? I thought they became a University.

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Jack on Apr 7, 2020 at 11:33 pm

I checked the calendar awhile back. Apart from the trades courses there seems to be little solid course content to prepare for a student for a career outside of government or the public sector.

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Wilf Carter on Apr 7, 2020 at 10:12 pm

It is scheduled starting as a university on June 1, 2020.

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the unidentified place on Apr 7, 2020 at 3:24 pm

So are they College or University? I'm so confused....I don't even think they know what they are anymore.

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