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Spring/Summer Semesters 2024

Online registration for all Spring/Summer 2024 semesters will open for everyone on February 22nd at 9:00 a.m. Please refer to the sessional dates for each semester for the add/drop deadlines for each semester.

Sessional Dates:

Spring 1 (May 6 – June 18):

  • Add/Drop Deadline : May 10
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline: June 13

Spring 1 Intensive (May 6 – May 24):

  • Add/Drop Deadline: May 7
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline: May 23

Summer (May 6 – August 9):

  • Add/Drop Deadline: May 17
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline: August 2

Spring 2 Intensive (May 27 – June 13):

  • Add/Drop Deadline: May 28
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline: June 12

Spring 2 (July 2 – August 13):

  • Add/Drop Deadline: July 8
  • Course Withdrawal Deadline: August 8

Any registration restrictions such as fees owing, or documents required must be settled a minimum of 48 hours before access to online registration will be granted.

Payment Deadline:

School fees for Spring 2024 semesters are due May 31, 2024. Your accurate balance will show in the self-service under the Finances detail tab once you are fully registered. Some courses or schedules may require approval and the fees will only appear once approved.

Fall 2024 Semester

Student GroupRegistration opensRegistration suspendedRegistration closes (end of add/drop)
 Returning students with:



July 19th, 4 P.M. – August 5th, 9 A.M.




September 17th, 11:59 P.M.

90+ completed credits  
June 17th, 9 A.M. 
60-89 completed credits  
June 17th, 1 P.M. 
30-59 completed credits  
June 18th, 9 A.M. 
0-29 completed credits  
June 18th, 1 P.M. 
New students  
June 18th, 1 P.M. 
General Interest students  
June 18th, 1 P.M. 

Fall Payment Deadline

Any registration restrictions such as fees owing, or documents required must be settled a minimum of 48 hours before access to online registration will be granted.”

School fees are due September 30, 2024. Your fees will be published at the beginning of August, no later than August 9. Your accurate balance will show in myBU Self-Service under the “Finances Detail” tab once you are fully registered. Some courses or schedules require approval, and the fees will only appear once approved.

Other information:

Interested in studying French as a Second Language next semester?
Please take our French Placement Test on Moodle, within the two-week period before registration opens, to know which course(s) to register for according to your level.

Troubles registering?
Please email records@ubishops.ca with your name, student number & the course(s) in which you’re trying to register.

Troubles accessing Self-Service?
Please email helpdesk@ubishops.ca.

Step 1 – Academic advising

Students do not require advising to register. However, students are encouraged to make an appointment with their Academic Advisor in Business, Education, Arts and Science.

Students who have accepted an offer of admission and returning students are eligible to register for courses online through myBU as soon as the registration period opens.

In advance of registering online, be sure to:

  • Consult your email for general information related to registration dates and procedures.
  • Consult the Tutorials box on the Registrar’s Office myBU page and read the Registration Instructions for Self-Service.

Note that:

  • Students can register for the upcoming semester only.
  • Registration priority is given to those students closest to completing their degree.
  • Failure to register online during the official registration period may result in an inconvenient schedule and/or the inability to take mandatory courses in their required sequence.
  • International Students must possess a valid CAQ and Study Permit prior to commencing their studies. Copies of both documents must be provided to the Admissions Office (using this PDF form) as soon as possible but not later than the add/drop deadline of your first semester.

You should plan your course selections in consultation with your division and department’s sections of the Academic Calendar. If you have questions regarding course selection, program requirements, schedule conflicts, and/or program changes, please speak with your Academic Advisor or Departmental/Program Chairperson.

Step 2 – Plan your timetable

To facilitate the process and prepare a conflict-free schedule, we recommend you use a printed copy of the timetable grid worksheet and the PDF timetable.  You can view a campus map in order to determine where courses are being offered.

Time Conflict:
You will not be permitted to register for courses where any of the class hours (including labs) conflict with another course.

Course load:
A normal course load for undergraduate studies is 15 course credits per semester, and 9 course credits per semester for graduate studies.

Language courses:
Students trying to register in language courses may require prerequisite courses or permission from the instructor. Please contact the Chair of the department.

You will not be permitted to register for a course that has a prerequisite unless you have completed that prerequisite. Exchange or visiting students who wish to register for courses where the prerequisite was completed elsewhere must get permission from their Chairperson.

Step 3 – Important dates

You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the sessional dates and abiding by all published deadlines.

Note: Not attending class or informing the professor of an intent to withdraw, does not constitute an official withdrawal (WP), nor does it entitle a student to a refund of fees. Without formally dropping the course by the add/drop deadline, non-attendance of a class will result in a failing grade and paying of fees. Contact the Records Office (records@ubishops.ca) for information on the correct add/drop or WP procedure.

Step 4 – Definitions

Self-Service: Self-service refers to the password-protected site that gives you access to your course schedule, registration, payment of fees, etc.

Degree: A degree refers to the designation you earn after a completing university studies, for example, a Bachelor’s (BA, BBA, BSc, BEd, etc.) or Master’s degree (MA, MEd, MSc).

Honours: An honours program consists of 60 or more credits in a discipline and a minimum cumulative average is normally required to enter and remain in the program. Honours are highly concentrated programs that are primarily for those planning to pursue graduate studies. Honours programs often require the completion of an independent final project or thesis.

Major: A major is a sequence of courses totalling 42 or more credits in a particular discipline. A major is a more general degree and allows for the greatest exploration outside of the chosen program.

Minor: A minor is a sequence of courses totalling 24 or more credits that provides a basic introduction to the methodology and key concepts of a subject. Students are not required to take a minor.

Add/drop deadline: Last day to add/drop a course for the semester with no financial penalty.

Withdraw with permission (WP) deadline: Last day to withdraw with permission (WP) from a course. The WP deadline is the last day of classes for the semester. Fees are not refunded, and the student’s part-time or full-time status is not affected. The notation WP will appear on the student’s transcript adjacent to the course.

Step 5 – Registration

While your Dean, Departmental/Program Chairperson, faculty, and staff are always available to give advice and guidance, you are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your course selection and registration, and for abiding by the University’s policies and deadlines.

Step 6 – How to obtain help

If you have academic questions contact your departmental Chairperson.  Registration questions may be directed to the Records Office (records@ubishops.ca) and IT related issues should be forwarded to the Helpdesk (helpdesk@ubishops.ca).

Step 7 – Verify your schedule

You may view your course schedule in myBU.

Step 8 – Payment of fees

Payment of fees

Tuition and Fees website

See the Tuition and Fees web page to know when school fees are due.

Your accurate balance will show in the self-service under the Finances detail tab once you are fully registered. Some courses or schedules require approval, and the fees will only appear once approved.

All students registering at Bishop’s University are required to pay their school fees by the payment deadline:

  • A late payment fee of $65 is applicable to payments or promissory notes submitted after the payment deadline.
  • Interest will be charged monthly to student accounts that are not paid in full by the payment deadline.
  • Students will not be eligible to register in courses for future semesters, receive transcripts or diplomas upon graduation until all fees are paid in full.

Payment methods

Fee payments must be made by one of the following methods:

  • Online banking with the following banks: BMO, Desjardins, CIBC, National Bank, RBC, Scotia Bank and TD (preferred payment method for Canadian students);
  • Online international payment via Flywire (preferred payment method for international students). See more information on the International and Exchange Students web page.;
  • Cheque payable to Bishop’s University;
    • Indicate your student ID number on the cheque
    • US cheques are accepted
  • Cash or Interac in person only (Student Centre, 2nd floor)

Bishop’s University is proud to be Quebec’s first university to join the HigherEdPoints.com Program as a Participating Institution. With this exciting new partnership, students can now convert Aeroplan®Miles into funds to cover their tuition and school fees.

Students can also convert the Aeroplan® Miles of family members and friends to help pay for school. For every 35,000 Aeroplan® Miles, a $250 credit is issued to a student named by the donor.

For more information and to set up an account, please visit: HigherEdPoints.com.

Tuition and School Fee Payments

Canadian students must:

  • Pay school fees in full by the deadline; OR
  • Submit the online Promissory Note by the deadline in order to pay with a government loan.

If you are being billed international tuition rates, we have not received your Canadian birth certificate. Submit a copy to admissions@ubishops.ca as soon as possible.

International, non-exchange students must:

  • Pay school fees in full by the deadline.

If you are applying for USA student aid, contact Ms. Jamie Berwick (jamie.berwick@ubishops.ca or 1-819-822-9600, ext. 2205) for detailed, individualized information.

Exchange students coming to Bishop’s are NOT required to pay tuition and compulsory fees at Bishop’s. You must, however, pay for your residence, meals, books, supplies, flat fees required for some courses and compulsory health insurance.

Tuition and School Fee Calculation

Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be able to view the total amount due for your first semester tuition and compulsory fees:

  1. Visit Self-Service in myBU;
  2. Click on the Finances tab;
  3. Click on Balance.

If you are unable to complete your course registration by the payment deadline, use the online fee calculator to determine the total amount due.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

If you have been awarded an entrance scholarship, a bursary or other financial award from Bishop’s, you should manually deduct half of the total amount awarded (the award is split over two semesters) from the Total Charges line on your account statement.

Tuition and School Fee Refunds

Withdrawal before course add/drop deadline: 100% refund less $50 administrative fee

Withdrawal after course add/drop deadline for medical reasons (with appropriate medical documentation): 50% pro-rated refund of tuition fees

Withdrawal after course add/drop deadline for non-medical reasons: No refund