Upcoming Summer Advising Event –  July 6th

Webinar – 10:00 a.m. AT

Join the Recruitment and Advising teams for a brief webinar, starting at 10 a.m. AT, all about selecting your first year courses. Click on this link to sign in to the session (you’ll just need to type your name to sign in): https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/d9368bc5641644bf9f9dd2a16fac5833

Academic Advising – 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AT

Academic Advisors will then be available between 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for same day academic advising through email, telephone, or Skype for Business. Contact us at advising@msvu.ca to request support from an academic advisor. An advisor will reach out to you as soon as possible.

A Warm Welcome!

Welcome to your Summer Advising and Registration web resource! We are delighted that you have selected MSVU as your University. We look forward to supporting you in your first year and throughout your entire program! Below, you will find the steps for course selection and registration and other helpful information to assist you as you prepare for your first year of studies at MSVU.

Getting started with Summer Advising and Registration

Step 1 – Activate your Student Account

Email admissions@msvu.ca to let us know you’re attending MSVU in the Fall. Registration is now open!

Step 2 – Retrieve your MSVU Username and Password (hold on to them – you’ll need them later!)

Your username and password are typically sent to you from the IT&S Helpdesk via the email address you used when you applied to MSVU. This email is sent to you after you receive notification of acceptance. If you do not have your username and password, contact the Information Technology & Services helpdesk@msvu.ca. The IT&S Helpdesk responds to messages between Monday and Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Helpful Tip:Your username is the first initial of your first name and your full last name. It may or may not have a number after it (i.e. ccrow or ccrow10).

Step 3 – Download your Summer Advising and Registration Guide

There is one main guide for Summer Advising and Registration. The program planning sheets for all undergraduate degree programs are included in this guide. Be sure to find your program planning sheet and review it. If you are in a Certificate or Diploma program, contact advising@msvu.ca for more information,

You can also download the Early Advising and Registration guide (PDF) if you wish to print it out and fill out the timetable and take notes at home.

Step 4 – Watch our Early Advising and Registration Video

This video was developed for our on-campus Early Advising and Registration event, so some of the information, like going into the advising rooms won’t be relevant. However, we know you’ll find it just as useful when selecting and scheduling courses at home! Use the guide that you accessed in the previous step to follow along with the video.

Step 5 – Select and Schedule your Fall and Winter Courses

A) Use the program planning sheet in your guide, along with the list of courses open to first-year students (also in your guide) to select the courses you will take in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. Select two or three back-up choices for each semester…sometimes, courses fill up quickly.

Helpful Tip: Use the Undergraduate Academic Calendar to read course descriptions. This will help you decide which courses you wish to take.

B) Use the MSVU App or the Registration Centre in myMount and the blank schedule templates in your guide to create a schedule. By using the templates to schedule your courses as you go, you will ensure that you are not selecting courses at conflicting times. See Step Six below for videos on how to use the App and myMount.

Helpful Tips: All courses and labs have section numbers. Section numbers indicate when the course or lab is offered. Section numbers are particularly helpful when there is more than one section of the same course or lab. You can choose the section at the time that works best for you.

For example, ENGL 1170/01. Most courses are 0.5 unit. This means they run for one semester. Some courses are 1.0 unit. This means they run from September to April.

Most on-campus courses take place two times per week for one hour and fifteen minutes. Evening courses are usually one night per week for two and a half hours.

All courses will be delivered online in the Fall due to COVID-19. However, we offer a variety of online courses every semester whether there is a pandemic or not. Typically, online courses are identified by their section numbers (ex. 18, 19, 20, etc.), with the exception of this Fall when all courses regardless of section number will be offered online. Online courses may be offered in a variety of ways. Visit our online learning department to learn more about the different course delivery modes.

Step 6 – Register for your Courses

The easiest way to register for courses is to use our convenient MSVU App. After you have downloaded Ellucian Go, Check out this video that explains how to use the app to register for courses.


You can also register for courses through the Registration Centre in your myMount account.

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final step in the Summer Advising and Registration process! If you still have questions, contact advising@msvu.ca to arrange to speak with an academic advisor by email, telephone, or Skype.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I am a 2+2 Transfer Student and I am wondering who I should speak with about course selection and Registration.

Contact our Transfer Student Coordinator, Cindy Huelin, for support with course selection and registration.

2. I plan to register for a French course; how do I know which one to take?

Normally, students take a French Placement Test in our Language Lab on campus; however, since this is not currently an option, the Department of Modern Languages has developed this helpful resource to determine which course to take based on your previous experience with French.

2. I need to take a Math course for my program; how do I know if I am prepared to take it?

If you require MATH 1113 (Calculus 1) and MATH 1114 (Calculus 2) or MATH 1102 (Precalculus 1) and MATH 1103 (Precalculus 2), you must take a Math Placement Test. The summer Math Placement Test schedule is:

Wednesday, July 8th, 6 PM – 8 PM (Atlantic Time)
Thursday, July 9th, 2 PM – 4 PM (Atlantic Time)
Friday, July 10th, 10 AM – Noon (Atlantic Time)

Placement tests will be done at home. Contact MSVUMath@msvu.ca to receive login information. In the meantime, you can register for Math 1102 & 1103 or Math 1113 & 1114 before taking the placement test.

If you require MATH 2208 (Intro to Statistics 1) and MATH 2209 (Intro to Statistics 2) for your program, the prerequisite is Grade 11 or Grade 12 academic Math.

If you have not completed Grade 11 or Grade 12 Academic Math, and require it to meet the admission requirements for your desired program, and/or a course prerequisite, you can enroll in MATH 0027 (STATS and MATH Preparation). This is a non-credit course. You register for it the same way you register for all other courses.

3. What is the maximum course load per semester?

Five courses is the maximum course load per semester. Students must be in at least three courses per semester to be full-time. If you are registered with Accessibility Services, you must be registered in at least two courses per semester to be full-time.

4. I want to do a reduced course load in my first term; however, I want to stay on track to complete my degree in three or four years. What options do I have?

Some students do a reduced course load in the fall and winter semesters and choose to do summer courses to stay on track to complete their program on time. Registration for summer courses opens in January.

5. I am experiencing difficulty selecting my courses; who should I speak with?

Contact advising@msvu.ca to arrange to connect with an academic advisor by email, telephone, or Skype.

Take a Virtual Tour of Campus

Follow along as MSVU students Liz, Rex, Raf and Kathleen take you on a guided tour!

Interested in Residence? Check out our campus tour videos for each of the residences:

Talk to a Current Mount Student!

Selecting and registering for courses is an important step; however, you probably still have questions. Don’t worry – we have answers! If you’d like to chat with a Mount Mentor about what it’s like to be a Mount student and how you can make the most of your first year, contact mount101@msvu.ca.