A warm welcome!

Welcome to your Early 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 step by step instructions for course selection and registration and other helpful information to assist you as you prepare for your first year of studies at MSVU.

Step 1 - Activate your student account

To be eligible for registration you will have to activate your student account by confirming your attendance. Normally, students confirm their attendance by paying the confirmation deposit. If you haven’t paid your deposit yet but are planning to attend, you can email us at confirmation@msvu.ca to let us know. Once you have confirmed your attendance you will be eligible for registration!

Step 2 - Retrieve your MSVU username and password

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 your acceptance to the University. If you do not have your username and password, contact the Information Technology & Services by emailing 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 - Access your Early Advising and Registration Guide

Download or print the Early Advising and Registration Guide 2022-2023 so that you can fill out the timetable and take notes.

Program planning sheets for all undergraduate degree and diploma programs are included in the guide. These sheets tell you which courses you need to take in your first year. Be sure to find your program planning sheet and review it.

You will also find a list of courses open to first-year students at the back of the document. Go through this list of courses and highlight the ones that interest you.

Video: Exploring the Early Advising and Registration Guide
Note: the guide will look slightly different in the video as some pages with images were removed when uploaded to the website due to file size.

Step 4 - Select and schedule your courses

Select your courses: 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 your first year.

Helpful Tip: Select two or three back-up choices for each semester…sometimes, courses fill up quickly.

Schedule your courses: Use the MSVU App , myMount or the Student Self Service Option to search for the courses you want to take. Some courses and labs will have multiple sections. Choose the section at the time that works best for you.

Helpful Tip: Use 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.

Watch this Video: Selecting and Scheduling your Courses using the Early Advising and Registration Guide and the Mount App or MyMount


  • Use the Early Advising Academic Calendar to read course descriptions. This will help you decide which courses you wish to take.
  • 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 courses take place two times per week for one hour and fifteen minutes. Some courses only take place once per week for two and a half hours.
  • We offer a variety of online courses every semester. Typically, online courses are identified by their section numbers (ex. 18, 19, 20, etc.). Online courses may be offered in a variety of ways. Visit our online learning department to learn more about the different course delivery modes.

See Step 5 below for videos on how to use the App and myMount to register for your courses.

Step 5 - Register for your courses

One of the easiest ways 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 Advising and Registration process! If you still have questions, book an online appointment at www.msvu.ca/advising or contact advising@msvu.ca to arrange to speak with an academic advisor by email, telephone, Microsoft Teams or in person.


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