FAQs - Arts and Sciences Advising
Once you have been admitted to Red Deer College, you will receive instructions about registration procedures. Then, you will register for your courses either in-person or through the College’s internal web platform called TheLoop. Please note that, depending on your program, you may be required to select your courses, make a conflict-free timetable and then register. Step-by-step details about registration can be found by visiting our Academic Advising webpage.
Some courses may fill as the registration period progresses. However, students have the opportunity to waitlist for courses, meaning that they can be placed on a list and then notified by email if and when a seat becomes available. Waitlisting is an important option, which can result in students successfully registering for their chosen courses. For complete details, please see How to Waitlist for Courses.
RDC has developed Academic Planning Guides, which are essential tools to help you plan your courses so you can transfer to another institution. These guides are available for a wide variety of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs. They provide schedules for the recommended courses you will need to take during your first one or two years at Red Deer College in order to transfer to your institution of choice.
Many programs have options as part of their overall graduation requirements. Generally, an "option" is your opportunity to take a course of interest or to become more knowledgeable in a particular area or discipline. There may be some restrictions on the option courses a student may select. Often program regulations include a list of possible course choices; others may only require the course selected to be of an appropriate level. Please view our Academic Planning Guides (unique for each program) for further information.
Science Registration Blocks are lists of RDC Science courses that can be scheduled together. These documents provide choices for students to effectively group their courses, based on the desired outcomes for their programs.
The term refers to a registration option that allows students to strategically reach their career goals by upgrading or by taking courses that will apply toward their preferred programs. Complete details are available at Open Studies.