Registration for students who have been accepted into a degree program is available in the fall, spring and summer semesters on insideEC.
Not sure how to register or having trouble using insideEC? Check out the insideEC FAQ page.
Graduate students will be automatically registered into their courses by the Records + Registration department. Students who would like to audit an undergraduate course should contact Danielle Zandvliet at 604 844 3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to register yourself, please make arrangements for a friend or relative to register on your behalf. Due to Protection of Privacy legislation, Emily Carr cannot assist or give student record access to a third party (including family members) without written permission from the student. Written permission should be provided to Student Services well in advance of your registration release date. An information release form is available here.
Course Load Requirement
The required full-time course load is 15 to 18 credits:
- 9 to 12 credits of studio based course work
- 3 to 6 credits of critical studies course work
Please consult your Program Requirement Worksheet to find out the number of credits needed for the current semester. Blank requirement forms are available here.
You must be enrolled in at least 9 credits to be eligible for a BC Student Loan and 12 credits to maintain a BC Arts Council Scholarship and/or an Emily Carr tuition scholarship. Please visit Financial Aid + Awards for more information on student loans and scholarships.
The maximum allowable course load is 18 credits and during online registration, only 12 of those credits can be studio based courses.
You must check course prerequisites before registering. You will be removed, without notice, from any course for which you have not completed the appropriate prerequisite. Prerequisites are listed with the course description - available through Current Course Listings or by clicking on the course title on insideEC.
Some courses may be repeated for credit. If you repeat a course which is not designated as repeatable, it will not be counted for credit toward your degree. All attempts at repeating courses are calculated in the cumulative grade point average.
- Repeatable Courses [PDF]
You must complete all first and second year critical studies requirements before registering in any third year critical studies courses. All critical studies courses must be completed as required throughout your four year degree program.
An open studio course is any course that is studio based. A 6 credit open studio course can fulfill two 3 credit open studio course requirements for your program.
Regardless of your major, any course with the following mnemonics are considered open studio courses:
|COMD-Communication Design||INTD-Interaction Design|
|CCID-Community Projects||ISMA-Interactive + Social Media (previously DIVA)|
|FVIM-Film Video +Integrated Media||SCLP-Sculpture|
|FNDT-Foundation||VAST-Visual Arts Studio (previously GEVA)|
You are reminded that attendance is mandatory. Non-attendance is NOT the same as dropping a course. If you do not properly drop or withdraw within published deadlines you will have an "F" grade recorded on your transcript and you will be responsible for full tuition fees.
Dropping all courses constitutes a withdrawal from the University. Please see the withdrawal policy for more information.
Add/Drop: Fall + Spring Semesters
There is an add/drop period at the start of the fall and spring semesters. During this time you may adjust your schedule online without penalty.
If you are unable to attend the first session of a course, you must contact the faculty by e-mail a minimum of 48 hours before the start of the course. Faculty e-mail addresses can be found through the Employee Directory. During the add/drop period, faculty reserve the right to remove those students who are absent and fail to give adequate notice.
Add/Drop: Summer Semester
The summer semester is split into two terms: May to June and July to August. Please see the summer registration page for withdrawal deadlines.
If you register for on-line courses, you will be contacted by your instructors via Emily Carr e-mail to discuss course meeting times. On-line course websites can be accessed through http://courses.ecuad.ca. Usernames and passwords for online course access are the same as Emily Carr e-mail. If you have trouble accessing the course website, e-mail email@example.com or call 604 630 4556. If a password needs to be reset you will be required to provide your Emily Carr student number and birth date.
Emily Carr Students who will be away on Exchange
Emily Carr students who have been accepted by the partner institution to go on exchange do not register for Emily Carr courses for the semester they are abroad. They will be expected to register for classes while abroad for the semester in which they are returning.
Student Financial Record
All outstanding debts from the current semester must be cleared in order to register. If your financial record is not in good standing your registration username and login will not be active and you will no longer have access to University facilities. If you have a hold on your file, please contact Financial Services at 604 629 4515 to arrange payment.
You are responsible for the full amount of tuition fees assessed once you have submitted your registration. Fees will be adjusted only if courses are dropped within published deadlines. If you have been de-registered you are still responsible for the fees assessed. Please visit Financial Services for more information.