WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS COURSES:
AVAILABILITY TO UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

For several decades, there has been a special “Cross-Registration Agreement” between the University of Waterloo (Waterloo) and Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) that allows undergraduate degree students at both universities opportunities for access to undergraduate courses at the other university.  Tuition fees for cross-registered courses are paid directly to the student’s home university.  The student’s home university in turn financially compensates the host university that is offering the course.  Such cross-registration opportunities, however, are normally available only when there is no equally suitable course offered at the student’s home university, and access is always conditional upon space availability.  Each university, of course, gives enrollment priority to its own students. 

All WLU Business courses are offered by WLU’s School of Business and Economics (SBE).  Such courses have course prefix ‘BU’ at WLU, but appear with prefix ‘BUS’ on Waterloo records and 'W' attached to the course number (e.g., BU352 at WLU vs. BUS 352W at Waterloo). 

Only students enrolled in Waterloo undergraduate degree programs are eligible to cross register for WLU undergraduate Business courses.  Waterloo graduate students and Post-Degree/Non-Degree students (including exchange students at Waterloo from another university) are not eligible to cross register for these courses.  Such students are required to apply for admission to WLU as Non-Degree or Post-Degree students if they wish to take WLU Business courses.

WLU BUS courses are not normally available to Waterloo students when there is an equally suitable course offered at Waterloo.

Although the WLU SBE makes every effort within its own resource constraints to accommodate Waterloo student requests for Business courses, there is no guarantee of access for anyone.  In some instances, space availability for Waterloo students is not finalized until just prior to the beginning of term.  If there are more Waterloo student requests for a course than the WLU SBE can accommodate, priority for enrollment is normally given to students for whom the course is a degree requirement in their Waterloo academic plan.

Enrollment in any course, whether it is a Waterloo course or a cross-registered WLU course, is not officially confirmed until it appears on Waterloo’s Quest system [see (2) below].

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(1) Waterloo Special Advisors Monitor Waterloo Student Access to On-Campus BUS Courses

(2) Conventions for Matching WLU Class Sections With Waterloo Class Sections

(3) Quest Pre-Enrollment for On-Campus BUS Courses

(4) Quest Self-Enrollment for On-Campus BUS Courses

(5) BUS Class Sections on the Waterloo Class Schedule with a 999 Reserve Cap for “BBA/BMath and BBA/BCS Double Degree (DD) Students”

(6) How to Proceed When You are Unable to Self-Enroll on Quest for On-Campus BUS Courses

(7) Enrollment for Online Learning (OL) Versions of BUS Courses

(8) BUS Course Overrides (Class Capacity, Course Pre-Requisites, Time Conflicts)

(9) Calendar Course Descriptions for BUS Courses

(10) WLU Classrooms for On-Campus BUS Courses

(11) BUS Course Term Offerings (On-Campus and OL) and Requisites (Pre-Requisites, Co-Requisites, Anti-Requisites) For Waterloo Students

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(1) Waterloo Special Advisors Monitor Waterloo Student Access to On-Campus BUS Courses:

All Waterloo student inquiries about on-campus BUS courses should be directed to one of the Waterloo Special Advisors listed below.  The WLU SBE has designated these individuals at Waterloo to act on its behalf.  These advisors, in consultation with the SBE Undergraduate Office, are responsible for administering the course-access policies of the SBE as they relate to Waterloo students taking on-campus BUS courses.

Peter Wood - M3 2012 Waterloo ext 84069, peter.wood@uwaterloo.ca

Martin Wonta - M3 2004, Waterloo ext 37214, mwonta@uwaterloo.ca

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(2) Conventions for Matching WLU Class Sections With Waterloo Class Sections:


WLU Lecture Section Designation


Waterloo Lecture Section Number

 


WLU Lecture Section Designation


Waterloo Lecture Section Number

A

001

 

A1

091

B

002

 

A2

092

C

003

 

A3

093

D

004

 

A4

094

E

005

 

B1

081

F

006

 

B2

082

G

007

 

CA

031

H

008

 

CB

032

I

009

 

CC

033

J

010

 

CD

034

K

011

 

CE

035

L

012

 

CF

036

M

013

 

DA

040

N

014

 

F1

027

P

016

 

F2

028

Q

017

 

F3

029

R

018

 

IN

098

S

019

 

P1

071

T

020

 

P2

072

U

021

 

P3

073

V

022

 

P4

074

W

023

 

S1

051

X

024

 

S2

052

Y

025

 

S3

053

Z

026

 

S4

054

 

 

 

 

 

OC1, OC2, OC3, OC4, OC5 (all Online Learning)

099

 

0 (digit zero) or blank

001

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(3) Quest Pre-Enrollment for On-Campus BUS Courses:

On-campus BUS courses are the only WLU courses available for Quest “Pre-Enrollment”.  Because space is always at such a premium in so many of the BUS courses, it is very important that Waterloo students pre-enroll for such courses during the designated pre-enrollment periods.  While doing so does not guarantee access to the BUS courses of your choice, it does very considerably enhance your chances.  In some instances, only enough space is provided to accommodate those students who did elect to pre-enroll. 

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(4) Quest Self-Enrollment for On-Campus BUS Courses:

All cross registrations for WLU Non-BUS courses require completion of a special Waterloo Undergraduate Studies Cross-Registration Form, as do cross registrations for Online Learning (OL) versions of BUS courses. You cannot pre-enroll or self-enroll on Quest for courses that require a Cross-Registration Form. The Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above are not involved with any WLU courses that require a Cross-Registration Form, but such forms do require an approval signature from your Waterloo Academic Advisor.

On-campus BUS courses, however, do not involve a Cross-Registration Form. In the majority of cases, Waterloo students in undergraduate degree programs may self-enroll on Quest for on-campus BUS course sections in the same manner as they do for Waterloo courses.

Section (6) below explains the procedure to follow when Quest does not allow self-enrollment for on-campus BUS courses.

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(5) BUS Class Sections on the Waterloo Class Schedule with a 999 Reserve Cap for “BBA/BMath and BBA/BCS Double Degree (DD) Students”:

A complete Waterloo class schedule for each relevant term is provided at the web site listed below:

http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infocour/CIR/SA/under.html

Context:

A large number of BUS class sections on the Waterloo class schedule have a 999 reserve cap for DD students.  The 999 figure refers to the number in the "Reserve: BBA/BMath-BCS Double Degree" row and "Enrl Cap" column for the course section in question.  

This 999 number is merely a flag to indicate that some spaces in that section, and in many cases all of the available spaces, are being reserved exclusively for DD students.  The actual number of such DD reserved spaces is obviously not 999, but the precise number is not relevant to anyone other than DD students.  

Each class section has an "Overall enrollment cap" which is the number directly under the "Enrl Cap" heading for the course section in question.

Each class section has an "Overall enrollment total" which is the number directly under the "Enrl Tot" heading for the course section in question.

Situation 1 - DD reserve cap 999 and overall enrollment cap 999:

Both caps 999 signify that the WLU SBE has not allocated any spaces for Non-DD students.  DD students are the only ones eligible for that class section. 

When special circumstances warrant, exceptions for Non-DD students can sometimes be arranged with the WLU SBE, but only through the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above, and almost never for junior courses.  Consult one of the Waterloo Special Advisors if you feel that your situation warrants special consideration.

Situation 2 - DD reserve cap 999 and overall enrollment cap larger than 999:

In such instances, the WLU SBE has made spaces available for Non-DD students [see examples (i) and (ii) below for how to determine the actual number of such Non-DD spaces].   These spaces tend, for the most part, to be taken by students who elected to pre-enroll during the designated pre-enrollment week for the term in question.  

If Quest is blocking your self-enrollment because all of the Non-DD spaces have already been taken, please consult one of the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above to see if the WLU SBE is in a position to make additional Non-DD spaces available.

Example (i):

DD reserve cap 999, overall enrollment cap 1014, overall enrollment total 28, and 17 listed as enrolled opposite the DD reserve cap.  In this case, 1014 - 999 = 15 spaces have been provided for Non-DD students and 28 - 17 = 11 Non-DD students are already enrolled (leaving 4 Non-DD spaces still available for self enrollment in that course section) along with 17 DD students.

Example (ii):

DD reserve cap 999, overall enrollment cap 1004, overall enrollment total 15, and 10 listed as enrolled opposite the DD reserve cap.  In this case, 1004 - 999 = 5 spaces have been provided for Non-DD students and 15 - 10 = 5 Non-DD students are already enrolled (leaving no Non-DD spaces still available in that course section) along with 10 DD students. 

In instances like Example (ii), consult one of the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above to see if the WLU SBE is in a position to make additional Non-DD spaces available.

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(6) How to Proceed When You are Unable to Self-Enroll on Quest for On-Campus BUS Courses:

There are four primary reasons [(a) through (d) below] why you may not be able to successfully self-enroll on Quest for on-compus BUS courses:

(a) If your Quest attempt to self-enroll was unsuccessful because “course requisites not met”, consult the requisites chart in section (11) below to determine whether you satisfy the listed course requisites for the BUS course of interest to you. 

If you do satisfy the listed course requisites, contact one of the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above. However if, you do not satisfy the listed course requisites, consult section (8) below.

(b) If your Quest attempt to self-enroll was unsuccessful because of “time conflicts”, consult section (8) below.

(c) If your Quest attempt to self-enroll was unsuccessful because of space and/or reserve cap limitations, consult section (5) above, and if appropriate, consult one of the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above.

(d) If the BUS course (or the particular lecture section of interest to you) does not appear on the Waterloo Schedule of Classes for Undergraduate Students, please consult the WLU On-Campus Class Schedule to confirm that the course (or particular lecture section) is actually being offered.

Note: Lecture sections designated “Must be enrolled in Honours Business” or "BBA only" on the WLU Class Schedule are not available to Waterloo Non-DD students.  These sections are reserved exclusively for WLU Honours BBA students [which include Waterloo BBA/Bath and BBA/BCS Double Degree (DD) students] and there are no exceptions.

If the BUS course section of interest to you is indeed being offered (and it is not restricted to WLU BBA students), consult one of the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above to see if the WLU SBE is in a position to make Non-DD spaces available in that section.

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(7) Enrollment for Online Learning (OL) Versions of BUS Courses:

The Waterloo Special Advisors listed in (1) above are not involved with Waterloo students taking WLU Online Learning courses, BUS or otherwise.

Please consult the WLU Online Learning Course Offerings website to confirm which BUS courses are scheduled to be offered in Online Learning mode in the term(s) of interest to you.  All Waterloo student requests for WLU Online Learning courses, BUS or otherwise, require completion of a Waterloo Undergraduate Studies Cross-Registration Form that requires an approval signature from your Waterloo Academic Advisor.  We recommend that you make a copy of the approved form before submitting the original for processing.

The signed form should be submitted to the Waterloo Registrar’s Office, which in turn contacts the WLU Registrar’s Office to confirm whether there is a space available for you.  Assuming that such space is available, the Waterloo Registrar’s Office then enrolls you in the course on Quest.  Otherwise, it will notify you via email that WLU cannot accommodate your request.

 

Final enrolment is not assured until the WLU Registrar’s Office has processed your request and the Waterloo Registrar’s Office has added the course to your Waterloo class schedule (viewable on Quest).  This whole process may take several days to complete.  Shortly thereafter, the WLU Registrar’s Office will contact you to confirm your enrollment and to explain the follow up steps involved in taking a WLU Online Learning course.

If you have any course(s) that you wish to have dropped by the Waterloo Registrar’s Office when the requested BUS Online Learning course is added to your Waterloo class schedule, you should explicitly designate the course(s) on your Cross-Registration Form.

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(8) BUS Course Overrides (Class Capacity, Course Pre-Requisites, Time Conflicts):

The WLU SBE retains complete control of undergraduate BUS course space allocation within its Undergraduate Office.  That office does not normally waive course pre-requisites and it does not approve requests for class-time conflicts.  Individual BUS course instructors who wish to make such special exceptions, or to override existing class capacity limits, must seek approval from the SBE Undergraduate Office.  Only under very special circumstances are such requests normally approved.

To deal with special requests from Waterloo students who have not been able to self-enroll on Quest for the on-campus BUS class of their choice, the SBE Undergraduate Office has designated the Waterloo Special Advisors listed in section (1) above to act on its behalf.

WLU BUS course instructors and WLU SBE Undergraduate Office personnel no longer sign Waterloo Course Override Forms or Waterloo Undergraduate Studies Cross-Registration Forms.  All such special requests for BUS courses require approval instead from one of the designated Waterloo Special Advisors in section (1) above.

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(9 ) Calendar Course Descriptions for BUS Courses:

Course descriptions for WLU BUS courses can be found in the WLU Undergraduate Calendar. The requisites in that calendar, of course, are for WLU students.  Waterloo students should consult the down loadable chart in section (11) below for requisites that apply to them.

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(10) WLU Classrooms for On-Campus BUS Courses:

WLU classrooms for on-campus BUS courses are not included on individual Waterloo Quest class schedules nor on the Waterloo web class schedule. The WLU class schedule includes rooms.

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(11) BUS Course Term Offerings (On-Campus and OL) and Requisites (Pre-Requisites, Co-Requisites, Anti-Requisites) For Waterloo Students:

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LAST REVISED: September 20, 2011