You have a really good question about enrolment. It's quite possible that someone else had the same question. We have built this page to answer the most common questions about enrolment. Please read through the questions below to see if we can help answer your query. If you still have a question, there is a link below to contact us for more specific information.
- Where do I begin my enrolment? What is the default setting of my password?
- I am a new student enrolling for the first time and I want to prevent my application from expiring, but I do not want to take courses yet. What must I do?
- I am a new student enrolling for the first time. What fees can I expect to pay when I enrol?
- What is the full basic tuition fee? What does it cover?
- Do I have to enrol in all my courses for the year at once or can I spread out my course enrolments throughout the year?
- Do I need to order the course materials? Are they included with my course fee?
- Why don’t I see the “Promote” or “Repeat” status for enrolment anymore?
- The enrolment system is asking me to purchase the Sage Accpac with my enrolment into BC1. Do I need it?
- What does “concurrent enrolment” mean?
- I am taking FA3 at a post-secondary institution right now and would like to enrol in BC1 with CGA. What do I need to do?
- What does “out of policy” mean?
- I have submitted my enrolment but how do I know it went through? Will I receive a confirmation?
- When can I expect to receive access to my course on Blackboard OLE?
- I am taking (or have taken) a prerequisite course at a post-secondary institution. How do I report my transfer credit?
Don't see your question here? Contact a Student Advisor at [Advising#cga-bc,org]Advising@cga-bc.org.
- Q. Where do I begin my enrolment? What is the default setting of my password?
A. The enrolment system is found under the “Enrolment” link under the Students tab. It is a good idea to review the contents of the page before starting the process by clicking “Enrol Now”.
Upon clicking “Enrol Now”, you will be directed to a login page. Here is your login information upon your first enrolment:
Student ID#: this is your 10-digit student number (this is found at the top of your Academic Assessment)
Password: this is your home postal code entered in All Caps and with no spaces (e.g. V6J5L4). You may change this after your initial enrolment.
- Q. I am a new student enrolling for the first time and I want to prevent my application from expiring, but I do not want to take courses yet. What must I do?
A. The minimum payment that must be made to prevent an application and exemptions from expiring is the related tuition and exemptions fees.
If you are enrolling at the start of the academic year (August), you must pay the full basic tuition fee. If you are enrolling mid-year (in Sessions 2, 3, or 4), you pay a pro-rated tuition fee.
Your exemption fees are $25 per course for which you were given CGA credit during the application process. These fees are due at the time of your enrolment.
- Q. I am a new student enrolling for the first time. What fees can I expect to pay when I enrol?
A. You must pay the related tuition fee, exemption fees and, if you decide to enrol in a course, you must also pay the corresponding course fee. You can find additional details on the CGA-BC website under Course Fees.
- Q. What is the full basic tuition fee? What does it cover?
A. The [full basic] tuition fee is your student membership fee to maintain your CGA student status. This fee covers the costs for the following services:
- Mailings and publications
- Academic and career advising
- Chapter functions
- Access to secure areas of the CGA Website
- Student Advisory Group
- Q. Do I have to enrol in all my courses for the year at once or can I spread out my course enrolments throughout the year?
A. You have the option of either enrolling for the full year's courses at one time or waiting until the individual enrolment deadlines to add your courses. If you add all your courses at the initial enrolment, please note that all course prerequisites must be met at that time, and the course fees will also be due at that time as well. Consequently, you should be sure you are in a financial position to cover the fees for all courses at one time.
If you elect to wait to add courses one at a time closer to each Session's enrolment deadline, you should be aware that there is a Course Addition fee that applies each time a student re-enters the enrolment system after their initial enrolment.
- Q. Do I need to order the course materials? Are they included with my course fee?
A. All course fees include the required course materials. It is not necessary to make a separate purchase to receive the course materials--they will automatically be shipped to you.
- Q. Why don’t I see the “Promote” or “Repeat” status for enrolment anymore?
A. For students who have experience using our old enrolment system, you may recall seeing the Promote and Repeat status during the enrolment process—with the Promote status indicating that you wished to have the course materials included in your course fee and the Repeat status indicating that you already had the required materials and therefore could pay a reduced course fee.
Our new live enrolment system is able to determine from your academic history whether you will require the course materials or if there are new materials being used in your selected course. Therefore you can simply allow the enrolment system to guide you in your course material needs.
- Q. The enrolment system is asking me to purchase the Sage Accpac with my enrolment into BC1 (or FA3). Do I need it?
A. Sage Accpac is required for the BC1 course. If you completed FA2 with CGA, you will have received Accpac automatically with your course materials and may use it for BC1. If it has been a long time since you took FA2 with CGA, you have misplaced your Accpac, or you took FA2 outside of CGA, then you must check “yes” to order the Accpac software when prompted by the enrolment system.
- Q. What does “concurrent enrolment” mean?
A. “Concurrent enrolment” means that you must at least be enrolled in the prerequisite course prior to being eligible to enrol in your desired course. You are not required to have passed that particular course, but you must at least be enrolled in it and taking it at the same time as the desired course.
You will see this term in our CGA Course Prerequisite Schedule for BC1 and BC2. For BC1, all prerequisites listed must be met, but we allow FA3 to be taken before or at the same time as BC1. For BC2, all prerequisites listed must be met, but we allow AU1 to be taken before or at the same time as BC2.
- Q. I am taking FA3 at a post-secondary institution right now and would like to enrol in BC1 with CGA. What do I need to do?
A. Prior to enrolling in the BC1 course with CGA, you will need to send us proof of your enrolment into the FA3 course at the post-secondary institution. Please scan and email your receipt or enrolment confirmation page to a Student Advisor at Advising@cga-bc.org. Once received, we will approve your enrolment into BC1 and you may proceed through the enrolment process, where the BC1 course will now appear “in policy”.
- Q. What does “out of policy” mean?
A. Courses for which you are not permitted to enrol will appear in the “out of policy” area of the enrolment system. Upon hovering over the course that is out of policy, you will see the reason this course is classified as such. You may contact a Student Advisor at Advising@cga-bc.org if you have further information to provide and/or our records are not accurate.
- Q. I have submit ted my enrolment but how do I know it went through? Will I receive a confirmation?
A. Students should receive an enrolment confirmation by email as soon as their payment is processed.
Students should always print their “Enrolment Details Summary” after completing their enrolment as a proof of having completed the process.
If students do not receive a receipt or materials by email, they should contact a Student Advisor at Advising@cga-bc.org for assistance.
- Q. When can I expect to receive access to my course on Blackboard OLE?
A. If the course is currently being offered, students can expect to only wait 5 business days after their enrolment is processed to receive access to their course. If the course is not currently being offered, access may only be available two weeks before the start date of the course.
- Q. I am taking (or have take n) a prerequisite course at a post-secondary institution. How do I report my transfer credit?
A. First, you will need to submit the Request for Transfer Credit form, and then have your post-secondary institution submit an official transcript to our Association office. Please allow 7-10 days for processing.
If your official transcript is not yet available, an unofficial transcript will be accepted in the interim for enrolment purposes. Please scan and email a copy of your unofficial transcript to a Student Advisor at Advising@cga-bc.org. Once received, we will approve the enrolment into your desired course and you may proceed to the enrolment system, where the desired course will now appear “in policy”.
*Please note that only upon receipt of the Request for Transfer Credit form and your official transcript will the full exemption be reviewed and processed.