FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSFor cancellation, withdrawal and course transfer policies, please see our Policies Section
Please contact the Office of Continuing Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
How do I register?
I've registered for a course before, but I didn't need to create an ID. Do I need one now?
Is it possible to reserve a space, or to register for a course and pay later?
How do I know if there is room in a particular course?
When is the deadline for registration? Can I register with the instructor the first day of class?
How many students do you need to run a course?
Can I attend the first class to see if I like it before I register?
Can I audit courses in Continuing Studies?
The course I want is full. How do waiting lists work?
How do Advance Notification Lists work?
How do Gift Certificates work?
How many students are in each course?
Where can I find a course outline?
The course I'm interested in has more than one section. Do I have to register for all of them?
Do I have to be an OCAD U student or alumnus to register for courses in Continuing Studies?
Can I apply the non-credit courses I take in Continuing Studies for credit towards a degree program at OCAD U?
Will I gain admission to OCAD U degree programs if I take courses in Continuing Studies?
Will the courses I take in Continuing Studies affect my GPA at OCAD U?
Will a course or certificate in Continuing Studies help me get a visa?
What do I get when I complete a course?
Do I get a tax receipt for a Continuing Studies Course?
Do First Nations students receive tax exemption for Continuing Studies courses?
MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, & FACILITIES
Do I need to purchase materials for my course?
How do I access the course content online?
I'm taking an online course. Where and when do I log in for my first session?
Will I be issued an OCAD U Student card?
Are Continuing Studies students eligible to receive student discounts on art supplies or software?
Can I take books out of the OCAD U library?
Can I use the studios and computer labs outside of scheduled class times?
Adults at least 18 years of age are welcome to register into courses regardless of prior academic background or country of origin. You do not need to be an OCAD U student or alumnus. Seniors courses are only open to students, aged 60 and above. Youth courses are only open to students, aged 14-17.
To register for courses online:
Select your course and click the "Add to Cart" button for the section time and date you wish to register for.
When you have selected all the courses you want to register for click the "Checkout" button. You will be prompted to log in or create a new account.
Please tell us how you heard about the course, and check off that you have read and understand our Registration Policies, which includes our refund policy.
Registration is not complete until payment is received in full.
Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, or Interac Debit. Please ensure that all fields are filled in accurately and that the billing address matches the address from your credit card or debit card.
Submit your payment. When the payment goes through you will be receive a course confirmation and purchase receipt by email. Please print these documents and keep them with you during class times.
To register for courses in person:
Visit our office at 285 Dundas Street West Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Payments by cash or cheque can be made at the Cashier's Office at 230 Richmond Street West, 7th Floor between 8:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Yes. We have moved to a new registration system, so you will need to create an ID the first time you register for a course. Your password will be automatically generated and emailed to you.