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Top Tips for Choosing Courses

  • Think about your strengths and focus on subject areas that you feel you can excel in.

  • Try to connect your interests with the areas of study offered at The University of Winnipeg. Check out the "What are you interested in?" chart
  • Take the opportunity to experiment with one or two courses that just sound interesting to you. Your first year is the perfect time to try new things! 
  • Fulfil your academic writing requirement as soon as possible. Improving your writing skills will help you tremendously in all your other courses. (All Academic Writing courses are listed in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications.)

  • Consider taking the course MULT-1000(3) "Introduction to University." This 3-hour credit course provides useful, practical strategies for reading texts, taking notes, getting the most out of lectures, studying for exams and writing term papers. For more details, find the course description in the Academic Calendar or search for it in WebAdvisor/Student Planning.

  • Declare your major(s) as soon as you are able to during your academic career here. It helps you get the most out of the "Student Planning" online tool. You can change your mind (up until you register for your 60th credit hour) - as long as you complete and submit the appropriate declaration form. See Forms.
  • Use the "Student Planning" online tool. Available by logging in to WebAdvisor, this tool will help guide you in planning your entire program of study, as well as in selecting your courses and creating a timetable for the upcoming Term(s). Learn more about it: About Student Planning

  • If you are having trouble making any choices in your first year, focus on fulfilling some of your general degree requirements (academic writing, science, Indigenous) and take a wide variety of courses. For some ideas, see Undecided.

  • University offers a new experience – it has its own unique culture and different expectations. Give yourself time to adjust.

These are your key resources:

First-Year Information Videos

First-Year Essentials Guide [PDF]

WebAdvisor & Student Planning Guide [PDF]

About Student Planning

Student Planning Instructional Videos