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How to Swap a Class

This tutorial is for Continuing Education students.

For Undergraduate and Graduate student tutorials, please refer to the main Academics page.

The swap a class function lets you keep your seat in the class until the swap is completed and you are successfully enrolled in the new class.

You can swap a class by using the Enrol/Drop/Swap link in the Academics section of your home page.

  1. Click the Enrol/Drop/Swap link.

    Enrol/Drop/Swap link in Academics section of homepage
  2. Click the Swap tab. Then select the appropriate term and click Continue.

    This is where you select the class to be swapped out. First, you select the class from your current schedule. Then you search for a class to replace it.

    Swap a Class section with checklist of classes and Continue button
  3. Select the class to be swapped out from the drop-down box. Then click Class Search.

    You start your search by entering your search criteria for the class to be swapped in. You can find the course you’re interested in using the Course Search tool on The Chang School website (opens in new window) .

    Drop-down menu to select class to swap and Class Search button to find replacement class
  4. Enter the four-letter code for the Course Subject and the corresponding Course Number. If you want to include all classes, including those classes closed for enrolment in your search, click the check-box beside Show Open Classes Only to de-select this option.

    Subject, Course Number and Additional Search Criteria options within Enter Search Criteria section

    For a more advanced search, click the Additional Search Criteria link. You can then search on things such as class schedule, location, instructor, etc.

  5. Click Search.

    All classes that meet your search criteria display. You can browse the list and select the one that best meets your needs.

    Enter Search Criteria example with search criteria options entered and Search button highlighted
  6. Click the Select button beside the class you wish to swap in.

    List of available classes appearing in Search Results and Select button
  7. Confirm that you have selected the correct class to be swapped in. Then click Next.

    This shows the classes to be swapped so that you can confirm that you have selected the correct ones.

    Details of class to be swapped and Next button
  8. Confirm that you have the correct classes to swap. Then click Finish Swapping.

    Confirm your selection page showing class to be replaced and new class along with Finish Swapping button

    Your submission has been evaluated and the result is shown in the Message column.

    Swap request results including new class fee, message regarding outcome of swap request, and status of swap request

    There are two types of messages that you might receive:

    Message Status
    OK to Add - You have swapped the classes successfully
    Error - A potential problem has been found that has stopped you from swapping the classes.  or 

    In this case, the class being swapped in has a higher tuition than the one being swapped out. You will have to pay the difference to complete the enrolment.

  9. If a payment is due, enter your credit card details and click the Pay Now Make a Payment button. You have ten minutes to make the payment. Enter your credit card details in the pop-up window that appears.

    Payment details and Pay Now button
    Payment page and Submit button

    To see the results of swapping a class, click the My Class Schedule button.