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Course enrollment

Choose your courses


Check the enrollment periods.

Go to HEC en ligne > Manage Classes > Enrollment Period, to check the date and time when you can enroll.

Also, consult our academic calendar.


Check the structure for your program.

You can find it on HEC en ligne > Academic Progress.


Plan ahead.

Plan your courses depending on the courses available, which vary from one term to another. You can find the course descriptions in Course portal or ZoneCours.

Make sure you have completed the prerequisites for your courses.

Consult the class and exam schedules and assignment dates. Note that exams are not necessarily given at the same times and locations as regular courses.

Find out more about the credited activities in your program.



1 Go to HEC en ligne > Academic Progress.
2 View your course list.
3 Follow the steps and submit your choice.

Need assistance? See our articles for more information.



Details about enrolling for the PhD program

Your academic advisor and your Phase II supervisory committee must approve your course selection.

Required workshop on research integrity

You will automatically be enrolled by your program administration. For information on the date of this non-credit workshop (ETHI 80490A), see our course search tool.

“Activité de recherche” (15 credits) course

You will automatically be enrolled in this course every term by your program administration.

Course offered by another university in the joint program (Concordia, McGill, UQAM or any other Quebec university)

To take a course offered by another university, you must enroll through the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) website.

Master’s courses offered by HEC Montréal and Preparatory courses

To enroll,  you must email a request with the course number, term and desired class schedule.


Waiting list

You wish to enroll in a course and it is full? You can put your name on a waiting list.

  • If a place comes open before the enrollment deadline indicated in HEC en ligne, you will be notified by email that you are enrolled in the course. In case of scheduling conflicts, you must first cancel the course you are already enrolled in and then add your new course.
  • If you no longer wish to take the course, you will have to drop it by the prescribed deadline.

Course change and withdrawal

HEC Montréal students
Actions Effects Instructions

Course or section change

  • Change fees are charged after the enrollment period indicated on the academic calendar.

Course withdrawal with refund


  • The course does not appear on your transcripts.
  • Change fees are charged after the enrollment period indicated on the academic calendar.
  • Tuition fees are refunded.

Course withdrawal without refund

  • You receive an AB (abandon, meaning “withdrawal”) for the course on your transcripts.
  • Your GPA is not affected.
  • Tuition fees are not refunded.

Withdrawal with failing grade

  • You will receive an E (échec, meaning “fail”) for the course on your transcripts.
  • Your GPA will be affected.
  • Tuition fees are not refunded.

Other Students

  • Use the BCI site.
  • Make sure you comply with the dates in HEC en ligne.


Language of instruction

Make sure you have “intermediate-advanced” proficiency in the language of instruction for the course you want to take.


Studying at another institution

HEC Montréal Students

If you wish to take a course at another Quebec university, you must apply through the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) website. Your application must be approved by your program administration.

For more information, see the Student User Guide.

Students from other Quebec universities

First, check with your university or with the Interuniversity Cooperation Office (BCI) on how to enroll.

Have you applied to enroll in an HEC Montréal course and has your application been approved? Check out our website, especially the Newly Admitted Students section. It includes information that will ease your integration at HEC Montréal.


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