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Course enrollment

Preparing for course selection and registration


Note all important dates

Check the academic calendar to see when your course cart will be available.

To find the exact dates and times of your enrollment period, log in to HEC en ligne > Manage Classes > Enrollment Period. You can also check the academic calendar.


Check your program requirements

Log in to HEC en ligne > Academic Progress to see which courses you must complete to meet your program requirements.

Consult the section below to see the number of credits required to be a full-time student.


Plan your program

Learn about courses and credited activities
Read the descriptions of any courses that interest you on the course portal. For more details on course content, log in to ZoneCours > Course outline archive.

See what credited activities are offered for your program.

Make sure you have already passed any prerequisites.

Check the class schedules
Course offerings vary from one term to the next. Search in HEC en ligne to find the schedules for any courses that interest you.

Note: Exams will not necessarily take place in the same time slots or locations as regular courses.


Fill your course cart

Do this in advance! As soon as your course cart is available, add the courses that you are interested in taking.



Once your enrollment period opens, quickly confirm your registration for all courses in your cart.

If you do not have courses in your cart, you can also register for courses directly during your enrollment period. Go to HEC en ligne > Academic Progress.

Need help? Read our articles.



Number of credits required to be a full-time student

The number of credits required by term to be full-time varies by program.

Program Fall/Winter Summer
BBA 12 12
Certificate 12 12
Master in management or LLM 9 6
Master of Science (MSc) – Supervised project 9 6
Master of Science (MSc) – Thesis Full-time by default
MBA 12 12
PhD Full-time by default
Preparatory Year 12 12
Short Graduate Program 9 6
Short Undergraduate Program 12 12
Specialized Graduate Diploma 9 6
Specialized Graduate Diploma – CPA 9 5

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 would like to enroll in a course, but it’s already 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 the event of a scheduling conflict, you need first to cancel the course you were already signed up for, in order to keep your place on the waiting.
  • If the event no place becomes available, your place on the waiting list for the course will automatically be removed from your schedule. You will then receive an email informing you that you are no longer signed up for the course and are therefore unable to access this course in ZoneCours.
  • If you would like to cancel a course on the waiting list, you need to do so within the prescribed timeframe. No change fees will be applied.

Course change, cancellation and drop

HEC Montréal students
Actions Effects Instructions

Course or section change

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

Course cancellation

  • 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 drop

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

Drop 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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