Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


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Course registration: Frequently Asked Questions


1. When is my registration timeslot?

For information on your registration timeslot, please see this website from the Faculty of Arts and Science 

2. What do I do if I am missing a pre-requisite?

If you are missing a pre-requisite and have training or experience (other than the pre-requisite) that you think makes you well qualified to take a course, you can contact the instructor of that course to request that they consider you for a pre-requisite override.Please note that pre-requisite overrides are at the discretion of the instructor, and cannot be granted by the Undergraduate Office. You can then contact Dr. Margaret at so that she can set up permission for you in SOLUS to enrol

3. How do I register for an “online” section of a course (rather than the remote offering that would regularly be offered on campus)?

To see “online” sections of a course, please switch to “distance career” in SOLUS.

4. I can’t find the course I want to take in SOLUS

Be sure to check both the “on campus” and “distance” career options in SOLUS to ensure you are seeing all courses offered this year.
Some courses are not offered every year. If you see a course in the Academic Calendar that is not listed in SOLUS through either “career” in SOLUS, it is not offered this year.

5. I can't register for  ARAB or HEBR course

All students wanting to take Arabic or Hebrew courses must confirm their level with the instructor first. Please share with them if you have any previous knowledge of the language ( if applicable). Please include your student number in the correspondence.

For Arabic, please email Prof. Mahmoud at

For Hebrew, please email Prof. Haklai at 

6. I need registration help—what do I do?

The best place for support with SOLUS is the Faculty of Arts and Science. You can learn more here:

7. If a course has a time scheduled, do I need to be online at that time?

Some courses in LLCU have synchronous sessions. If you see a course with a specified timeslot, please contact that instructor for details as to how that session will work.

8. There is space in a course, how come I can’t register?

During the first round of registration appointment timeslots, many seats in our courses are reserved for students who require them for their degree plans. Don’t worry: these reserves will come off at open-enrollment.

NOTE:  All reserve capacities will expire for open enrollment. If you meet the pre-requisites for a course, and there is space, you will be able to register at that time.

9. Can you explain waitlists?

SOLUS has a waitlist process so that you can be placed on a waitlist in the event a spot opens up. You can go on a waitlist prior to open enrollment. If there is space at open enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled into the course (as long as you have space in your schedule). For more information on waitlists, please see here:

10. Is there a placement test for Spanish?

No. There is no placement test for Spanish. If you have taken Spanish in high school for four years or if you speak Spanish at home, you should register in SPAN 204. You will need help with that, so please contact Dr. Margaret at Please include your student number with your message!

11. Is there a placement test for Chinese or Japanese?

Yes. Students registered in Chinese courses (CHIN 100, 200, and 300) and Japanese courses (JAPN 100 and 200) who have language background are required to take a placement test to be placed in an appropriate level. CHIN 100 and JAPN 100 is a course for students with no or little background. Please see for more info 

I need non-academic support

Although we are working remotely, our student services are still available. Below are some of these resources that may be helpful:

  • Mental health appointments are available remotely via Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) for students who need to speak to a counsellor.
  • For general counselling inquiries, email
  • Medical appointments are available remotely (phone and online) for some requests. For general health inquiries, email
  • Health lifestyle appointments are available remotely for students who want help changing a health behaviour. For general inquiries, email
  • “TAO” is Therapy Assistance Online. This is an interactive tool for Queen’s students. You can access it here:
  • Empower Me is a 24/7 phone service for crisis situations and scheduled sessions that allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. 1-844-741-6389 You can also log in to the Empower Me website and use "Studentcare" as the password or download additional Empower Me student assistance tools on the iAspiria mobile app. Enter "Studentcare" as the Login ID and select "Student" in the drop-down menu. Good2Talk for post-secondary mental health support - call1-866-925-5454, available 24/7 or text GOOD2TALKON/ALLOJECOUTEON to 686868