Course schedules and class groups
As a student you are always assigned a class group. For each class group a course schedule has been drawn up in which the lessons of compulsory subjects do not overlap. Only after you have entered your individual study programme (ISP) can you consult your personal schedule. You will find an answer to the most frequently asked questions about course schedules below.
Each programme is divided into programme stages of about 60 credits. E.g. a bachelor degree of 180 credits is divided into 3 programme stages of 60 credits. They are referred to as programme stage 1, programme stage 2 and programme stage 3.
Students register for the programme stage in which they follow most of their credits. Thus, your schedule is already largely fixed. Students determine their programme stage when they (re)register.
Only if you were never registered at a university college or university in Flanders before, you will automatically be registered in the first stage of the programme. It is possible to have your programme stage adapted by Student Administrative Services Centre to the programme stage in which you follow most of your credits.
A student may follow a Standard Learning Path or a Flexible Learning Path.
The student follows a Standard Learning Path if he includes courses from only one programme stage in his individual year programme and while doing this, follows the rules for constructing a Default Learning Path.
The student follows a Flexible Learning Path if he includes courses from multiple programme stages in his individual year programme and while doing this, follows the rules for constructing a Flexible Learning Path.
Students follow the lessons of compulsory courses within a class group. Such a class group has a code e.g. 1B BM/1A1. For each class group a course schedule has been made in which the lessons of compulsory courses do not overlap. Elective courses do not overlap with the compulsory courses of the same programme stage.
Upon registration a student is allocated to a class group.
Business Management (campus Brussels): The number of available groups is filled proportionally by the information system. The courses are automatically indicated in the ISP.
You request your change as soon as possible after the start of the academic year and certainly before the deadline for the establishment of your ISP (15 October).
For the campuses of Brussels and Schaarbeek
Only new students enrolled for the first time in a particular programme can submit a request to change class group.
Attention: Students following a programme in which the class group is individually assigned by the programme must obtain permission from the programme to change their class group!
For the following programmes, where the class group is automatically assigned, the approval of the Head of Programme is required!
Associate Degree in Computer Programming
Associate Degree in Social Work an Social Care
Associate Degree in System and Network Administration
Bachelor of Applied Informatics
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Social Work
How to request a change of class group?
- As a student, you can only request a change of class group by sending an e-mail to the Student Administrative Services Centre.
- The title of your e-mail is 'request for a change of class group'.
Be sure to mention your name, student number (r-, s- or m-number), the programme you are following, your current class group (to be found in your ISP for students following a programme that uses automatic class group assignment) and the class group you would like to be assigned to.
Think carefully about your decision, a change of class group is only allowed once and you cannot change your decision!
For the campuses of Aalst, Dilbeek, Gent and Sint-Niklaas
Contact the programme secretariat.
For programmes with automatic class group assignment:
After (re)registration and as from 10 September, you can see your class group in your individual study programme (ISP) under 'class/examination group'. You can also consult your personal schedule here by clicking on the clock. This personal schedule is based on the course units that are part of your ISP.
Only if you are a student of a programme within the cluster Education on campus Brussels you will not see your class group in your individual study programme (ISP). You will be informed by the programme which class group you have been assigned to.
For programmes without automatic class group assignment:
The Head of Programme communicates the class group to the student. Only after you have saved your individual study programme (ISP), you can consult your personal schedule by clicking on the clock. This personal schedule is based on the course units that are part of your ISP.
You can find the schedule for a certain course unit in the online programme guide. First choose the program in the online programme guide and then the course unit and the correponding learning activities. Then click on the clock next to the number of contact hours. A pop-up screen will appear with the schedule for the course unit in question.
Your personal timetable opens by default in the current week via a calendar view. You can choose other display options by indicating your choice at the top. Navigating between different data can be done via arrows or by clicking on data; you can return by clicking on Today.
Do you prefer a list view? Click the menu button with three horizontal lines next to the monthly overview button and choose 'Schedule (List)'. You can choose between a week or semester overview.
In the calendar view of the timetable, lessons are shown in a blue color, exams are in a green color. If you click on a lesson or an exam, a pop-up will open. You can click on the code of the course, then the ECTS sheet of the course opens. If you click on the room, a room sheet will open in which you can find the address of the building in which the room is located. If the lesson takes place online or externally, the teacher will give you more information about this.
If you click on the room, a room sheet opens in which you can find the address of the building in which the room is located. On the Find your room page, you will find an overview per campus of the structure of the room numbers so that you can easily find the room where you need to be.
What can also help you during your studies:
When you follow a flexible learning path, you’re taking courses from multiple programmes and you have to register for the programme stages in which you follow most of your credits. Thus, the course schedule of most (compulsory) subjects is fixed. The course units of another programme stage you want to follow, have to be organized around this basic course schedule.
You can contact the learning path coach(es) of your degree programme for more help with the composition of a learning path that suits your personal profile.
Be careful when composing your personal course schedule and take in account the advice that your learning path coach(es) give(s) you. You need to make sure you take the same course with the same class group and the same teacher at all times.