For the moment, this page is an excerpt from a briefing that I'm giving to some freshmen. It's basically a summary of important snippets of information about BOSS in general. I will continually update this page to make it more comprehensive in future.
The actual datetime ranges of each windows is detailed in the BOSS circular, which the BOSS team will usually send out in an email blast informing students when it is ready for download. Therefore, it is important you check your e-mail reguarly, especially when close to bidding windows!
Freshmen are capped at 5.0 CU in their first term of study (you will not be wanting to do more anyway, 5.0 CU is not easy and can be very demanding, especially in your first term)
If you place bids for more than 5.5 CU, BOSS will ask you which course to drop if course exceeds (DICE), in case you win all your bids. This will all be done automatically, and is there to save you the trouble of ending up enrolled in more than 5.5 CU unintentionally.
Office of the Registrar reserves the lions share of certain courses specially for Freshmen and blocks out a separate date for bidding (you will only be competing with your fellow freshies). It is recommended to clear modules whose vacancies are mostly reserved for freshmen (such as STAT101) while you're a freshman (or be prepared to throw e$ at it as a senior).
Freshmen usually get less because some of their mods are preassigned (if you have 2.0 CU preassigned, you only get e$60 because you only need to bid for 3 of the 5 modules they assume you'll be taking)
In the event of a tie, whoever placed the bid first gets the slot (fastest finger first).
If you bid and won a mod but decide you don't want it for whatever reason, you can drop it and get a refund. The table below lists the maximum refund amount for each round.
|Maximum refund amount (e$)
If your cumulative GPA is at least 3.3, BOSS will prompt you to let you know that you are eligible to apply for an enrolment limit extension.
Unused e$ will rollover to the next term