New Student Registration

Welcome to Western State Colorado University!

The registration survey will be posted here by Friday, May 1st. If you do not see it on Friday, please refresh your screen to ensure you are seeing the newest version, which will have the link available under the drop down menus below. Please be sure your tuition deposit has been paid prior to completing the survey, as that will result in a delay of registration if it has not been paid.

The Academic Resource Center will guide you through registering for your first semester classes at Western.

Note: you must pay your $200 tuition deposit prior to registering for classes.

Click the appropriate title below for registration instructions:

Freshmen or Transfers with less than 24 credits

  • First time freshman
  • Freshman with AP or IB credits
  • Freshman that has completed college courses while still in high school (Concurrent/dual enrollment)
  • Transfer student who has completed less than 24 college credits

Transfers with 24 or more credits/ABA students

  • Transfer student who has completed 24 or more college credits
  • Additional BA Student

Freshmen or Transfers with less than 24 credits

All freshmen will be registered for classes by an academic advisor once they have completed the New Student Registration Survey.

STEP 1

  • View the DegreeWorks Overview video tutorial on the Academic Resource Center's YouTube Channel: DegreeWorks Overview

STEP 2

STEP 3

  • Log into your Inside Western account and change your password.
  • Go to the Current Western Students page
  • Click on MyWestern
  • Sign in with your user name (i.e. stu123456) and your password. (Your temporary password was mailed to you).
  • Visit www.western.edu/password to change your password
  • If you are having issues logging in, please call IT Services at 970.943.3333.

STEP 4

  • Pay your $200 tuition deposit. You can submit your deposit through your MyWestern account by selecting Student & Financial Aid Menu > Pay Bill or Tuition/Housing Deposit > Items for Purchase, Tuition Deposit. You may also pay your deposit by check (payable to "Western State Colorado University"), or credit card by contacting the Cashier's Office at 970.943.3003.

STEP 5

Transfers with 24 or more credits OR Additional BA Students

STEP 1

  • Have you received your transfer evaluation? Your transferred courses will be in DegreeWorks and you would have received an email from the Office of the Registrar.
  • You will need access to your transfer courses in DegreeWorks for registration.
  • If your transfer coursework has not been evaluated and is not in DegreeWorks, you will be unable to complete the Registration Survey. 
    • Please contact Carrie Reinecke in the Office of the Registrar to expedite the processing of your transfer coursework if is not yet complete: 970.943.2048.

 STEP 2

  • View the DegreeWorks Overview video tutorial on the Academic Resource Center's YouTube Channel: DegreeWorks Overview

STEP 3

STEP 4

  • Log into your Inside Western account and change your password.
  • Go to the Western Current Students page
  • Click on MyWestern
  • Sign in with your user name (i.e. stu123456) and your password. (Your temporary password was mailed to you).
  • Visit www.western.edu/password to change your password
  • If you are having issues logging in, please call IT Services at 970-943-3333.

STEP 5

  • Pay your $200 tuition deposit. You can submit your deposit through your MyWestern account by selecting Student & Financial Aid Menu > Pay Bill or Tuition/Housing Deposit > Items for Purchase, Tuition Deposit. You may also pay your deposit by check (payable to "Western State Colorado University"), or credit card by contacting the Cashier's Office at 970.943.3003.

STEP 6

  • Complete the New Student Registration Survey HERE.
  • Once you have completed the survey, an academic advisor will either register you for your first semester courses or will call you for over the phone course advising.
  • An academic advisor will be assigned to you once you have been registered for classes.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Degree seeking students can enroll in classes without meeting with an advisor. Please visit www.western.edu/nondegree for additional information.

Concurrent Enrollment Students

Concurrent Enrollment students are enrolled in classes through Extended Studies. Please contact them directly at 970-943-2885.

Are you coming to Western through National Student Exchange? Contact Katie Wheaton for Registration Information. 

Have you already registered? Click below for additional resources and assistance:

Academic Advising