Registration Information and Dates, Add/Drop and Withdrawal Information

To find term specific registration information, including important dates and add/drop or withdrawal deadlines, please select a semester below:

Summer 2014 Registration Information and Dates

Registration Information for Continuing Students
  • Registration for continuing students begins on March 3, 2014.
  • Review DegreeWorks and the courses offered in the class schedule.  Make note of prerequisites.
  • Complete a draft schedule with general education (if applicable), and major/minor courses.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to review your draft schedule.  Make changes as appropriate.  Obtain your ARC.
  • Registration for continuing students begins April 8.  Your specific time relates to the number of credits you have completed.
  • Check your Registration Status Screen in MyWestern account for instructions, the date, time of registration, and any holds on your account.
  • Register at, or as soon after, your registration time to get the best class availability.  Watch for error messages.
  • Go to the tab marked, "student schedule by day and time" to confirm you are registered appropriately.
  • Your bill is due the 1st day of the semester.  Pay by the deadline to avoid late fees.
  • Congratulations on successfully registering for classes.
Registration Information for New Students

Registration for new students begins on March 3, 2014.
Go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) page for further information on advising and registration for new students.

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

May term – May 13
10 week – June 3
1st 5 week – June 3
2nd 5 week – July 8

Weekend classes must be added no later than the close of business day prior to the class date.

Online instructor permission required only if class is closed or requires special permission.  Should be done online – MyWestern.

Instructor permission required through drop deadline.  Should be done online via MyWestern. After drop deadline also requires Department Chair approval.  Must be done in the Office of the Registrar Taylor Hall.

 Drop Course

May term – May 14
10 week – June 11
1st 5 week – June 5
2nd 5 week – July 10
 
Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943-7003, by the close of business day prior to the start of class.

Students must drop a course during the first 15% of the class meetings.

No permission required.  Refund will be given if applicable.

Should be done online – MyWestern, except weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar.

Not Permitted

(see Withdraw from a Course)

Withdraw From a Course

May term – May 22
10 week – July 16
1st 5 week – June 23
2nd 5 week – July 28
 
Weekend classes are ineligible for withdrawal.

Students must withdraw before two-thirds of class has occurred.

Advisor and instructor signatures required on a withdraw slip.  Will appear on record as a “W”.  No Refund.  Withdraw slip must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar.

Not permitted.

Total Withdrawal from the University

Handled in the Students Affairs Office, located in Taylor Hall

  
Credit/No Credit Option (Audit)

Same as add deadline

Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, located in Taylor Hall

Not Permitted.

Summer 2014 Academic Calendar

Classes begin for 3-week May term - May 12
Classes end for 3-week May term - May 30

Classes begin for 1st 5 and 10 week - June 2
Classes end for 1st 5 week - July 3
Classes end for 10 week - August 8

Classes begin for 2nd 5 week - July 7
Classes end for 2nd 5 week - August 8

No Classes Memorial Day - May 26
No Classes Independence Day - July 4

Fall 2014 Registration Information and Dates

Registration for Continuing Students
  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor.  Advising is on March 10-14 and March 24-April 4.
  • Registration for continuing students begins April 7. Your specific time relates to the number of credits you have completed.
  • Review the courses offered in the class schedule.  Make note of prerequisites.
  • Review DegreeWorks and prepare a draft schedule with general education (if applicable), and major/minor courses.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to review your draft schedule.  Make changes as appropriate.  Obtain your ARC.
  • Check your MyWestern account Registration Status Screen for instructions, the date, time of registration, and any holds on your account.
  • Register at, or as soon after, your registration time to get the best class availability.  Watch for error messages.
  • Go to the tab marked, "student schedule by day and time" to confirm you are registered appropriately.
  • Your bill is due the first day of the semester.  Pay by the deadline to avoid late fees.
  • Congratulations on successfully registering for classes.
Registration for New Students

Registration for new students begins May 1.
Go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) page for further information on advising and registration for new students.

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

Full term - August 28
Early 10 week - August 27
Late 10 week - September 30
Early 12 week - August 26
Late 12 week - September 17
Early 8 week - August 26
Mid-start 8 week - September 23
Late 8 week - October 21
1st 5 week - August 26
2nd 5 week - September 30
3rd 5 week - November 4
Four week - August 27

Weekend classes must be added no later than the close of business day prior to the class date.

Online instructor permission required only if class is closed or requires special permission.  Should be done online – MyWestern

Instructor permission is required through the drop deadline (see section below).  Adding a class after the drop deadline requires department chair approval.  A signed add form must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar in Taylor Hall.

Drop Course

Full term - September 10
Early 10 week - September 4
Late 10 week - October 9
Early 12 week - September 6
Late 12 week - September 28
Early 8 week - September 2
Mid-start 8 week - September 30
Late 8 week - October 27
1st 5 week - August 29
2nd 5 week - October 4
3rd 5 week - November 7
Four week - August 29

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943-7003, by the close of business day prior to the start of class.

Students must drop a course during the first 15% of the class meetings.

No permission is required to drop a course.  A refund will be given if applicable.  Drops are completed through MyWestern.

Should be done online – MyWestern, except weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar.

Not Permitted

 (see Withdraw from a Course)

Withdraw from a Course

Full term - November 5
Early 10 week - October 10
Late 10 week - November 14
Early 12 week - October 19
Late 12 week - November 10
Early 8 week - September 29
Mid-start 8 week - October 27
Late 8 week - December 2
1st 5 week - September 17
2nd 5 week - October 22
3rd 5 week - December 3
Four week - September 11


Weekend classes are ineligible for withdrawal.

Students must withdraw before two-thirds of class has occurred.

Advisor and instructor signatures required on a withdraw slip.  Will appear on record as a “W”.  No Refund.  Withdraw slip must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar.

Not Permitted.

Total Withdrawal from the University

Handled in the Students Affairs Office, located in Taylor Hall

  
Credit/No Credit Option (Audit)

Same as add deadline.

Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, located in Taylor Hall.

Not Permitted.

Fall Semester 2014 Academic Calendar

Classes begin - August 25
Labor Day - No classes - September 1
Mid-Fall Break - No classes - October 10
Thanksgiving Break - No classes - November 24-28
Final Exams - December 15-18

Spring 2015 Registration Information and Dates

Registration for Continuing Students
  • Classes begin on January 12th, 2015.
  • Review the courses offered in the class schedule.  Make note of prerequisites.
  • Review DegreeWorks and prepare a draft schedule with general education (if applicable), and major/minor courses.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to review your draft schedule.  Make changes as appropriate.  Obtain your ARC.
  • Check your MyWestern account Registration Status Screen for instructions, the date, time of registration, and any holds on your account.
  • Register at, or as soon after, your registration time to get the best class availability.  Watch for error messages.
  • Go to the tab marked, "student schedule by day and time" to confirm you are registered appropriately.
  • Your bill is due the 1st day of the semester.  Pay by the deadline to avoid late fees.

Important Dates and Deadlines: Spring 2015

Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

Full Term - January 15
Early 10 Week - January 13
Early 12 Week - January 13
Late 10 Week - February 18
Late 12 Week - February 03
Early 8 Week - January 13
Late 8 Weeks March 10
1st 5 Week - January 13
2nd 5 Week - February 18
3rd 5 Week - April 01
Four Week Term - January 13

Weekend classes must be added no later than the close of business day prior to the class date.

Online instructor permission required only if class is closed or requires special permission.  Should be done online – MyWestern.

Instructor permission required through drop deadline.  Should be done online via MyWestern. After drop deadline also requires Department Chair approval.  Must be done in the Office of the Registrar Taylor Hall.

 Drop Course

Full Term - January 27
Early 10 Week - January 21
Early 12 Week - January 23
Late 10 Week - February 27
Late 12 Week - February 13
Early 8 Week - January 19
Late 8 Weeks - March 18
1st 5 Week - January 16
2nd 5 Week - February 21
3rd 5 Week - April 03
Four Week Term - January 16

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943-7003, by the close of business day prior to the start of class.

Students must drop a course during the first 15% of the class meetings.

No permission required.  Refund will be given if applicable.

Should be done online – MyWestern, except weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar.

Not Permitted

(see Withdraw from a Course)

Withdraw From a Course

Full Term - March 25
Early 10 Week - February 26
Early 12 Week - March 06
Late 10 Week - April 17
Late 12 Week - April 03
Early 8 Week - February 16
Late 8 Week - April 21
1st 5 Week - February 03
2nd 5 Week - March 11
3rd 5 Week - April 21
Four Week Term - February 03

Weekend classes are ineligible for withdrawal.

Students must withdraw before two-thirds of class has occurred.

Advisor and instructor signatures required on a withdraw slip.  Will appear on record as a “W”.  No Refund.  Withdraw slip must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar.

Not permitted.

Total Withdrawal from the University

Handled in the Students Affairs Office, located in Taylor Hall

  
Credit/No Credit Option (Audit)

Same as add deadline

Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, located in Taylor Hall

Not Permitted.


General Registration Information

Academic Policies

  • Academic Policies are found in the current University Catalog beginning on page 23.

  • Eligibility for Athletics, Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits is 12 credits in a 16 week term.

  • A standard course load is 15 credits. Students may enroll in 18 credits without special approval.  Refer to your catalog for information about taking more than 18 credits.

  •  Student doing an independent or directed study or an internship must complete a variable credit form and return it to the Office of the Registrar prior to the start of the course work.

Changing Residency

The petition for in-state tuition classification and accompanying documentation must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than the first day of class for that term in order to be considered an in-state student for that term.

Attendance on the First Day of Classes

Instructors reserve the right to drop students from class rolls if they miss the first class meeting. If circumstances, such as weather or flight arrangements, prevent a student from attending the first class session, it is the student’s responsibility to contact each instructor to request the seat be held. A directory of instructor office and telephone numbers is available online using the directory.

Graduation Information

Students who plan to complete all degree requirements by the end of the term must have filed an Intent to Graduate form with the Office of the Registrar by the end of their Junior Year.  If this has not been completed, students should meet with their advisors immediately to initiate the process.

Students MUST complete an Application for Graduation through their MyWestern account, under Student Records.  The electronic application is only available for a limited time. Late applicants must contact Ginny Hayes in the Office of the Registrar, Taylor Hall 300, to determine eligibility.

The University holds commencement in Spring only, students who wish to participate must plan accordingly.  Contact Ginny Hayes with further graduation questions.

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