New Student Registration

New Student Registration begins on Nov. 11 for Spring 2020 admits and May 1 for Fall 2020 admits. If you have questions, please call 970.943.7056.

The Academic Resource Center guides you through registering for your first semester classes at Western. Find a checklist built specifically for you below: 

First-Time Freshmen

Step 1

  • Pay your $200 tuition deposit. It will appear on the checklist immediately after logging into MyWestern, or you can pay by check or credit card with the Cashier's Office at 970.943.3003.

Step 2

  • Complete the Financial Agreement. It will appear on the checklist immediately after logging into MyWestern

Step 3

  • Complete the New Student Pre-Registration Survey. You will be able to access the survey in your MyWestern checklist after completing Steps 1 and 2.
  • Once you have completed the survey, an academic advisor will register you for classes in seven to 10 business days. We will notify you at your Western email address when your class schedule is ready. 
  • Once you are registered for classes, an academic advisor will be assigned to you. 

Tip! Familiarize yourself with your DegreeWorks account (your online advising tool within your MyWestern account) and Western's course search tool.

Step 4

  • If you are bringing in college credit (AP, IB, concurrent or dual enrollment), you must submit your official transcripts or test scores to be evaluated and list them in the Pre-Registration Survey.​ If your transfer coursework has not been evaluated in DegreeWorks and is not listed in your Pre-Registration Survey, your registration may be inaccurate.

Transfers or Additional Bachelor's Degree Students

Step 1

  • You must submit your official transcripts to be evaluated. You can access your transfer courses in DegreeWorks (your online advising tool within your MyWestern account).​ If your transfer coursework has not been evaluated in DegreeWorks and is not listed in your pre-registration survey, you will not be registered for classes.
    • Please contact the Transfer Credit Evaluator at 970.943.2048 in the Office of the Registrar to expedite the processing of your transfer coursework if it is not yet complete.

Step 2

  • Pay your $200 tuition deposit. It will appear on the checklist immediately after logging into your MyWestern, or you can pay by check or credit card with the Cashier's Office at 970.943.3003.

Step 3

  • Complete the Financial Agreement. It will appear on the checklist immediately after logging into your MyWestern.  

Step 4

  • Complete the New Student Pre-Registration Survey. You will be able to access the survey in your MyWestern checklist after completing Steps 1 and 2. 
  • Once you have completed the survey, an academic advisor will register you for classes in seven to 10 business days. We will notify you at your Western email address when your class schedule is ready for you. 
  • Once you are registered for classes, an academic advisor will be assigned to you.

Tip! Familiarize yourself with your DegreeWorks account (your online advising tool within your MyWestern account) and Western's course search tool.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students enroll in classes without meeting with an advisor. Please visit www.western.edu/nondegree for additional information. If you need assistance with registering for courses, contact the Office of the Registrar at 970.943.7012

Concurrent Enrollment Students

Concurrent Enrollment students are enrolled in classes through Chrissie Nehrenberg. Please contact her directly at 970.943.2034.

Are you coming to Western through National Student Exchange? Contact Mikay Elliott at 970.943.7122 for registration information.