Office of the Registrar

Our mission is to provide accurate and timely academic, registration and record services to students, faculty and staff in a welcoming and helpful environment; to advocate for student educational achievement to the highest standard and support student goals; and to uphold the mission of the institution to graduate citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national and global communities.

We are committed to providing professional and timely service for your requests.

Important Dates and Deadlines - Spring 2020:

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 during the spring 2020 semester, the deadline to withdraw from any course that had not ended prior to April 8, 2020, has been extended to May 1, 2020.  Please follow the instructions on the COVID-19 Your Questions – Answered page under the Student Resources heading.  No course withdrawal will be accepted after May 1, 2020.

Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

Full term - January 16
Early 10 week - January 15
Late 10 week - February 26
Early 12 week - January 15
Late 12 week - February 12
Early 8 week - January 14
Mid-start 8 week - February 11
Late 8 week - March 10
1st 5 week - January 14
2nd 5 week - February 19
3rd 5 week - March 31
Four week - January 14

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 - January 30
Early 10 week - January 24
Late 10 week - March 6
Early 12 week - January 27
Late 12 week - February 24
Early 8 week - January 21
Mid-start 8 week - February 18
Late 8 week - March 17
1st 5 week - January 17
2nd 5 week - February 24
3rd 5 week - April 5
Four week - January 17

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 percent 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 - April 2
Early 10 week - February 28
Late 10 week - April 17
Early 12 week - March 9
Late 12 week - April 13
Early 8 week - February 19
Mid-start 8 week - March 18
Late 8 week - April 22
1st 5 week - February 5
2nd 5 week - March 12
3rd 5 week - April 22
Four week - January 31

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.