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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 - Fall 2020:

Fall 2020 Term dates have changed. Fall term starts August 17th.

Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

Full term - August 20
Early 10 week - August 25
Late 10 week - September 22
Early 12 week - August 25
Late 12 week - September 8
Early 8 week - August 25
Mid-start 8 week - September 22
Late 8 week - October 6
1st 5 week - August 18
2nd 5 week - September 22
3rd 5 week - October 27
Four week - August 25
Master Full Term - August 20
Master Accelerated Full Term - August 25
Master 8 Week - October 20
MEM Late 10 Week - October 1
MEM 5 Week - August 25

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 300, or by email to registrar@western.edu.
 

Drop Course

Full term - September 3
Early 10 week - September 4
Late 10 week - October 2
Early 12 week - September 6
Late 12 week - September 20
Early 8 week - September 1
Mid-start 8 week - September 29
Late 8 week - October 13
1st 5 week - August 22
2nd 5 week - September 26
3rd 5 week - October 31
Four week - August 28
Master Full Term - September 4
Master Accelerated Full Term - September 10
Master 8 Week - October 27
MEM Late 10 Week - October 11
MEM 5 Week - August 29

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943.7003 or registrar@western.edu, 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 - October 22
Early 10 week - October 9
Late 10 week - November 6
Early 12 week - October 18
Late 12 week - November 1
Early 8 week - September 30
Mid-start 8 week - October 28
Late 8 week - November 11
1st 5 week - September 9
2nd 5 week - October 14
3rd 5 week - November 18
Four week - September 11
Master Full Term - November 4
Master Accelerated Full Term - November 5
Master 8 Week - November 25
MEM Late 10 Week - November 15
MEM 5 Week - September 16

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 300, or by email to registrar@western.edu.

Not Permitted.