Registration Information

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

Fall 2018 Registration Information and Dates

Registration for Continuing Students
  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on March 5.
  • Registration for continuing students begins April 2. Your specific time relates to the number of credits you have completed.
  • Your bill is due the first day of the semester. Pay by the deadline to avoid late fees.
Registration for New Students

Registration for new students begins May 1.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available for additional information on advising and registration for new students.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

Full term - Aug. 30
Early 10 week - Aug. 29
Late 10 week - Oct. 10
Early 12 week - Aug. 29
Late 12 week - Sept. 26
Early 8 week - Aug. 28
Mid-start 8 week - Sept. 25
Late 8 week - Oct. 23
1st 5 week - Aug. 28
2nd 5 week - Oct. 2
3rd 5 week - Nov. 6
Four week - Aug. 28

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 via 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 - Sept. 13
Early 10 week - Sept. 7
Late 10 week - Oct. 18
Early 12 week - Sept. 10
Late 12 week - Oct. 8
Early 8 week - Sept. 4
Mid-start 8 week - Oct. 2
Late 8 week - Oct. 30
1st 5 week - Aug. 31
2nd 5 week - Oct. 5
3rd 5 week - Nov. 9
Four week - Aug. 31

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 970.943.7003, 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 via MyWestern.

Should be done online via 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 - Nov. 8
Early 10 week - Oct. 12
Late 10 week - Nov. 26
Early 12 week - Oct. 22
Late 12 week - Nov. 26
Early 8 week - Oct. 3
Mid-start 8 week - Oct. 31
Late 8 week - Dec. 5
1st 5 week - Sept. 19
2nd 5 week - Oct. 24
3rd 5 week - Dec. 5
Four week - Sept. 14

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 2018 Academic Calendar

Classes begin - Aug. 27
Labor Day - No classes - Sept. 3
Mid-Fall Break - No classes - Oct. 19
Thanksgiving Break - No classes - Nov. 19-23
Final Exams - Dec. 17-20

Spring 2019 Registration Information and Dates

Registration Information for Continuing Students
  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on Oct. 15.
  • Registration for continuing students begins on Nov. 5, 2018.
  • Your bill is due the first day of the semester. Pay by the deadline to avoid late fees.
Registration Information for New Students

Registration for new students begins on Nov. 12, 2018.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available for additional information on advising and registration for new students. 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add Course

Full term - Jan. 17
Early 10 week - Jan. 16
Late 10 week - Feb. 27
Early 12 week - Jan. 16
Late 12 week - Feb. 13
1st 8 week - Jan. 15
2nd 8 week - March 12
1st 5 week - Jan. 15
2nd 5 week - Feb. 20
3rd 5 week - April 2
Four week - Jan. 15

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 via 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 - Jan. 31
Early 10 week - Jan. 25
Late 10 week - March 8
Early 12 week - Jan. 28
Late 12 week - Feb. 25
1st 8 week - Jan. 22
2nd 8 week - March 19
1st 5 week - Jan. 18
2nd 5 week - Feb. 25
3rd 5 week - April 6
Four week - Jan. 18

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 970.943.7003, 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 required. Refund will be given if applicable.

Should be done online via 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 4
Early 10 week - March 1
Late 10 week - April 19
Early 12 week - March 15
Late 12 week - April 15
1st 8 week - Feb. 20
2nd 8 week - April 24
1st 5 week - Feb. 6
2nd 5 week - March 14
3rd 5 week - April 24
Four week - Jan. 26

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.

Spring Semester 2019 Academic Calendar 

Classes begin - Jan. 14
Martin Luther King Day - No classes - Jan. 21
President's Day - No classes - Feb. 18
Final Exams - May 7-10

Summer 2019 Registration Information and Dates

Registration Information for Continuing Students
  • Registration for new and continuing students begins on March 4, 2019.
  • Your bill is due the first day of the semester. Pay by the deadline to avoid late fees.
Registration Information for New Students

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available for additional information on advising and registration for new students.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines

Add Course

May term: May 13
10-week: June 3 
1st 5 weeks: June 3
2nd 5 weeks: 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 via MyWestern.
  • Instructor permission is required through drop deadline. Should be done online via MyWestern. Requires Department Chair approval after drop deadline. Must be done in the Office of the Registrar Taylor Hall.

Drop Course

May term: May 16
10-week: June 13
1st 5 weeks: June 7
2nd 5 weeks: July 12

  • Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 970.943.7003, 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 required. Refund will be given if applicable.
  • Should be done online via MyWestern, except weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar.

Withdraw From a Course

May term: May 27
10-week: July 18
1st 5 weeks: June 26
2nd 5 week: July 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.

Total Withdrawal from the University

  • Handled in the Students Affairs Office, located on the third floor of Taylor Hall

Credit/No Credit Option (Audit)

  • Same as add deadline
  • Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, located in Taylor Hall

Summer 2019 Academic Calendar

Session Start Date; End Dates

May Semester May 13, 2019; May 31, 2019
10-Week Session June 3, 2019; Aug. 9, 2019
1st 5 Weeks June 3, 2019; July 5, 2019
2nd 5 Weeks July 8, 2019; Aug. 9, 2019