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Office of the Registrar

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; work to preserve the academic integrity of the institution and honor the privacy of student records; 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.

Schedule of Courses


Important Dates and Deadlines – Fall 2021:

Fall term starts August 23.

Desired ChangeDeadlinesWithin DeadlinesAfter Deadlines
Add CoursePre-session – August 8
Full term – August 26
1st 8-week – August 24
2nd 8-week – October 19
4-week session – August 24
Early 12-week – August 24
Late 12-week – September 21
Early 10-week – August 24
Late 10-week – Oct 5
8-week – Sept 21
First 5-week – Aug 24
Second 5-week – Sept 28
Third 5-week – Nov 2
Instructor permission required only if class is closed or requires special permission. Should be done online – MyWesternInstructor 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 CoursePre-session– August 9
Full term – Sept 9
1st 8-week – August 31
2nd 8-week – October 26
4-week session – August 27
Early 12-week – Sept 5
Late 12-week – October 3
Early 10-week – September 3
Late 10-week – October 15
8-week – September 28
First 5-week – August 28
Second 5-week – October 2
Third 5-week – November 6
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 CoursePre-session – August 18
Full term – November 4
1st 8-week – September 29
2nd 8-week – November 19
4-week session – Sept 10
Early 12-week – Oct 17
Late 12-week – Nov 14
Early 10-week – Oct 8
Late 10-week – Nov 19
8-week – Oct 27
First 5-week – Sept 15
Second 5-week – Oct 20
Third 5-week – Nov 19
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 UniversityHandled 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.


Department Information

Office of the Registrar


Laurel Becker


Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 300
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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