Academic Affairs

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 – Spring 2021:

Spring term starts January 11.

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course Full term – January 14
Early 10 week – January 13
Late 10 week – February 24
Early 12 week – January 13
Late 12 week – February 10
Early 8 week – January 12
Mid-start 8 week – February  9
Late 8 week – March 9
1st 5 week – January 12
2nd 5 week – February 17
3rd 5 week – March 30
Four week – January 12
Spring Break- March 16

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
Drop Course Full term – January 28
Early 10 week – January 22
Late 10 week – March 5
Early 12 week – January 24
Late 12 week – February 21
Early 8 week – January 19
Mid-start 8 week – February 16
Late 8 week – March 16
1st 5 week – January 16
2nd 5 week – February 21
3rd 5 week – April 3
Four week – January 15
Spring Break – March 16

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943.7003 or, 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 1
Early 10 week – February 26
Late 10 week – April 9
Early 12 week – March 7
Late 12 week – April 4
Early 8 week – February 17
Mid-start 8 week – March 24
Late 8 week – April 14
1st 5 week – February 3
2nd 5 week – March 11
3rd 5 week – April 21
Four week – January 29
Spring Break – March 20

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 Not Permitted.


Department Information

Office of the Registrar


Laurel Becker


Campus Location

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