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Registration Information

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

Important Dates and Deadlines – Spring 2022

Spring Term starts January 10.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on October 11.
  • Registration for continuing students begins November 1. 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 November 8.
  • The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available for additional information on advising and registration for new students.
Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course
Full term – January 13
Early 10 week – January 12
Late 10 week – February 24
Early 12 week – January 12
Late 12 week – February 9
Early 8 week – January 11
Mid-start 8 week – February 8
Late 8 week – March 8
1st 5 week – January 11
2nd 5 week – February 15
3rd 5 week – March 29
Four week – January 11
Spring Break – March 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 – 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 – January 27
Early 10 week – January 21
Late 10 week – March 5
Early 12 week – January 23
Late 12 week – February 20
Early 8 week – January 18
Mid-start 8 week – February 15
Late 8 week – March 22
1st 5 week – January 15
2nd 5 week – February 19
3rd 5 week – April 2
Four week – January 14
Spring Break – March 15
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 should be done online through MyWestern with the exception of weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar.
Withdraw from a Course
Full term – March 31
Early 10 week – February 25
Late 10 week – April 16
Early 12 week – March 6
Late 12 week – April 3
Early 8 week – February 16
Mid-start 8 week – March 23
Late 8 week – April 20
1st 5 week – February 2
2nd 5 week – March 9
3rd 5 week – April 20
Four week – January 28
Spring Break – March 19
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 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.

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course
Maymester – May 10
1st 5 week  – June 1
2nd 5 week – July 6
10 week session – June 1
Full Summer – May 10
Late Session – July 26
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
Maymester – May 12
1st 5 week – June 5
2nd 5 week – July  10
10 week session – June 11
Full Summer – May 23
Late Session – July 27
Teacher Institute – June 12
No permission is required to drop a course. A refund will be given if applicable. Drops should be done online through MyWestern with the exception of weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar.
Withdraw from a Course
Maymester – May 23
1st 5 week – June 23
2nd 5 week – July  28
10 week session – July  16
Full Summer – July 8
Late Session – August 3
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

Important Dates and Deadlines – Fall 2022

Fall term starts August 22.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on February 28.
  • Registration for continuing students begins March 28. 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:

Fall Semester 2022 Academic Calendar

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course
Full term – August 25
Early 10 week – August 23
Late 10 week – October 4
Early 12 week – August 23
Late 12 week – September 20
Early 8 week – August  23
Mid-start 8 week – September 20
Late 8 week – October 18
1st 5 week – August 23
2nd 5 week – September 27
3rd 5 week – November 1
Four week – August 23

Weekend classes must be added
no later than the close of business
day prior to the class date.Thanksgiving Break – November 25-27

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 8
Early 10 week – September 2
Late 10 week – October 14
Early 12 week – September 4
Late 12 week – October 2
Early 8 week – August 30
Mid-start 8 week – September 27
Late 8 week – October 25
1st 5 week – August 27
2nd 5 week – October 1
3rd 5 week – November 5
Four week – August 26

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 should be done online through MyWestern with the exception of 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 27
Early 10 week – October 7
Late 10 week – November 18
Early 12 week – October 16
Late 12 week – November 13
Early 8 week – September 28
Mid-start 8 week – October 26
Late 8 week – November 18
1st 5 week – September 14
2nd 5 week – October 19
3rd 5 week – November 18
Four week – September 9

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 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.

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