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 – Fall 2020

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

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on March 2.
  • Registration for continuing students begins March 30. 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 2020 Academic Calendar

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After 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 25Weekend 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 29Weekend 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 16Weekend 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.

Important Dates and Deadlines – Spring 2021

Spring Term starts January 11th.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on September 28.
  • Registration for continuing students begins October 19. 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 October 26.
  • 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 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 registrar@western.edu.
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 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.
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 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.