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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 – 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 23Weekend 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 26Weekend 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 – November 3
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 9Weekend 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 2023

Spring Term starts January 9.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on October 10.
  • Registration for continuing students begins October 31. 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 7.
  • 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 12
Early 10 week – January 11
Late 10 week – February 23
Early 12 week – January 11
Late 12 week – February 8
Early 8 week – January 10
Mid-start 8 week – February 7
Late 8 week – March 7
1st 5 week – January 10
2nd 5 week – February 14
3rd 5 week – March 28
Four week – January 10
Spring Break – March 14
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 26
Early 10 week – January 20
Late 10 week – March 4
Early 12 week – January 22
Late 12 week – February 19
Early 8 week – January 17
Mid-start 8 week – February 14
Late 8 week – March 21
1st 5 week – January 14
2nd 5 week – February 18
3rd 5 week – April 1
Four week – January 13
Spring Break – March 14
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 30
Early 10 week – February 24
Late 10 week – April 15
Early 12 week – March 5
Late 12 week – April 2
Early 8 week – February 15
Mid-start 8 week – March 22
Late 8 week – April 19
1st 5 week – February 1
2nd 5 week – March 8
3rd 5 week – April 19
Four week – January 27
Spring Break – March 18
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 9
1st 5 week  – May 31
2nd 5 week – July 5
10 week session – May 31
Full Summer – May 9
Late Session – July 25
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 11
1st 5 week – June 4
2nd 5 week – July  8
10 week session – June 10
Full Summer – May 22
Late Session – July 26
Teacher Institute – June 10
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 22
1st 5 week – June 22
2nd 5 week – July  26
10 week session – July  15
Full Summer – July 7
Late Session – August 2
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 2023

Fall term starts August 21.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on February 27.
  • Registration for continuing students begins March 27. 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 2023 Academic Calendar

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course
Full term – August 24
Early 10 week – August 22
Late 10 week – October 3
Early 12 week – August 22
Late 12 week – September 19
Early 8 week – August  22
Mid-start 8 week – September 19
Late 8 week – October 17
1st 5 week – August 22
2nd 5 week – September 26
3rd 5 week –  October 31
Four week – August 22

Weekend classes must be added
no later than the close of business
day prior to the class date.

Thanksgiving Break – November 21-25

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 7
Early 10 week – September 1
Late 10 week – October 13
Early 12 week – September 3
Late 12 week – October 1
Early 8 week – August 29
Mid-start 8 week – September 26
Late 8 week – October 24
1st 5 week – August 26
2nd 5 week – September 30
3rd 5 week – November 4
Four week – August 25

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 – November 2
Early 10 week – October 6
Late 10 week – November 17
Early 12 week – October 15
Late 12 week – November 12
Early 8 week – September 27
Mid-start 8 week – October 25
Late 8 week – November 17
1st 5 week – September 13
2nd 5 week – October 18
3rd 5 week – November 17
Four week – September 8

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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