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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.

You can view semester breaks and holidays on the Academic Calendar.

Desired Change Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course 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 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 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 Office of Student Affairs, Taylor Hall 301.
Credit/No Credit Option (Audit) Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, Taylor Hall 300, or by email to regsitrar@western.edu. Not Permitted
Internship and Variable Credit

Spring Term starts January 8.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on October 30.
  • Registration for continuing students begins October 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 November 6.
  • The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available for additional information on advising and registration for new students.

Important Deadlines

Academic Period Start Date End Date Add Deadline Drop Deadline Withdraw Deadline
Full Term 1/8/2024 5/3/2024 1/11/2024 1/25/2024 3/28/2024
1st 8-week 1/8/2024 3/1/2024 1/9/2024 1/16/2024 2/14/2024
2nd 8-week 3/4/2024 5/3/2024 3/5/2024 3/19/2024 4/17/2024
Four Week Term 1/8/2024 2/2/2024 1/9/2024 1/12/2024 1/26/2024
Late 12 Week 2/5/2024 5/3/2024 2/7/2024 2/18/2024 4/1/2024
Early 12 Week 1/8/2024 4/5/2024 1/10/2024 1/21/2024 3/3/2024
Early 10 Week 1/8/2024 3/22/2024 1/10/2024 1/19/2024 2/23/2024
Late 10 Week 2/20/2024 5/3/2024 2/22/2024 3/2/2024 4/13/2024
Spring Break 3/11/2024 3/15/2024 3/12/2024 3/12/2024 3/16/2024
8 Week 2/5/2024 4/5/2024 2/6/2024 2/13/2024 3/20/2024
Pre-Session 1/2/2024 1/7/2024 1/3/2024 1/3/2024 1/7/2024
Weekend 1/8/2024 5/3/2024 N/A N/A N/A
1st 5 Week 1/8/2024 2/9/2024 1/9/2024 1/13/2024 1/31/2024
2nd 5 Week 2/12/2024 3/22/2024 2/13/2024 2/17/2024 3/6/2024
3rd 5 Week 3/25/2024 4/26/2024 3/26/2024 3/30/2024 4/17/2024

Fall term starts August 26.

Registration for Continuing Students

  • Continuing students schedule an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor. Advising begins on February 26.
  • Registration for continuing students begins March 25. 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 Deadlines

Academic Period  Course Start Date Course End Date Add Deadline Drop Deadline Withdraw Deadline
Ext. Studies (Adult/ Continuing Education) 8/26/2024 12/19/2024 N/A N/A N/A
Full Term 8/26/2024 12/19/2024 8/29/2024 9/12/2024 11/7/2024
1st 8-week 8/26/2024 10/17/2024 8/27/2024 9/3/2024 10/2/2024
2nd 8-week 10/21/2024 12/19/2024 10/22/2024 10/29/2024 11/22/2024
Four Week Term 8/26/2024 9/20/2024 8/27/2024 8/30/2024 9/13/2024
Late 12 Week 9/23/2024 12/19/2024 9/24/2024 10/6/2024 11/17/2024
Early 12 Week 8/26/2024 11/15/2024 8/27/2024 9/8/2024 10/20/2024
Early 10 Week 8/26/2024 11/1/2024 8/27/2024 9/6/2024 10/11/2024
Late 10 Week 10/7/2024 12/19/2024 10/8/2024 10/18/2024 11/22/2024
8 Week 9/23/2024 11/15/2024 9/24/2024 10/1/2024 10/30/2024
Pre-Session 8/3/2024 8/25/2024 8/4/2024 8/5/2024 8/14/2024
Weekend 8/26/2024 12/19/2024 N/A N/A N/A
1st 5 Week 8/26/2024 9/27/2024 8/27/2024 8/31/2024 9/18/2024
2nd 5 Week 9/30/2024 11/1/2024 10/1/2024 10/5/2024 10/23/2024
3rd 5 Week 11/4/2024 12/13/2024 11/5/2024 11/9/2024 11/22/2024

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