Registrar's Office FAQs

To declare/change a major, you must fill out a Major Declaration and Change Web Form, indicating the change of major. Unless dropping a major, this must be filled out with an authorized signature from the department.

To declare/change a minor, you must fill out a Minor Declaration and Change Web Form, indicating the change of minor. Unless dropping a minor, this must be filled out with an authorized signature from the department.

Being aware of grade change deadlines, you may change to-or-from pass/no pass grading methods by filling out a quick form in the Registrar’s Office.

Current students may obtain a copy of their enrollment verification online through their Web4U.

Please visit our Enrollment Verification page for more information.

Your enrollment status and number of credits at WWU determine registration for courses.

You can see your official time to register via your Web4U and double check with our quarterly registration schedule.

When trying to access myWestern, select the “Login for Alumni/Former Employees” tab on the right of the page.

This is also applicable for former students who have not received a degree from WWU.

If you experience difficulty with your login or need to reset your password, please contact ATUS at (360) 650-3333

Western has a three-step approach to graduation:

  1. Use the online Degree Evaluation Tool BEFORE registration to check that you are on track to graduate and to access which requirements you have left to finish.
  2. Meet with your Major and (if applicable) Minor Advisor to complete a Major and (if applicable) Minor Evaluation Form.
  3. Complete a Degree Application and attach your signed Major and (if applicable) Minor Evaluation.   

You may submit all necessary documents to the Registrar’s Office in person, or via email to Degree Evaluation.

Late withdrawal privileges (WPs) allow students to drop a course between the third and seventh week of fall, winter, and spring quarter (summer session withdrawal dates vary).

Students are permitted two late withdrawal privileges annually at the beginning of the fall quarter.

By using a WP to withdraw from a class, the student will receive a grade of W (Course Withdrawal), which does not affect GPA.

Note: We have suspended the requirement of withdrawal privileges for summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Students need to fill out the add/drop esign form to withdraw from a summer course. Please consult the important dates and deadlines.

Prospective employers and institutions will all view transcripts differently. For further questions on how they view late-withdrawals, you will want to contact the potential institution/employer.

There are a few different error messages students may receive when attempting to register for a class.

Major Restriction – Departments will often limit course enrollment to specified majors. If you have not declared that major, you will not be able to register for the course.

Closed - Registration for this course is closed.

Time conflict – The course you are attempting to register for conflicts with another class.

To view holds on your account, select the “View Holds” tab in your “Student Record”.

In order to understand how dropping a course could potentially affect your financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (360) 650-3470.

For students enrolled in 6+ credits, both the Alternative Transportation Fee and the Student Recreation Fee are included in tuition.

For gym membership pricing, visit WWU’s Rec Center Website or call (360) 650-3766.

For student bus pass pricing, visit WWU’s Transportation Website or call (360) 650-7960 

Students are eligible to live in the residence halls if they are enrolled in 8 or more credits.

For more information regarding on-campus housing, visit WWU’s University Residences Website or call (360) 650-6565.

Tuition is due on the first day of each quarter.
In order to avoid incurring late fees, you must pay off any remaining balance by the 15th of each month.

For further questions, contact the Student Business Office at (360) 650-2865.

Students who wish to make changes to their summer registration schedule need to fill out the appropriate e-sign form and send it to the Registrar's Office: 

Official School Withdrawal Esign - Use this form if you need to withdraw from all of your summer courses. 

Registration Course Changes Esign - Use this form if you need to add or drop summer courses. 

If you have questions, please email us at Registrar.Office@wwu.edu or call during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, 360-650-3432.

Yes. With input from the Faculty Senate and the Associated Students, and with the approval of the Provost, the University will – with the modifications described in the link below – return for Fall Quarter 2020 to the standard and published grading policy. This temporary policy has no bearing on courses graded S/U or on grading in the Fairhaven College, which has its own grading policy. 

Find out more here: https://westerntoday.wwu.edu/news/campus-returning-to-standard-grading-policy-in-fall.