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.
Western has a three-step approach to graduation:
- 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.
- Meet with your Major and (if applicable) Minor Advisor to complete a Major and (if applicable) Minor Evaluation Form.
- 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 winter 2021 due to COVID-19. 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.
For students enrolled in 6+ credits, both the Alternative Transportation Fee and the Student Recreation Fee are included in tuition.
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 winter registration schedule need to fill out the appropriate e-sign form and send it to the Registrar's Office.
To add/drop individual courses, you can do so via Web4U through the Add/Drop page until February 21st.
Official School Withdrawal Esign - Use this form if you need to withdraw from all of your winter courses.
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 – starting in Fall 2020 and continuing in Winter 2021 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.