Registration Responsibilities

Students are responsible for completing their own registration each quarter. While faculty may provide permission with an override to enroll in a restricted course, the student must complete the process via Web4u. Independent study registrations must be submitted via e-sign form to the Registrar’s Office.

It is important for students to make certain they are not registering for a course in which they already received credit, either at Western or elsewhere. Unless the course is marked in the University Catalog as repeatable, it cannot be taken more than once for credit.


The student is responsible for ensuring that he or she has satisfied all prerequisites, with a grade of C- or better, before registering for a given course.

  • Students should not assume they are eligible to enter a course without having taken the prerequisite just because the system allows them to register for the course.
  • A student who has registered for a course without satisfying prerequisites or obtaining permission may be required by the instructor to withdraw from the course.

Registration Changes

Any changes in registration must be completed by the student via Web4U. Adding new courses to an existing schedule after the fifth day of the quarter requires permission of the instructor (either written or an override). A late fee of $10 per credit for adding courses after the second week will be charged. (See Important Dates and Deadlines) If additional tuition is accrued, it is due immediately.

Course withdrawals can be completed via Web4U. After the fifth day of the quarter, please consult Important Dates and Deadlines for withdrawal deadline information related to tuition, fees, or transcript codes.

Variable Credit Courses

Some courses are offered for a variable number of credits. After registering for the course on Web4U, make certain you key in the correct credit amount. The web will automatically register you for the least amount of credit; you will then need to go back to the Registration menu and choose Change Variable Credit Hours. After the fifth day of registration, the Registrar's Office will need written permission from the instructor to make variable credit changes.

Registration Tampering

A student who tampers or attempts to tamper with the registration records of another student, including but not limited to dropping or adding courses and improper use of permissions, will be subject to disciplinary action.