Registration: General Scheduling

General Information

NOTE: for Veterans/Military Priority Scheduling please see the Military page.

All students will have their enrollment start date and time assigned in myWCU every semester.  While students are not required to meet with their advisor to schedule courses, they must meet with them prior to registration to discuss potential course options and to get the advisor hold cleared from their account. 

  • The enrollment start date and time listed indicates the first time students are eligible to enroll in courses for the semester indicated.
    • To view your enrollment start date and time in myWCU, click on the Classes tile and select Manage Classes

What Actions Do I Need To Take To Register for Courses?

  1. Check your ENROLLMENT START DATE AND TIME in your myWCU to find out when you can start to register.
  2. Check the HOLDS ON YOUR ACCOUNT.  Specific holds will prevent you from registering for courses.
  3. Run your DEGREE PROGRESS REPORT to see what general education, major, minor, and/or certificate requirements are still outstanding.
    • If you need to change your academic plan (major/minor/certificate), you can make that request through myWCU.
  4. Review the COURSE SCHEDULE in myWCU and add courses to your TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.
    • For any potential courses, make sure you meet the course PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS.
  5. MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR to discuss your tentative class schedule.  Make sure your advisor removes the ADVISOR HOLD from your account.
  6. On your scheduling start date and time, log into your myWCU and ENROLL!

Waitlists in myWCU

How Does the Waitlist Work?

  • Once a course reaches the maximum enrollment, eligible students who attempt to add the class will have the opportunity to enroll onto the waitlist
  • Students can waitlist up to 7 credits per semester.
  • If a seat becomes available, students on the waitlist will start to be enrolled in the course based on their position on the waitlist.
    • Students will receive an email if they were successfully enrolled in the course.
    • Students will receive an email if an attempt was made to enroll them into a course, but there was an issue with their record that prevented them from being enrolled.  The issue will be indicated in the email.
      • It is the responsibility of the student to make the necessary changes to their schedule, which will allow for enrollment the next time a seat becomes available.
  • The last day a student can enroll onto a waitlist is the day prior to the start of the semester (or session the course is offered in - if the semester offers sessions).
  • The waitlist process will continue to run throughout the Add/Drop period of the semester (or session the course if offered int - if the semester offers sessions).
  • If the student is no longer interested in being enrolled into the course, the student needs to drop themselves from the waitlist.

Some Reasons Why A Student May Not Be Enrolled From the Waitlist

  • The waitlisted course meeting pattern (dates/days/times) conflicts with another course on the student schedule.
  • Enrolling the student into the waitlisted course would cause the student to exceed the maximum allowable credits for the semester.
    • Maximum allowable credits (without requesting an overload)
      • Full-Time Students = 18.00 (Fall/Spring)
      • Part-Time Students = 11.50 (Fall/Spring)
      • Full-Time / Part Time Students = 7.00 (Winter/Summer)
  • The student is enrolled in another section of the waitlisted course - AND THE ENROLLMENT TRANSACTION WAS NOT SET UP AS A SWAP.

Learn how to enroll onto wait lists in myWCU.

Enrollment Permissions in myWCU

Departments may grant students permission to enroll and/or drop restricted courses via enrollment permissions. Enrollment permissions allow students to continue with self-registration in instances where they would otherwise encounter an error message.

Permissions may be issued in order to: override co-requisites/pre-requisites, grant department consent, and allow students to enroll in closed courses.

Learn how enrollment permissions work in myWCU.

Enrollment Start Date and Time

The Registrar's Office assigns enrollment start dates and times to all students.

  • In late-September, appointments are assigned for the upcoming Winter and Spring terms.
  • In early February appointments are assigned for the upcoming summer and fall terms.

Once enrollment start dates and times are assigned, they will be visible to students in myWCU.  While students are not required to meet with their advisor to schedule courses, they must meet with them prior to registration to discuss potential course options and to get the advisor hold cleared from their account.

The enrollment start date and time listed indicates the first time students are eligible to enroll in courses for the semester indicated. Once that date and time is reached, students can continue to adjust their schedules until the Add/Drop deadline for the course.  Enrollment start dates and times are based on student standing determined by the number of COMPLETED CREDITS.  Courses IN-PROGRESS are not taken in account in determining student standing.  

  • Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for further information on how student standing is defined.  
  • For more information on the policy regarding Priority Registration, please visit the Policies webpage on the Deputy Provost website.
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