Gear Up for Registration

Quick Tips for Registration:
Important Links:
  • Find registration date & advisor information under “My Registration Status” in BannerWeb
  • Review your DegreeWorks to view your degree progress
  • Set up an appointment with your faculty advisor before your registration date
  • Look Up classes in Open/Close and bring them with you to your appointment
  • Check placement test information with your advisor and register for Placement Tests if needed
  • Write down your Registration PIN, but understand that it will change each semester
These links are important resources for the advisement & registration process.

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Winter Intersession
Course Registration Begins
September 28
  • Work with your advisor to select courses for Winter Intersession to accelerate your degree progress!
  • Register in BannerWeb, NO PIN REQUIRED
  • You can also use the Registration Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office for processing
Spring 2023
Course Registration Begins
November 9- December 1
  • Look up “My Registration Status” in BannerWeb to find your assigned registration date and advisor information
    • Email your advisor right away to make an appointment for advisement!
    • Students must connect with their advisor to obtain their unique, six-digit Registration PIN to register for classes 
  • WCSU Students can begin registering for classes as early as your assigned registration date
    • Remember, registering for courses on, or as close to, your registration date as possible will provide you with the MOST course availability and options
    • Students who register later, risk being closed out of courses they need to take
Thanksgiving Break
November 23- 27

No classes, enjoy the break!!

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses
November 18
  • You must submit Course Withdrawal form by midnight to avoid academic penalty
  • Be sure to discuss course withdrawal with your advisor to learn about any implications it may have graduating on time
    • Your advisor is listed in your BannerWeb account
  • Your Financial Aid Counselor can also help you understand how withdrawal may impact your Academic Progress and affect your Financial Aid status
Non-Matriculated Student
Registration Begins
December 1
  • Non-Matriculated  & visiting students may register for upcoming semester
  • Non-WCSU students need to register at the Registrar’s Office, in Old Main 102, or using the Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form
Final Exam Week
December 12- 18
  • Final Exam Week Schedule
  • If your course schedule time is outside of these standard time blocks, then the exam schedule will be determined by the closest start time on the same scheduled days on this exam schedule

WCSU Placement Test Information

Placement Tests are available for Math, Writing, Physics and World Languages. If you do not have placement results on file, it may affect your progress towards on-time graduation. If you are unsure about your placement results for Math or Writing, please see your advisor.

For more details on tests and requirements, please visit the Placement Testing website

Math & Writing Placement Test
  • Please be sure to review all placement information and register for the tests listed in your Arrive in 5 packet. Students are encouraged to submit their standardized test scores for ACT/SAT before sitting for the placement test
  • Once you’ve completed placement, notify the Advisement Center to update your schedule accordingly
  • If you have any questions please contact the Admission Office at 203-837-9000 for questions about placement testing
Physics Placement Test
  • Prerequisites for PHY 110/111 and PHY 120/121 include a grade of “C or better” in PHY 103 or satisfactory score a placement examination
  • Placement in a physics course is based on a combination of the placement examination and an evaluation of your mathematics and physics background.
  • Please read the information on the PAM Website and contact the PAM Department Chair for more information
World Language Placement Test
  • For placement in French or Spanish, you are required to take a placement examination if you have studied the language before.
  • Heritage speakers of Spanish who have learned Spanish at home do not need to take the placement exam
    • You should schedule an oral proficiency interview with the chairperson of the World Languages and Cultures Department
    • Please contact the World Languages & Literature Department Chair for information on the oral proficiency interview

Be prepared for registration by following these simple steps to ensure you have everything you need to be ready and register for your courses on time!

Find Advisor and Registration Priority Date in Student BannerWeb
Click on “Student Services” and then “Check My Registration Status”

Check to see if you have any holds preventing you from registering.
If you have a hold, it is very important for you to contact the appropriate office ASAP to learn how you can clear the hold. In most cases, you will not be able to register until the hold(s) are resolved.




Cashier’s Office OM 106 203-837-8381
Financial Aid OM 105 203-837-8580
Health Services LH 203-837-8594
Judicial Affairs SC 220 203-837-8770
Registrar’s Office OM 102 203-837-9200


Set up an advisement appointment least two weeks prior to your Registration Priority Date
It is important to learn how your advisor makes appointments for advisement. You may need to set up an appointment online, in person, or the department may offer walk-in advisement hours. Because the process varies, it is important for you to seek out your advisor and set up an appointment prior to your registration priority date. You also want to have enough time after advisement to work out your schedule and make course selections prior to your registration date. If your advisor’s office hours book up, you may be left with an appointment after your priority date, try hard to avoid this situation and make your appointment early!

If you have any registration holds on your account, you should still get advisement and your registration PIN from your advisor. This way, you’re prepared to register once the holds are resolved and cleared from your account.

Look at your degree requirements in Degree Works by signing into BannerWeb
You can view progress towards your degree, all degree requirements, and even process “What-If” reports if you’re interested in changing your major. This tool helps prepare you for your advisement appointment because it tells you exactly what courses you need to take to fulfill your degree requirements.

Meet with your advisor!
Discuss course options and prerequisites requirements. Be sure to write down your PIN, but it will change every semester! Use the Discussion Points to help guide you through your meeting.

Discussion Points for Advisement

  • Have I met the requirements for the competencies associated with my major?
  • Do I have to take any placement tests in order to fulfill my Math or Writing requirements?
  • Share your goals for this major with your faculty advisor, discuss how you can meet those goals.
  • Are there opportunities for me to do research alongside faculty in this major or department? Any internships or study abroad opportunities?
  • Am I meeting minimum GPA or grade requirements to be in good standing in this major?
  • When can I expect to complete my courses and be eligible for graduation?

Use Open/Close to find courses and plan your schedule

Use the Additional Resources tab to help you plan your schedule and make registration easy!
The Course Scheduling Grid will help you map out your courses without time or campus conflicts.


Registering for the upcoming semester:


Log into your Student Banner account
You’ll have the best chance of getting into the sections you want if you register at midnight of your priority date!

Registration, Add/Drop Classes
Select the appropriate term from the drop down menu, click submit

Enter your 6-digit PIN

Enter the CRN to register for courses
Enter the 5-digit CRN found on Open/Close into the boxes at the bottom of your screen. Click submit changes.

Use the Class Search option to register for courses
Click Class Search, then Advanced Search
Select the Subject, then click Section Search
Click on the checkbox next to the course and then click Register

Tips for using the Class Search option for registration

  • Click on “Open” to view only open courses
  • Select Campus location to view courses offered on Midtown or Westside
  • Select certain days or times to view courses offered on certain times or days of the week

If you receive error messages while registering, try to put yourself into as many courses as possible, and visit the Registrar’s Office ASAP to complete your schedule
In-person registration takes place at the Registrar’s Office counter in Old Main 102, Monday- Friday from 8:00am- 4:30pm. You must have your Student ID and PIN with you in order to add/drop or create your schedule.
Students cannot register before their assigned priority date listed in their student account. Please view the Prepare for Advisement tab for more information.


Why do I need an advisor?

Academic advisors are able to assist when you have questions about academic policies and procedures; or when you need help locating other helpful resources on campus. Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure they are taking courses that fulfill their major and university requirements towards graduation.

Can I “pick up my PIN” from the Advisement Center?

Sorry – we can’t simply hand out PIN’s prior to consultation. Although, you are responsible for your academic progress, it is the advisor’s obligation to help you stay on the right track. If you know what you’d like to take, bring those courses with you, if everything checks out, you could be out of your meeting in less than 15 minutes!

Why am I getting an error message when I try to register?

Error messages are common when courses are offered at the same time of day or even if they start and end at the same time. If you experience an error, try these steps:

  • Do course times overlap or start and end at the same time? Use the course scheduling grid to avoid this error message
  • Do you meet the prerequisite for the course you’re trying to register for? You can check this by clicking on the course CRN and then on “View Catalog Entry”
  • Have you already taken this particular course? If you are repeating a course, you need to have the permission into the Registrar’s Office before you attempt to register for that course.
  • If everything checks out, then stop by the Registrar’s Office, Old Main 102 to learn how you can fix the error and continue registering for classes

What is Add/Drop?

The Add/Drop period is always the first five days of the semester. After the first week you will need to withdraw from the class. Add/Drop will not appear on your transcript, this is why it is important for you to attend the first week of class to make sure you are happy with your courses and your schedule. After the first week, you’ll need to fill out a withdraw form and you’ll receive a “W” on your transcript for that course. There are other implications for withdrawing from a course you should discuss with your advisor before you formally withdraw.

What is Degree Works?

Degree Works is available to all students through BannerWeb.

Degree Audits & Tracking

  • Track your progress towards degree completion with the progress bar
  • Information about degree requirements and if they have been met

Advisement & Planning Tools

  • View required courses and when they are offered
  • Use “On” and “Off” track indicators to see if you are on track or need assistance from your advisor

What-If Analysis

  • Use the “What-If” option to see how your completed courses fulfill your new major’s requirements
  • View a semester by semester adjustable 4 year plan

Advising Notes

  • Your advisor may put advisement notes in your Degree Works so you can refer back to it when planning your schedule for registration
  • Course substitutions and waivers are shown within the degree audit once they have been processed through the department and received by the Registrar’s Office

Where can I learn more about Financial Aid?

Visit the Financial Aid website to help you learn about different processes and types of financial aid.

Do you have questions regarding reading your student bill?

Please see Cashier’s Office FAQs

Where can I find FAQ for registration and student records?

The Registrar’s Office has a FAQ page, find it here!

Schedule Grid
The schedule grid helps you to map out courses by section so you can avoid scheduling conflicts when planning your schedule. The space at the bottom can be used to record any online courses with their CRN.
Download the schedule grid.Advisement Center
The Academic Advisement Center assists all students through their academic, personal, and social experiences at WCSU. The primary purpose of the AAC is to advise and coach students through the pursuit and selection of a major in line with their goals and career aspirations. We can also help any student get information on WCSU’s programs, policies, and extracurricular activities. If you have questions, we can help! Our office is located in Old Main 202 and is open Monday- Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, send us an email!Campus & Student Centers WCSU Bookstore
The WCSU Bookstore, located in the Midtown Student Center, offers a wide range of products for students, alumni and staff. Find & Order Textbooks Online!

  • Textbook Rental – New and Used
  • Textbooks for Purchase – New and Used
  • School Supplies
  • Resident Hall Shop / Posters
  • WCSU Clothing & Merchandise

WCSU Cashier’s Office
The Cashier’s Office is responsible for the billing and collection of all monies due the University, operating under the guidelines and policies set forth by the CSU Board of Trustees. The Cashier’s Office is located in Old Main 106 and is open Monday- Friday, 9:00am- 4:00pm. Check them out today!

  • View your student bill and make payments
  • View the Cashier’s Office Message Board
  • Information on Tuition and Fees
  • Learn about payment options

WCSU Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment
The staff of Financial Aid and Student Employment is available to assist students in determining their eligibility for the various sources of aid available. While not everyone will qualify for assistance, a student should never assume he/she is ineligible without first applying. A wide spectrum of variables affect the application process, therefore many possible options exist that may pertain to a student’s particular circumstances. Learn more about Financial Aid by visiting their website!

  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Grants & Scholarships
  • Important Forms
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Academic Progress
  • Student Employment Information

The Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment is located in Old Main 105 from 8:00am – 4:30pm. Contact them today!

WCSU Registrar’s Office
The Registrar’s Office is responsible for the maintenance and security of all student records. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding registration or student records. The Registrar’s Office is located in Old Main 102 and is open Monday- Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm. Visit the office today!

  • Registration Errors, Permission, Overrides
  • Registration Information
  • Add/Drop and Course Withdrawals
  • General Education Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Request Transcripts