Office of the Registrar

Registration Information

Full-Time Student
You are a full-time undergraduate student when you are a matriculant enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of course “load” credit. Almost all full-time students are billed at a flat rate. It is your responsibility to inform the Registrar’s Office of your intention to be a full-time student at the time you register.

Part-Time Student
You are a part-time student when you are enrolled in fewer than twelve (12) semester hours of course “load” credit or you are a non-matriculant registered for any number of credits.

Load VS Academic Credit
Each course listed in this registration booklet carries a given number of load credits. This is a factor of the number of hours the course meets and the type of course it is (e.g., studio, lecture, lab). It is also noted in the booklet that certain courses do not count toward graduation. In other words, they carry load credit but not academic credit. Full or part-time status and tuition are determined by the number of load credits for which you are enrolled. When you receive your schedule and your final grades, you should note that they list academic credit and not load credit.

Tuition and Fees Payment Deadline
Payment in full will be due on December 15 for the spring semester and July 15 for the fall semester. Students who register on or after those dates will be expected to pay at the time they register. Account balances and the ability to pay any outstanding balances will be available at Students with an outstanding financial obligation to the University will be not be permitted to register or make changes to their schedules without the approval of either the Cashier’s Office or the Financial Aid Office. Students who register for courses and are still registered for those courses at the beginning of the semester are liable for payment of all associated tuition and fees.

Registration Procedure for Returning Students
All returning matriculated students, both day and evening, have received (or will shortly receive) a letter informing them that they have been assigned a particular day during the registration process, on or after which they may register. Students not assigned a day may not register. Registration assignments are made on the basis of total credits already earned, with those having the most credits coming first, followed by those with fewer credits. Credits for which a student is enrolled in the current semester have no effect on the registration date.

  1. In-Person Registration
    1. Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor. She/he will go over your choices with you and either approve what you’ve chosen or recommend appropriate changes. You and your advisor should then complete a course approval form which is available only from your advisor. Every section  has an associated five-digit course reference number (CRN). There is a column on the course approval card for this code number. Please make certain that you copy the code number correctly and also enter the course number and section.  Alternately, your advisor can provide you with a PIN number and you can register online on your assigned date or use the PIN to make changes to your schedule.
      NOTE: You must have a signed course approval card to register for the first time in-person each semester. If you do not have one, you will not be permitted to register.
      NOTE: Some courses require a written permission from the department for registration. Read all department offerings closely.
    2. On or after your assigned day, if you choose to register in person you can come to the registration area on the first floor of Old Main. The registration clerk will use your course registration card to enter your selections into your computer file. If the clerk tells you that there is a registration restriction on file for you, you will not be permitted to register. Restrictions may be placed by the Cashier’s Office for fees owed, the Campus Police for outstanding parking fines, Health Services for immunization or medical records, the Library for late books, etc. You will have to go to the office that has entered your restriction to have it removed before you can register.
    3. The OPEN/CLOSE system provides up-to-the-minute information on the availability of seats in all sections. In the event that one or more of the sections you wish to take is closed, you should have chosen some possible alternatives. You may request an override into a closed section by presenting an override request form to the chairperson of the department that offers the class.
    4. As you leave the registration area, you will be given a copy of the schedule of classes for which you have registered.
  2. Web Registration
    1. You may register via the Web at at any time on or after the registration date that has been assigned to you.  In order to register on-line, you must be an active student.  To login to WestConnduit, use your WestConn username and password (Windows username and password). If you need to you can reset your password from the Westconnduit logon screen. Click on the Reset Your Password link and follow the instructions.
    2. If you need assistance you can go to the Midtown (Main Level – Ruth Haas Library) or Westside (WS 117) Computer Centers or the The Student Technology Training Center (SC 225).
    3. You will also have to have a “registration PIN” that you will receive from your advisor when you meet with him/her for advice on your course selections. The registration PIN is a number that is attached to your name and sent to your advisor. When your advisor has spoken with you, she/he will give you the number. The advisor that has your registration PIN is the person that has been assigned as your advisor. If it is your habit to go to someone other than your assigned advisor, don’t expect that person to have the PIN that will permit you to use Web registration. It is strongly suggested that you also get a course approval card from your advisor just in case you need it.
    4. You may not register via the Web for courses that require special permission or for courses for which you have permission to register without having met the prerequisites.

Taking an Overload
Students will be limited to five major (3 or 4 credit) courses unless they have written approval from their dean. A senior may register for a sixth major course during registration.

Full-time students taking more than 18 credits will be charged a per credit fee. This is a non-refundable payment.

Please see the Undergraduate Part Time Tuition and Fees page