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New freshmen complete their schedules during New Student Orientation. To sign up visit: wcsu.edu/orientation.

Students who don’t attend orientation will receive instructions on how to access their schedule in an email sent to their WCSU email.

Current students, please click here for registration information.


Transfer students, please visit the University Advisement Center’s website to fill out an appointment request form or call 203-837-8397 to speak with a University Advisor.

Graduate students, please click here for registration information.

Important Dates


Fall registration begins. See the academic calendar for detailed information.



Winter Intersession registration begins. See the academic calendar for detailed information.



Spring registration begins. See the academic calendar for detailed information.



ADD/DROP takes place during the first two weeks of classes in both the fall and spring semesters.




Fall Semester
Final Exam Week.


Spring Semester
Final Exam Week.


To learn more about upcoming dates check out WCSU's calendar page.

Quick Tips
for Registration:

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!

Prepare for Advisement

Cashier’s OfficeOM 106203-837-8381
Financial AidOM 105203-837-8580
Health ServicesLH203-837-8594
Judicial AffairsSC 220203-837-8770
Registrar’s OfficeOM 102203-837-9200

Click on “Student Services” and then “Check My Registration Status”

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. Check the list of offices on this page for the proper contact information and location.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The Course Scheduling Grid will help you map out your courses without time or campus conflicts.

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

Select the appropriate term from the drop down menu, click submit

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


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

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

Consult with your advisor or the appropriate department chair if you need an override.

If you are repeating a course, you must complete the Course Repeat Request form and the Registrar’s Office will enter the override. 

Prepare for Registration


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. 

Academic advisors assist with course selection to ensure that courses are selected in the proper order and that prerequisites are met so that students can stay on track to graduate.  Advisors can assist with career goals.

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!

Error message are common for a variety of reasons such as when courses are offered at the same day/time, when you do not meet the course prerequisite, when you have already taken a particular course, or if there are other restrictions placed on the course (major, department, class level, etc.)  If you experience an error, try these steps:

Do courses 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 can check this by clicking on the course CRN and then on View Catalog Entry. Only the Department Chair can approve a prerequisite override.

Have you already taken this course? If you are repeating a course, you must complete the Course Repeat Request form and the Registrar’s Office will enter the override. Please check your WCSU for confirmation that the request has been processed.

Did you get a Class Restriction error? This means a course requires a certain class standing in order to register for the course. Freshman standing requires less than 30 completed credits; Sophomore standing requires 30 or more completed credits; Junior standing requires 60 or more completed credits; Senior standing requires 90 or more completed credits. In progress courses do not count. If you need an override to register, please contact the Department Chair.

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.

Degree Works is an advising tool available to all matriculated students through Banner Web that will track your progress towards degree completion.  You can also use the “What-If” option to see how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of a different major, or to see where future courses you plan to register for will fit in either your current major or a different major.  You can also view a semester-by-semester 4-year plan that your advisor can adjust. Your advisor may also put advisement notes or the PIN number in Degree Works for you to refer back to when planning for registration. For more information on Degree Works click here.

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

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

Additional Resources

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 →

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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, send us an email.

The WCSU Bookstore, located in the Midtown Student Center, offers a wide range of products for students, alumni and staff. 

Textbook RentalNew and Used

Textbooks for PurchaseNew and Used

School Supplies

Resident Hall Shop / Posters

WCSU Clothing & Merchandise

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. 

View your student bill and make payments

View the Cashier’s Office Message Board

Information on Tuition & Fees

Learn about payment options

The Cashier’s Office is located in Old Main 106 and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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. 

Registration Errors, Permission, Overrides

Registration Information

Add/Drop and Course Withdrawals

General Education Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Request Transcripts

The Registrar’s Office is located in Old Main 102 and is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.