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Drop/add policy

The official registration drop period extends 5 business days into a term, and a 24-hour grace period is provided to students who drop a course that meets for the first time on or after the final day of the drop/add period. If you are dropping a class within 24 hours of the start date, please contact the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300 to ensure that you receive the proper refund.

Students are responsible for obtaining or forfeiting the work missed in class sessions not attended. Course instructors are not obligated to update students who add a course beyond the first meeting of the class. For dates specific to each semester or session, see Academic Calendar for the semester/session you plan to attend.

Classes cannot be

added after the drop/add period ends except for extenuating circumstances as determined by the instructor. Should the instructor deem that a late add should be granted (and the student is not enrolled in any other WMU courses for that semester), the student will be assessed $100 per course late add fee.

Students are responsible for obtaining or forfeiting the work missed in class sessions not attended. Course instructors are not obligated to update students who add a course beyond the first meeting of the class. For dates specific to each semester or session, see Academic Calendar for the semester/session you plan to attend.

Adding or dropping courses:

  • Students may not register for more than one section of the same course.

  • Registration for courses which create schedule time conflicts is not allowed.

  • The WMU repeat policy is enforced at the time of registration.

  • Corequisites are enforced. When registering for Corequisites sections, students must register for both sections at the same time.

  • Links are enforced. When registering for linked sections students must register for both sections at the same time.

  • Waitlisting allows you to wait for seats to open in closed sections of a course. If  a section is available for watilsting, the "WL Rem" total will be greater than one. See more information on waitlisting and instructions on how to add yourself to a waitlist.

  • To join a waitlist you must first attempt to add the section to your schedule.  If the section is closed, the error message “Closed – # waitlisted” will display.  The # will represent the number of students already on the waitlist.   If you decide to join the waitlist, using the drop down under action, change the status to “Waitlisted” and click “Submit Changes.” 

Registration in a course may be canceled if the student does not satisfy all published prerequisites. Students should check course prerequisites in the Undergraduate Catalog or the Graduate Catalog before registering for the course.

Student are responsible for their registration and any subsequent withdrawal from courses. Students who do not attend or complete their courses must withdraw by the established deadlines (see Academic Calendar within the specific semester/session) or be subject to failing grades and/or tuition and fee charges.

Registration in a course may be canceled in certain circumstances for nonattendance of the first class meeting-lecture or lab-unless prior authorization is granted by the academic department.

 

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Office of the Registrar
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545
registrar-info@wmich.edu