Register for Classes
Process and Requirements
- New first-year students will register with a faculty advisor through Griffin GearUp.
- New transfer students will register with the academic advisor for transfer, international, and veteran students, Frances Peacock. She can be reached at 801.832.2279 or at email@example.com.
- New graduate students, those starting the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or those starting the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RNBS) degree will register with a program advisor.
- Undergraduate students are required to declare a major before they reach junior status or they will be prevented from registering for future terms until this process is completed.
- Continuing students can register on their registration date after adding specific courses to their online plan for graduation.
- Students planning to register for 21 or more credits must have a 3.0 GPA and support from their dean and advisor. Submit the approved petition form to the Registrar's Office.
2021 May Term Study Experiences (MTSE Travel Classes)
- October 27, 2020: All undergraduates
2021 Spring Semester Classes
- November 2, 2020: Graduate students and seniors (90+ credits)
- November 3, 2020: Juniors (60-89 credits)
- November 4, 2020: Sophomores (28-59 credits)
- November 5, 2020: Freshmen (less than 28 credits)
- November 9, 2020: New students (first time and transfer)
2021 Fall Semester and Summer Classes
- March 1, 2021: Candidates for Summer 2020 graduation may register for undergraduate summer classes
- March 29, 2021: Graduate students and seniors (90+ credits)
- March 30, 2021: Juniors (60-89 credits)
- March 31, 2021: Sophomores (28-59 credits)
- April 1, 2021: Freshmen (less than 28 credits)
How To Register
The Registrar's Office has provided instructional videos to help you complete registration.
Students may elect to take a maximum of two courses that would normally require letter grades on a credit/no credit basis. Courses taken in this way may not be applied to majors or minors. Students who declare a major or minor in a given subject after having taken a course in that subject on a credit/no credit basis may be required by their major or minor department to retake the course for a letter grade.
There are no limits on Westminster courses that are offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis, and, when they occur in majors or minors, they may be used in those majors or minors.
Students who take courses credit/no credit must perform work at the level of C- or higher to receive credit. Grades of credit/no credit are not included in GPA calculations.
To elect the credit/no credit option, you need to fill out the form available in the Registrar's Office (Bamberger Hall, second floor) and leave it in our office. Because students have approximately seven weeks to make this decision, there are no exceptions to the deadline and forms will not be accepted past the deadline. The credit-no credit option may not be changed after the deadline, except in cases where students change majors or minors and the major or minor department does not require that the course be taken again for a letter grade.
When extenuating circumstances occur beyond a student’s control—such as medical issues or family emergencies—students can request that faculty assign them an incomplete grade. At the time of request, students should have a passing grade and have completed at least two-thirds of the required coursework. Generally, incomplete grades are not given when the incomplete work includes team-based projects and assignments, although exceptions can be made.
If a faculty member determines an incomplete grade is warranted, all work must be completed by the date specified by the faculty member within 10 weeks after the course has ended. Adjunct faculty members must inform the department chair of the incomplete grade and devise a plan to assure follow through during the extended period. If the work is not completed by the end of the period specified, the temporary mark is changed to the grade indicated by the instructor. If no grade has been indicated, the mark is changed to an “F”. When coursework in which a student has received an incomplete grade has been made up, the final grade is entered with I and the letter grade (for example, IA).
Alternatives to incomplete grades may include a) students repeating a course to improve the grade and their GPA, or b) filing a petition with the review committee for a late withdrawal when the extraordinary circumstances faced by the student are documented and resulted in failing all classes in a term. Faculty members may adopt late assignment rules or more restrictive incomplete policies, and are encouraged to articulate those policies on the syllabus.
Note for graduating students: A grade of “I” for any class in a student’s last semester will automatically move them to the next graduating semester.
Faculty may assign a due date up to a maximum of 10 weeks after the last day of class:
|Term||Last Day of Class||10 Weeks After
Last Day of Class
|20/SP||May 1||July 10|
|20/MY||June 5||August 14|
|20/S1 and 20/S2||July 31||October 9|
|20/FA||December 11||February 19|
|21/SP||April 30||July 9|
|21/SU||August 2||October 11|
For regular, full-semester courses, students may withdraw from class through the eleventh week of class. Students who withdraw after the end of the first full week receive a grade of W, which does not affect GPA. Students who withdraw after the eleventh week receive a grade of WF, which is calculated as an F in the GPA. The dates for W and WF deadlines are posted in the Academic Calendar. For classes with irregular meeting dates, please refer to the table below.
In case of illness or injury, family members may complete the student withdrawal from the college. In case of duress or special need, an administrative withdrawal may be initiated by the Dean of Students.
Students who fail to withdraw from courses they have not attended are liable for all tuition and interest charged to their accounts. Grades of F are assigned at the end of the semester for any classes that students fail to drop.
|Session Type||Deadline||Withdrawal Grade|
|2 Meeting Sessions||After 1st Session||WF|
|3 Meeting Sessions||After 1st Session||W|
|After 2nd Session||WF|
|4–5 Meeting Sessions||After 1st Session||W|
|After 2nd Session||W|
|After 3rd Session||WF|
|6 Meeting Sessions||After 1st Session||No W|
|After 2nd Session||W|
|After 3rd Session||W|
|After 4th Session||WF|
|After 5th Session||WF|
|7 Meeting Sessions||After 1st Session||No W|
|After 2nd Session||W|
|After 3rd Session||W|
|After 4th Session||WF|
|After 5th Session||WF|
|After 6th Session||WF|
Unusual or Extenuating Circumstances
Students sometimes face unusual or extenuating circumstances that prevent them from finishing a course or semester or otherwise complying with institutional deadlines. A Review Committee meets monthly to examine petitions made by students regarding retroactive record changes (e.g. medical withdrawal) and/or full or partial charges of tuition and fees. A student's petition, which includes a detailed letter and appropriate documentation of the unusual or extenuating circumstances, can be submitted to the Registrar's Office (Bamberger Hall, Upper Floor or firstname.lastname@example.org). All petitions must be submitted within six weeks after the end of the semester in question. Absent serious extenuating circumstances, requests submitted beyond six weeks after the end of the semester will not be considered. Because tuition insurance is recommended, petitions for removal of tuition charges are rarely approved even if the committee decides to approve a change to the academic record. If a petition for refund is granted, changes will be made retroactive only to the last date of attendance, and tuition charges will be adjusted according to Westminster College's posted refund schedule found on the Student Account Services webpage. Reevaluation by the student's physician or counselor may be required prior to re-enrollment.
Following these guidelines, the Review Committee will either approve or deny all petitions. A student who thinks there has been unfair bias or encountered a procedural error made by this committee may appeal it in writing within ten calendar days to an Appeals Committee chaired by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The decision reached by this committee is final.
The Review Committee cannot change rules regarding the amount of federal financial aid that must be returned when a student does not fulfill program requirements. Students are encouraged to read "Withdrawing and Its Effect on Financial Aid" section in the academic catalog and call or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine specific implications for anticipated registration changes. In many cases, if a student withdraws from classes both the federal and institutional financial aid award may be adjusted and all unpaid tuition resulting from the cancellation will become due immediately.
Students may elect to audit courses at Westminster according to the guidelines listed below. Courses that are entered on students' permanent records as audited (AU) earn no credit and fulfill no requirements.
Students may register for a regular audit (one-half of credit tuition) according to the following guidelines:
- Subject to space availability, students may sign up to audit a class on the first day of class.
- Students wishing to audit an activity course such as a physical education, art, theater, writing, or computer science course must obtain written permission from the instructor.
- Only students accepted to Masters degree programs may audit graduate classes.
- Students who are not nursing majors may audit nursing courses with permission of the instructor.
- The audit technology fee of $50 will apply to classes being audited.
Students who graduated from Westminster—and who are not currently pursuing a degree—may request an alum audit according to the following guidelines:
- Alums must apply through the Alumni Relations Office.
- Alums will not be added to waitlists when a course is considered full.
- Alum-audit applications must be received at least two business days before the first day of the semester.
- Students currently pursuing a graduate degree may not participate in the Alum Audit program for an undergraduate course while taking classes at the graduate level.
- Students wishing to participate in the Alum Audit program are required to adhere to all college deadlines for withdrawal and payment of tuition and fees. Students who fail to withdraw will be charged accordingly.
- Not all classes are eligible for alum audits. For example, it is not possible to take music lessons or independent art courses at the alum-audit rate due to the costs of hiring instructors.
- Only students with graduate-level degrees from Westminster College may choose to audit
a graduate-level course. The following programs will allow alums to audit courses
in their programs:
- Master of Education (MED)
- Master of Community Leadership (MACL)
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization (MBATC)
- Master of Accountancy (MACC)
To search course offerings, select Search Sections (webadv). Please do not register for an alum audit through WebAdvisor or you will be billed for regular tuition.