Course Registration Information

Check for upcoming registration dates on the current academic calendar.

Spring Semester 2017

Registration windows are based on the number of earned credit hours. Once a registration window has opened, it will remain open through the Drop/Add period at the beginning of the semester. Windows for Spring Semester 2017 will open on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. To view your specific registration window information, login to Student eServices and review the "Registration Window" link under the heading "Courses and Registration" on the left-hand navigation.

Reminders and Helpful Hints

  • Check your registration window online at the Minnesota State Student eServices page.
  • If required, contact your advisor for your access code. You do not have to wait until your window opens to enter your access code or set up your “Wish List.”
  • Check your holds. Students can check their holds on the Student eServices Dashboard.
  • If you received an email regarding necessary immunizations from Health Services (507.457.5160), please contact them as soon as possible. Registration will be blocked for students not meeting State of Minnesota immunization requirements.
  • Save time by setting up your registration "Wish List" ahead of time. Make sure to have alternatives in case courses are full.
  • During the initial week of registration, course load is limited to 16 credits. This restriction will be lifted and the 19-credit limit restored at 4pm on the Friday of registration week.
  • The registration default term is set for Fall. If you are having problems, please check to make sure that you are in the correct term.
  • Once you have registered, check your DARS report to ensure your courses meet the requirements you intended. If you have questions, please contact the Warrior Hub at 507.457.2800.

Advising/Access Code

Online registration requires your Access Code and your StarID password. All undergraduate, degree-seeking students are required to have an advising session with their academic advisor prior to registering. Registration Access Codes will be given to students when they meet with their advisors. Your advisor will be listed on your DARS (Degree Auditing Reporting System) report.

You will need to bring two items with you to your advising session.

A copy of your DARS:

  • On your homepage click on 'Resources' at the top of the page and select ‘Find a Course.’
  • Click on ‘Log In.'
  • Enter your StarID and associated password.
  • Click on the 'Grades and Transcripts' tab.
  • Click on 'Interactive Degree Audit Reports' on left menu.
  • Your DARS report can be printed.

A copy of your Academic Record:

  • On your homepage click on 'Resources' at the top of the page and select ‘Find a Course.’
  • Click on ‘Log In.'
  • Enter your StarID and associated password.
  • Click on the 'Grades and Transcripts' tab.
  • Click on 'Academic Record' on left menu.
  • Your Academic Record can be printed.

Instructor-Initiated Drops

An instructor may cancel the registration of any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting of a class.

Important note: The instructor is not required to drop the student.

Pre-Requisites

Students are responsible for knowing whether a course has a pre-requisite or course requirement. Check course descriptions in the online catalog before you register. Faculty and departments can and will drop students who do not meet pre-requisites and course requirements.

If you are blocked from registering by a pre-requisite deficiency you think it is in error (e.g., the pre-requisite course is listed as a transfer course on your DARS report), please contact the Warrior Hub.

Situations that will not meet pre-requisite requirements:

Courses with In-Progress (IP) grades
Courses with Incomplete (I) grades
Courses with F or NC grades
Courses taken for Audit (AU)
Students currently taking a pre-requisite course at another institution
Transfer students whose transcript work was not recorded in the student data system

Class Offerings by department begin appearing on the web registration portal in December.

Summer Session Registration

Summer Registration opens March 1, 2017.

Open registration for juniors/senior/graduate students at 8am on March 1, 2017.
Open registration for freshmen/sophomore students at 10am on March 1, 2017.
Non-degree-seeking WSU Student Registration opens at 12pm on March 1, 2017.

Important note: Registration in classes obligates each student to pay tuition and other fees unless classes are dropped before the "drop-without-tuition-obligation" deadline -- generally the 1st class day.

Students will also need to be in good Academic Standing after Spring Semester in order to attend Summer Classes.

Summer Session Schedule

Summer Sessions begin: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Summer Sessions end: Beginning of August 2017

Check course listings for beginning and ending dates of all courses.

Please note: Fourth of July Holiday is observed.

Attendance on the First Class Day

An instructor may cancel the registration of any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting of a closed class. However, the instructor is not required to drop the student. If you miss the first day of class, do not assume that you have been dropped.

View the Summer Fee Payment Procedures.