Register for Classes

At WSU, the class registration process is a staggered over several days so that different groups of students register at specific times, known as registration windows.

The registration window is usually determined by the number of credits a student has completed. So, the more credits you have, the earlier in the week you get to register.

Check the upcoming registration dates for Fall Semester, Spring Semester and Summer Sessions on the academic calendar.

You can find your registration window in Student eServices under the heading "Courses and Registration" section.

To register for classes, you have to be enrolled at WSU. If you took classes at WSU the previous semester, you should still be enrolled.


How to Register

Most of the registration processes are done online through the “Courses and Registration” section of Student eServices. The essential steps for registering are:

  1. Review your Degree Audit and choose classes
  2. Discuss your potential class schedule with your advisor and get your access code
  3. Check if you have any registration holds and resolve the issues
  4. Determine your registration window
  5. Register for classes

Learn more about the process for meeting with advisors and registering for classes.


Registration Holds & Other Issues

Most of the time, students able to register for classes without any issues. However, sometimes you may notice incorrect information in your account or run into a situation that prevents you from registering.

If this happens, reach out to the Warrior Hub at 507.457.2800 or warriorhub@winona.edu right away to resolve the problem.

Registration holds are placed on student accounts for many reasons, including:

  • Academic Warning status
  • Academic Suspension status
  • Unpaid balance from a previous semester
  • Missing immunization records

You will need to clear the hold before you can continue registering for classes. Learn more about registration holds and how to fix them.

As an undergraduate student, you can only register for up to 18 credits each semester.

If you want to take more credits than this, fill out the Credit Overload Request Form for approval.

If you see information that is incorrect on your Degree Audit, use the Degree Audit & Transfer Credit Request Form to request corrections.

The Warrior Hub team will review your Degree Audit and make the necessary changes.

When you want to transfer credits, it’s a good idea to use Transferology to see how those courses align with WSU’s academic programs, courses and course equivalencies.

However, the Warrior Hub team makes the final determination about how transfer credits are applied toward your degree requirements at WSU.

If you believe there is a mistake in the way credits have been transferred, you can submit the Degree Audit & Transfer Credit Request Form.

You are responsible for understanding the proper pre-requisite requirements for certain classes. Typically, you have to be registered for or have completed the pre-requisite course with a passing grade before you can register for the subsequent class.

Situations that will not meet pre-requisite requirements include:

  • 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

If you think that you are blocked from registering by a pre-requisite deficiency that is incorrect, please contact the Warrior Hub.

For instance, a pre-requisite course is listed as a transfer course on your DARS report could cause this type of registration hold.

Dropping a Course

Once you’ve registered for classes, you may decide to drop a class. You can do this online through the “Courses and Registration” section of Student eServices as well.

Check the academic calendar to make sure that you are aware of the drop and withdrawal deadlines each semester.

If you drop a class after these deadlines, you may not get a tuition refund and the course withdrawal could negatively impact your GPA or completion rate.

Learn more about dropping or withdrawing from a class once the semester has begun.


Instructor-Initiated Drops

Keep in mind that if you do not attend the first scheduled meeting of a class, the instructor may drop you from the class. However, instructors are not required to do so.