Success comes with good planning.

Stay on track and get the most out of your WMU experience by following these suggested registration tips:

check listChecklist of tips for registration success


Checklist of registration tips

Successful registration depends upon planning, then doing the right thing at the right time. Use this checklist for success.

"How to" instructions

A comprehensive set of instructions on how to log in and use the registration system effectively.


Definitions of phrases frequently used within the academic realm of WMU.

Drop/add policy

Adding and dropping a course can be done without penalty in the first 5 days of each semester. Review the Drop/Add policy to stay within the guidelines when changing your registration schedule.

Error messages

Defined error messages you may encounter while using the self-service registration system.

Online courses

Online courses and class lists are described in detail at the Online Education web site.


Feature that allows you to reserve your place in line in closed sections of a course. Read more. . .

When to register

Registration time is based on credit hours earned. The system does not take into account the credit hours for which you are currently registered. For instance, if you are registered for 16 credit hours, but have only completed 8 credit hours, the system will only recognize the 8 credit hours.

Priority registration is designated for the following groups only:

Disabled Student Services
Lee Honors College

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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