Students can register in two ways:
- Online through myCWI
- In person at any One Stop Student Services location
The registration period opens on Monday of the second week of April for fall semester, Monday of the second week of November for spring semester, and the last Monday in February for summer term. The registration period closes the Friday before classes begin. Students are expected to register prior to the first day of class. Official deadlines are published in the academic calendar.
Priority registration provides an opportunity for students closest to graduation to register first. Students are assigned a registration time based on the number of credits they have earned. (Institutional and transfer credits are included; credits in progress are not included.) Continuing student veterans using benefits are assigned the first registration times. Students can register any time on or after their assigned time. After the priority registration period has ended, all students can register during open registration. Priority registration is enabled during fall and spring registration periods; summer is open registration. See the Academic Calendar for priority and open registration dates.
Adding a Course
Eligible students may add courses (register) as soon as the registration period opens. The deadline for adding courses that are a full semester in length is the Friday before classes begin. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific registration deadlines for each semester. During the first week of classes, instructor permission is required to add a class or change sections of the same class. Students desiring to add to their schedules during the first week of classes must submit a Registration Exception Form to any One Stop Student Services location with the instructor’s signature. Instructors are not required to give their permission. Students entering late must make up all work missed, though points may not be awarded for missed assignments. Adding a course is not permitted after the first week of class.
Important: All class registrations must be officially recorded by the College using either the online registration system or by completing a Registration Exception Form and submitting it to any One Stop Student Services location.
A course waitlist is a list of students who want an opportunity to register for a section that is full when, and if, a seat becomes available. Eligible students can waitlist for a full course on myCWI, provided a waitlist is available for that course. Students will be notified through their CWI email when a seat becomes available and will have 48 hours to register for the seat. Students who are on a waitlist are encouraged to check their student email regularly for notifications. Instructors cannot override the waitlist.
Waitlists close the Friday before classes begin. Classes may be added with instructor permission during the first week of class; however, instructors are not required to give permission and, in some cases, are unable to add students after classes have begun, even if there is an open seat.
Waitlisted students are not considered enrolled in a course; students must be officially registered for an open seat in order to have enrollment status at the college.
Auditing a Class
During open-registration periods, students may be able to register for courses under audit status, if there is space available in the class and the instructor gives permission. Auditing a class means that the student does not receive credit or a grade. Regular tuition and fees apply. The transcript will show an audit (AU) grade, which is generally interpreted as having enrolled in the class but may or may not have completed assignments or participated in class activities.
Audited courses yield no points for GPA calculation but are counted as part of the academic load. A student registered for audit is permitted to change to credit (or vice versa) with the instructor’s permission by the deadline shown in the academic calendar.
A prerequisite must be completed prior to registering for another course. A corequisite must be completed concurrently with another requirement or course. Some courses have a pre/corequisite, which can either be completed prior to or concurrently with another course.
If a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, students will not be able to register in the course unless those requirements are in progress or have been met. Students can check the course catalog or talk to their advisors if they have questions about specific prerequisites.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Restrictions
Registrations for CTE courses are restricted to students who have the correlating program as their declared, active major. If students wish to add a particular CTE course without declaring the applicable program as their major, they can request the course instructor’s permission to be added to the course. Students would need to fill out a Registration Exception Form and turn it into any One Stop Student Services location after obtaining instructor permission.