Registration is the initial process of signing up for courses each term. Consistent with W&L's principle that students bear responsibility for their academic choices and progress, each student selects lists of preferred courses in WebAdvisor, then when your window opens, you determine which section is moved to registered or waiting-list status. The system checks for appropriate qualifications, including adviser registration approval, prerequisites, instructor consent, time conflicts, etc.
Drop/add is the process of adjusting your class schedule during the first few days of each term. All degree-seeking students are required to be registered for a full-time load for each term (minimum 12 credits during fall and winter terms, four credits for spring term) by the end of the drop/add period. There is no charge for these transactions during the initial free drop/add period, though late fees begin going up quickly afterwards.
Steps to Class Registration I - Preliminary steps prior to actual registration
Steps to Class Registration II - Actual steps to register into classes
Adviser approval - you must have adviser approval before you can register - procedure and WebAdvisor notifications
Approvals - how to view any instructor consents, override, underload, and adviser approvals
Changing your schedule - dropping and adding sections
Checklist - Student registration checklist (pdf format)
Closed course - options for registering or waitlisting into a course that is closed
Conflicts - procedure for overriding a conflicted class schedule
Corequisite courses (concurrent registration) - details about corequisite courses and procedure to override co-requisite course stop
Course Registration links - explanation of different links in WebAdvisor
Demonstration - Power-Point demo presented to new students at orientation
Drop and Add - how to change your schedule in WebAdvisor
Drop and Add Policies - deadlines, late fees, and drop with record policies
Error messages and recommendations - various registration stop messages and other error message you may see and how you proceed
Handout - new-student registration handout
Help! - who to contact for help
Holds - where to see any registration holds you may have
Instructor consent - procedure to obtain instructor consent and when you would need to do this
Overload approval - procedure for requesting to take more than 14 credits in fall or winter term
Overrides - Registration override form and details
Pass/Fail declaration - procedure for declaring a section pass/fail
PE Registration - be sure to register for your PE class through WebAdvisor and in a timely manner.
Part or All? - know when to choose PART Complete only available versus ALL All-or-nothing action
Preferred Course List - how to create and manage your preferred list of sections (shopping cart)
Prerequisites and class or major registration restrictions - how to request instructor consent if you are stopped for these reasons
Registration Override form - link to form
Retaking a course - general principles and how to override a limit set by the departmentStudy Off-campus - registration help if you are currently off-campus and wish to register or if you plan to study off-campus next term
Underload approval - procedure for requesting to take less than 12 credits in fall or winter terms.
Waitlisting - how this works
Window to register - how can you determine your registration window