Advising and Pre-Registration for the Fall 2023 Semester

Advising begins on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 for the Fall 2023 semester. The total number of credits earned at the end of the Spring 2023 semester determines your class level and registration day.

 

Total credits earned at the end of the Spring 2023 semester

Fall 2023

Class Level for registration

84+ Credits

Senior

54-83 Credits

Junior

24-53 Credits

Sophomore

0-23 Credits

First-Year

 

Advising/Registration Dates

Web Registration remains open through April 7, 2023

Advising

Class

Registration

T February 14  - R February 23

Eligible Banacos/Honors and Online Programs

F February 24

M February 27 - R March 2

Seniors and Graduate Students

F March 3

M March 6 – R March 9

Juniors

F March 10

M March 20 – R March 23

1st/2nd Yr. In-Season Athletes and Urban Education

F March 24

M March 27 – R March 30

Sophomores / First Years

F March 31

Web-registration remains open through Friday, April 7, 2023.

Early Registration for eligible Honors, Banacos and Online students will occur on 2/24. Graduate students will register on 3/3. In-season 1st/2nd year Athletes and Urban Education students will register on 3/24.  Please consult with your program director for specific qualifications. 

Following the steps below will help to ensure a smooth registration process:

1.  Check registration status/class level

Log onto myWestfield. Select the “Registration” tab and then “Registration Status.” When prompted, enter “Fall 2023.”  This screen will show your class level for the registration dates noted above.

2.  Check IF YOU HAVE REGISTRATION HOLDS

To view what holds you have, click “view holds” at the bottom of the Registration Status page. Holds may be placed on accounts at any time, check this screen often!!!

ALL HOLDS MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER!

3.  MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR/CHECK REGISTRATION PIN

Each class will have their own advising week between February 14 and March 30.

Print your Degree Evaluation to bring to your advising appointment:  myWestfield – Registration – Student Favorites – Degree Evaluation.

You must have your advising form signed!  Your advisor/department will issue you an “Alternate Registration PIN” to use when you register online.

Check your alternate PIN before registration. Although the registration window is not open, you can check the accuracy of that pin by selecting “add/drop classes” under the “registration step-by-step” box in the “registration” tab.  When prompted, enter your alternate PIN to receive one of the following messages:

 

Message

If your PIN is GOOD

“you are not permitted to register at this time”

If your PIN is BAD

“authorization failure - invalid alternate PIN”

Please contact your advisor if your PIN is invalid. Advisors can contact the Registrar’s Office if a student received an invalid PIN. The Registrar’s Office cannot give PINs to students.

4.  SELECT/SEARCH COURSES

During or after your advising appointment, use the online Course Offerings to find available courses, view pre-requisites, and begin to build your schedule. The Course Offerings can be found on the Registrar webpage. You may also use the online course search (Registration tab - Registration Step-By-Step box -Search Classes) to find available courses along with available seats. Course descriptions, major restrictions, and pre-requisites for courses can be found in the “Course Descriptions” page of the current academic year’s University Catalog.

When planning your schedule, remember that students may register for a maximum of 18 credits during the pre-registration period. Additional credits may be added during add/drop at the beginning of the next term.

5.  REGISTER ONLINE, 7AM ON YOUR DAY

Online registration opens at 7:00AM through your myWestfield account (Registration tab - Registration Step-By-Step - Add/Drop Classes)

In-Person Registration Assistance:

Registrar’s Office: Scanlon Hall 2nd floor, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Liberal Studies/Exploratory/Undeclared students:

Go to Academic Advising & Transfer Transition Office on the 2nd floor of Scanlon Hall (rooms 258-267) for help with registration. With assistance, students may access major-restricted seats.

PERMISSION TO ENROLL FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED EARLY - Students who know they will be blocked from entering a class (major/class restriction, missing pre- or co-requisites, etc….) may submit a “Permission to Enroll” form with appropriate signatures before their registration day. This form may not be used for “closed section” or “closed to your class or major/reserved” registration error messages. Please bring these forms with appropriate signatures or printed emails of approval to the Registrar’s Office on the 2nd floor of Scanlon Hall.

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE

Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring full-semester course is Wednesday, April 12, 2023!!

If needed, the Registrar’s Office (located in Scanlon Hall 2nd floor) is here to help.  Additional detailed information is available on the Registrar’s Office webpage: www.westfield.ma.edu/registrar.  Please contact your academic advisor or you can go to the Academic Advising & Transfer Transition Office for further assistance.

Office of the Registrar
Westfield State University