Registrar's Office

Registration Procedures

All currently enrolled students who expect to return to Illinois Wesleyan University for Fall 2020 semester must complete advance registration by April 15th.  If you are studying off-campus for Fall 2020 you must register for the appropriate OCS section.

The Schedule of Classes is available on the web now.  The link can be found in the Student menu under the Banner Self Service tab at  Alternatively, a PDF version of the schedule will be available on the Registrar's web page under course information.  Important to note, the most current information about the schedule is found in the schedule in Banner Self Service.


Registration Resources

Registrar's Office Guide to


Step I: Check your Degree Evaluation

Before meeting with your advisor, check your degree evaluation through my.iwu to see what courses you need to complete for your general education or major requirements.  Draw up a proposed schedule and bring it with you to your appointment.  Make sure you are covering unmet needs in your degree program and that the class times of the courses you wish to take are not in conflict.  Instructions regarding how to generate and read your degree evaluation can be found at:

Step II: Meet with your academic advisor

Do not wait until the last days to begin the registration process. Your advisor’s unavailability on one day, even though that day may be the last day for advance registration, is not sufficient reason to waive that requirement. Please make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor between March 25th - April 3rd. You must obtain a registration PIN from your advisor – you will not be able to register until you do. The Registrar’s Office cannot give you your PIN.

Step III: Register for classes

You must enter your class selections via the IWU registration web site. You may use any computer connected to the internet. The registration web site can be accessed through

Beginning March 23rd, you may check your registration day and time on the web site. This can be found on the Banner Self Service tab under Student menu and then Registration.

It is your responsibility to complete the registration process and to inform your advisor of any changes not discussed during your advising appointment.

If you experience difficulty with registering on the web you may come to the Registrar’s Office for assistance. However, your registration can only be processed after the beginning of your assigned registration time.

Wait List Procedures

Add or Drop Classes

You may complete your registration, and add or drop classes, at any time after the start of your assigned registration time.  Fall 2020 classes may be added up through August 28th.  Classes may be dropped up to October 17th.  Classes dropped on or before August 28th will not appear on your transcript.  Those dropped August 29th through October 19th will appear on your transcript as W (withdrawn).

All classes are subject to cancellation or change of meeting time and/or instructor.  Changes will be updated to the Web registration system.  Students may wish to check that regularly for any such changes.

Courses requiring consent or permission

Courses that list ‘consent or permission of instructor or department chair’ must be pre-approved. Obtain written permission from the appropriate faculty member and bring it to the Registrar’s Office before Web registration.

Prerequisite Override/Time Conflict

Prerequisite override and Time conflict override forms can be obtained from the Department chair of the course you are trying to register for. If you have previously obtained a prerequisite override or course substitution for a particular course and need this prerequisite override again, please come to the Registrar's Office to verify we have the copy on file before your scheduled time to register.

Cr/NCr (pass/fail)

To elect this grading option you must come into the Registrar’s Office and complete the proper form to declare one course CR/NCr prior to the end of the first week of classes.


To elect to take a course as an audit one must have the instructor’s permission and complete the declaration form in the Registrar’s Office prior to the start of the term.


Advance approval may be granted by filling out the proper form in the Registrar’s Office. First year students may not overload.

Financial Aid Guidelines

Important information for students receiving financial aid: If a student receives a grant from the State of Illinois they MUST be enrolled for no less than 4 course units. Enrolling in 3 would reduce the grant nearly 25% - but tuition would NOT be reduced. If they receive a federally subsidized loan, Pell or SEOG grant, they must be enrolled for at least 3 course units for the term to be a full-time student for federal financial aid purposes. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

Off-Campus Study

Students who intend to enroll in one of these programs should see the Study Abroad Office for the necessary forms and advice on the procedures for the various study abroad programs.