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2016-2017 Student Registration Handbook 
2016-2017 Student Registration Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Responsibilities



It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that his/her account is kept current. Admission to, or registration with the university, conferring of degrees, and issuance of academic transcripts may be withheld for failure to meet financial obligations to the university. Unless otherwise indicated by the student, payments received for students will be applied in the following priority:

  1. Oldest charge
  2. Tuition and course fees
  3. Housing and dining charges
  4. Other charges

Registration, online via the web or in person, obligates students for payment of all tuition and course fees. If tuition and fees are not paid by the due date, students will be assessed a late fee and will be liable for any other reasonable collection costs. Holds will be placed on accounts that are 30 days past due.

Students may check with the Cashiers Office at 509-963-2224 to obtain the exact amount of tuition and fees due. Do not wait for a statement of account. See tuition rates and fees.

Students may access their statement on MyCWU located at www.cwu.edu. MyCWU> Student> Financial> View My Student Account.

Non-attendance DOES NOT relieve students of their academic and financial obligations.


Student address information is very important! Addresses can be changed on MyCWU> Student> Personal> Addresses or in person at Registrar Services. Important materials are mailed periodically to all students throughout the quarter.


It is imperative that students check their CWU e-mail accounts throughout the quarter. Registrar Services, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and other student services use e-mail to notify students of important information. For information on your student e-mail account, go to www.cwu.edu/its-helpdesk/email.

Students are responsible for checking their CWU e-mail for important notices.


A student may register online utilizing MyCWU. By navigating to MyCWU> Student> Enrollment, a student can obtain a listing of his/her class schedule. Students should check their schedules carefully for discrepancies. Students are responsible for ensuring that the courses they select will fulfill degree requirements. Students may be prevented from registering for courses without the necessary corequisites or prerequisites and may ultimately be dropped from the course. Students should review enrollment requirements in the online catalog at www.cwu.edu/registrar/.


Students should not assume they will automatically be dropped from a class they do not attend. If a student fails to attend a class by 5:00 p.m. on the third day of classes or the equivalent of three 50-minute increments, the instructor may drop the student from the class. Students enrolled in a web-based class must log in and post a message on Canvas to be considered in attendance. Students should drop their classes online or with Registrar Services prior to the end of the change of schedule period (the fifth day of the quarter).


A late registration fee will be assessed for each class added after the change of schedule period. Refer to the appropriate academic calendar for deadlines and the late registration fee schedule.


Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

Central Washington University’s policies and practices affirm and actively promote the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, or status as protected veterans. CWU complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and executive orders. Address inquires to the Manager, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, Bouillon 203, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7425, 509-963-2206; farmer@cwu.edu, www.cwu.edu/hr/equal-opportunity. Students with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting Disability Services: 509-963-2214; Hogue 126; DS@cwu.edu, www.cwu.edu/disability-support. Employees and visitors may request reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources; 509-963-1202; hr@cwu.edu.