- When can I register?
- How do I register?
- How do I register for a class at Saint Louis University or at the University of Missouri-St. Louis?
- What if I have a hold?
- Do I need to do anything if I'm waitlisted for a course?
- May I take a class for pass/fail? Or audit?
- May I take a University College course?
- May I take a class in another school of the University?
- I wasn't able to register during the add/drop period. How do I register late?
- I've finished my coursework; how should I register? I only have 3 units left; how do I maintain full-time status?
- I'm trying to register for two sections of the same course number; why can't I enter the second section?
- Why am I unable to register for a course and it isn't allowing me to be waitlisted?
- I've already completed my degree requirements and turned in my thesis/dissertation but I missed the deadline to file an intent to graduate for the last semester. Do I have to register for the current Semester?
The beginning day of registration for a specific semester may be found on the Graduate School Calendar.
You may also check your WebSTAC account for the specific date and time you may start registration.
The first step is to meet with your advisor to review the courses you would like to take (be sure to discuss alternatives in case a desired course is full or has a time conflict with your other courses) and to receive registration authorization.
After receiving authorization, you may use your WUSTL Key to register through WebSTAC. The WUSTL key is the combination of your WUSTL CONNECT Login ID and password.
Washington University students wishing to enroll in an IE (Inter-University Exchange) Class should obtain instructions and an IE form from the Office of the University Registrar. They will need the signature of the instructor of the course at the exchange school on the form before completing registration here. For more detailed information please visit the Inter-University Exchange Classes page.
Students who are unable to register due to a hold should check with the originating department in order to have the hold removed. For example, Student Accounting may put a hold on your registration because you owe money for a previous semester. If it is a student accounting hold and you are unable to clear the balance, you may contact Student Accounting regarding the possibility of having the hold temporarily released to allow you to register. If your balance is greater than $500 and you’re unable to pay it, you may want to contact the Assistant Director of Graduate School Financial Services, Amy Gassel, to discuss a Stafford loan.
You should check your schedule regularly on WebSTAC to determine whether your status for the waitlisted course has changed to enrolled. It is your responsibility to monitor the courses for which you are waiting to determine whether your wait-list status has been converted to actual enrollment.
Please be aware that waitlisted courses are not counted in any determination of your enrollment status. If you are waitlisted and require verification of full-time status for loan, immigration, health insurance or any other reason, please feel free to contact the Graduate School Registrar.
Classes taken for pass/fail or audit do not count in cumulative units towards our graduate degrees. Research, student teaching, some seminars, etc., may be taken under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade option. Courses taken under the “Sat/Unsat” option do count in cumulative units but not in cumulative GPA.
Additionally, pass/fail and audit classes require dean’s office approval for tuition remission if not taken in addition to 9 units of coursework taken for a credit grade.
University College courses do not count toward our graduate degrees and may not be covered by tuition remission unless approved by Associate Dean Diana Mitchell. English Language Program courses for international students are an exception to this; tuition remission will normally cover one course per student per semester during every semester that the student is enrolled in full-time coursework.
You may take a class, not to exceed one per semester, in another school (e.g., Law, Social Work, etc.) so long as you have the approval of both your advisor and the course instructor. Please check with the registrar of the school regarding their procedure for enrollment and any variation in academic calendar. The various evening schools, applied music lessons, summer courses and individual study are excluded from the inter-school agreement.
Once the registration period has ended, you will need to contact either the Registrar or Assistant Registrar and request your registration. You must have met with your advisor and have advisor approval for registration. A late fee may be charged.
Please note that late registration may affect the effective date for your student health insurance, student loan deferrals, library access and more.
I’ve finished my coursework; how should I register? I only have 3 units left; how do I maintain full-time status?
If you complete your coursework within your program length, you may be enrolled in a zero-unit course, LGS 9000 Full-time Graduate Research/Study or LGS 9001 Full-time Graduate Research/Study in Absentia to maintain full-time student status.
If you are registering for fewer than 9 units, LGS 9000 Full-time Graduate Research/Study may be added to your registration.
For a fuller explanation of these, please visit the Registration and Enrollment page.
I’m trying to register for two sections of the same course number; why can’t I enter the second section?
You will need to contact directly the administrative assistant for the program area. Usually you will have received a pop-up box that the department is controlling registration.
I've already completed my degree requirements and turned in my thesis/dissertation, but I missed the deadline to file an intent to graduate for the last semester. Do I have to register for the current Semester?
You don't have to register for the Fall semester if you completed all degree requirements by September 30th. Registration for the Spring semester is not required if degree requirements are met by January 30th.
Please remember that although it is not required, you may elect to register and pay associated fees in order to remain classified as a student.
International Students must take into consideration immigration rules as well as the graduate school's policy. Students must confer with the Office for International Students and Scholars before determining whether or not to register after they have completed their degree requirements. Students on a visa are bound by both sets of rules/policies.