New students and returning students who haven’t registered in the past year, will need to complete an application and be admitted to Wright State in one of the following categories:
- Degree seeking undergraduate student
- Degree seeking graduate student
- Nondegree student *New nondegree undergraduate students will need to complete the nondegree application form
- New nondegree graduate students need to apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Contact the School of Graduate Studies at (937) 775-2976 for more information.
*Note: Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships and transfer credit cannot be posted on their academic record.
As a student, many campus resources will be available to you.
Once admitted, most students are eligible to register online through WINGS Express.
Your campus computer account information and WSU E-mail account will be mailed to you. Most students are eligible to register for classes online. Check your email account regularly as this is the way that WSU will send official communications to you.
You can also register in person at the:
You can make changes to your schedule (drop/adds) or completely withdraw from all of your classes in the same manner. Specific dates and deadlines for registration, dropping classes and getting a tuition refund can be found in the academic calendar.
- Review information on CaTS web page for step by step instructions (PDF) on how to log in to your account, look up classes, register, accept your financial aid award, and pay fees online.
- Log into your WINGS Express account to :
- Find your specific registration date.
- See if you have any holds on your account which will block registration.
- Opt out of health insurance if you do not want to purchase it.
- Run your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to see what classes you need to take for your degree program. This will also show how any transfer work has been applied.
- Review the schedule of classes (Online Class Schedule).
- Make note of any prerequisites or course restrictions on the classes you want to take.
- Plan your schedule using the Planning Grids
- Meet with your academic advisor.
Some students will need advisor approval to register. Take a copy of your Degree Audit Report (DARS) and your proposed schedule with you to your advising appointment. Even if you do not need approval to register, it is a good idea to meet with your advisor periodically.
If you are required to have advisor approval, be sure to obtain this approval before you register, either online or in person. In the following cases, your advisor's approval is required before you register or add classes.
- You are on probation.
- You are a first quarter or returning student in the University College and on directed advising.
- You are majoring in music, theatre or pre-engineering.
- You are a student in PRE or IECS degrees in College of Engineering & Computer Science.
- You are a freshman level student in the Raj Soin College of Business.
- You are a freshman level student in a Pre-Teacher program in the College of Education & Human Services.
- You are a first semester student in the MBA program.
- You are a graduate student in any of the following programs:
- Biological Sciences-MS
- Microbiology & Immunology-MS
- Physiology & Biophysics-MS
- Management Information Systems-MIS
- Supply Chain Management-MS
If you do not fall into any of these categories, you do not need advisor approval before registration.
You will not be able to register through WINGS Express (within WINGS) for more than 20 hours if you are an undergraduate, or more than 18 hours if you are a graduate student. In these cases you must come to Raider Connect, located in the Student Union, with the written permission of your dean.
- How to Read Class Listings
- Online Class Schedule
- High Demand Course List
- Registration Groups
- Time Block Grid for Planning
- Future Semester Course Planning Guide
- Online Semester Course Planner Available in WINGS Express
When to Register
Registration for each term is divided into two periods, Early Registration and Open Registration. Each period has different due dates and policies regarding the cancellation of registration due to nonpayment by the due date.
All students are expected to complete the registration process, including schedule changes, by the end of the Open Registration Period when online registration closes. Specific dates for each term are published in the academic calendar.
- All admitted students will be assigned to a specific early registration group based on their student classification, the number of credit hours earned, and in some cases randomization within the largest registration groups to subdivide them.
- Check out the Early Registration schedule to see the date your registration begins.
- Transfer credit and test credit, i.e., AP, CLEP, that has been posted to your academic record are included in the hours earned for registration purposes.
- Returning and newly admitted students will be notified by mail of their eligibility to register after their admission status is complete.
- If you register during the Early Registration Period, and your fees are not paid by the published due date, your registration will be cancelled.
- Once you have registered during the Early Registration Period, you cannot change your fee payment due date by withdrawing and then re-registering later during the Open Registration Period.
- A Late Registration Fee of $100 will be assessed for all students who are not officially registered before the start of the first day of classes each semester. This does not apply to students enrolling at Wright State for the first time or for students in the 60 and Up program, who may not register until the first day of classes.
- Begins the day after the early registration period ends and extends through the first week of a regular term or day two of a short term such as Summer A.
- Schedules for students who register during the Open Registration Period are NOT subject to cancellation for nonpayment by the published due date. If you decide not to attend the classes, you must officially withdraw before the term begins to avoid financial penalty. Specific tuition refund deadlines for each term are published in the academic calendar. Some lab and special fees are not refundable after the term begins.
- Registrations and schedule adjustments should be completed by the end of the Open Registration Period.
- Online registration will not be available after the Open Registration Period has ended.
Can I register late?
It may be possible to register after the Open Registration Period has ended, but you will need to have the instructor’s permission and any other approvals that may be required (advisor, departmental, UCIE).
- Speak with the instructor to see if it is possible for you to join the class late and to see if you can make arrangements to complete any work that you have missed.
- Obtain the instructor’s permission in addition to any other required approvals, such as advisor approval or departmental approval. The approvals can be entered either online or on the registration form.
- Register in person at Raider Connect using the Registration form (PDF).
Late Registration Fee Policy
A $100 per credit hour late registration/add fee will be assessed beginning the 16th calendar day of a term. The late fee will be prorated for shorter terms. See the calendar for deadline dates.
NOTE: Students may register for flexibly scheduled classes/workshops anytime prior to the start of the class/workshop without a late registration/add fee or instructor permission unless the class is closed.
Students who register or add classes after the 16th day of the term due to extenuating circumstances may submit a refund petition requesting that the late charges be removed under one of the following conditions:
- Documented university error
- Extraordinary extenuating circumstances documented by the student, which prevented registration by the 16th calendar day of a term
The Refund Petition is available on our website. The late registration/add fee petitions committee meets monthly.
You can take a class at another school that belongs to the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) if:
- The course is not offered at Wright State during the current term.
- You are taking more or an equal number of hours at Wright State than at the other school.
- You meet all prerequisites of the other school, meet that school's deadlines, and are accepted by that school as a student.
Eligible graduate engineering students may take classes at the University of Dayton or Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Senior Citizens 60 and Up Enrollment
On a space-available basis, eligible Ohio residents, age 60 or older may enroll in university courses on a tuition free basis according to Section 3345.27 of the Ohio Revised Code. Students are responsible for lab fees, books, and any other special fees and must meet course prerequisites or have instructor permission to enroll. 60 and Up registration begins the first day of the term and must be completed in person at Raider Connect, located in the Student Union or at Lake Campus Enrollment Services. All registration changes (including changes in audit or credit status) must be completed by the 5th business day of a regular term.
For eligible students who wish to participate on a noncredit (audit) basis, tuition is free. Eligible students who wish to earn academic credit for the tuition-free courses must also demonstrate financial need as stipulated in Section 3345.27 Ohio Revised Code (family income less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline) based on the number of family members living in the home. Qualifying students will need to complete a 60 and Up Eligibility Form and a signed copy of the current federal tax return to document financial need.
Classes are offered on a space available basis, and some workshops/classes are not available through this program. For help with course selection for nondegree students, contact the advising center in the University College (937) 775-5750.
Degree seeking students must apply for admission through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Call (937) 775-5700 for admissions information. Eligible students who have a bachelor’s degree may apply to the School of Graduate Studies for admission to take graduate courses in either nondegree graduate status or to apply for admission to a graduate degree program. Call (937) 775-2976 for information. Degree seeking students will be assigned an academic advisor.
Workshops for Educators
Students may register for these flexibly scheduled classes/workshops anytime prior to start of class/workshop without a late registration/add fee or instructor permission unless the class is closed. For registration information on professional development workshops for educators contact: