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RaiderConnect staff are working remotely until further notice. Please call 937-775-4000 to speak with an enrollment services advisor or email raiderconnect@wright.edu. We are happy to schedule phone or video appointments via our email address at this time. Scanned or photographed documents can be emailed to raiderconnect@wright.edu.

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Course Delivery Options

Courses will be delivered in one of three ways: Remote, face-to-face, or flexible. Course delivery information is now available on WINGS Express, although there is a possibility the delivery option for some courses could change. The new flexible delivery option is defined as in-person delivery with a remote option.

1. Remote delivery: An online course where 100% of the direct faculty-led instruction is delivered in a synchronous (real time) or asynchronous (on demand) instruction mode. Students do not need to be on campus for any portion of the course work, homework/independent student preparatory work or evaluation. Instruction and interaction occur through the internet, such as via the university-managed Learning Management System (LMS).

What is the difference between Asynchronous and Synchronous Remote Delivery?

Asynchronous: Fully online with no set meet time
Students do not meet on specific days and times, which allows for a great deal of flexibility.

  • Students can work at their own pace, as long as they meet scheduled due dates.
  • Faculty can still engage in robust interactions with their students throughout the course.
  • Students and faculty primarily communicate via written or digital communication such as Slack, Facebook Groups, Google phone, etc.
  • Examples include: Self-paced modules or time-released modules in Pilot. Faculty can record video lectures or video reactions/responses, and conduct class activities such as annotated Perusall readings, podcasts, active learning, and laboratory assignments. Students can also participate in asynchronous video postings such as Flipgrid and Adobe Spark.

Synchronous: Fully online using a set meet time
Students meet online during published scheduled days and times. Students in remote classes will have a high-level, real-time interaction with their faculty instructor and fellow students during the scheduled times.

  • Live, web-based communication
  • Students and faculty talk in real-time
  • Example: Use real-time video conferencing tool (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with students.

2. Face-to-face delivery: A course that is offered with direct faculty-student interaction occurring primarily in-person, may include some online instruction (not to exceed 20 percent). There is no remote option. The learning objectives of these courses cannot be imparted remotely; for example, clinicals, practica, and labs involving use of equipment.

3. Flexible delivery: This delivery approach combines in-person delivery with a remote option. Faculty must provide a remote option for students to select. Faculty have choices in how to deliver this remote option (live broadcast, recording, or some other delivery of course material).

  • A remote option allows for students unable to attend the in-person components of a course to participate in the course. Students are not required to submit documentation or rationale for participating in the course remotely.
  • There are a variety of instructional ways faculty may decide to teach using this delivery.
  • Examples may include, but not limited to: online lectures with in-person discussions/hands-on activities, in-person lectures/hands-on activities with remote options, and adopting “flips”, in-person participation is staggered to allow for physical distancing whenever possible (such as, half the class might meet in person early in the week and the other half later in the week).


Degree-Seeking Students

New students (and returning students who have not registered in the past year) will need to complete an online application to be admitted/re-admitted to Wright State. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Those who are not working toward a degree but desire to take classes at Wright State may apply for admission as a non-degree student.

*Note: Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships and transfer credit cannot be posted to their academic record.


Once admitted, most students are eligible to register online through WINGS Express

Your campus computer account information and Wright State email 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 Wright State 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 the CaTS website 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 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 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 P.R.E. or I.E.C.S. degrees in College of Engineering and 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 and Human Services.
  • You are a first semester student in the M.B.A. program.
  • You are a graduate student in any of the following programs:
    • Biological Sciences M.S.
    • Microbiology and Immunology M.S.
    • Physiology and Biophysics M.S.
    • Management Information Systems M.I.S.
    • Supply Chain Management M.S.

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 credit hours if you are an undergraduate, or more than 18 credit hours if you are a graduate student. In these cases you must come to RaiderConnect, located in the Student Union, with the written permission of your dean.

Registration Resources

When to Register

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.

Registration dates are based on student level and credit hours completed (see Registration Groups)

Open Registration

  • Begins the day after the early registration period ends and extends through the course term Census Date. Late Registration fees may apply.
  • 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. 

Late Registration

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 RaiderConnect using the Registration Activity Form (PDF). 

Late Registration Fee Policy

A Late Registration Fee of $100 will be assessed for initial enrollment starting on the first day of the term. 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.

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.

Special Programs

Consortium/Cross-Registration (SOCHE/DAGSI)

The Cross Registration Program allows degree-seeking students access to academic opportunities not available at their home institutions to maintain their current home institution program of study. Students enrolled at a college or university within SOCHE may register for courses that are available at other SOCHE institutions and GC3 institutions.

Desired course(s) must not be available at the home institution during the term the student wishes to enroll and must be course(s) required for the student’s program. Generally, most courses, except study abroad, are eligible—subject to space availability, completion of prerequisite courses, and permission of both the home and the host institutions.

Wright State UNIVERSITY Students

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.

Wright State University students may submit this application to participate: Wright State University Student SOCHE Cross Registration Request (DocuSign)

You can obtain information on cross registration by contacting RaiderConnect@wright.edu or 937-775-4000, or via the SOCHE website.

Other Institution Students

Students from other consortium schools wanting to take courses at Wright State University must be admitted as non-degree seeking students here by applying at wright.edu/apply.

Once admitted as a non-degree seeking student, SOCHE students must bring the SOCHE Cross Registration form along with photo ID to RaiderConnect beginning on the first date of registration for Consortium students. To determine the consortium start date for each term, see Registration Dates. The form must have already been signed by the home institution advisor and the home institution SOCHE Coordinator.

For more information visit SOCHE Cross Registration.



Eligible graduate engineering students may take classes at the University of Dayton or Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Senior Citizens 60 and Up Enrollment

COVID-19 60 and Up Process  (click to download a PDF version of these instructions)

While the university is closed, in-person registration is not available. As such, those who wish to participate in the 60 and Up program for the Summer 2020 term (and Fall 2020 if current measures remain in place) must do the following:

  • New 60 and Up Program students who do not have a UID must Apply for Admission at www.wright.edu/admissions
    • the $10 admission fee will be refunded upon eligibility verification 
  • Newly Admitted and Continuing 60 and Up Program students must gain Instructor Permission to take a course not-for credit (audit)
    • Contact the instructor via email
      • Instructor email address link for each course is included in the Online Class Schedule.
        • Provide your Wright State University ID number (UID)
        • Provide the course CRN
        • Request instructor to send an email to RaiderConnect@wright.edu granting permission for you to Audit the course 
    • Fax all 60 and Up Program documentation to RaiderConnect 937-775-4410

60 and Up Registration begins the first day of classes. Documentation received prior to this date will be retained. Required Instructor Permission must be secured by the 60 and Up student and cannot be provided by RaiderConnect.

60 and Up Program General Information

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 classes, as noted in the Academic Calendar. All registration changes (including changes in audit or credit status) must be completed by the Last day to change audit status, as noted on the Academic Calendar.

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 (PDF) 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. 

All students must apply for admission via our online application at www.wright.edu/admissions. The one-time $10 application fee will be refunded upon registration and proof of eligibility for the 60 and Up program.  Eligible students who have a bachelor’s degree may apply to the Graduate School 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.



  • Register for classes in WINGS Express and if a class is closed, check to see if a waitlist is offered and has waitlist seats available
  • Add yourself to the waitlist
    • Remember that the restrictions and/or holds will stop you from registering on a waitlist
  • Check your university email daily for a waitlist notification and take action within 24-hours or before waitlisting ends for the term
  • Register for the waitlisted class upon notification
    • If you have already registered for another section of the same class, be sure to drop the unwanted section first
  • If you no longer want to be on a waitlist, drop the class so that others may move up on the list
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Auditing a course

  • The fee per credit hour for auditing a course is the same as for credit courses.
  • Consult the Academic Calendar for the Last day to change audit status.
  • Registration Activity Form is required
  • Instructor must sign form or provide online permission to Audit or change Audit Status
  • Submit form and ID to RaiderConnect

Undergraduate Students

If class space permits, a student may audit a course, with written approval from the instructor before enrolling. The amount of participation required of auditing students is left to the discretion of the instructor, but it cannot exceed that required of a regular student. The student may not use audited courses to establish full-time status, and the student may not change his or her registration from audit to credit or from credit to audit after the fifth business day of a regular 14 week semester or day two of a short term.

Graduate Students

Graduate students may audit courses with the approval of the course instructor. All audits must be clearly indicated on the registration form. Changes from audit to credit or credit to audit cannot be made after the fifth business day of a regular 14 week semester or day two of a short term. Graduate assistants (GTAs, GAs, GRAs) and Graduate Scholars may not include audited courses as part of the eight quarter hour or six semester hour graduate credit minimum course load. Tuition remissions are not granted for audited courses.