Registration Policies

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Cancellations for Non–Payment Policy

Students registered for classes on or before the folllowing due dates and who have not paid in full or entered into a payment plan and have unpaid tuition will have their classes cancelled for non-payment: August 15 for Fall Term, December 15 for Spring Term, and April 15 for Summer term

If you are registered and do not plan to attend, please withdraw from your classes as soon as possible to open up seats for other students. To ensure removal of tuition, withdraw from your classes before the end of the 100% refund period.

Official withdrawals are those which are processed through WINGS Express or in person at RaiderConnect or at the Lake Campus Enrollment Services.

For more information see the academic calendar.


Changes and Withdrawals Policy

After you register, you may change your schedule at any time before the end of the first week of regular term or day 2 of a short term. Please refer to the academic calendar for important deadline dates for refunds, adding, dropping, or completely withdrawing from Wright State. If you needed your advisor's approval to register, you may also need approval to add a class.

Usually, schedule changes can be made through WINGS Express, If you process a change of registration on WINGS Express you will be able to view, print and pay for your fees immediately. Schedule changes can also be done in person at RaiderConnect, located in the Student Union, during normal business hours. When you change your registration at RaiderConnect, your schedule will be adjusted while you wait and you will receive a copy of your revised schedule

Note: Changes from audit to credit or credit to audit must be done in person at the registration windows during normal business hours before the end of the first week of a regular term or day two of a short term. Audit registrations must be done in person at the registration windows during business hours.

Students who have holds will not be able to drop a class or withdraw online. You will need to come in person to the registration window before 5 p.m. on the deadline date in order to process a drop. To see if you have a hold, log on to your WINGS Express account and select “Student and Financial Aid,” then select “Registration and Records”, and then select the “View Holds” link. It will show if there is a hold and which department has placed the hold. Contact the appropriate department to resolve your hold.


Change of Major Policy

If you want to change your major and you are an undergraduate, go to the departmental office of your present major and complete the appropriate form. If you are a graduate student you must complete the form at the Graduate School, E344 Student Union.


Late Registration Fee Policy

A Late Registration Fee of $250 will be assessed for initial enrollment starting on the indicated date for the term in the Academic Calendar through the Census Date for 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 late registration/add fee of $100 per credit hour 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 on the Forms page or in RaiderConnect, located in the Student Union. The late registration/add fee petitions committee meets monthly.


Registration and Add Policy

For most courses, students may register or add on WINGS Express (within WINGS) or at RaiderConnect anytime through the seventh calendar day of the term.

These exceptions apply:

  • For courses designated "Instructor Permission Required, or Department Permission Required" students may register or add only with the instructor's / department's permission.
  • For courses designated "Instructor Permission Required after the Term Begins," students may register or add until the first day of the term, after which they need to obtain the instructor's permission.

Departments must notify the Registrar which courses require instructor permission when the courses are scheduled. Students registering after the term begins are responsible for all missed assignments and cannot expect that due dates will be altered.