Non-Matriculated Student Fall 2013 Registration Information
Registration for new students must be done in person in the Registrar’s Office, located in the Old Main Building, first floor. Hours are: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (203) 837-9200
TOLL FREE at 1-877-837-WCSU
Payment must be presented at registration.
- Money Order
- MasterCard • Visa • Discover Cards accepted.
You will be charged a $50 fee for checks returned for insufficient funds. Students from other universities must meet all appropriate WCSU criteria, must present notice of student in good standing from his/her university, and must apply to the WCSU Registrar for forwarding of official transcripts to his/her university. Call the Registrar’s Office where you are matriculated to ensure these credits will be accepted.
Registration begins July 2, 2013
You may register by mail if you were previously enrolled at WCSU for credit courses; tuition and fees are due with registration (see payment instructions). Your cancelled check is your receipt. A receipt is available from the Cashier’s Office. Mail to: Office of the Registrar First Floor, Old Main Building Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Fax Registration - (203) 837-9049
Submit the completed registration and signed credit card authorization form. Note: Registration for courses with prerequisites will not be accepted without proof that all prerequisites have been met.
ONLY Connecticut State resident senior citizens over 62 years of age may register for a $55 fee . All others must pay standard tuition rates. Senior citizens paying the $55 fee may register only during the week prior to the start of the semester on a space-available basis.
Up-to-the minute information on available seats is available to all students through Westconn’s Open/Close system. This system can be accessed from the WestConn homepage at www.wcsu.edu. From the home page, select Current Students and then Schedule of Courses (OpenClose) from the Academic Section. The system comes with explanations and help information which will allow you to find open seats in:
- All sections offered by one or more departments
- All sections of a particular course
- All sections that meet on a certain day
- All sections that meet at a certain time
- Or any combination of above.
Tuition & Fees (Subject to change)
Full-time matriculated undergraduate students:
- $4,595.50/ semester, in-state students
- $9,907.50/ semester, out-of-state students
Health insurance is mandatory for full-time students only. To waive the insurance fee included in tuition, submit proof of outside health policy on waiver form available at www.wcsu.edu/insurance. Full-time matriculated students have been accepted into a degree program and carry 12 credits or more per semester. Part-time undergraduate students: $340 per semester hour, plus $60 non-refundable registration fee
Online CSU per credit hour
- $373/semester in-state students
- $394/semester out-of-state students
- $50 online registration fee per course
tuition and fees payment deadline
Invoices will no longer be mailed. Payment in full will be due on December 12, 2012. Students who register on or after July 2 will be expected to pay at the time they register. Account balances and the ability to pay any outstanding balances will be available at http://westconnduit.wcsu.edu. Students with an outstanding financial obligation to the university will not be permitted to register or make changes to their schedules without the approval of either the Cashier's Office or Financial Aid Office. Students who register for courses and are still registered for those courses at the beginning of the semester are liable for payment of all associated tuition and fees. Failure to attend classes is not notification of withdrawal and may result in a failing grade.
Fall and Spring Semesters - Courses over 8 weeks
- 100% refund through the 1st week of classes.
- 60% refund through the 2nd week of classes
- 40% refund during the 3rd or 4th week of classes
- No refund after the 4th week of classes.
Fall and Spring Semester Courses 3 to 8 weeks
- 100% refund prior to the 2nd class meeting.
- 60% refund prior to the 3rd class meeting.
- 40% refund prior to the 4th class meeting.
- No refund after the beginning of the 4th class meeting.
Fall and Spring Semester Courses less than 3 weeks
- 100% refund prior to the 2nd class meeting.
- No refund after the beginning of the 2nd class meeting.
All refunds take 4 to 5 weeks to process. The $60 fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made for students changing from full-time to part-time after the first day of the semester. Failure to attend classes is not notification of withdrawal. Refunds are made only if written notice is submitted immediately to the Office of the Registrar.
drops, adds, and withdrawals
Drops, adds, and withdrawals from courses cannot be accepted over the phone. You must come in person to the Office of the Registrar in Old Main to change or withdraw from a course. All withdrawals must be in writing.
Student Failure to Attend Classes is Not Notification of Withdrawal
A refund of undergraduate and graduate student course fees will be made only in response to a written request for withdrawal from a course. If you wish to withdraw, immediately notify, in writing, the Office of the Registrar.
Cancellation of courses
The university retains the right to change any course schedules and/or staff, and to cancel any course.
In order to graduate, you must file an application in the Office of the Registrar
- Before Nov. 1 for May commencement
- Before April 1 for August commencement
- Before March 1 for January commencement
WCSU English and Mathematics/Computer Science Placement Testing
WCSU’s faculty has established placement testing to assist you in choosing the appropriate English composition and mathematics, computer science courses. You may not be able to register for mathematics, computer science, or English composition classes until you have completed this required testing. For information on times and dates, call the University Admissions Office at (203) 837-9002.
Chemistry Department Testing Dates
Check the Chemistry Department Web site for dates and times of placement exams. Any student who intends to take CHE 110 or CHE 120 should take the chemistry placement test. This includes undergraduate students who are transferring to WestConn from other institutions as well as graduate students who want to take CHE 110 or CHE 120. Bring a calculator and pencils with erasers. The test has 60 multiple choice questions which test three specific areas. Arithmetic and algebra; general chemistry knowledge and specific chemical knowledge. The minimum score required to enter CHE 110 is 37. The minimum score to enter CHE 120 is 35. Students who score below the minimum take CHE 100, Concepts of Chemistry, before CHE 110 or CHE 120. Take the math placement test before taking the chemistry placement exam. Both test scores are needed to advise the students. To register for the test or to get more information call Ms. Diana at (203) 837-8669 or Dr. Paula Secondo (203) 837-8440 at least 24 hours before the test date..
Connecticut State University System Board Policy Concerning Proficiency Courses
The Connecticut State University System has adopted a board policy, effective Fall 2006, regarding successful completion of non-credit proficiency courses designed to provide the English and mathematics necessary to undertake college-level credit courses (ENG 098 and MAT 098). Students placing into these courses are required to successfully complete them within their first 24 academic credits. Students admitted for the fall semester may complete these requirements the summer session prior to freshman year, fall semester, intersession, spring semester and the summer session prior to sophomore year. Students admitted for the spring semester may complete these requirements during intersession prior to freshman year, spring semester, summer session, fall semester and intersession prior to sophomore year. Students who do not successfully complete these proficiency courses within the periods stated above will not be allowed to register for credit courses at a university within the CSU System until they complete these courses or equivalents elsewhere.
Student ID (203) 837-9311
A university’s student identification card is required. With it you may:
- Access university facilities
- Attend events
- Borrow library books
- Have use of 24-hour computer labs
- Shuttle bus service
- and more, upon presentation of the card.
to receive your ID card,
Go to the Division of Public Safety, ID and Parking Permit Office in Old Main - lower level, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and present a valid driver’s license or photo ID. The office offers extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the first two weeks of the fall semester.
lost or stolen id cards
Replaced with $15 fee.
Replaced no-charge if pieces are presented.
Student parking (203) 837-9311
Parking permits are required. Student parking is in designated areas only, or risk a ticket and/or tow.
no parking in
- Staff lots
- Building spaces
- Fire lanes
be familiar with parking rules and regulations
- Available with your permit.
- Available at the Parking Permit Office in Old Main - lower level.
- No charge for first permit.
- $5 fee for replacement of lost or stolen permits.
- For more information, call (203) 837-9311 or 9319.
change of address
- Notify the Registrar’s Office in writing including:
- Your social security number
- Both the old and new address and/or name.
Housing (203) 837-8531
Housing may be available for full-time matriculated students. Call (203) 837-8531 for more information.