College of Science & Engineering


Registration Information

Check your WWU Student email for registration announcements via Canvas.  If you are not on our Canvas mailing list, please request an invitation by emailing  Students are responsible for knowing and understanding all university and departmental registration policies.

If you are looking for information about when registration is happening or when important registration deadlines occur, please click the Important Registration Dates Calendar on the WWU Registrar website.

Registration Restrictions:  Many courses are restricted.  These restrictions can be limited by registration date, major department and major status (Phase I vs. Phase II).  Changing your major is not a solution to registration restriction issues and will not allow immediate enrollment in major restricted courses.  Changing your major is a multi-department process and will not be immediately reflected in your student record.

Note: Requests to declare a major in the Chemistry Department are not processed during registration times. Declaring a major/minor in the Chemistry Department is not immediate and will not solve your registration issues, please plan ahead.

Transfer Equivalencies: If you have chemistry credits from another institution (outside Washington State) please use the Transfer Equivalency Request (webform) to initiate transfer credit review.  In order to determine course equivalencies, a syllabus from each course is required.  Please review the instructions on the form very carefully.  All public institutions in Washington State have already been evaluated for equivalencies.  These outcomes can be viewed online at the Transfer Equivalency Guide on the Admissions website. 

Looking to audit a course?  Here is the Special Student Enrollment form, found on the "Student Forms and Links" page  under the "For Students" menu of Registrar's website.

Chemistry Course Override Request Forms

CHEM 464 - Here is the form for B.S. Chemistry Phase II majors to Request Access to CHEM 464 (Winter Quarter 2020)

CHEM 474 - Here is the form for outside majors to request access to CHEM 474.  Biochemistry majors DO NOT USE this form!

CHEM 471 - Here is the form for outside majors to request access to CHEM 471.  NOT FOR BIOLOGY OR BIOCHEMISTRY MAJORS!

Independent Research Credit Permission Form:  Use to request an override for enrollment in Independent Research and Variable Credit Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate students.  Pay close attention to the instructions.

For detailed Departmental Registration Policies, please see our "Policies and Procedures" tab on this webpage.