Registration Information

Registration is conducted online through myWCU. Undergraduate students need to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering.

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How to Register

Various guides to assist you with the registration process, such as registration abbreviations and registration errors, are below.

Course and Campus Abbreviations

The course and campus abbreviations below are used in the registration system in myWCU.

Course Reference Number (CRN)

This is a unique five-digit number assigned to the course. This number is used when referencing a course to add or drop through the web.

Lib. St.

The Liberal Studies column indicates what area, if any, the course satisfies with regard to Liberal Studies requirements.

Course ID (Subject area, course number, and section number)

The Course ID column lists from the Course Inventory the subject area and course number of each course followed by a two-digit section number. Refer to the undergraduate or graduate catalog for a full course description and course pre-requisites. Subject areas are abbreviations of the name of the department or of the field of study within the department (see chart below).

ACCT Accounting
ANTH Anthropology
ART Art
ASI Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary
AST Astronomy
ATTR Athletic Training
BA Business Administration
BIOL Biology
BK Birth/Kindergarten
BKSE Birth/Kindergarten Special Ed
CHEM Chemistry
CHER Cherokee
CHIN Chinese
CIS Computer Information Systems
CJ Criminal Justice
CLS Clinical Laboratory Sciences
CM Construction Management
COMM Communication
COUN Counseling
CS Computer Science
CSD Comm. Science and Disorders
CSP College Student Personnel
DA Dance
ECET Electrical & Computer Eng
ECON Economics
EDAD Educational Administration
EDCI Curriculum and Instruction
EDEL Elementary Education
EDHE Higher Education
EDL Educational Leadership
EDM Emergency and Disaster MGT
EDMG Education Middle Grades
EDPY Education & Psychology
EDRD Reading
EDRS Educational Research
EDSE Secondary Education
EDSU Educational Supervision
EE Electrical Engineering
ELMG Elementary/Middle Grades
EMC Emergency Medical Care
ENGL English
ENGR Engineering
ENT Entrepreneurship
ENVH Environmental Health
ES Environmental Science
ET Engineering Technology
FIN Finance
FREN French
FS Forensic Science
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GER German
GERN Gerontology
HEAL Health
HIA Health Information Admin.
HIST History
HPE Health & Physical Education
HR Human Resources
HSCC Health Sciences/Core
HT Hospitality and Tourism
IBUS International Business
IDES Interior Design
JPN Japanese
LAT Latin
LAW Business Law
LC Learning Contract
LEAD Leadership
MATH Mathematics
MBA Master of Bus. Administration
ME Mechanical Engineering
MGT Management
MHS Health Sciences
MKT Marketing
MPTP Motion Picture & TV Production
MUS Music
NAS Native American Studies
ND Nutrition and Dietetics
NRM Natural Resource Management
NSG Nursing
PA Public Affairs
PAR Philosophy and Religion
PE Physical Education
PHYS Physics
PLMT Placement Testing
PM Project Management
PMC Project Management Cert
PRM Parks & Recreation Mgmt.
PSC Political Science
PSY Psychology
PT Physical Therapy
QA Quantitative Analysis
RTH Recreational Therapy
SCI Science
SM Sport Management
SOC Sociology
SOCW Social Work
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
TEL Telecommunications
THEA Theatre
UE University Experience
UNCX UNC Language Exchange
USI University Studies Interdisciplinary

Course Number

The first digit of the course number designates the year level the course is intended to be taken and indicates the minimum class rank a student should have achieved to enroll in the course (see Class Level below). The second and third digits may indicate the subject area within a particular meaning or it may indicate the place of a course in a sequence or series of courses in a department.

  • 001-099 - Non-credit courses that are not applicable to degrees
  • 100-199 - Courses for Freshmen
  • 200-299 - Courses for Sophomores
  • 300-399 - Courses for Juniors
  • 400-499 - Courses for Seniors
  • 500-699 - Graduate Level Courses
  • 700 and above - Doctoral Level Courses

Seniors may take 500-level courses for undergraduate credit only under specified conditions as outlined in the graduate catalog. Prior to enrollment, the student must obtain an approval form from the Graduate School, secure approval from all appropriate persons, and return the form to the Graduate School in order to be allowed to take the course. Seniors approved to receive undergraduate credit will be expected to meet the same requirements as the graduate students in the course. Selected seniors who meet the standards for undergraduates to take a graduate course (as described in the graduate catalog) may apply in advance of registration to enroll in a graduate course.

Section Number

The section numbers designate specific classes of courses within a center as follows:

  • 01-49 - Regular on-campus day classes
  • 20-49 - Lab sections
  • 50-59 - Extension classes
  • 60-69 - Cherokee resident credit classes
  • 70-79 - On-campus Evening/Saturday resident credit classes
  • 80-89 - WCU classes in Asheville
  • 97-99 - Credit by Exam classes

Course Title

Abbreviated titles are used. Refer to the current catalog for full title and description.

Credit Hours

Credits are listed in semester hours.

Class Days

Codes of class meeting are M-Monday, T-Tuesday, W-Wednesday, R-Thursday, F-Friday, S-Saturday, and U-Sunday; TBA indicates class days and times to be arranged by the department head.

Time

Class periods for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are 50 minutes in length with a 15-minute break between periods. Class periods for Tuesday and Thursday are normally 75 minutes in duration with a 15-minute break between periods. However, classes may begin at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday with duration of 50 minutes.

Building and Room

Abbreviations for designated buildings are as follows:

Abbr. Building
ABP Asheville Biltmore Park
ABT Asheville-Buncombe Tech. Com. Col.
AVL Asheville
BAC Bardo Fine Arts Center
BL Belk
BR Breese
CAMP Cordelia Camp Building
CAT Center for Applied Technology
CDH Central Drive Hall
CK Cherokee Ctr. (Cherokee, NC)
CO Myron L. Coulter
FO Forsyth
HHSB Health and Human Science Building
HO Hoey
HP Hospital
KA Killian Annex
KL Killian
MK McKee
NS Natural Science
OFFC Off Campus
RC Ramsey Center
RD Reid
ST Stillwell
TBA To Be Arranged

Campus Codes

ABT AB Tech Community College
AS Asheville
AVL Municipal Bldg. -Downtown Asheville
BRC Blue Ridge Community College CCC- Caldwell Community College
CK Cherokee
CLC Cleveland Community College
COL Columbia
CVC Catawba Valley Community College
D Distance
DC Washington, DC
E Enka
ET Erwin, TN
GCC Gaston Community College
GTC Guilford Tech. Community College HBC - Highlands Biological Center
HCC Haywood Community College
HM Hickory Metro Higher Ed Ctr.
ICC Isothermal Community College
JAM Jamaica
JBR Jonesborough, TN
M Cullowhee
MAH MAHEC Bldg. - Asheville
MCC Mayland Community College
MCF Mtn. Area Child & Family Center - Asheville
NCE NC Ctr. for Eng. Tech. - Hickory
P Partner Institute
PEN Penland School
PHS Pisgah High School
PMH Pardee Memorial Hospital
SMH Smokey Mountain HS
STC Stanly Community College
TCC Tri-County Community College
TRV Travel
WPC Western Piedmont Community College

Grade Type

  • S/U - Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  • NG - Course Not Graded, otherwise regular grading.

Instructional Method

  • F - Face-to-Face
  • HFACE - Hybrid: Primarily Face-to-Face
  • HWEB - Hybrid: Primarily Web
  • I - ITV Remote
  • WEB - Internet or World Wide Web

Instructor Name

The last name and initial of the instructor are listed. "Staff" indicates that no assignment has been made at the print time of the schedule.

Schedule Notes

Schedule Notes are used throughout the Schedule of Classes to provide specific information relating to a course, a subject area, and/or a college.

Registration Errors and Holds

Troubleshooting Registration Messages from myWCU/Banner

Registration Message Explanation Action
ReAdmit Term Prohibits Registration Students not enrolled for three (3) semester must reapply and be readmitted before registration is permitted. Contact graduate or undergraduate admissions.
PREQ -Test Score Error Course pre-requisites have not been met. Prerequisites may include other courses, test scores or admission to the Honors College or Teacher Ed. Program. Click on the hyperlink in the course title to see the pre-requisites.
CORQ_Subj_#### A co-requisite required This course requires that you be concurrently registered for another course. The course number is indicated in the error message. You must register for both courses at the same time.
Instructor Approval Required You may not register for this section without the explicit approval of the instructor. Contact instructor. If the instructor grants permission, you must still register for the course and meet any prerequisites.
Closed Section Class has reached its enrollment limit. Select another class or obtain permission to add the class from the head of the department.
Closed Section-X Cross-listed section is closed. Choose another section or obtain a capacity override from the department head.
Closed ### Waitlisted This section is full. You are number ### on the waitlist. If a seat opens up you will be notified via email.
Reserve Closed Section contains seats reserved for a specific population of students (usually freshmen). Reserved seats will be returned to the general pool before after the last orientation. Check again right before the semester begins.
Time Conflict The class you selected meets at the same time as another class selected. Select another class or section.
Level Restriction Undergraduate students are not permitted to take graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program. Select another course appropriate to your enrollment level.
Class Restriction You do not have enough hours to meet the level approved for the course. Usually restricted to junior- or senior-level courses. Select another course appropriate to your enrollment level. Exceptions require the permission of head of the department that owns the course.
Major Restriction Enrollment in course is limited to specified major. Select another course or gain admission to the major specified.
Program Restriction Enrollment in course is limited to specific programs. Select another course or gain admission to the program specified.
Duplicate Course You have already registered for this course/section. Drop the section from your schedule.
CRN does not exist The five-digit CRN (Course Reference Number) you entered is not recognized by the system. Check the schedule on the Web to get the correct number and enter the correct CRN.
Invalid Student Status Code You have not yet been admitted for the term you are attempting to register. Degree-seeking students must contact the Admissions Office.
Student Status Prohibits Registration. Your student record is not active for the term you are attempting to register. Please contact the Admissions Office to confirm your acceptance.
Academic Standing Prohibits Registration. Your academic standing does not allow registration. Contact the OneStop 828.227.7170. Press option 3 for advising.
Registration Is Not Allowed for this Term at this Time You are trying to register outside of your assigned registration time. Please refer to the Appointment Schedule for Web Registration for the term.
Hold Error An office has placed a hold on your registration. You may have multiple holds on your record. Please check your registration status for all holds. Registration holds can only be lifted by the office that placed the hold on your record. Contact the appropriate office(s).
Link Error ## Required Classes that require a lecture and a lab are referred to as “linked” in the student information system. This message displays when a student attempts to enroll in a lecture without a lab and vice versa. Students must register for both the lecture and lab. Process the lecture and lab section on the same worksheet.
Repeat Count Exceeds 0 You already have credit for the course you are attempting to register for. It may be transfer credit. The course is not repeatable for credit. Students who want to retake a course for grade replacement, must submit a Repeat Form with signatures to the OneStop.
Rpt Hrs Exceeded ### You have already received the maximum credit allowed for this course. Select a different course.
Maximum Hours Exceeded You have exceeded the maximum number of credit hours allowed for the term. Exceptions require approval. Forms can be picked up at the OneStop.
Campus Restriction Your program does not permit you to take courses attached to this campus. Look for section with a campus that matches your program. NO Exceptions.
You may not drop your last class. Additional steps are required of you when you are totally withdrawing from the university. Contact the OneStop at 828.227.7170, option 3 for Advising.
An error has prevented the processing of your transaction… This is a true system error. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 828.227.7216.

Registration Frequently Asked Questions


What is myWCU?

myWCU is a Web portal system that is fully integrated with the University’s student records system. It allows you to obtain up-to-the-minute information on course offerings, your academic record, billing statements, financial aid, and personal information. myWCU gives you control over your class schedule by allowing you to add and drop courses in compliance with the University calendar.

What is available through myWCU?

You have the ability to:

  • Drop and add courses
  • View your schedule
  • View or pay your fees
  • View and update address information
  • View holds
  • View grades
  • View your institutional coursework and degree audit
  • View transfer credit
  • Print Enrollment Certification
  • And more!

How do I access myWCU?

  • Go to the myWCU home page: http://mywcu.wcu.edu/
  • Click the purple “myWCU Log in” button.
  • Enter your username (your WCU email address).
  • Enter your password. Click the "Login" button.

If you encounter problems accessing myWCU, please contact the IT Services Help desk at 828.227.7487.

What is the Alternate PIN Number? (Pertains to Undergraduates Only)

The Alternate PIN Number is required to access the Registration and Schedule option in myWCU. It is required for your initial registration each semester. The Alt PIN is a randomly generated six-digit number that is given to you by your adviser to ensure that you have discussed your course scheduling. Should you be unable to contact your adviser, the department of your major will also have this number.

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