What Does the Office of the Registrar Do?
- Student Services
We are proud to serve our students on a day-to-day basis with their academic needs. We provide transcripts, enrollment verifications, and host events like Registration Ready and Graduation Ready. Our goal is to provide students with the information, resources and tools they need to assist them in successfully beginning, continuing, or completing their academic journey.
- Manage & Facilitate Student Enrollment
We run term activation, assign enrollment appointments, apply and remove service indicators related to holds/notices, and validate student prerequisite requirements for courses.
Note: While we are able to assist with the registration process, we are NOT qualified to advise students on what courses they should be enrolling in. For help with class schedules, please contact your assigned advisor or refer to the university catalog.
- Transfer Articulation
We manage the transfer articulation process to determine course equivalencies using the Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) to assist students and recruiters with understanding how previously earned credits will transfer in to CWU.
If you are interested in transferring to CWU, please contact the Transfer Center!
- Manage Audit & Conferral Process for Undergraduate Graduation
We perform three separate degree audits for each student prior to graduation in an effort to keep the student and their advisor informed of their graduation requirement progression. This also involves working continuously with students and advisors on course substitutions, form processing, and exceptions.
Note: If you would like to participate in the commencement celebration, you must register for this event separately through the Commencement office.
- Custodians of Student Records & FERPA Authority
We ensure proper and accurate processing of transfer credit, term grade processing, petition requests, withdrawal processing, and residency review.
- Coordination & Management of University Academic Calendar
We collaborate with university administration and faculty to prepare term and multi-year academic calendars that meet Department of Education standards for term length and national holiday recognition.
- Update & Maintenance of University Catalog
We facilitate the collection of all updates to any policies, curriculum or processes that are published in the university catalog.
- Coordination & Management of Academic Course Schedule
We collect all course information from the academic departments and develop the schedule for each quarter based on that information. See the Academic Scheduling page for more information.
Note: The Academic Scheduling office works strictly with faculty, staff and CWU departments - NOT students. For assistance with your personal class schedule, please contact your assigned advisor or refer to our Registration tab.
- Analyzation of Data
We analyze enrollment data and statistics to assist the administration and colleges in making informed decisions regarding our students
- Manage & Facilitate University Curriculum Workflow
In close collaboration with the Curriculum and General Education committees, we ensure an efficient process for tracking curriculum requests, and provide guidance to committee members regarding state and partner institution agreements/requirements, system capabilities, and historical curriculum data.
Our staff is excited to welcome you back with full in-person service for the 2022-2023 academic year. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Additionally, you can find answers to common questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by asking our chatbot Wellington!