Preparing to Register for Your First Semester at Westmont
Now that you’re familiar with Westmont College’s general education (GE) requirements, you can select a list of possible first semester classes. Be sure to select back-up courses in case your first selection courses have already closed. You should have 8-10 potential courses chosen prior to your registration time so that you have plenty of back up options.
First year students can register for 12-18 units of lower division courses (courses numbered -099 or less). Transfer students can register for 12-18 units of courses at any level, provided that they meet the prerequisites of each course. Do not overwhelm yourself in your first semester; start out slow, find your pace, and build from there in future semesters.
How will my AP/IB Scores be Applied at Westmont?
- Click here to review how accepted AP test scores will benefit you at Westmont College.
- Click here to review how accepted IB test scores will benefit you at Westmont College.
- Check your Westmont unofficial transcript and program evaluation to view your accepted scores in WebAdvisor (Review Getting Started for a tutorial on viewing your accepted work).
What Classes Should I Take ?
In this tutorial, you will learn to view the class schedule to prepare for registration. Spend time viewing offered courses so that you know what to register for.
After you review the class schedule, you can begin planning your own course schedule for your first semester. Use this Schedule Planner to help you create a preferred schedule that has no time conflicts. Plan alternate courses in the event that your preferred courses are already closed.
Also consider enrolling in one of our First Year Seminars. Both transfer students and First Year students are welcome in these courses.
When Can I Register for Classes?
Every semester you will receive an email notice from the Registrar’s Office with registration information. One of the first things you should do when you get this notice is to check your registration time. You can do this by:
- Logging in to WebAdvisor
- Navigate to the Student Menu
- Select My Registration Time and Advisor Clearance under the Registration menu
- Make a note on your personal calendar when your registration day and time is
- Contact your academic advisor well before your registrtion time to review your plans for the next term and gain their registration clearance.
For your first semester at Westmont College, you will not need advisor clearance. You will review your completed schedule with your advisor during Orientation. You will be able to make changes to your fall schedule during the first 7 business days of the semester if changes are necessary. Please note, registration times are all in Pacific Daylight Time. Please plan accordingly.
Using WebAdvisor to Select and Register for Classes
Now that you’ve become familiar with WebAdvisor, decided which courses to take, and know when to register, you are ready to register for classes!
This registration tutorial will help you create your preferred sections list and register at your appointed time.
Some notes on registration:
If the course title includes "w/Lab" (with Lab) you must also register for the Lab section associated with the course. For example, the lecture section of the course is CHM-005-1 General Chemistry I w/Lab and the lab section of the course is CHM-005L-1 General Chemistry Lab.
Be flexible and prepared by selecting back-up courses in case your first choices have closed by the time you register.
To ensure that you will not be barred from registering for specific courses due to prerequisite requirements, you may attempt to register for courses in your preferred sections list before your appointed time. You will not be allowed to register before your appointed time, but any issues that might prohibit you from registering will appear as a warning. Be sure to clear up these issues prior to your registration time.
- Double check My Class Schedule once you’ve registered. Changes made after the Add/Drop deadline will result in a $40 late add fee or a permanent “Withdraw” on your transcript.