Registration 101

Welcome!

During the first year, you may take any classes you want listed in CourseBook 1.0. Along with your first-year writing-requirement, you can explore a current interest, try something new, or follow your curiosity with a special First-Year Program. In Arts & Sciences, you create your own path!

So what's next? Here we've compiled a timeline and resources you may need to help you register for the fall.

Registration Timeline

May

  1. Activate your WUSTLKey and set up your WUSTL email.
  2. On May 14, noon Central Time, sign up for any First-Year Programs you are interested in.
  3. Complete the "A&S Advising Course" in Canvas.
    • You can find this course by logging into your account at mycanvas.wustl.edu.
    • This course is made up of modules that will walk you through the registration process, how to read course listings, and how to pick the best course schedule for your first semester.
  4. Browse courses options in CourseBook 1.0 or on Course Listings.
  5. Find your first-year writing-requirement, College Writing, on WebSTAC, and browse theme options.
  6. Take any applicable placement exams.
  7. Complete your Registration Worksheets.

June

  1. Around June 1st, we will email you with the name of your four-year advisor, instructions for completing your second Canvas Course, and your registration time. You can also find this information in WebSTAC.
  2. Take any applicable placement exams.
  3. Complete the second Canvas course by uploading your Registration Worksheets and scheduling a time to talk with your advisor.
  4. Meet with your four-year advisor online at the scheduled time. 
    • Remember: You must meet with your advisor before you will be allowed to register.

July

  1. From July 9-11, register for your classes at the time you were assigned. 

WUSTL Key

You MUST have activated your WUSTL Key to register. An email was sent to you with instructions on how to activate your WUSTL Key. If you have not received this email, please contact the University Registrar’s office by email, or call them at 314-935-5959.

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Registration Resources & Policies

  • Course Listings

    A list of all courses offered at WashU each semester
  • WebSTAC

    Where you'll find your grades, registration time, advisor's name, and where you'll register for classes
  • Canvas

    Where you'll find the "A&S Advising Course" to help you register
  • First-Year Programs

    Browse special program and course offerings only open to first-year students
  • AP Credit Policies

    Check to see if your AP exam scores can earn you WashU credit.
  • IB Credit Policies

    Check to see if your IB exam scores can earn you WashU credit.
  • Disability Resources and Certification

    If you have a disability - or suspect you have one - you should reach out to the staff at Disability Resources to discuss certification
  • College Writing

    Learn more about the one required course for your first year and the different themes available
  • PreHealth at WashU

    Interested in preparing for a career in healthcare? Learn more about our course recommendations and advising program
  • GenChem Prerequisites

    Learn about prerequisites for signing up for General Chemistry