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Shopping and Enrolling in Classes

Enrollment for each term opens in myWSU at about the same time every year; in March for the summer term, in April for fall semester, and in November for spring semester.

Screenshot: myWSU Student Homepage.

To enroll in the courses you need for the upcoming term, follow these steps:

Step 1—Review Your Tasks

From your Student Homepage, select the Tasks tile. The Tasks section provides information on To Do List items and active Holds.

To Do List items communicate the status of tasks that you need to be aware of, such as applying for financial aid.

Holds block your ability to register for classes, drop classes, or receive transcripts. The Hold Details screen will tell you what hold you have, the semester the hold impacts, and who to contact if you have questions.

Step 2—Find Your Enrollment Date

From your Student Homepage select the Manage Classes tile, and then select Enrollment Dates to view the date and time you’re eligible to enroll in the upcoming semester.


Note: Within Manage Classes there are a few options in the left navigation bar that do not pertain to Global Campus students:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Update Classes
  • Browse Course Catalog
  • Planner
  • Optional Services

Step 3—Search for Classes

To search for classes, students should follow the steps below.

  1. Within Manage Classes, select Class Search and Enroll-Fluid then choose the term in which you want to enroll.
  2. The Search for Classes field will appear. Select Additional ways to search, listed below the search box.
  3. A pop-up window will appear with several search options available.
  4. Start by selecting your career from the Career drop down menu. If you are seeking a Bachelor’s degree you would choose Undergraduate. If you are in a Graduate program outside of an MBA, pick Graduate. All MBA students should pick Business.
  5. After selecting your career, select Global Campus from the Campus menu to show only courses offered online through Global Campus. After that you can refine your search using any of the options listed.
  6. Once you’ve identified a course you’d like to know more about, select the course.
  7. Information about the course will be displayed in two menus, Course Information and Class Selection.
    1. Course Information: Provides the WSU course catalog description and basic course details.
    2. Class Selection: Additional details such as status, session, class, meeting dates, and seats will be displayed. Pay special attention to the Session and Meeting Dates. Select the hyperlink starting with listed under Class for additional course information. 
  8. After selecting the Class link, the Class Information pop-up window will appear, with several tabs to select from. As a Global Campus student, be sure to review what’s listed in the Enrollment Information tab, such as:
    • Special Course Fees, if any.
    • Class Note provides a web address to the Global Campus course More Information page. Copy and paste the web address in your browser to learn about required course materials, textbooks, possible proctoring requirements, and to access previous class syllabi (scroll all the way to the bottom).
      Heads up! The course More Information page may not list details until a few weeks before the semester begins. If no information is listed, be sure to check back.
    • Class Attributes will indicate if the course fulfills a UCORE.
  9. If you’re ready to add the course to your shopping cart—and ultimately enroll—close the Class Information pop-up window and select the arrow on the right side of the Class Selection After that you’ll go through some final steps to enroll or add the course to your shopping cart.

Step 4—Enroll or Add the Course to Your Cart

  1. Review Class Selection: Check that you’ve selected the right course.
  2. Review Class Preferences: If the course is full, here’s where you can request to be added to the waitlist. After you indicate Yes or No, you must also select Accept to continue.
  3. Optional Services: These options should default to Decline, but you can change any option to Purchase. Select Submit to continue.
  4. Review and Submit: Review the course one last time. Select Submit to either enroll in the course or add it to your shopping cart. Note: You will be unable to enroll before your enrollment date.

Enroll in Courses You’ve Put in Your Shopping Cart

If you have courses in your shopping cart and are ready to enroll, follow these quick steps:

  • From your Student Homepage, select Manage Classes then Shopping Cart.
  • Select the term in which you want to enroll.
  • Select the checkbox shown with the course(s), then select Enroll.

Tips for Better Search Results

You can search for courses multiple ways. Here are some tips to get you started.

Searching for UCORE Courses

You can search for courses offered that will fulfill a certain UCORE requirement.

Start by following Step 3—Search for Classes up through #5. After you select Global Campus from the Campus menu, select a UCORE designator (such as [ROOT]) from the University Common Requirement (UCORE) menu.

Select Search to view the UCORE courses offered for the term that fulfill the requirement you selected.

Searching by Session

You can search for courses that are offered during a shorter session of the term, such as Carson College of Business 7-week session courses (listed as CCB 7 Week Session 1 and 2).

Start by following Step 3—Search for Classes up through #5. After you select Global Campus from the Campus menu, select the appropriate option from the Session menu.

Pro Tip: The session menu is helpful when searching for Summer Session or Winter Session courses!

Searching by Class Number

To locate a class number for a course, you can start by browsing the courses that are offered at the WSU Schedules of Classes (schedules.wsu.edu).

  • From the Schedules of Classes home page, select the link for the term listed for Global Campus(for example, Fall 2020). Then select a prefix to browse for courses in a specific area, such as HISTORY.
  • Once you’ve found a course you want to enroll in, there may be more than one section of the course offered. Each section has its own class number. For example, the Fall 2020 HISTORY 305 course has three sections. The class number for section 1 is 11011, section 2 is 11012, and the number for section 3 is 14951. If a section if full, seats may be available in another section.
  • Make note of the class number from the Schedules of Classes, and then enter it in the Search for Classes field in myWSU.

Heads up! Search results using the class number may also include other courses that are not Global Campus courses, but have the number tied to the course in some way.