Graduate Studies

Frequently Asked Questions - Registration/Class Schedule


When can I register?

If you are registering for the first time, you will be able to register the first day of open registration. For future registration, you will be assigned a pre-registration appointment date and time. You will not be able to register prior to that date and time. Please check your WIU ECom account and STARS for information on your appointment date and time.

How do I register for classes?

You may register online using STARS. You may log in using your WIU ID number and password. The first time you log in, your password will be your birth month, day, and year (e.g. January 7, 2009 = 01072009). You may call 309.298.STAR (7827) for assistance with STARS.

I'd like to see a class schedule. Can you mail one to me?

You may view schedules online at . Printed schedules are not available.

The class I'm trying to register for is full/requires special permission. What should I do?

Special permissions are secured from the department(s) offering the course(s) you wish to register for. You should contact the department.

I'm an undergraduate but I'd like to take some graduate-level classes and STARS won't let me register for them. What should I do?

If you have not already done so, you will need to apply to the School of Graduate Studies as a new graduate student. Then you must fill out an Undergraduate Request to Take Graduate Level Courses for Graduate Credit form (available at ) and have it signed by a staff member in the Registrar's Office. Graduate Office staff will then review the request. If all requirements are met, permission will be entered and you will be able to register.