Registration formalities

Registration forms must either be signed by your academic advisor or supported by a study plan or similar document bearing your advisor’s signature. No registration form for Directed Studies, Reading Courses, Internships/Practicum or Thesis will be processed by the Registrar without completion of all appropriate forms.
All registration formalities should be completed by the start of the term/semester. Students who have not completed registration formalities are not allowed to attend class.

Registration into courses is done on a first come first served basis; as courses get full very quickly, it is recommended to register for the upcoming term/semester as early as possible. Students currently attending Webster University register for the upcoming session during their current session. All registration forms must be presented to the Business Office before taken to the Registrar. Only forms stamped by the Business Office will be processed.

Attendance

As a general rule, students are expected to attend all class sessions of every course. In case of unavoidable absences, the student must contact the instructor. Absences due to illness must be reported to the Registrar supported by a medical certificate. This is imperative in the case of foreign students who are in Switzerland for study purposes and hold a student residence permit. The University reserves the right to drop students who do not attend class the first week of the term/semester.

Drop/Add & Withdrawal

Students may add or drop a course with the approval of their academic advisor. They may add courses through the end of the first week of the term and drop classes through the end of the second week of the term. Students who do not submit signed drop/add forms by the deadline will be graded and charged according to their registration on file at the end of the official drop/add period. Merely informing the instructor of the intent to drop a class or not attending a class will not constitute an official change in registration. All drop/add forms must be presented to the Business Office before taken to the Registrar. Only forms stamped by the Business Office will be processed.

Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from courses after the official drop/add period. Students may withdraw from courses up to and including Friday of the sixth week of an eight week course and the Friday of the twelfth week of a semester course. To withdraw, a student must submit a withdrawal form signed by the academic advisor. Students who do not submit signed withdrawal forms by the deadline will be graded and charged according to their registration on file at the end of the official withdrawal period. Merely informing the instructor of the intent to withdraw a class or stop attending a class will not constitute an official withdrawal. All withdrawal forms must be presented to the Business Office before taken to the Registrar. Only forms stamped by the Business Office will be processed.