Registration for fall classes will take place over the summer. In early June, the Office of the University Registrar will notify you via your WFU Google Mail where to check WIN to find your assigned registration days and times. This section will introduce you to the process of registration.


Phone: 336.758.5207
Fax: 336.758.6056

P.O. Box 7207, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Reynolda Hall 110

For Step-by-Step Instructions for Registration Visit

Registration will occur over the week of July 15-19 in two rounds. At your designated registration time on July 15, you will be permitted to log into WIN and access registration. You will be allowed to register for up to 10 hours. Please note that this 10-hour limit will include the writing course assigned to your schedule. This initial round will remain accessible until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 16. On July 17, at your designated time, registration will reopen for you to complete the remainder of your fall schedule, up to a max of 17 hours. This final round will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 19. This process of registration occurring in two rounds will be similar to how registration will occur in future semesters.

You will receive a Course Preference Survey on July 12 that will help you organize your thoughts regarding choices of courses for which you hope to register. Once you complete your registration, you must submit the survey to help us learn more about your academic plans. This survey is due July 19.

Wake Information Network (WIN)

WIN is your one-stop source for accessing Wake Forest online services and resources. Most of your academic services are under VirtualCampus in WIN. You can use WIN to track how each of your credits is applied to your degree, to view your midterm and final grades, to view the schedule of classes each term, to register for class and to view your class schedule.


You can register beginning at your assigned time, and you will be permitted to make changes until the end of self-registration —July 20 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Important Dates

Notification email from the Office of the University Registrar

Writing Course Survey due

JULY 15-19

Course Preference Survey due

Schedule viewable on WIN

Drop/add begins

Here Are Some Common Registration Add Errors

Class Restriction

Definition:Course or section is restricted to students in a particular classification (e.g., first-year, sophomore, junior).

What do I do?: Your classification level must be the same as the course at the time you take it. Restrictions are listed following the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin.


Definition: Course has corequisite; you must be registered for both courses simultaneously.

What do I do?: Corequisites are listed in the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin (as indicated with a “C”). Select both corequisites simultaneously, and register for them at the same time.

Missing Prerequisite and/or Test Score

Definition: Prerequisite or placement test score is missing or insufficient to register for the course.

What do I do?: Prerequisites are listed in the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin (as indicated with a “P”). Make sure all AP/IB and prior college credits have been received by WFU and are visible on your academic transcript.

Time Conflict

Definition: Course conflicts with another registered class.

What do I do?: Find another class that meets at a different time.

Duplicate Course

Definition: Course is the same as another registered course.

What do I do?: Register for a different course.

Maximum Hours Exceeded

Definition: Maximum hours for that registration round will be exceeded with addition of the class.

What do I do?: Make adjustments to schedule. Cannot exceed the limit established for the registration round.

Instructor Signature

Definition: Permission of instructor is required to register for class.

What do I do?: Seek permission of instructor. Contact department for more information.

Closed Section

Definition: Section is at maximum capacity.

What do I do?: Register for another course.


Definition: Reserved seating for entry term is at maximum capacity.

What do I do?: Register for another course.

What do all of these all of these abbreviations mean?

(understanding each column, left to right)

Open Box: Class is potentially open for you to register

C: Class is closed

CRN: Course Reference Number (Each class has its own unique number.)

Subj: Academic department

CRSE: Course number

Sec: Courses, like ECN 150, have multiple sections

Cred: Credit hours

Title: Name of course

Days: Days the class meets (for example, TR means a Tuesday & Thursday class.)

Time: Time the class meets

Cap: Total capacity of the class

Act: Number of seats already taken

Rem: Number of seats remaining

WL Cap: Total capacity of the waiting list for the class

WL Act: Total number of seats taken on the waiting list

WL Rem: Total number of seats remaining on the waiting list

Instructor: Name of instructor

Date: Beginning and ending dates of the class

Location: Building and room number

Attribute: List course attributes (This column will indicate whether the course fulfills certain requirements or if it counts toward certain programs.)

Please refer to this document for further registration error explanations.

Please refer to this document for further registration error explanations.