All incoming, degree-seeking students will complete New Student Orientation which will provide students an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about CWI and complete their first semester advising and registration.
2. Check the Academic Calendar for Important Dates.
The calendar can be found online and in the CWI Catalog. It outlines key dates each semester such as:
First and last day of registration.
Financial aid priority deadline.
Financial aid disbursement date(s).
Tuition due date.
Days campus is closed.
3. Understand How to Add, Drop, or Withdraw from a Class.
Adding: Register for a class during open periods online through my.CWI.edu.
Dropping: There is a limited amount of time you will have to drop a course each semester. Dropping clears the course off your official transcript and you will still be eligible for a refund.
Withdrawing: After the drop period, you have the option to withdraw from a course. A withdraw is recorded on your transcript, but does not affect your GPA. Withdraws do affect your financial aid. Refunds are not issued for courses during the withdrawal period.
Once you register for courses, you can find book information in Student Planning or by going to the CWI Bookstore website. Approximately one week prior to the start of each semester, you can charge your books against your accepted financial aid award.
8. Access your Coursework on Blackboard.
All online courses are accessed through Blackboard.
Remember, courses will not be active on Blackboard until the first day of the semester.
Get ahead by earning online badges, viewing tutorials, and other learning experiences that support you getting prepared at CWI. All done through myCommons which is available in Blackboard under the “Organizations” heading.
9. Review your To-Do List before Every Semester and School Year.
Student Planning is a great way to help students stay on track during their educational journey. Students will not only be able to register for classes but also create a degree plan, update personal information, and explore majors!
11. Check Your Student Email Frequently
Most communication from faculty and staff at CWI will come to you via your student email account. Check your email frequently so you don’t miss any important communications.