Registration

Student Address Changes

Students who need to change their permanent or parent address need to do so through the Office of the Registrar.  Students can come to the office at 1220 Old Main, with a photo ID to complete the necessary paperwork or can use Panthermail to send the information to records@eiu.edu.

Declaring/Changing a Major or Minor

Undergraduate students who would like to declare or change their major or minor should complete the process outlined here.

Schedule Planner

Schedule Planner is now available on PAWS to help students find class times that best fit into their busy schedules. Utilizing this system will allow students to schedule classes around work or other events such as practice. To find Schedule Planner, sign into PAWS, click on the Student menu, go to the Registration menu and look for the Schedule Planner link at the top of the items listed.  For more information on using this tool, please go to http://www.eiu.edu/scheduleplanner/ . 

*Please remember that choosing courses using Schedule Planner does not add them to your schedule. You may print the schedule created using Schedule Planner but you must still use the “Add or Drop Classes” link in PAWS to add courses to your schedule. 
 

Student Drop/Withdrawal Notification

Deadlines to DROP or WITHDRAW from a course are published in the on-line Academic Calendar that can be found here. If extraordinary circumstances or a documented illness prevent a student from dropping or withdrawing by the stated deadline, she/he may apply for a late withdrawal. A non-refundable fee of $25 per late withdrawal credit requested with a maximum of $100 per occurrence will be charged to your student account when the request is filed regardless of the approval or denial of your request. Watch your Eastern e-mail account for important e-mails from registra@eiu.edu regarding drop and withdrawal deadlines.

Summer/Fall 2014 Registration

Registration dates for Summer/Fall 2014 can be found here.

Banner Alternate PIN for Registration

Students must obtain an alternate PIN from their academic adviser in order to access the PAWS registration system. A new alternate PIN will be issued for each term a student is enrolled. The following groups of students do not need an alternate PIN to access the system:

  • Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Career and Organizational Studies

Late Withdrawal Deadlines

  • Fall 2013 Semester  - March 15, 2014
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Semester - October 15, 2014

Late Withdrawal Requests

Beginning Fall 2008, students seeking a late withdrawal will be charged a late withdrawal fee. The undergraduate and graduate catalogs state:

Late Withdrawals
A student may request a late withdrawal through the course instructor when a documented illness or extraordinary circumstance prevents withdrawal from a course by the established deadlines. Failing a class is not an appropriate reason to seek a late withdrawal. Students who are failing a course should follow the “Repeating Courses” policy stated in the catalog. The deadline for a filing for a late withdrawal for fall semester is March 15th for the immediately preceding fall semester and October 15th for the immediately preceding spring or summer. Students will be assessed a non-refundable $25 Late Withdrawal Fee per late withdrawn credit with a maximum of $100 per occurrence.

The Office of the Registrar and the Office of Enrollment Management will forward all appeals of the registrar's determination of late withdrawal to the Appeal Committee, whose decision is final and not subject to further appeal.

Procedures for submitting/responding to late withdrawals requests are available here.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. 

Administrative Drop Policy

Please click here to view the administrative drop policy, effective Spring 2007.

Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan

Information on Eastern Illinois University's Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan can be found here.