My Balance Is Zero
Even if your balance is $0, because of scholarships or other forms of financial assistance, your registration is not complete until you request schedule validation. Validation is the last and final step in the registration process. Before the fee payment deadline, you must go to our validation page and complete the required information. PLEASE NOTE: Request schedule validation ONLY when your balance is $0. If you owe a balance, please do not use this feature. Your schedule will be validated by the Cashiers Office when you make your payment.
Failure to secure validation will result in your class schedule being dropped. Without validation, we must assume you are not returning or do not wish to keep this same schedule. Therefore, we will drop the schedule to open the class space to other students.
By validating your schedule, you are telling us that you are returning to Winthrop and wish to keep this schedule. This allows us to know how many students we will have which then tells us class sizes and how many faculty we need for each curriculum and how much classroom space will be needed. It also allows University advisors and other students to know which classes are available to new or transferring students.
For the past several years, we have attempted to telephone those students who had registered for Fall or Spring classes and were not validated to inform them they were in danger of losing their class schedule. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will no longer attempt to contact students who are not validated via telephone. Instead we will use the students' Winthrop University e-mail address to notify students they may lose their class schedule. To ensure you receive timely notices from our office, it is imperative that you establish a Winthrop University e-mail account and monitor it regularly. Students not validated will receive notices in increments of seven days, three days and one day prior to cancellation.