Registrar's Notes

June 26, 2006

We're almost at the end of another session, the last day of classes for Summer I, 2006 is this Wednesday, June 28th. Classes for Summer II begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 29th.

Please note that grades for Summer I are due on Monday, July 3rd at noon, due to the July 4th holiday. We will begin processing grades shortly after noon and expect that Summer I grades will be available for students to view online sometime between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

There is now a new schedule building report in cognos to assist those building department schedules in verifying section numbers. The report is in the Schedule Building folder and is called 'Verify section numbers'. This report is run against SISso the data is real-time; you can make changes in SISon section numbers and see the results immediately.

Just a reminder that FERPA permits only disclosure of directory information without student consent, unless the student has requested confidentiality in which case no information can be released.

Directory Information Defined:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Curriculum and major field of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Enrollment status (full/part time)
  • Degrees/Awards received
  • Most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight/Height of members of athletic teams

As we move toward fall semester and a new group of students it is important to remember that only directory information can be disclosed. Parents, and students, are often unaware of FERPA as students move from high school to college. Note that this office does not have a form which students could sign allowing their parents or others to have access to information. For more information, see www.wmich.edu/registrar/FERPA.html, or call us at 387-4310.

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Office of the Registrar
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545