Registrar's Notes

March 13, 2006

Welcome to Monday and another week, Spring is coming!


Today we open the schedule view for Fall 2006 for students; registration for fall will open on Monday, March 27th. The priority schedule is on the registrar's website, and is in the registration booklets. These booklets will be on campus today, with distribution beginning later today or in the morning.

March 13th is the last day to withdraw for Spring 2006. Students can withdraw through self-service SISin GoWMU through 11:59 pm on the 13th.

Monday, March 20th, we'll open grading for Spring 2006.

Guest Application

The on-line guest application is now up and available through GoWMU. Students can find it on the Academic Services menu. WMU students can complete, print and mail the application directly to the guest institution they plan to attend.

Summer I/II tuition

Effective with the start of the 2006 Summer I session, students taking summer classes will be charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis, rather than on the flat-rate tuition schedule the University uses during the fall and spring semesters. Information and tuition rates can be found on: http://www.wmich.edu/tuition/.

Fall registration reminders

Note that in registering students for classes which are co-reqs or for linked sections, the CRN's need to be added at the same time.

I was asked this week what happens when a student enrolled in courses which are coreqs drops one of the courses. The system will let a student drop a coreq course. However the next time the registration record is accessed for this student, the coreq has to be satisfied. So if a student drops a coreq, then tries to add another course at a later date, the system will force the student to either add a course to satisfy the coreq requirement, or to drop the course causing the error.


In the past few months, you may have heard the acronym CAPP being used and are wondering what that means. CAPP stands for Curriculum Advising and Program Planning and is the module in SISthat allows students a flexible way of tracking their progress toward degree completion. In short, CAPP is an online auditing system. The system uses the student's academic information and measures and compares them against the degree requirements and shows the student just where they are in fulfilling those requirements. The module will first be used in INB SISby advisors but will, eventually, be used by students through Self-Serve and the GOWMU portal. Our goal is to have CAPP up for student use by December. We'll continue to update you as we make progress.

Room scheduling for fall is nearly complete. Again, if you increase a capacity on a class, please check with this office to ensure that a room of appropriate size is available. Due to scheduled building renovations, room availability is extremely tight for the fall semester.

Thanks, as always, for all your work for our students.

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