Registrar's Notes

May 1, 2006

Welcome to the first day of May! With commencement over for this Spring, we're now looking toward grade processing tomorrow and the start of Summer I next Monday.


Grades for Spring are due tomorrow, Tuesday, at noon. We will begin the process to roll grades to academic history shortly after noon. The grade roll process also calculates and updates academic standing and gpa. During this time, the system will not be available for faculty to submit grades; from a little after noon until approximately 3:00. Students will be able to view their grades online when the process has been completed. We'll put a message in the portal, it should be between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

The grading system will remain open for Spring semester for 30 days. During this time, grades entered by faculty will be viewable to students the following day.

Please contact this office with any questions!

Summer I semester begins Monday, May 8, at 8:00 am. Currently there are 8,785 students enrolled for Summer I.

Dates for Summer I include:

May 12 - end of the drop/add period
May 15 - department clean up day
May 15 - census is run at the end of the day
May 16 - Late add fee begins
May 29 - Memorial Day recess - no classes
June 28 - Last day of Summer I classes
July 3 - Summer I grades due

Please note the change - grades for Summer I are due on Monday, July 3rd, since Tuesday is the July 4th holiday.

Also please check to ensure that all sections for Summer I do have an instructor of record. This is necessary so that instructors can access a class list, and it is also important that we capture correct information for the census on Monday, May 15th.

Orientation for freshmen begins on Monday, June 5th . This year students will check in about mid day on the first day, spent the afternoon and evening here, then will have time with advisors on the second morning when registration for fall will occur.

FERPA question of the week:

A student calls wanting to know her grade in a specific course in your department for this semester. Since it is the student asking for her own grade, is it okay to give her the grade over the phone?

No, since it is not possible to verify the identify of the student, the information she requested cannot be given over the phone. Student information cannot be given over the phone.

SIS7 update

We continue to make progress in preparation for the move to SIS7.0; currently there is a test database set up so we are beginning to look at the differences and plan the move in more detail as well as to create test plans. Training will be available for staff toward the end of the summer and early fall. We will be moving to SIS7 in early October. If you'd like a preview see the materials on the SIS website:

  • Go to: http://www.wmich.edu/sis/
  • Click on documentation at the bottom of the page
  • You will be prompted to enter your Bronco NetID and password
  • The CBT's are toward the bottom of the page, under the heading 'SCT CBT'

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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