Registrar's Notes

October 16, 2006


The upgrade to SIS7.3 is now complete. Please let me know of any issues or concerns you may have regarding the upgrade and new version. And remember to bookmark the new url: binp3.cc.wmich.edu:9090/.

Midterm grading

As you know from the message sent out last week, midterm grading will be available to instructors beginning at 8:00 am today, October 16th, through 5:00 pm, Monday, October, 30th.

Midterm grades are submitted the same way that final grades are submitted, through faculty self-serve in GoWMU. More information, and detailed instructions can be found on:midterm grading.

It's important to note that:

  • As soon as an instructor enters midterm grades and hits the 'submit' button, those grades will be available to students. Students will access these grades through the portal and will be able to view them beyond October 30th.
  • Midterm grades are not part of a student's academic history at WMU. They will not appear on any WMU transcript, nor will they be part of a students gpa at WMU.
  • Instructors should use the 'X' grade for students who have never attended, or have stopped attending a course.
  • If an instructor makes a mistake on a grade, that instructor can change the grade prior to the 30th, hit submit, and the student will then see the corrected grade.

Questions on midterm grading should be directed to myself, at 387-4336, or Carrie Cumming, at 387-4325.

Upcoming dates

  • Oct. 23 - Registration for Spring 2007 begins.
  • Oct. 30 - Schedule building for Fall 2007 begins.
  • Oct. 30 - Last day for midterm grades to be submitted.
  • Nov. 6 - Last day for students to withdraw from Fall 2006 courses. (Note students can withdraw through GoWMU through 11:59 pm on Nov. 6th.)
  • Nov. 10 - Final Summer I and II schedules due back in the Registrar's Office by 5:00 pm.
  • Dec. 1 - Deadline for students applying for April 2007 Graduation.

December Commencement

The ceremony times for December 2006 graduation are:

  • 9:00
    • College of Education,
    • EUP
  • 12:00
    • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
    • Haworth College of Business,
    • College of Health and Human Services.
  • 3:00
    • College of Arts & Sciences,
    • College of Fine Arts,
    • College of Aviation.

The online RSVP for students is now open for December through GoWMU.

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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
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