Registrar's Notes

November 19, 2007

Note that Thanksgiving recess begins at noon this Wednesday, November 21st, with classes resuming on Monday, November 26th.

Final exams

The final exam schedule can be found on:www.wmich.edu/registrar/finalexam.html. Please remind all instructors that final exams need to follow these scheduled times, in the normal classroom. Call this office if there are any questions, 387-4310.


As a reminder, the current catalogs state WMU’s incomplete policy as follows: This is a temporary grade, which the instructor may give to an undergraduate student when illness, necessary absence, or other reasons beyond the control of the student prevent completion of course requirements by the end of the semester or session. The grade of "I'' (Incomplete) may not be given as a substitute for a failing grade.

A grade of "I'' must be removed by the instructor who gave it or, in exceptional circumstances, by the department chairperson. If the unfinished work is not completed and the "I'' grade removed within one calendar year of the assignment of the "I,'' the grade shall be converted to an "E'' (failure). Students who receive an incomplete grade in a course must not reregister for the course in order to remove the "I.''

An instructor who assigns a grade of "I'' will complete an official Report of Incomplete Work form indicating the remaining requirement for removal of the incomplete grade and indicating the time allowed, if less than one full year. The instructor will retain a copy for his/her own records and submit a copy to the departmental office. The remaining copies will be returned to the Registrar's Office, which will provide the student with a copy.

Upcoming dates

Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving recess begins at noon
Monday, Nov. 26 - Classes resume
Monday, Dec. 3 – Last day for students to apply for April 2008 graduation
Monday, Dec. 10 - Final exam week begins
Saturday, Dec. 15 – Commencement
Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Grades due by noon

Other items

  • Grading for this fall semester is now open.
  • Midterm grading for Spring 2008 will be from Feb. 18 thru March 9.
  • Take the FERPA quiz, see: www.wmich.edu/registrar/FERPA/fac-staff/quiz and see how much you know about FERPA!

Best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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