Registrar's Notes

March 24, 2008


Grading for Spring 2008 will open today at 8:00 am. All grades for this semester are due online, by noon on Tuesday, April 29th.

Withdrawal policies

WMU has three withdrawal time periods with different rules, as a summary:

1. Students can withdraw from any course online through GoWMU:

  • From the day after drop/adds for a semester, through the Monday of the tenth week,
  • January 15 through March 17 for this spring semester,
  • No permission is needed.

2. Students can withdraw from a course with permission of their instructor:

  • From the day after the Monday of the tenth week through the last day of the semester,
  • March 18 through April 25 for this spring semester,
  • Requirements:
    • genuine hardship (i.e., illness, death in the immediate family)
    • Must be passing the course
    • Must provide supporting documentation

3. Students can appeal for a late withdrawal from a course, after grades have been submitted.
            The appeal, with any and all supporting documentation, as well as with feedback from the instructor of the course, goes to GAPDAC for a decision which is final.

General Education requirements

General Education guides for the current and past few years can be found on: www.wmich.edu/registrar/staffservices.html.


Check out the newly remodeled Orientation website, www.wmich.edu/fye/orientation, for all the information on this summer’s Orientation.

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 21 – 25 – Final exam week
  • April 26 – Commencement
  • April 29 – Grades due at noon
  • May 5 – Summer I begins at 8:00 am
  • May 9 – Last day for drop/adds for Summer I

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