Today is the last day students can withdraw from fall courses through GoWMU. The direct link is gowmu.wmich.edu. Withdrawals can be processed by students until 11:59 pm this evening. Students who withdraw will have a ‘W’ recorded on their transcript for that course.
After today, students wishing to withdraw from a fall course will need the signature of their instructor on the late drop(withdrawal) form. As the form states:
“Students who wish to drop a course after the Monday of the tenth week in the Fall/Spring semesters and after the fifth week of Summer I/Summer II sessions because of a genuine hardship (i.e., illness, death in the immediate family) must obtain the approval of the instructor. Students must be passing the course and provide supporting documentation. Note: A grade of “W” will appear on your transcript. Return completed form to the Office of the Registrar. “
This form can be found on: www.wmich.edu/registrar/pdf/forms/latedrop.pdf
I want to make you aware that open learning courses will be offered again beginning this Spring 2009 semester. These are the 'open-entry/open exit' courses similar to the very old SIP courses, and similar to the Individual Learning (IL) courses we implemented in 2005 with the move to Banner. Two sections will be opening soon for registration (ADA 2250 and ADA 3200) with more courses to follow. Open learning courses are set up differently than traditional semester based courses. Some important differences include:
At some point in the near future, the intent is to make open learning sections available to students not currently at WMU. Questions on open learning can be directed to Teri Cleveland in Online Education at 7-4199.
TRUE or FALSE? FERPA rights for students under 18, who attend WMU, are different that those who are 18.
Currently there are 2065 students eligible for graduation this December, including 512, graduate students, 1461 undergraduates, and 11 students seeking graduate certificates. More commencement information can be found on the commencement website: www.wmich.edu/commencement.
False. FERPA rights transfer to the student when the student attends an institution of higher education; the age does not matter.
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