Registration for fall 2009 opens today. The priority registration schedule can be found on http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/timeticketFall.html.
As we have approached the opening of fall registration, my office has been receiving communications from departments regarding classes they are not certain they will be able to run.
The best way to handle this issue is to put the section or sections on hold. Putting a course on hold will maintain the room assignment; the capacity will stay as it is. Sections on hold are not visible to students through the course offerings pages, and registration is blocked in these sections.
Then, when you know whether the section will run or not, submit a pink sheet to change the section status to either 'Active' or 'Canceled'.
If you put a section cap at zero, you will lose the room assignment, and the course will be visible on the course search, but students will not be able to enroll.
Also, please do add the instructor of record to your sections as soon as you know who the instructor will be!
Today, March 16, is the last day students can withdraw from spring classes through GoWMU. Students can withdraw through 11:59 pm tonight.
WMU has three withdrawals time periods with different rules, as a summary:
1. Students can withdraw from any course online through GoWMU:
2. Students can withdraw from a course with permission of their instructor:
3. Students can appeal for a late withdrawal from a course, after grades have been submitted.
If you talk with WMU students who are planning to take a course at another school over the summer and transfer it back, please remind them -
Students from other institutions who may want to take a course here over the summer as a guest student can find information on http://www.wmich.edu/admissions/guest/index.html.
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