Registrar's Notes

November 9, 2009

Last day to withdraw

Today is the last day that students can withdraw from fall classes online. Please note:

  • Students are able to withdraw through GoWMU, until 11:59 pm this evening.
  • Students who withdraw will receive a grade of ‘W’ for that course or courses.
  • Students who have holds on their account will not be able to withdraw online, they can withdraw by coming to the Registrar’s office before 5:00 pm today, or by sending a letter to us postmarked by today.

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 Verification of faculty credentials.

Please note –

If an instructor’s most recent degree is from WMU, a transcript is not necessary per the policy, the Registrar’s Office will verify the degree. To request a degree verification, please –

If an instructor’s most recent degree is from another institution, that instructor will need to contact that institution and request that a transcript be sent to the appropriate office at WMU.

The WMU Registrar’s Office can only verify degrees earned from WMU.

The verification of faculty credentials policy can be found on: http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/faculty-staff/chairs/verification_fac_credentials.html

Spring registration

Registration for next semester continues this week with freshmen able to register. On Friday, we will complete the priority schedule with all students able to enroll for spring. The spring enrollment number is 14,313, as of yesterday.

Midterm grading – this fall and spring 2010

A total of 31,355 midterm grades were submitted this fall by instructors in 1071 sections. This is an increase from 25,529 grades in 783 sections last fall.

Midterm grading will open for spring 2010 will open on Monday, January 11, with the start of spring classes. Instructors will be encouraged to submit a ‘first work’ grade by Feb. 8, with a final midterm grade to be submitted by March 14.

Upcoming dates

  • Monday, Nov. 9 – Last day students can withdraw from fall classes
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Fall 2010 schedules due in Banner
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving recess begins at noon
  • Monday, Nov. 30 – Classes resume
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1 – Deadline for students to apply for April graduation
  • Dec. 14-18 – Final Exam week
  • Saturday, Dec. 19 – Commencement
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 – Fall grades due by noon

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