Welcome back, I hope you all enjoyed some down time and relaxation during spring break.
We are now able to offer departments the option to offer waitlisting for some of their sections. This new tool has advantages for students and for department Chairs and Deans.
Students who put themselves on a waitlist will know that they are 'in line' for the course and will not have to continue to try to register through GoWMU.
Chairs and Deans will be able to easily see the demand for those sections with waitlists, thus waitlisting can be used as an enrollment management tool.
Here's how it works -
It will be up to the department to decide whether or not to use waitlisting, it is not appropriate for all courses. For example, waitlisting cannot be used in linked courses.
Waitlisting is available for Summer I, Summer II, Fall and forward. At this point, departments simply need to complete a pink sheet; when we receive the pink sheet, we will add the waitlisted seats to banner.
For complete instructions, please see the Banner training website, under the Learning to use SIS area.
Please note that if a section has students on a waitlist, students cannot be added to that section by WMU staff. Students on the waitlist have first priority for registration into that section.
Registration for fall will open next Monday, March 15. The priority registration schedule can be found on http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/timeticketFall.html. We are no longer printing registration booklets, however the fall registration booklet can be found on http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/pdf/Semesters/201040%20-%20Reg%20Booklet.pdf.
A final reminder that next Sunday, March 14th, is the final day for instructors to enter midterm grading for this spring semester.
Have a great week,
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