July 30, 2012

Dismissed Students

Students who have been academically dismissed will be dropped from their Fall 2012 courses on Thursday, August 2.

Summer II Grading

Grading for the Summer II session is open.  Summer II grades are due at noon on Tuesday, August 21.

2012-2013 Tuition

At the July 25th meeting, the Board of Trustees set tuition for the coming year.  The tuition/fees page and the tuition calculator have been updated on the Registrar’s Office website to reflect the new rates that will go into effect fall semester.   

Fall 2012 tuition invoices will be sent to students the week of August 6.

Degree Works Update

We are making great progress scribing, which is the first phase of the Degree Works project.  Scribing is the process of coding degree information and program requirements into the system.  We have completed scribing for the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education.   The advisors in these two colleges are working to validate that the degree requirements have been accurately interpreted and to verify that Degree Works is appropriately enforcing the requirements.   Aviation is close to being done and we look forward to begin working with Fine Arts and Engineering soon. 

Did you know…

Degree Works will help us gather information to assist with course and academic planning.    Data can be obtained to determine which students are approaching graduation and gauge how many students are going to need a particular class in an upcoming semester.   We will also be able to see how courses are being used to fulfill degree requirements.

To learn more about Degree Works and WMU’s project timeline go to:


Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, August 17—Summer II session ends
  • Tuesday, August 21—Final grades due at noon
  • Monday, August 27 to Friday, September 7—One Stop
  • Tuesday August 28 to Friday, August 31—Fall Welcome
  • Monday, September 3—Labor Day recess
  • Tuesday, September 4—Fall 2012 classes begin
  • Monday, September 10—Last day to drop/add
  • Tuesday, September 11—Census
  • Wednesday, September 12--$100 late fee begins
  • Thursday, September 13—Last day to receive a 90% refund for complete withdraw
  • Monday, September 17—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a partial withdraw
  • Friday, September 28—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdraw
  • Monday, October 1—First work grade due
  • Wednesday, October 24—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdraw
  • Sunday, October  28—Midterm grades due
  • Monday, November  5—Last day to withdraw
  • Wednesday, November 21—Thanksgiving recess starts at noon
  • Monday, November 26—Classes resume
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18—Final grades due at noon
  • Saturday, Dec. 15--Commencement

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