Registrar's Notes

January 30, 2012

Summer Registration

 The Summer I and Summer II schedules are available for viewing. Summer registration will open on February 13.  The priority registration schedule is available on http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/timeticketSummer.html.

Text Book Requisition

A new text book requisition process has been developed and will be available starting on February 1.   We have added some additional functionality that we hope will make it easier for instructors to submit textbook information to the bookstore each semester.  The new process will pull teaching assignments from Banner and provides instructors with three options to request text books.  They can manually enter the textbook information; copy from previous textbooks used, or search available textbooks using the Books in Print website.  Wednesday morning, the textbook requisition link will move from the bookstore website to GoWMU.  The link will be located directly below the "faculty" menu. 

Note, all summer textbook information should already have been submitted.  Textbook information for Fall 2012 needs to be entered no later than February 20 to keep WMU compliant with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, which require institutions of higher education to provide required and recommended textbook information with their published course offerings

Students Not Attending or Not Registered

Instructors are encouraged to report students who are either not attending or who are attending but not appearing on the class list. This can be done directly through GoWMU using the “Report Students Not Attending/Not Registered” link located on the faculty menu. It is helpful to identify registration issues early on in the semester when they can be more easily resolved.  Staff from the Registrar's Office, advising, and Residence Life staff will follow up with students reported as not attending.

Student Withdraws

Just a reminder that the student-initiated withdraw period runs through Monday, March 19.   During the student-initiated withdraw period; students can withdraw for courses themselves through GoWMU.  If they are having difficulty withdrawing, or if they have a hold on their account, please direct them to the Registrar’s Office for assistance and not to the Ombudsman’s Office.  The Ombudsman’s Office does not work with students attempting to withdraw until after the student-initiated withdraw period ends.

Fall 2012 Working Reports

The final round of Fall 2012 working reports are due in the Registrar’s Office by the end of the day today. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, February 6-- Last day for 50% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Monday, February 13 – First work grade submitted
  • Friday, March 2-- Last day for 25% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Friday, March 2—Spirit day
  • Monday, March 5—Spring break begins
  • Sunday, March 11 – Midterm grading closes, end of day
  • Monday, March 12—Classes resume
  • Monday, March 19—Last day to withdraw from Spring courses
  • April 23-27—Final Exam week
  • Saturday, April 28—Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 1—Spring grades due at noon

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