March 19, 2012

Fall Registration

Fall 2012 registration continues this week with juniors and sophomores eligible to register. The priority schedule for the week is as follows:


March 19




8 a.m.


March 20




8 a.m.


March 21




8 a.m.


March 22




8 a.m.


March 23




8 a.m

Last Day to Withdraw

Today is the last day students can withdraw from a spring semester course. Students will have access to withdraw through GoWMU until 11:59 p.m. tonight. Students who are unable to access the registration system due to a hold on their account can withdraw in the Registrar's Office.   If the student is not on campus, please have them contact our office at 269-387-4300 for assistance.

After tonight, withdrawal from a course will only be permitted through the hardship panel withdrawal process of GAPDAC. Documentation will be required and the Hardship Panel will determine if a hardship exists and whether a withdrawal is warranted. Students initiate this process through the Ombudsman’s Office

Midterm Grading

Midterm grading ended last Wednesday, March 14 for the spring semester. Grades were entered in 767 sections for 23,280 students. Grades submitted can be viewed by students through GoWMU.

Western Edge Retention Scholarship

The Western Edge Retention Scholarship is a $500 award given to first year beginning and transfer students who complete 30 credits in their first year at WMU, earn a GPA of 3.00 or higher, and enroll the following Fall semester. An e-mail went out this week to 1 ,509 students that will be short hours after the end of the Spring semester informing them that they still have an opportunity to qualify by enrolling in summer courses.

Cognos Folder to be Removed

We have discovered that some of the schedule building reports in Cognos are duplicated. Since the reports are not linked, even though they share the same name, it requires double the maintenance for report writers.

After reviewing usage, the majority of users utilize the folder at the top named “Schedule Offering” (top folder). Therefore, on Thursday, March 22, 2012, the folder at the bottom called “Schedule Building Reports-Schedule Offering” (bottom folder) will be removed. All of the reports found in this folder also appear in the “Schedule Offering” folder.

If you use the reports from the bottom folder and have created shortcuts to these reports, they will be broken when the folder is removed. You will need to create new shortcuts that point to the top folder if you need them.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, March 19—Last day to withdraw from Spring courses
  • April 23-27—Final Exam week
  • Saturday, April 28—Spring Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 1—Spring grades due at noon
  • Monday, May 7—Summer I classes begin at 8 a.m.
  • Friday, May 11—Drops/add ends
  • Monday, May 14—Census
  • Tuesday, May 21—Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, May 28—Memorial Day Recess
  • Friday, June 1—Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, June 4—Last day to withdraw
  • Wednesday, June 27—Session ends
  • Saturday, June 30—Summer Commencement
  • Tuesday, July 3—Final grades due at noon

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