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Registrar’s Notes – May 12, 2014

Registrar’s Office Website

The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce that our newly redesigned website went live this morning. Information has been updated to make it more relevant for students, faculty and staff. In addition, we have attempted to remove any unnecessary information and the links have been modified to help make navigation of the site easier. If you have difficulty finding information on our new site, please contact Laura Thomas (laura.thomas@wmich.edu).

Reclaim the W Program

I mentioned the Reclaim the W program last week. If you missed it, Reclaim the W is a pilot initiative to restore first year students (FTIACs) that were dismissed at the end of their second semester. A total of 104 students were contacted regarding the Reclaim the W opportunity last week. Eligibility for the program was determined based on the student’s grade point average and input from the advising directors. Here is a link to the letter that was sent to the student’s permanent address Reclaim the W. Students were given a June 15 deadline to submit their materials to the Registrar’s Office.

Banner Upgrade

The Banner upgrade is scheduled for this weekend. The upgrade process will begin Saturday night and will continue through Sunday. Both Banner self-service and INB will be unavailable during the upgrade. We anticipate having Banner back up and available for use around noon on Sunday.

Census

The official census count for the Summer I session will be taken at the end of the day today. It is important that all students attending Summer I courses are registered in Banner today so they can be accurately reflected in our census numbers. In addition, please ensure that all sections have the correct instructor of record listed and that all sections on hold have been cancelled or made active.

Waitlisting

Waitlisting has ended for Summer I. Any students on a waitlist for a Summer I section have been dropped. Departments may add students into waitlisted sections today as they see appropriate.

Summer I 2014 Registration Changes

Adds

Departments have access to add students to Summer I courses through the end of the day today. After today students will need to submit a completed Permission to Late Add form to the Registrar’s Office in order to add a course. Students adding their first course after today will be assessed a late add fee of $100 per class.

Drops/Withdrawals

Students dropping today will receive a 100% refund. After today, students will receive a 50% refund for complete withdrawal through Monday, May 19 and a 25% refund from Tuesday, May 20 to Friday, May 30.

A 24-hour grace period is provided to students who drop a course that meets for the first time on or after the end of the drop/add period. Students dropping a class within 24 hours of the start date should contact the Registrar’s Office to make sure they receive the correct refund.

Grade mode and credit hour changes

At this point in the semester students can no longer change from a letter grade to credit/no credit, or from credit/no credit to a letter grade. Students are also unable to decrease credit hours in a variable credit course. According to university policy, changes to the grade mode and the credit hour range can only be done through the end of the drop/add period.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, May 12—Census

  • Monday, May 19—Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal

  • Monday, May 26—Memorial Day Recess

  • Friday, May 30—Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal

  • Monday, June 2—Last day to withdraw

  • Wednesday, June 25—Session ends