November 23, 2015

Degree Works update

We are quickly progressing toward our goal of a paperless process for undergraduate applications for graduation. This week the Haworth College of Business informed us that they are going paperless. Degree Works will be used in place of paper major and minor slips for their students when they apply to graduate. By fall of 2016, it is planned that graduation audits for all undergraduate students will be paperless. Degree Works has been instrumental in making this possible.

December graduation

Wednesday, December 9 is the last day for graduates to RSVP if they plan to attend the December 19 commencement ceremony. This can be done by call the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300 or by logging into GoWMU and clicking on Graduation Ceremony RSVP under Academic Services.

Graduates can pick up their four guest tickets in Textbook Alley located on the lower level of the Bernhard Center during regular business hours.

Undergraduate students in graduate courses

Undergraduate students are only permitted to enroll in 6000 level courses, or in 5000 level courses for graduate credit, if they have been granted dual enrollment or if they are in an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program (AGDP).

Below is the language in the Graduate Catalog regarding dual enrollment:

Dual enrollment applicants (that is, consideration for admission to a master's program while yet enrolled in a baccalaureate program) may be granted to any WMU senior who has an acceptable academic record (with a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the two years prior to admission date) and who has no more than 15 credit hours remaining for completion of the bachelor's degree.

Once granted dual enrollment status, the student may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate course work that has been approved by the appropriate departmental advisor in addition to those undergraduate courses required to complete the bachelor's degree.

Dual enrollment is permitted on a semester-by-semester basis, and no graduate credit earned in this way may be used to meet undergraduate requirements. If the bachelor's degree is not completed in the period of one calendar year, the student may not continue on dual enrollment.

Upcoming dates

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25—Thanksgiving recess begins at noon
  • Monday, Nov. 30—Classes resume
  • Dec. 14 - 18—Final exam week
  • Saturday, Dec. 19—Semester ends; Commencement
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22—Final grades due by noon