July 11, 2016

study abroad transcript change

A change has recently been made to the way study abroad courses are entered on the WMU transcript.  In the past, when a student completed their study abroad program, a grade was assigned using place holder classes (LANG 4770, INTL 3300 or INTL 3310). Going forward, the WMU equivalent will be listed on the transcript instead of the place holder class.  As an example, if a student is awarded WMU credit of SPAN 2010; SPAN 2010 will be listed on the transcript instead of SPAN 4770. 

This change will reduce the number of exceptions that have to be made in Degree Works and will help to ensure that the correct class is used for pre-requisite checking.   If a study abroad course is not assigned a WMU equivalent, it will continue to be listed on the transcript under the place holder class.

summer II registration


Census occurred on Friday, July 8.   Students wanting to add a Summer II course today will need to submit a completed Permission to Late Add form to the Registrar’s Office.  Students will be assessed a late add fee of $100 per class if they were not registered for at least one course prior to July 8.


Students will receive a 50% refund for a complete withdraw through Tuesday, July 12.   A 25% refund will be granted for complete withdraws from Wednesday, July 13 to Monday, July 25. 

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.

tuition and fees

At the June 29 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 4.19% increase that will go into effect fall semester.

scheduling building

Round two for spring 2017 schedule building reports are now available in Cognos. Banner access is not available to make changes during this round. All changes must be marked on the working report, signed by the department chair and submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m. 

Questions can be forwarded to  regi-roomscheduling@wmich.edu.

dean's list

To be eligible for the Dean's List in a Summer I or Summer II session, undergraduate students must complete at least six semester hours of graded work and receive a semester GPA of at least 3.50.  

A searchable list of students who have achieved this academic honor can be found on the Registrar's Office website.

fun facts

839 students qualified for the Dean's List in Summer I.

Upcoming Dates

  • July 12—Last day to receive 50% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • July 25—Last day to receive 25% refund for a complete withdrawal; Last day to withdraw from classes
  • August 19—Term ends
  • August 23—Final grades due by noon