December 18, 2017


Fall semester grades are due tomorrow, December 19, at noon. Grades will be available to students as soon as we complete processing, which typically takes two hours.

Students will be notified through their email account if their academic standing changes to probation, extended probation, final probation or dismissal.  The e-mail will explain what the standing means, the impact it has on future registration and information on recourses available to assist them. If the student has been academically dismissed, a hard copy letter will also be mailed to their permanent/home address.

Students who have been academically dismissed will be dropped from their spring semester courses on Thursday, January 4. 

A few grading reminders

When submitting final grades of "E" or "X" instructors will be required to enter the last date the student attended class or the last date of recorded academic activity. Instructors will be prompted to enter a valid date that is between the start and end date of the semester. In cases where the student does not come to even one class session or does not complete any work, the first day of the semester should be used.
The grade of "X" should be used when a student either never attended or stopped attending the class and is not eligible for an incomplete. The "X" grade is counted into the student's GPA the same as an "E" grade.
An incomplete is a temporary grade, given for reasons beyond the control of the student and should not to be given as a substitute for a failing grade. A Report of Incomplete Grade, located on the faculty menu in GoWMU, needs to be submitted when an incomplete grade is assigned.  


Congratulations to our new WMU graduates. Over 1,700 degrees were conferred at commencement on Saturday.

View our graduate's posts and pictures on Twitter using #WMUGrad.  A recording of each ceremony and a copy of the commencement program can also be found at

Fact of the week

The first four-year degree, a Bachelor of Arts, was awarded by Western Normal School in June 1919.  This semester we will be awarding 1,260 bachelor’s degrees; 246 of those are a Bachelor of Arts.


19 Final grades due by noon
22 University closed for winter closure through January 1, 2018