December 17, 2018


Fall semester grades are due tomorrow, December 18, 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 3. 

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. 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

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Pro Tip

Looking for a form but can't remember the form name? For instance, if you want to know the advisor of record for a particular student, type "advisor" in the Search field. Each form that has to do with advising will appear as a selection. 

Questions from the field . . .

A question was asked about how to view other forms without having to go back to the main menu and type in the form name.

  • In Banner 8, in order to quickly go to other forms, you clicked on Options, scrolled down and clicked on the form you wished to view. 
  • In Banner 9, you will click on Related which is located in the upper right corner. See below for a screenshot. These are forms related to SFASLST.

If you have a specific question about Banner 9  please feel free to email Laura Thomas and it will be addressed in future Registrar's Notes. 

Meet the Registrar's OfficeKris (Kenz) Locke

Kris has been with WMU since February 2000. She started at the College of Fine Arts and after a few other positions within the University, she was hired to fill a position within the Registrar's Office. Kris spends her workday answering numerous phone calls, assisting in processing residency forms, student conduct outcomes, study abroad grades, and report of incomplete grades. 

Kris is an avid history enthusiast. She has a business which centers around tea and the British Royal Family. She has many royal commemorative items dating from 1887 to 2018. Kris has given many presentations and will also provide tea and goodies for weddings, baby showers, and more.  

Kris is an advocate for female students. She helps them to build inner strength; mentors them to seek safe relationships and helps them to get out of unsafe relationships if necessary. She also helps them in setting and attaining personal and professional goals. In addition, Kris volunteers to honor and assist veterans. 

In her spare time, Kris enjoys spending time with her husband, their granddaughter, and cat, Izzy. Plus, she enjoys antiquing, reading, camping, attending concerts, and plays.


  • December 18—Final grades are due by noon


  • January 2—Spring tuition and fees are due
  • January 2-4—Advising days
  • January 7—Classes begin at 8 a.m.
  • January 7-8—One Stop Convenience Center
  • January 11—Last day students can drop/add through GoWMU
  • January 14—Department cleanup*; Census
  • January 15—$100 late add fee begins; Begin recording withdrawals with a final grade of "W" on transcripts
  • January 17—Last day to receive a 90% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • January 18—Final day to apply for spring graduation
  • January 21—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Convocation and Activities
  • January 22—Last day to receive 50% refund for a partial withdrawal
  • February 1—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdrawal; deadline to apply for summer graduation 
  • March 1—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal; Spirit Day (no classes - University open)
  • March 4-8—Spring recess (no classes - University open)
  • March 11—Midterm grades are due
  • March 18—Last day to withdraw from spring classes
  • April 22-25—Final examinations
  • April 27—Semester ends; Commencement
  • April 30—Final grades are due by noon

*Departmental cleanup day provides the opportunity for departments to assist students in adding/dropping classes. Students do not have access to adjust their schedules via GoWMU on this day; they do receive a 100% refund for any classes dropped by the department.