February 25, 2019

Midterm grading

We are in the final two weeks of midterm grading for the spring semester. Midterm grading will remain open through Monday, March 11. Midterm grades can be entered in GoWMU using the Midterm Grade Worksheet. Grades can also be reported through D2L. Additional information on midterm grading, as well as instructions on how to submit midterm grades via Elearning, can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

Transfer course credit planning form

If you are working with a student who is planning to take a course at another institution over the summer, don’t forget about the Transfer Course Credit Planning Form.  This form allows students to obtain pre-approval that the course will transfer back to WMU. Once the student completes the form, they bring it to their college advisor for approval along with a copy of the course description. The signed form should then be submitted to the Registrar’s Office where it will be recorded and available when the transcript arrives from the guest institution.

Security re-authorization

The semi-annual student information system re-authorization is currently underway. It will remain open through March 1. Any questions regarding the re-authorization can be directed to the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300. 

Banner 9

Pro Tip

It will be easier to learn Banner 9 if you compare can compare it with Banner 8. 

Question from the field

How can I search for a page but I don't know the exact name? 

In Application Navigator, you can enter a partial name and a list will appear that relates to the page for which you are searching.  For instance, if you want to review the registration audit trail for a student, enter "audit" in the search field and all pages that have the word audit in the page name will be displayed.

Meet the Registrar's OfficeLaura Thomas

Laura began her career at WMU 20 years ago. Her initial position was at the customer service counter. After serving in various capacities in the Registrar's Office, she recently accepted the position of Student Success/Marketing Specialist Sr. In this position, Laura has the opportunity to reach out to students who have completely withdrawn for the semester as well as communicating with students about registration, important dates, and graduation information. She is also responsible for the web content of the Registrar's Office and the Commencement websites as well as the publication of the weekly Registrar's Notes. 

Laura is an avid hockey fan and can be found watching the Red Wings both on television and traveling to Detroit to watch them in person. Her favorite players are Danny DeKeyser and Luke Witkowski both of whom played Bronco hockey.

Laura enjoys cooking and baking, kayaking, camping, reading, taking far too many pictures of her dogs, and playing Cribbage. She thinks that the best time is time spent with her family and friends. She also loves to travel with her husband and has been all over the world as a result. Additionally, she was recently promoted to grandma and if asked, she may show you a couple (hundred) pictures of her grandson.

UPCOMING DATES

March 2019

1 -  Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal; Spirit Day (no classes - University open); Banner 8 no longer available

4-8 -  Spring recess (no classes - University open)

11 -  Midterm grades are due; Fall 2019 registration begins

18 -  Last day to withdraw from spring classes

April 2019

22-25 -  Final examinations

27 -  Semester ends; Commencement

29 -  Tuition and fees are due for the Summer I term

30 -  Final grades are due by noon

May 2019

6 -  Summer I begins at 8 a.m.

10 -  Last day students can drop/add through GoWMU

13 -  Department cleanup*; Last day to receive a 100% refund; Census

14 -  $100 late add fee begins; begin recording withdrawals with a final grade of "W" on transcripts

17 -  last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdrawal

27 -  Memorial Day - University closed

31 -  Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal

June 2019

3 -  Last day to withdraw from classes

20 -  Tuition and fees are due for the Summer II term

26 -  Summer I term ends

27 -  Summer II begins at 8 a.m.

29 -  Commencement

*Department 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.