March 11, 2019

Midterm grades

Today is the deadline for instructors to submit midterm grades for the Spring 2019 semester. Midterm grades are an important mechanism to support student academic performance, success and retention.

The midterm grade worksheet will be available until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. 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.  

Fall 2019 registration

Fall 2019 registration started this morning at 7:30 a.m. for graduate students. Priority registration goes through Tuesday, March 26.

Staff from the Registrar's Office will be available to answer phone calls beginning at 7:30 a.m. through the priority registration period.  

The schedule for this week is as follows: 

  • Monday, Mar 11 - Graduate students
  • Tuesday, Mar 12 - Athletes, DSS, Honors, Military Service Members, ROTC, and TRiO
  • Wednesday, Mar 13 - Seniors with 122 credit hours or above
  • Thursday, Mar 14 - Seniors with 104 credit hours or above
  • Friday, Mar 15 - Seniors with 88 credit hours or above

The complete priority registration schedule is available on the Registrar’s Office website

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Pro Tip

Student Registration Permit - Override

SFASRPO is the Banner page used by advisors and other approved employees to override restrictions a student may encounter when attempting to register for a class. For example: 

  • A student has not met the prerequisite(s) for the class.
  • A student does not have the appropriate major code for the class.
  • The class is closed. 
  • There is a Department Approval on the section.

Entering a registration permit override for a student allows the student to register themselves at their convenience.  

This is different from a hold restriction. With few exceptions, holds are placed to prevent registration. Holds must not be overridden. Students can view their holds by logging into GoWMU, then expanding the Registration menu and clicking on the My Holds link. Holds must be taken care of prior to registering for classes.  

FERPAFERPA

Over the next several weeks, we will highlight FERPA - what it is, how it protects student records and why we, as university staff and faculty, must adhere to this law. 

FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It is also known as the Buckley Amendment after its congressional author Senator James Buckley and was signed into law by President Ford in 1974. 

FERPA is a federal law designed to help protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA provides eligible students the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to seek to amend incorrect education records and the right to limit disclosure of information from their education records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education.

FERPA protects the education records of students who are currently or were formerly enrolled regardless of their age. The education records of deceased students and students who have applied to but never attended are not subject to FERPA guidelines, although every effort should still be made to protect them. 

Additional information about FERPA can be found on the Registrar's Office website

UPCOMING DATES

March 2019

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.