September 6, 2019

Reminder: new graduation application deadlines

There are now just two deadlines for graduation applications: Oct. 1 for April graduation and Feb. 1 for June, August and December graduations. The first deadline to reflect this change will be Oct. 1, 2019, for April 2020 graduation.

The new deadlines will be firm, as they ensure that all students will have a completed final audit before the start of their last semester. Previously, final audits were not completed until after the add/drop period was over, so students with unfulfilled degree requirements did not have the opportunity to adjust their schedules accordingly. Our goal in changing the application deadlines is to prevent students from having to delay their graduation due to unanticipated audit findings.

Notary services available for transcripts

Students are able to request a notarized copy of their transcript through our transcript vendor, Parchment. When selecting this service, the transcript will be printed and notarized by staff in the Registrar's Office before being sent via USPS. The $10 notary fee is paid through Parchment along with the transcript fee.

Undergraduate GPA revision request for change of major

This semester, the Faculty Senate Undergraduate GPA Revision Policy went into effect. Undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor's degree may apply for a one-time GPA revision when changing their major to one in a different department. If approved, a maximum of three courses may be removed from the student's GPA. 

GPA revision criteria:

  • The course(s) must be taken within the first three semesters of attendance at WMU.
  • The course(s) were from a declared major, prerequisite or cognate.
  • A grade of "E" or "X" was earned. No other grades may be considered for GPA revision.
  • There is no finding of responsibility for academic integrity violation in the course(s).

Free shred event on October 11 at Sangren Hall (Lot 41)

To encourage proper disposal of the University’s protected information, the campus GLBA Committee is hosting a free document and media shredding event on October 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to drop off professional or personal documents and media to ensure they are properly destroyed and recycled. University records must be destroyed in compliance with the University’s Information Security Program. Restricted/confidential information should be retained only as long as needed. See records management and the University Record Retention Guide for more information.


  • Personal or professional documents (no plastic or metal; rubber bands & paperclips are okay)
  • Non-paper media (CDs, DVDs, VHS, Floppy Disks; for hard drive disposal, please contact WMU Surplus)
  • Maximum capacity: If you have more than 15 boxes to dispose of, please contact Data Guardian to schedule a pickup (for a nominal fee) at your convenience by calling (269) 327-8553 or visiting online.

Updates to the Registrar homepage

We have updated our homepage to provide stakeholders with quick access to our services. 

Did you know? A fun fact from the Registrar...

Based on utilization rates, the top five classrooms are:

SANGN 2130
SANGN 2110
SCHDR 1245
MOORE 1111
SCHDR 1340

The classrooms that house the most contact hours are:

SCHDR 2000
SANGN 1920
SANGN 1910
CHEM 1720
WOOD 1301