February 25, 2022

Spring commencement details coming next week

WMU is working with health officials to determine how to best celebrate our spring graduates while doing so in a way that protects the health and safety of our University community. The Registrar's Office will be contacting spring graduates via email on Tuesday, March 1, and updating the commencement web page shortly after.

March 1 is priority deadline for FAFSA filers

Students who file their 2022-23 FAFSA by March 1 will be given priority consideration for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance from the State of Michigan. Please encourage students to apply at studentaid.gov.

Spring midterm grades due March 7

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 at wmich.edu/registrar/faculty-staff/grades.

Instructors can report students who are not performing well, have excessive absences or missing multiple assignments using the Report Student Academic Concern form located on the Faculty Menu in GoWMU. When a student is reported, the information is sent to the Registrar's Office, Residence Life (if the student is living on campus) and the academic advisor of record (if the student is an undergraduate).  

Fall registration begins March 14

Fall course offerings will be available on Monday, Feb. 28, via GoWMU and the WMU Course Offerings page. Registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 14, at 7:30 a.m. 

See the registration schedule
Updates to student registration process

A recent change in federal regulations prevents WMU from turning a student with outstanding debt over to collections unless they (1) agree to our financial responsibility terms and conditions and (2) consent to the registration. As a result, students will now be required to initiate all schedule changes themselves through GoWMU. 

Enrollment in courses can be managed through override permissions set up in the SFASRPO Banner screen. Override permissions can be entered in advance of registration opening at the course and/or section level. This allows students the freedom to drop and add at their convenience. Permits can be added to override any registration restriction, including:

  • Advisor approval
  • Class
  • Corequisite
  • Capacity
  • Department approval
  • Major
  • Repeat
  • Prerequisite

As part of this change, we will be extending GoWMU access on Department Clean-Up Day, so students will be able to add or drop classes as needed. The Registrar's Office has created a video tutorial to help navigate SFASRPO, as well as a registration walk-through video for students

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

More than 4,800 students have registered for summer courses since registration opened on Feb. 7.