January 12, 2024

Last day to drop/add spring classes is Jan. 16

Students may drop and add until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. After Jan. 16, dropping a class is considered a withdrawal and will show on transcripts with a grade of "W". Courses can be withdrawn from Jan. 17 to March 18. The refund schedule is listed in the calendar at the bottom of this email. 

Preparing for spring census

Spring 2024 census will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16. In preparation, please ensure the correct instructor of record has been entered in Banner for all sections, sections on hold have been canceled or made active and all students attending have been registered so they will be counted (this includes students completing thesis and dissertation hours, independent studies, internships, seminars, etc.).

New dashboard available

The new, interactive Career Outcomes dashboard for 2022-23 graduates is available at wmich.edu/career/outcomes. The dashboard provides details on where our graduates are going, and what experiences they had while at WMU. The data can be filtered by college, department, major and student demographic characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, gender and student population. This dashboard is based on a 77% response rate to the Post-Graduation Activity Survey sent to 2022-23 graduates.

The dashboard is the result of the collaboration between Merze Tate College and Institutional Research. Later this month, this collaborative team will make the last several years of this data available through an interactive dashboard within Cognos, so all faculty, staff and administrators can examine and use the data for program improvement and reporting.

EM-Tech updates

Field Services/OIT should be contacted via OIT-FieldServices@wmich.edu for all computer help requests.

2024-25 FAFSA now available

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 academic year is now available periodically as part of a soft launch. Students should file with WMU’s school code (002330) and have 2022 tax information available. Learn more at wmich.edu/finaid/apply and studentaid.gov.

Summer course offerings available Jan. 22; registration opens Feb. 5

See the summer registration calendar
Reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline for June, August and December 2024 graduation applications

Once the deadline has passed, students may submit a late application for an additional fee or apply for the next available graduation term. Earlier this week, the Registrar's Office mailed a postcard to eligible students. 

More information regarding the communication cycle will be shared in the next edition of EM News. Please contact John Scott with questions.

Fall course offerings available Feb. 26; registration opens March 11

See the fall registration calendar
Did you know? A fun fact from the Registrar...

Nearly 5,000 students were on the Dean's List last fall. A searchable version of the list is available online