Office of the Registrar
Electronic Transcript Delivery
Beginning Fall 2014, the Office of the Registrar is excited to announce that electronic transcript delivery is now available. This new feature allows current students and alumni who began at Western Fall 1983 and later to request electronic delivery of transcripts (pdf). Alumni who started prior to Fall 1983 will not have the electronic option for delivery but may still order a paper transcript online for delivery through regular mail.
Two New Grading Options
Beginning Fall 2014, in order to ensure compliance with Federal Financial Aid regulations, there will be two new grading options available to differentiate between a student who failed a course due to not successfully meeting academic requirements and a student who failed because he/she did not attend the course at all (FN) or he/she stopped attending part way through the term (FW).
Beginning Fall 2011, a new policy regarding repeating a course for grade replacement will apply.
Beginning Fall 2010, plus-minus grading will be implemented in undergraduate courses.
Online Final Grade Reporting
Beginning Fall 2009, faculty have access to a new online final grade reporting system available through WIUP on the Web. Each Spring, Summer, and Fall semester an email will be sent to instructors notifying them when Final Grade Reporting is available for updating.
Online Early Warning Grade Reporting
Beginning Spring 2009, faculty have access to a new online early warning grade reporting system available through WIUP on the Web. Each Spring and Fall semester an email will be sent to instructors notifying them when Early Warning Grade Reporting is available for updating.
Beginning with the Spring 2008 class schedule, departments may designate individual course sections as having automatically enforced course-specific prerequisites (including minimum grade requirements). During registration, these courses will be identified on STARS and students who do not meet the requirements will be deleted prior to the first day of class. Departments may continue to enforce prerequisites manually as outlined in the Prerequisite/Corequisite Policy.
Beginning Fall 2007, a student may withdraw from a course or the university during the first ten weeks of a regular semester. After the tenth week, only students with exceptional and documented circumstances may appeal for late withdraw from the University.
Parent and Guest access to STARS
Beginning Summer 2007, students may grant online access to their records by using a new STARS on the Web page called Parent and Guest Account Management. This page allows the student to create up to five (5) guest accounts with different levels of access to the student's information. Parent and Guest Access is the University's preferred method for parents to access information about their student.