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Proofing is the period of time when department schedulers review and approve courses to prepare the next Schedule of Classes (SOC). Traditionally, there are two periods of Proofing, Initial and Final. During COVID-19 scheduling, just one proofing window is scheduled. For the Pullman campus, a rough window for proofing would be:
Proofing schedules vary by campus. Check with Campus Scheduler at each campus for more specific dates.
The first official proofing opportunity for department schedulers for the new term. For proofing dates, visit the Deadlines page.
Initial proofing is the period where department schedulers review the new term, update sections that were copied, open new sections, and approve sections that are ready for activation by the Campus Scheduler. Requests for rooms may be added to the Internal Notes area for later reference.
Although the new term is available to department schedulers as soon as the term is rolled, the Campus Scheduler "cleans up" the new term prior to officially announcing the start of proofing.
After Initial Proofing ends, the Campus Scheduler updates all Notes/Requests and runs the Room Optimizer to assign GUCs to sections with a facility code GUC_TBS or VC_PUL. More information about Room Assignments.
Department Schedulers review room assignments as scheduled by the Optimizer/Campus Scheduler. Notes/Requests are added to Maintain Schedule of Classes when the course has been approved. Sections approved by the end of final proofing will be activated in time for the Schedule of Classes to be live.
Department Schedulers may continue to add/update sections to the term through the 10th Day of Classes of the term by leaving a Notes/Request in Maintain Schedule of Classes. Requests after that date are discouraged, though possible.
Instructors must be active in the Instructor/Advisor Table in myWSU. See Instructor Assignments for more information.
Department Schedulers do not have access to cancel a section. Actions to take to cancel a section: