Transfer resources for out-of-state transfer students
Western Michigan University has a growing number of students who are transferring from outside the state of Michigan. Our goal is to help you maximize your time your community college so that your transition to WMU is as smooth as possible. This page directs you to online resources and real people in admissions and advising that care about your questions and want to help you succeed.
Visits at community colleges near you
Admissions representatives regularly visit various community colleges in Illinois and Indiana to meet with students. Take advantage of these opportunities to connect with us while we are conveniently in your area.
If you have questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.
Campus visits at WMU
Complete the application for admission, your online scholarship application, and request official transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions by the priority deadline of January 15, 2017 to be considered for these competitive scholarships:
$30,000 Transfer Gold Non-Resident Scholarship
$10,000 Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Non-Resident Scholarship
WMU's Phi Theta Kappa Alumni chapter, Alpha of Michigan, invites you to join us for fun activities and volunteer opportunities that will positively shape your experience at WMU! The chapter strives to follow the four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. You can connect with us on Facebook or via email.
Midwest Student Exchange Program
Western Michigan University is a participant of the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) beginning with the Fall 2016 entering class. New undergraduate students majoring in the College of Aviation who are enrolling from one of these 8 states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin will receive a reduced tuition rate. Students participating in the Midwest Student Exchange Program are not eligible to receive the Transfer Non-Resident Gold Scholarship, but they are able to receive scholarships from other offices/departments at WMU.
WMU College of Aviation and Ivy Tech Community College agreement
Ivy Tech Community College students who complete the full Associate of Applied Science degree covering both airframe and powerplant certification will be awarded a block of 60 credit hours applicable to the Aviation Maintenance Technology bachelor's degree. Review the memorandum of understanding below for more details.
American Honors at Ivy Tech Community College
WMU is a member of American Honors, one of the most prestigious community college honors programs in the country. American Honors students from JC receive automatic transfer acceptance upon program completion, when they maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete an associate's degree by the time they enroll at WMU. American Honors students must apply by January of their final year of the American Honors program. Visit the WMU American Honors site for more information.
Our transfer guides prepare students for a number of specific majors at WMU. We continue to work with faculty on your campus and ours to expand our list of available guides by community college. Check back in the near future for guides for your specific community college. If your current college is not listed, please connect with your WMU representative for further assistance regarding transfer credits and program planning.