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High School Guidance Counselors

Thank you for the work you do to prepare your students for their transition from high school to college. The following resources are designed to help you in working with prospective Western Michigan University students.

2014–15 WMU Visit Programs

Compare WMU

Learn more about how WMU stacks up to other Michigan universities when it comes to academic quality and value.

Admission Applications

Students may apply online or complete the paper application for admission.

Application Instructions

To prevent unnecessary delays, students are encouraged to read the application instructions before submitting their application for admission.

Admission Criteria

WMU freshman admission criteria includes GPA, ACT or SAT score, high school curriculum and trend in grades.

Admissions Newsletter

The WMU Admissions Newsletter contains valuable information for newly admitted freshman students and their families.

High School Verification Form

This printable verification form is a way for counselors to share insight about students who have applied online to WMU. The form is optional and application decisions will not be delayed if it is not received.

Application Fee Waiver

Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch or those who are experiencing financial difficulty may qualify to have their $40 application fee waived. Counselors can request a fee waiver for a student by attaching a letter to the student’s paper application.

Your Admissions Connection

Find the WMU representative for your school and view our schedule of high school visits and college fairs.

Admitted Student Checklist

This helpful checklist provides information on next steps for students admitted to WMU.

Dual Enrollment

High school students may apply to dual enroll at WMU. Dual enrollment advising is available through the Lee Honors College.

Early/Middle College

High school students who attend an early/middle college are invited to apply and enroll at WMU.

Foster Youth Initiative

WMU offers unique scholarship and support opportunities for students who have aged out of the foster care system.

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