High School Counselors

Advisor helping a student.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.

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2015-16 WMU visit programs

  • Campus tours: Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and most Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • Open House programs: While these 2015 events have concluded, we will offer them again in fall 2016. Dates will be announced here.

Admission applications

Students may apply online or complete the paper application for admission. For students who need to finish an in-process application, we have created a step-by-step tutorial to walk them through the process to submit their application. 

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Admission criteria

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

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Admitted student checklist

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

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Application fee waiver

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A counselor, or other school official, may request an Admission Application Fee Waiver for a student who meets an indicator of economic need, such as those eligible for free or reduced lunch, to have the student's $40 application fee waived. Counselors can request a fee waiver by providing the student with an electronic copy of the form (which the student will submit to WMU) or sending the form directly to WMU via mail or fax.

If your student has a fee waiver, they can either:

  1. Upload an electronic copy within the online application, or 
  2. Check "yes" on the fee waiver screen, submit the required counselor contact information, and continue on to finish the application.  

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Application instructions

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

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Compare WMU

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

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Midwest Student Exchange Program

Out-of-state students from Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin who are majoring in the College of Aviation are able to attend WMU at a reduced tuition rate.

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Dual enrollment

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

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Early/Middle college

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

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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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Your admissions connection

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

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