When to Apply

We strongly recommend that you connect with Admissions and an academic advisor at least two semesters before you plan to enroll. You should apply by the time you begin your last semester at your present college or university. The earlier you are admitted, the more options you will have when creating your class schedule. Keep in mind that you do not have to pay tuition directly after registration. Tuition payment deadlines are one week before the start of the fall semester and the first day of classes of the spring semester. The chart below can be used as a guide on when to submit your application.

Entering semesterRecommended to apply byRegistration begins
Fall Early January Mid-March
Spring September Mid-October
Summer I December Early February
Summer II December Early February

Some programs have a separate admissions process and you may need to apply earlier—review department websites for more information.

How to apply

Students should apply online and request every college you have attended to submit an official transcript of all work completed to the Office of Admissions at the address below. Review our admission criteria for more information. 

Western Michigan University
Office of Admissions
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5211