Community College Counselors

Thank you for the work you do to prepare your students for their transition from community college to Western Michigan University. The following resources may help you in working with prospective WMU transfer students.

Transfer guides

Knowing how a course transfers for University credit or toward degree requirements is critical in planning a student’s transition. WMU has many resources available to help students create the transfer plan that will work best.

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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.

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Admission requirements

WMU reviews several key factors to determine admission for each individual student. A solid core of college level work is recommended for transfer students planning to enroll at Western Michigan University.

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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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WMU academic contacts

Click here for our directory of advising contacts by academic college.

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Reverse transfer

Reverse transfer is an agreement between Western Michigan University and area community colleges that allows students to receive an associate degree by combining credits completed at WMU with credits earned at the community college.

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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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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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Visit campus

Campus tours for prospective students and families are offered Monday through Saturday, including special days for transfer students. Tours include an admissions presentation and walking tour of WMU’s main campus.

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Transfer newsletter for counselors

The WMU Transfer Newsletter contains valuable information for community college counselors and staff. Click on an issue below to view or print the newsletter.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the e-newsletters, email