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.
Students may apply online or complete the paper application for admission.
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.
To prevent unnecessary delays, students are encouraged to read the application instructions before submitting their application for admission.
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.
Admitted student checklist
This helpful checklist provides information on next steps for students admitted to WMU.
Learn more about how WMU stacks up to other Michigan universities when it comes to academic quality and value.
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.
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.
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.
Western Michigan University is committed to help students find a home away from home at WMU through many on and off campus housing options. WMU offers various living options, including community, suite and apartment style rooms. The city of Kalamazoo also offers a variety of off campus housing options for students to choose from.
Tuition and scholarships
Learn about WMU’s cost of attendance and other expenses. WMU offers need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities. Learn what scholarships available for first-time transfer students through the Office of Admissions.
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.
WMU academic contacts
Click here for our directory of advising contacts by academic college.
There are many reasons why students choose WMU. From the quality of the education students receive at a research-based university to the endless opportunities to get involved on campus, students find WMU to be the perfect fit.
Your admissions connection
Find the WMU representative for your school and view our schedule of high school visits and college fairs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.