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Begin the application process by selecting the option below that's right for you.

Mailed transcripts can be sent to:
Western Michigan University
Office of Admissions
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5211

Freshman

If you are a current high school student or highschool graduate and you have not attended another college, complete the freshman application.

To learn more, visit the freshman admissions page.

Transfer

If you have completed one or more semesters at a community college or four-year college, complete the transfer application.

To learn more, visit the transfer admissions page.

Graduate

If you are applying for a master's, specialist, doctoral or certificate program, complete the appropriate graduate application.

To learn more, visit the graduate admissions page.

International

If you are not a United States citizen and do not have an I-551 Permanent Resident Card or documentation of asylum or refugee status, please follow this link for information on applying for either undergraduate or graduate studies.

To learn more, visit the international admissions information page.

Readmission

If you previously attended WMU or applied within the past two years but never enrolled use the readmission application. Note: If you were academically dismissed, you must complete this application and meet with an academic advisor in the WMU college you wish to enter.

If you previously attended WMU and are a returning veteran, click here for important information regarding benefits.

Printable applications

All printable applications are made available in portable document format (PDF). Opening these documents may require that a current version of AdobeReader be installed on your computer.

Undergraduate admission application (freshman and transfer)

If you are a freshman or transfer applicant and you wish to use the paper application, download this printable application.

Undergraduate readmission application

For students who previously attended WMU or applied within the past two years but never enrolled. Note: If you were academically dismissed, you must complete this application and meet with an academic advisor in the WMU college you wish to enter.

If you previously attended WMU and are a returning veteran, click here for important information regarding benefits.

Undergraduate non degree admission application

If you are not seeking a degree and only wish to take classes, you may apply for Non-Degree status. You must use this printable form. Non-Degree status may limit both course and financial aid options. Acceptance for Non-Degree does not constitute degree admission to WMU.

Second bachelor's degree or post baccalaureate initial teacher certification admission application

For those who have a bachelor's degree and now wish to obtain a second bachelor's degree and those who have graduated from a four-year, accredited college or university and now wish to obtain Michigan teacher certification.

Guest application

For undergraduate students currently at other colleges seeking guest student status at WMU. If you have already earned a bachelor's degree, please use the Graduate non-degree application listed below.

High school dual enrollment application

For high school students seeking permission to take WMU classes while enrolled in high school.

Senior citizen's opportunity program in education (SCOPE)

Senior citizen's opportunity program in education (SCOPE) Persons who are 62 years of age or older may qualify for this non-degree program, which is also known as Project SCOPE. The application fee is waived for SCOPE applicants. Students who want to register for credit are not eligible for SCOPE. Depending on the level of study you choose to pursue, please use the undergraduate application or graduate non-degree application. Read more about SCOPE in the online academic catalog.

Graduate admission application

If you are applying for a master's, specialist, doctoral or certificate program and wish to use the paper application, download this printable application.

Graduate non-degree application

Bachelor's degree graduates who are seeking permission to take classes must use the Graduate non-degree application.

Graduate readmission application

If you are seeking readmission to a graduate program, please use the graduate readmissions application.

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