Initial Flight Training Requirements & Applications

Students must apply for the semester they desire to start flight training at WMU. Flight course capacities vary by semester and there is no guarantee that all students can be accepted for a desired semester. Decisions on acceptance are typically complete within 3 weeks after the application deadline and students are notified of their status via email. Students must meet the following requirements for their application to be considered:

Academic standing REQUIREMENTS

Current WMU Student

  • Minimum 2.5 Cumulative WMU GPA

Transfer Student

  • From a community college: Minimum 3.0 transfer GPA

  • From a 4-year college or university: Minimum 2.5 transfer GPA

Incoming Freshman

  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA, and
  • Minimum ACT 21 or SAT 1070
  • Math Requirement: Minimum ACT Math Score 19, or Minimum SAT Math Score 520, or Math Placement of MATH 1110 or higher
Please Note: To remain on active flight status, all students must maintain a minimum 2.5 WMU GPA.


faa Medical certificate REQUIREMENT - (click here for more info)

Students must possess a valid FAA First or Second Class medical certificate at time of application

  • A copy of your valid FAA First or Second Class medical must be uploaded with this application or your application will not be accepted.
  • Third Class medicals are not acceptable for flight training at WMU.

  • Medical certificate may be currently Third Class privileges as long as it was originally issued as a First or Second Class.

  • WMU highly recommends all students obtain a First Class FAA medical certificate if you have never held one before to ensure you meet the standards.


FAA Pilot Certificates held prior to wmu

Private Pilot Certificate (or higher) Held

  • You must upload a copy of your pilot certificate with your application for your application to be accepted.
  • Initial flight training will be into our Transition Flight Course to place you properly into our curriculum.

Currently Working on Private Pilot Certificate

  • You must provide WMU with copy of your Private Pilot Certificate by application deadline to be considered for the Transition Course. Acceptance into the Transition Course after the application deadline is on space available basis.
  • You may request to complete your Private Pilot Certificate at WMU by taking our Private Pilot courses.

Student Pilot Certificate Held (No Private)

  • If you have a FAA Student Pilot Certificate you will be required to upload a copy of it during the application process.
  • If you do not have a FAA Student Pilot Certificate we will assist you in obtaining one from the FAA after your application is accepted.


2018 FALL FLIGHT APPLICATION Not Available - Application opens ~April 13th, 2018, Deadline: July 2nd, 2018

2019 SPRING FLIGHT APPLICATION  Not Available - Application opens ~September 10th, 2018, Deadline: October 15th, 2018

2018 SUMMER I FLIGHT APPLICATION   Application Deadline: February 20th, 2018, late applications may be submitted for waitlist consideration

2018 SUMMER II/SUMMER ADVANTAGE FLIGHT APPLICATION  Not Available - Application opens ~March 14th, 2018, Deadline: April 16th, 2018