Undergraduate Senior Citizens' Opportunity Program in Education

Western Michigan University’s undergraduate Senior Citizens' Opportunity Program in Education offers persons, age 62 or older who have not earned a bachelor degree, the opportunity to register for one undergraduate class each semester or session, tuition free*.

  • Participants may register in one regularly scheduled class each semester or session on a seat-available basis.
  • Specialized classes may not be made available to participants due to space availability.
  • Registration is processed by the Registrar’s Office during the drop and add period (first week of classes)
  • Students who wish to register for credit are not eligible for SCOPE.
  • SCOPE participants do not have access to services available to typical students, such as student discounts, the Health Center and the Student Recreation Center.
  • Special WMU identification cards are issued to SCOPE participants to allow access to the library and academic facilities necessary for class participation.

Qualified candidates should use the WMU online application.

*Tuition is waived; however, parking fees and any special course fees will be assessed.