Metro Detroit Outreach

Metro Detroit Community Outreach in Western Michigan University’s Office of Precollege Programming provides services and programs designed to engage K-12 students and their parents in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties interested in opportunities for higher education.

Programs and services to community, faith based and youth serving organizations include:

  • Conduct college readiness workshops/presentations at meetings and conferences.
  • Resource tables at community events.
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships and partnerships between the University and others in the tri-county area.
  • Metro Detroit Scholarships Intensive Workshops for junior and high school students and their families.
  • Information sessions about WMU programs and services.

Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming events and activities when scheduled. To schedule a presentation or request a resource table send an email to doreen.odom@wmich.edu or call (269) 599-2496.

Western Michigan University (WMU) in Metro Detroit invites high school juniors, seniors and parents to attend our college readiness workshop series. Workshop features:
  • WMU need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities
  • Information about WMU Endowed Scholarships
  • How to find community scholarships
  • Ways to finance college & FAFSA updates
  • An opportunity to submit an online WMU admission application and receive a fee waiver
Reserve your spot today by sending an email two days prior to the workshop with your name, number attending, high school and grade to: doreen.odom@wmich.edu. Any questions call: (269) 599-2496
  • WMU Wednesday: Scholarship Workshop, November 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Troy Public Library @ Civic Center Drive, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy MI 48084
APPLY FOR ADMISSION: GOLD RUSH
If you are interested in admission to WMU, please bring the official documents identified below to the workshop. We will collect the documents at check-in and you will be given the code to use on the online application (www.wmich.edu/apply) to waive the $40 fee. Students will receive a decision within 72 hours once we confirm the application has been submitted. All freshman applicants are required to submit:
  • An official high school transcript with at least six semesters of work
  • ACT or SAT scores directly from ACT or College Board (ACT Code: 2066; SAT code: 1902), on your high school transcript, or from a score report
Your application is reviewed using a combination of these key factors: grade point average, ACT/SAT score, number and type of college prep courses and trend of grades.