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Western Michigan University's senior citizens opportunity program in education (SCOPE) offers persons age 62 or older, the opportunity to register for one class each semester tuition free.



Senior Citizens’ Opportunity Program in Education


  • Qualified candidates must submit an admission application.  Depending on the level of study you choose to pursue, please use the undergraduate application or graduate non-degree application. The admission application fee is waived.  

  • Participants may register in one regularly scheduled class each semester on a seat-available basis.

  • Registration is done in person in the Registrar’s Office during the drop/add period, as seats are available.

  • Enrollees may not register for credit and courses can not be used toward a degree program.

  • Only tuition charges are waived.  Parking fees and special course fees for materials, trips, etc. are assessed.  

  • SCOPE enrollees do not have access to normal services available to regular students such as the Health Center, Student Recreation Center, student discounts, etc.

  • Special identification cards are issued to SCOPE participants to allow access to the library and academic facilities necessary for class participation.

  • Special courses may not be eligible to SCOPE students due to space availability.

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Office of the Registrar
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545