frequently asked questions



Here are answers to questions asked most frequently by students. Click the question icon
[ ask ] in each category.

Common concerns:

frequently asked questions by students

General information ask

  • How does WMU define full-time and part-time status?
  • Is there a calendar available for specific semester dates?
  • How can I get information on student aid?
  • Where can I get my questions answered concerning my tuition/bill?
  • How do I give my parents access to view/pay my tuition bill?
  • I have questions concerning on-campus housing, who should I contact?

Program and graduation analysis ask

  • What is a degree audit?
  • Degree applications (requesting an audit)?
  • How can I confirm if I am on the graduation list?
  • When is my graduation ceremony?
  • How do I order announcements, cap and gown?
  • How many guests are allowed to attend the graduation ceremony?
  • How long does the ceremony last?
  • Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
  • Where are the commencement ceremonies held?
  • How do we get to Miller Auditorium?
  • Are there wheelchair accommodations for family members wanting to attend?

Records/grades ask

  • How can I obtain a copy of my grades?
  • I got a grade for a class I registered for and never attended; what do I do?
  • What are the requirements for inclusion on the Dean's List?
  • Can we get a copy of my Dean's List letter or certificate?
  • Can you send Dean's List information to our hometown newspaper?

Registration and scheduling ask

  • I have become ill and will not be able to finish the semester, what do I need to do?
  • I have decided not to return to WMU, what should I do?
  • I have paid my tuition and have decided not to return how do I receive a refund?
  • I did not attend last semester and would like to return, what do I need to do?
  • I would like to take a course at WMU. What should I do?

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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
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