Advising

Western Michigan University's integrated supply management academic advisor, Katy Snider, helps all ISM students with curriculum planning from orientation to graduation. Walk-in advising hours are available with her in the Office of Academic Advising and Admissions in 2130 Schneider Hall, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday advising is by appointment only. Please call (269) 387-5075 to request an appointment. 

Application process

Students with catalog year 2011 and later must apply to the ISM program. Students are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible and are encouraged to complete the application process in a timely manner. To be considered for the ISM program, students applying to the ISM program must be eligible for and complete an application to the B.B.A. program or already be accepted into the Haworth College of Business. Students may begin the application process in the Haworth College of Business Office of Advising and Admissions, 2130 Schneider Hall.

Applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • ISM faculty interview
  • Overall GPA

Preference will be given to students who complete the application process for spring semester admission by Dec. 1 and for fall semester admission by May 1. Tentative admission to the ISM program will be processed to allow students to register for ISM courses. Applications will be evaluated as soon as grades are available and will be dependent upon students completing the admission criteria as well as meeting with an ISM program mentor.

Curriculum plans

Students should plan their programs of study and confirm that they are meeting the requirements to graduate on time. To stay on track to graduation, it is critical that all ISM majors meet with the ISM academic advisor every semester to maintain current plans and ensure proper course sequencing. If your advising question requires help from a faculty member, the ISM advisor will direct you to the appropriate faculty member.

General advising

The ISM academic advisor is your first stop for any questions relating to the program. If your advising question requires help from a faculty member, the ISM academic advisor will direct you to the appropriate faculty member and help you schedule an appointment. 

Students should meet with the ISM academic advisor at least once each semester.

Graduation audits

You should meet with the ISM academic advisor when you reach 88 credit hours to begin the graduation audit process.  Graduation audits must be completed in the semester prior to graduation.

  • Spring graduation: Dec. 1
  • Summer graduation: Feb. 1
  • Fall graduation: Aug. 1

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