Admissions criteria


Admission to the University is decided on an individual basis. The average WMU freshman has a 3.3 high school GPA and a 22 ACT score, but these numbers should not be viewed as minimum or cutoff points since students both above and below these averages are considered for admission. 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.

Transfer students

All applicants must have an official college transcript sent from each institution attended. Applicants with at least a 2.00 (C) grade point average (as computed by WMU) in transferable course credits will be considered for admission. If you have earned fewer than 26 semester hours (39 quarter/term hours) at the time of application you must also submit either:

  • An official high school transcript, and
  • ACT or SAT scores (if you graduated from high school in the last two years),
  • An official GED score.

Office of Admissions
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211 USA
(269) 387-2000 | (269) 387-2096 Fax