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  • Communicate at a basic level of English
  • Understand basic English grammar
  • Recognize and use basic English vocabulary
  • Write sentences and short paragraphs

Students without basic English proficiency should pursue other options:

Hire a tutor
ESL learning resources

If you are not sure if you meet these qualifications, email celcis-info@wmich.edu for guidance.

Admission materials

To apply to CELCIS at Western Michigan University, complete the following steps:

1. Submit an application

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2. If you are already in the United States at another school, you must also submit a completed transfer-in form

3. Provide proof you will have a minimum of $13,000 (United States currency) available each semester (four months) from your sponsor

4. Provide a copy of your passport identification page

5. Provide a copy in English of your high school or university transcripts

6. Provide proof of previous English instruction. Acceptable forms of documentation include:

  • Grade transcripts showing at least one semester of English language study
  • English program certificate
  • Verification of enrollment letter from a school official

    OR 
  • Official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 42 iBT, 437 PBT and above
  • Official test scores from the International English Testing System (IELTS): 4.5 and above

7. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $100 (U.S.). WMU accepts MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks should be made out to CELCIS—WMU

8. Review additional information:

Expectations and Responsibilities for students with disabilities

Additional information for students with disabilities

Send all application materials to:

International Admissions and Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5246 USA
 

Application Deadlines

All required documents must be received by the deadline dates in order to be processed for the requested term. 

Term

Deadline

Spring

Nov. 1

Summer

March 1

Summer II only

May 1

Fall

July 1