Currently enrolled high school students in the greater Kalamazoo area may apply to enroll in Western Michigan University classes. The WMU Office of Admissions makes admission decisions, but minimum requirements include a weighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher (seniors need a grade point average of 3.25 or higher).
Dual-enrolled students may opt to use their university coursework to satisfy high school graduation requirements, college degree requirements or both. Additionally, school districts will fund a portion of the tuition and fees for college credits that meet state requirements. Read this article about Michigan’s dual enrollment law for a better understanding of the requirements.
WMU offers a wide range of classes appropriate for high school students. In recent semesters, dual-enrolled students have completed courses in Japanese, calculus, philosophy, literary interpretation and physics, among many others. List of suggested courses
Once admitted to WMU, dual-enrolled students will be assigned an academic advisor in the Lee Honors College.
The advisor will:
- Help the students make connections with University resources. The advisor is your first step to finding answers to your questions about dual enrollment. When questions involve other areas of the University, the advisor helps connect you to the correct person to assist you.
- Keep the students informed of important dates and related information. You will receive emails regarding upcoming deadlines, commonly asked questions, or announcements of events of interest to dual enrolled students.
- Serve as the students' college mentor. Your advisor is here to help you take the next step to becoming a college student.
We encourage students to work closely with their high school counselors to avoid any conflict with high school classes or activities while attending classes at Western.
How to apply
The application for dual enrollment may be downloaded from the Office of Admissions website. We also recommend reviewing the dual enrollment handbook. The handbook includes suggested courses for dual enrollment options in all of WMU’s academic colleges.
Dual enrollment orientation
A dual enrollment orientation is held each spring at the Lee Honors College for students and their parent or guardian. Free parking is available in the Rood Hall parking lot. An interactive map is available. Please contact Dr. Kelly Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-3789 for dates.
After filling out the dual enrollment application, the student will bring the application to you to fill out the school information and attach a transcript. The application can then be mailed or faxed to the Admissions Office. A poster is available to download and display to encourage students to think about dual enrollment at WMU.
For further information
Please contact Dr. Kelly Schultz at email@example.com or (269) 387-3789.