Veteran's Day event on campusWestern Michigan University strives to create a smooth and seamless transition from service to student. From our veteran-friendly campus to our knowledgeable veteran staff, we invite you to become a part of WMU and experience all it has to offer.

While transitioning back into civilian and college life, our office will help you with some of the challenges that you may face. As a “veteran-friendly” school, nationally ranked in the top 50 colleges by Military Times Edge, we provide several services including:

Representing one of the “top 100 public universities in the United States” as stated by the Washington Monthly, we are proud to serve more than 600 veteran students on campus. Western Michigan University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs will help make sure that every aspect of your needs are met with timeliness and professionalism.

One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. The University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. No matter what your interest, WMU offers a wide array of disciplines to study.

View the various academic programs offered at WMU.

Full time vs. Part time status

Know the credit hour requirements and how they affect your stipends. Talk the certifying official or staff in OMVA before dropping a class.

Undergraduate credit hours:

Fall and spring - 12 hrs. Full time  - 9 hrs. 3/4 time - 6 hrs. 1/2 time

Summer - 6 hrs. full time - 3 hrs. 1/2 time

Graduate credit hours

Fall and spring - 6 hrs. full time - 3 hrs. 1/2 time

Summer - 3 hrs. full time