Welcome Future Broncos

Congratulations on your admission to Western Michigan University! Here is a list of steps to prepare for your enrollment at WMU.

Admitted student checklist

  1. Learn more about WMU

  2. Confirm admission

    • Send $100 Admission Confirmation Deposit (preferably before May 1). This fee confirms your enrollment and is applied to your fall semester tuition. Visit our Admission Confirmation Deposit instruction website for more information.
  3. Pay for college

  4. Sign up for orientation

  5. Register for housing

  6. Prepare for your first year

    • Avoid “senioritis”—we review senior grades for all admitted students. Remember to keep up the good work!
    • Log in to GoWMU for the first time and create a password.
    • Jump start your college planning with the Plan It 4-Ward worksheet.  Use this to start filling in your academic plan, career plan, financial plan and engagement plan. There is also a website listed in each box for you to explore as you make your notes.  Bring this with you to orientation when you work with your academic advisors.  
    • Access GoWMU and check your WMU email regularly—official University communications are sent to this account.
    • Plan to get involved in student clubs and organizations on campus.
    • Transfer your dual enrollment, AP or IB credits. If you have college credit, transfer those credits by submitting an official transcript, both as a part of your admission application and after the completion of each semester. 
    • Request your final high school transcript to be sent from your high school to the WMU Admissions Office. Transcripts must be received 10 days before the beginning of the fall semester to avoid delays in financial aid disbursement and course registration.
  7. Attend Fall Welcome

    • All WMU freshmen attend Fall Welcome and move into their residence halls early.


If you wish to cancel your admission, complete the cancellation form and receive an e-mail confirmation of the cancellation. The $100 deposit will be refunded if the cancellation is received prior to June 1st. Beginning June 1st, the deposit is non-refundable.