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Graduate Application to WMU

Step 2: Application instructions

Please take a few minutes to read all of the following information before applying online. If you have any questions at any time during the process, contact our office at (269) 387-2000 or email

Payment of your application fee

The nonrefundable $50 application fee must be paid online via credit card or by electronic check. Payments are processed by a secure server.


WMU may request additional documentation to verify an applicant's residency status. For more information, see residency policy.

Transcript requirements

An official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended, except WMU, must be sent directly to Western Michigan University, Office of Admissions, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211. Only official transcripts (issued within 30 days of the date received and sent directly to the Office of Admissions) are ac­cepted. Hand carried or student copies are not accepted.

Admission decision process

Your application will be considered complete after all official transcripts and required test scores are received. Your online application is sent immediately to the academic department. The academic department will notify you about required departmental application materials. Once the department makes an admission decision, they will notify you and the Admissions Office. The length of the admission process varies by department.

Note: All documents submitted become the property of Western Michigan University and cannot be returned to the applicant or released to other institutions.

Review the steps you will follow

  1. Read all the information on this page carefully.
  2. Review any departmental requirements and filing dates.
  3. After clicking below, create your online application login and PIN, and then select the appropriate application type.
  4. Check your entries as you work; you cannot return to change entries on the form after you submit the application. If you find an error after you’ve submitted the application, email or call (269) 387-2000 to request Admissions to make the correction. Do not submit a second application.
  5. Be prepared to pay the $50 application fee online by credit card or electronic check. You will not be able to submit the form without paying online.
Request that an official transcript from every post secondary institution attended (except WMU) be sent to: Western Michigan University, Office of Admissions, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211.

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