Readmission

Students on probation or extended probation who fail to achieve at least a 2.00 GPA for the enrollment period, or students on final probation who fail to achieve a 2.00 overall GPA, will be dismissed from Western Michigan University. Academic standing policies are available from the registrar's office.

Dismissed students should schedule an appointment with their academic advisor immediately upon dismissal to discuss and formulate a plan for future readmission, which may include taking courses at a community college while away from WMU.

Students who have been dismissed from WMU are expected to remain out at least one full 15-week (fall or spring) semester. Applying for readmission does not guarantee readmission to the University.

Readmission procedures

Applications for readmission to either the pre-business administration program or the Bachelor of Business Administration program are reviewed by the director or assistant director of advising and admissions for the Haworth College of Business.

Pre-business readmission

Requests for readmission into the pre-business program require consideration of the likelihood of a student achieving and maintaining academic good standing (minimum of 2.00 GPA) for the University, as well as the likelihood of a student achieving the minimum of 2.50 overall grade point average that is required for admission to the B.B.A. program.

B.B.A. readmission

Requests for readmission into the B.B.A. program, and enrollment in 3000- or 4000-level business courses require consideration of the likelihood of a student achieving and maintaining academic good standing (minimum of 2.00 GPA).

Dismissed students who wish to apply for readmission into the Haworth College of Business should:

  1. Complete and submit an application for undergraduate readmission. Visit the WMU admissions office for an application, instructions and additional information.
  2. Attach a type-written essay (maximum of two pages) which includes a statement of your educational and career goals, an explanation of the circumstances that led to your dismissal and a detailed summary of any steps you have taken to change or alter these circumstances and resolve your past academic difficulties. Include appropriate documentation when available.
  3. Attach copies of transcripts from any other institutions you have attended since you were dismissed from WMU. Note: Because grades do not transfer from other institutions, your WMU grade point average will not be affected by any transfer work.
  4. Make an appointment to meet Betsy Drummer, director of advising, or Chris Robinson, assistant director of advising, by calling (269) 387-5075. Bring your completed application, essay and  transcripts from any other institutions you have attended since you were dismissed from WMU with you to your appointment.

Readmission applications will not be considered unless all of the above materials are provided.

Timeframes

  • It is best to apply for readmission for for the fall semester by July 15.
  • It is best to apply for readmission for the spring semester by October 31.
  • Because it is not in the student’s best interest, readmission is generally not granted for summer I or II sessions.

Come to the Office of Advising and Admissions for your readmission appointment located in:

2130 Schneider Hall
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5411

To learn about the possibility of a hardship withdrawal from past semester courses, review information from the Office of the Ombudsman.