Metro Detroit Outreach

Metro Detroit Community Outreach in Western Michigan University’s Office of Precollege Programming provides services and programs designed to engage K-12 students and their parents in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties interested in opportunities for higher education.

Programs and services to community, faith based and youth serving organizations include:

  • Conduct college readiness workshops/presentations at meetings and conferences.
  • Resource tables at community events.
  • Develop and nurture collaborative relationships and partnerships between the University and others in the tri-county area.
  • Metro Detroit Scholarships Intensive Workshops for junior and high school students and their families.
  • Information sessions about WMU programs and services.

Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming events and activities when scheduled. To schedule a presentation or request a resource table send an email to or call (269) 599-2496.

Western Michigan University (WMU) in Metro Detroit invites high school juniors, seniors and parents to attend our college readiness workshop series. Workshop features:
  • WMU need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities
  • Information about WMU Endowed Scholarships
  • How to find community scholarships
  • Ways to finance college & FAFSA updates
  • An opportunity to submit an online WMU admission application and receive a fee waiver
Reserve your spot today by sending an email two days prior to the workshop with your name, number attending, high school and grade to: Any questions call: (269) 599-2496
  • WMU Wednesday: Scholarship Workshop, November 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Troy Public Library @ Civic Center Drive, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy MI 48084
If you are interested in admission to WMU, please bring the official documents identified below to the workshop. We will collect the documents at check-in and you will be given the code to use on the online application ( to waive the $40 fee. Students will receive a decision within 72 hours once we confirm the application has been submitted. All freshman applicants are required to submit:
  • An official high school transcript with at least six semesters of work
  • ACT or SAT scores directly from ACT or College Board (ACT Code: 2066; SAT code: 1902), on your high school transcript, or from a score report
Your application is reviewed using a combination of these key factors: grade point average, ACT/SAT score, number and type of college prep courses and trend of grades.