Senior Citizens' Opportunity Program in Education

Western Michigan University's Senior Citizens' Opportunity Program in Education offers persons, age 62 or older, the opportunity to register for one class each semester or session, tuition free*.

  • Qualified candidates must submit an admission application. Depending on your level of study, please submit the undergraduate non-degree application or graduate non-degree application. The admission application fee is waived.
  • Participants may register in one regularly scheduled class each semester or session on a seat-available basis.
  • Specialized classes may not be made available to participants due to space availability.
  • Registration is processed by the Registrar’s Office during the drop and add period.
  • Students who wish to register for credit are not eligible for SCOPE.
  • SCOPE participants do not have access to services available to typical students, such as student discounts, the Health Center and the Student Recreation Center.
  • Special WMU identification cards are issued to SCOPE participants to allow access to the library and academic facilities necessary for class participation.

*Tuition is waived; however, parking fees and any special course fees will be assessed.