Western Michigan University's integrated supply management academic advisor, Alyshia Garrett, helps all ISM students with curriculum planning from orientation to graduation. Advising with Alyshia is by appointment only. Please make an appointment online at ismadvising.org or by calling (269) 387-5075.
Students with catalog year 2011 and later must apply to the ISM program. Students are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible and are encouraged to complete the application process in a timely manner. To be considered for the ISM program, students applying to the ISM program must be eligible for and complete an application to the B.B.A. program or already be accepted into the Haworth College of Business. Students may begin the application process by scheduling an advising appointment at ismadvising.org.
Applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:
- Statement of purpose
- ISM faculty interview
- Overall GPA
Preference will be given to students who complete the application process for spring semester admission by Dec. 1 and for fall semester admission by April 1. Tentative admission to the ISM program will be processed to allow students to register for ISM courses. Applications will be evaluated as soon as grades are available and will be dependent upon students completing the admission criteria as well as meeting with an ISM program mentor.
Students should plan their programs of study and confirm that they are meeting the requirements to graduate on time. To stay on track to graduation, it is critical that all ISM majors meet with the ISM academic advisor every semester to maintain current plans and ensure proper course sequencing. If your advising question requires help from a faculty member, the ISM advisor will direct you to the appropriate faculty member.
The ISM academic advisor is your first stop for any questions relating to the program. If your advising question requires help from a faculty member, the ISM academic advisor will direct you to the appropriate faculty member and help you schedule an appointment.
Students should meet with the ISM academic advisor at least once each semester.
You should meet with the ISM academic advisor when you reach 88 credit hours to begin the graduation audit process. Graduation audits must be completed in the semester prior to graduation.
- Spring graduation: Dec. 1
- Summer graduation: Feb. 1
- Fall graduation: Aug. 1