Rethink Smart. Discover the Western difference.

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Rethink Smart. Discover the Western difference.

It’s time to go beyond book smarts and discover who you’re really meant to be. When you study at Western, you’ll learn your true potential lies in the pursuit of purpose. And by seeking a deeper understanding of who you are, you’ll discover who you're meant to be. It's time to Rethink Smart. Are you ready?

Welcome future Broncos

We’d love to meet you face to face (or virtually) and discuss why Western could be the right fit for you. The Office of Admissions is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We encourage you to connect with us in one of the following ways.

Make an appointment. Undergraduate, domestic students can locate an admissions representative to request a virtual meeting on the Find My Rep page or call (269) 387-2000 to make an in-person appointment. Calls will be answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Go virtual. Take advantage of our many virtual options

Visit campus. Register in advance for a student-led tour

What type of student are you?

  • Group of students on campus, near Sangren Hall.

    Are you a high school student looking at attending WMU? Learn more about the application process and the Bronco experience.

  • Engineering student at University’s Parkview Campus in Floyd Hall.

    If you’re thinking about transferring from a community college or other higher ed institution, you’ll find an easy credit transfer process and welcoming community.

  • Recent grad at the College of Health and Human Services building.

    Explore the many opportunities to continue your education after completing your bachelor’s degree.

  • International student enjoying the Bronco Bash event on campus.

    You’ll find a home away from home at Western Michigan University. Discover more about attending Western as an international student.

What's next?

If you’re ready to learn more about how Western can prepare you for an unstoppable future, we’re here to help. We recommend you join us, either virtually or in person, so you can see everything that makes Western so great. We also encourage you to review our robust financial aid services and discover all you need to know about applying and receiving aid. Then, take a look at our academic programs. With WMU’s more than 150 majors, everyone can find a passion to pursue here.

Looking for more information? Simply complete our request info form and we’ll connect with you.

Application deadlines

  • Spring 2024 entry

    Classes begin in early January. 

    All undergraduate student types:

    •  January 1
  • Summer 2024 entry

    Applications and all related materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by the following deadlines to be considered for admission:

    Summer I 2024 entry

    Classes begin in early May. 

    • All undergraduate student types: May 1

    Summer II 2024 entry

    Classes begin in late June.  

    • All undergraduate student types: June 15
  • Fall 2024 entry

    Classes begin in early September. Applications and all related materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by the following deadlines to be considered for admission:

    First-year students:

    • December 15†, Early Action (non-binding)—Admission to all Western academic programs†, admission scholarship consideration, Medallion scholarship consideration, and priority invitation to the Lee Honors College
    • July 27, Extended deadline for Rolling Admission—Admission to WMU academic programs. The deadline to qualify for admissions merit scholarships has been extended to July 27, as long as funds remain available.

    Transfer and all other undergraduate student types:

    • August 15†


    †Students interested in Aviation Flight Science must apply for fall entry and complete their admission application by the following deadlines: December 15 (Early Action) for first-year students and February 15 for transfer students. First-year students interested in direct admission to the Bronson School of Nursing must apply for fall entry by December 15. Learn more about admission criteria for these programs by visiting the Competitive Admission Program page.  

  • Additional information

    Natural disaster and major crisis policy

    WMU welcomes students from all over the world and from many backgrounds. Unfortunately, applicants sometimes experience natural disasters or major crises that impact their ability to complete the admissions process by stated deadlines. We do not want students and families experiencing such difficulty to abandon their college plans.

    If you are an applicant or family member experiencing a natural disaster or major crisis where you live, please contact the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000 or when communication channels are available. We will be glad to work with students, families, and counselors experiencing difficulty during a natural disaster or major crisis. Options will be based determined based on each student’s unique circumstances.

Why choose Western?

Group of student walking down the stairs at Sangren Hall.

Why choose Western?

Why did so many current Western students decide this was the right place for them? They believed that Western offered them the best of both worlds—the resources of a major university along with the personal attention of a tight-knit campus community. Combined, they felt this created the ideal environment for them to pursue and reach their greatest potential, both academically and personally.

Already admitted?

Get to know your admissions team

Want to talk to someone one-on-one? Our experienced and friendly admissions team members are happy to discuss anything you’d like about Western. All you have to do is set up an appointment and someone will reach out to you soon.