Admissions COVID-19 Updates

Western Michigan University is committed to ensuring that COVID-19 and related closures, cancellations, and other disruptions don’t negatively impact students’ ability to be admitted and enroll at WMU.  In this effort, WMU has temporarily adjusted and implemented several admission and enrollment policies for fall 2021 and fall 2022 entry, although most practices are back to pre-pandemic status. 

Following are commonly asked questions and answers for admitted and prospective students.  Please call (269) 387-2000 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET if we can assist in any way. 

We also offer many opportunities to connect virtually.  Visit to see all the ways we’re available to help.

Prospective Students

  • How do ACT/SAT test date cancellations impact my ability to apply?

    In light of the uncertainty and access to past ACT or SAT exams, Western Michigan University has adopted a test-optional policy for students. This applies to both admission and Office of Admissions scholarship consideration.

    Definition of “test optional”:  Students may report/submit ACT or SAT test scores if they wish, but it is not required.  If a student does wish to have their test score used in the admission process, they can self-report their scores on the admission application.  

    Applicants who do wish test scores to be used in the admission process should report/submit scores from all test dates.  Doing so will allow WMU to use your highest subscores from any test date to superscore your total (SAT) or composite (ACT) score.

  • How will Pass/Fail (P/F) or Credit/No Credit (C/NC) grading impact my admission?

    Provided you receive a passing mark, courses taken P/F or C/NC in fall 2021 or spring 2022 will not impact your admission to WMU.  WMU will use your most recent cumulative GPA available (typically mid-year junior year) for admission, scholarship, and honors college consideration.  Spring 2022 courses will be looked at to make sure you passed and took college-prep courses that will help you be successful as a WMU student.

Admitted Students

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