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Transfer Admissions


We're delighted that you have decided to complete your degree at Western Michigan University. The more you explore WMU, the more you'll realize what makes us the perfect place to set your future in motion!

If you are a high school student completing an Early Middle College program, please submit a first-year application via Common App

App Deadlines

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

  • Fall: Classes begin in late August. Applications must be submitted by August 15.
  • Spring: Classes begin the first week of January. Applications must be submitted by January 1. 
  • Summer I: Classes begin the first week of May. Applications must be submitted by May 1. 
  • Summer II: Classes begin in late June. Applications must be submitted by June 15. 

Transfer students interested in applying to Aviation Flight Science should apply by February 15 for the fall semester. Learn more

Transfer to WMU

  1. Apply online.
  2. Request official transcripts be sent to WMU Admissions electronically or via mail. 

              Western Michigan University
              Office of Admissions
              1903 W Michigan Ave
              Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211 USA

  3. Review required materials which may be needed to have a completed application file.


Transfer Housing

Transfer housing options are available to help students find a home at WMU. Students can take advantage of various living arrangements, including community, suite and apartment-style rooms. The City of Kalamazoo also offers a variety of off-campus housing options for students to choose from.

Dining on campus 

Dining Services offers many dining options designed to provide healthy food choices for the WMU community. Locations feature locally-grown produce and can accommodate dietary restrictions. Whether you're looking for a dine-in experience, Grab'n Go or late night options, on-campus dining halls and campus cafes offer fresh and flavorful choices. 



Student Services

Western Michigan University believes in providing resources to support all of our students. It is vital that students have access to any assistance they may need or want to allow for academic success and the best possible Bronco experience.

  • Academics
    • Academic advising is available to ensure students are making solid progress toward graduation. Advisors in each academic college assist students in meeting all curricular requirements by choosing required courses and electives.
    • The Academic Resource Center provides students with academic support to promote success in their coursework at WMU. Services are provided at no cost to students and include content tutoring, supplemental instruction, college success seminars and effective reading seminars.
    • Exploratory advising is the temporary advising home for freshmen and sophomores who have not yet selected a major. Advisors help students explore academic programs and careers to help them to declare their majors by sophomore year.
    • Faculty office hours are provided by each faculty member teaching a course at WMU. During these times, professors are available to meet with students one-on-one to answer questions and discuss course information.
    • The Registrar’s Office is available to help students succeed, from registering for classes to requesting transcripts and preparing for graduation. Visit the Registrar’s website to view the academic calendar, the course registration schedule, or to request transcripts.
    • The Writing Center provides free writing assistance for undergraduate and graduate students. Students who want to improve their writing can do so through one-to-one writing instruction offered, most often, on an appointment basis.
    • Waldo Library holds nearly five million articles for student use. Four floors of resources are available for students including group study rooms, a rare books room, and a map room. Interlibrary loan and online databases also are available to students free of charge. 
  • Activities and Organizations
    • Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps is available for WMU students through Michigan State University and is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become an Air Force officer while earning a degree. After successfully completing the program, students will be commissioned second lieutenants and will begin serving as officers in leadership roles of increasing responsibility and importance in the "active duty" Air Force.
    • Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps was established to select and prepare qualified students to serve as officers in the Regular Army, National Guard or Army Reserve. The WMU Army ROTC Bronco Battalion is consistently ranked among top ROTC programs in the nation. Students also may compete for full tuition scholarships.
    • WMU’s vibrant and distinctive new Student Center and Dining Facility is at the heart of WMU’s main campus in the Hilltop Village. The innovative design includes an array of diverse spaces and customer-oriented retail options, intentionally focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Support for student organizations, affinity space and lounges are integrated into the building plan to encourage social engagement and co-curricular activities and to help connect the lines between the classroom and student life.
    • Miller Auditorium is located on the WMU campus and is the third largest theatre in Michigan. Miller provides enrichment through the performing arts for WMU and Southwest Michigan. With musicals such as Wicked and Jersey Boys, comedians like Jeff Foxworthy and Demetri Martin, and artists like Taylor Swift and Ludacris, Miller offers something for everyone. WMU students receive 50% off tickets to shows at Miller Auditorium.
    • Student Activities and Leadership Programs has a mission to enhance student learning and leadership development by engaging students in educationally purposeful and diverse co-curricular experiences.
    • Student organizations are a great way to get involved on campus. Over 350 student organizations are available at WMU including fraternities, sororities, community service, religious, sports, recreational and professional organizations. A great way to preview all the student organizations on campus is at Bronco Bash, the largest collaboration of student and community organizations, which happens on campus each fall.
    • Study abroad is an experience that can greatly enhance a student’s education by raising geographical and cultural awareness. More than 500 WMU students participate annually in study abroad programs in over 40 countries. Programs are available for undergraduates and graduates in a broad spectrum of disciplines for an academic year, one semester, or short-term summer program. Students in any major can find programs suited for them.
  • Careers and Internships
    • Career and Student Employment Services helps students learn how to plan for their careers from the moment they step onto WMU's campus through graduation and beyond. Career and Student Employment Services also manages the WMU student employment database, BroncoJobs, and holds over a dozen job fairs on campus each year. Opportunities are available for help with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, career placement testing, career exploration and more. 
    • Handshake is an online database of internships and job openings across the country. The database allows WMU students and alumni to find jobs in their career fields and regions. Employers post new positions daily.
    • The Business Career Center is located in Schneider Hall through the Haworth College of Business. It is available to business students interested in career education and development, employment services and networking opportunities. Interviews are held on-site with employers recruiting WMU students.
    • Internships are a valuable part of the college experience. Most often, internships are best sought and monitored through advisors or directors of your specific department or program. Many majors or fields of study require internships for graduation. For help finding the right internship placement, please visit Handshake or see an academic advisor.
  • Health and Safety
    • Counseling services helps students effectively deal with personal concerns that inhibit emotional well-being, academic performance and success. WMU Counseling Services provides students with a variety of services such as personal or career counseling, career testing and outreach programs.
    • The WMU Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment at WMU. The WMU Police Department is available to help students at all times, with two patrol cars available around the clock and over 100 emergency call boxes on campus. Free vehicle and walking escort services are also available for students.
    • For emergencies anywhere on or off campus, dial 911.
    • Sindecuse Health Center is the primary medical care center at WMU. Sindecuse physicians and physician assistants treat a wide variety of medical conditions and provide routine physical exams. Sindecuse also provides health related services, such as bystander intervention training and health education programs for the campus community.
    • Sindecuse Pharmacy is the Sindecuse Health Center's full service pharmacy, providing a complete range of prescription medications and a number of over-the-counter, non-prescription items at affordable prices. Contact Sindecuse Pharmacy at (269) 387-3301.
  • Information Technology
    • Computer labs are available at no additional charge for students. WMU offers more than 2000 computers for students. The main computer labs on campus are located in the University Computing Center. Additional labs are operated by academic colleges and departments and often have specialized software for specific disciplines
    • Printing is available in all computer labs on campus. Students are able to print up to 500 pages per semester at no charge.
    • The Help Desk, located in the University Computing Center, provides technical support such as anti-virus software, email and classroom technology, as well as computer, laptop and mobile device support. The Help Desk also offers a mobile help desk that provides similar support within the residence halls. Students may call (269) 387-4357 for technical support over the phone.
    • Wireless internet access is available for students throughout the entire Western Michigan University campus. 

Kalamazoo Community

Kalamazoo offers big city benefits with a small town feel. Newcomers quickly notice the friendliness and easy-going attitude our residents share. WMU is located only five minutes from bus and train access to and from Kalamazoo.   

WMU students enjoy the convenience of riding Kalamazoo city buses for free with their Bronco ID cards to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. Learn more about Kalamazoo, nearby lake shores, hiking trails, skiing venues, and much more.