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Become a Bronco

Western will help you pursue your purpose in an environment where you can thrive academically, emotionally and physically. We focus on your individual well-being so you can better learn the critical skills needed to build a meaningful career and craft a life well-lived.

WMU welcomes your application for admission. If you are unsure of your student or citizenship type, visit our undergraduate Application Types page to guide you, including graduate or international applications.

Students interested in Aviation Flight Science or direct admission to the Bronson School of Nursing should visit the Competitive Admission Programs website for details on specific application details and deadlines. 

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    First-Year Students

    For students who are going to college for the first time after finishing high school, finishing an early/middle college program or completing a GED. WMU is Common App exclusive for first-year applicants.

    First-year student criteria

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    Transfer Students

    For students currently enrolled at, or who previously attended, another college and want to finish a bachelor's degree at WMU.

    Transfer student criteria

First-year students

Other Undergraduate Student Types

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    Returning, Initial Teacher Certification, Second Bachelor's Degree or Non-degree Seeking Applicants

    2024 applications for all student types are available now.

    Start or check your WMU application

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    High School Dual Enrollment

    High school students in the greater Kalamazoo area who have demonstrated the potential for success in college and have the approval of their high school principal may be eligible to enroll in WMU classes.

    Learn more about HS dual enrollment

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    Guest Students

    Undergraduate students who are currently attending other colleges or universities may apply for guest student status at WMU.

    Learn more about becoming a guest student

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    Senior Citizens' Opportunity Program in Education

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

    Learn more about SCOPE

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