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

First-year students

Applications for domestic, first-year (freshmen) students for any 2021 semester are accepted through the WMU Gold Gateway application or Common App.

START OR CHECK YOUR 2021 WMU APPLICATION  START OR CHECK YOUR 2021 COMMON APP

Transfer students

Applications for domestic transfer students for the fall 2020 semester are accepted through the WMU Gold Gateway application through August 24, 2020. WMU will pay the application fee for students completing a transfer application for fall 2020; the fee will be automatically waived as you submit the application. 

START OR CHECK YOUR 2020 WMU APPLICATION

Applications for domestic transfer students for any 2021 semester are accepted through the WMU Gold Gateway application.

START OR CHECK YOUR 2021 WMU APPLICATION

other undergraduate student types

Fall 2020 applications for all other domestic undergraduate student types will be accepted through August 24, 2020. 2021 applications for all other domestic undergraduate student types are available now.  

Returning, initial teacher certification, second bachelor's degree or non-degree seeking applicants:

START OR CHECK YOUR fall 2020 or 2021 WMU APPLICATION

High School Dual Enrollment:

Learn more about HS Dual Enrollment

Guest Students:

Learn more about becoming a guest student

Senior Citizens' Opportunity Program in Education:

Learn more about SCOPE

graduate STUDENTs

Select this option if you have already earned a bachelor's degree and are seeking an advanced degree (i.e. a master's or doctoral degree) and are a domestic applicant. 

start your graduate application

international STUDENTs: all levels

International applicants, both undergraduate and graduate, should select this option. Unsure if you are considered an international student? Review the criteria on our Application Types page. 

start your international student application