Undergraduate students

Students applying for Fall 2019 

The Fall 2019 application has closed for first-year students, but is open for all other undergraduate student types until August 15. 

Start or check your 2019 WMU application    START OR CHECK YOUR 2019 COMMON APP


2019 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. Freshman must submit their application by the new extended deadline of June 14. Transfer students must apply by August 15. All other undergraduate types must submit their applications 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


College transcripts must be received within 90 days of the print date on the transcript to be considered official. Transcripts can be sent from the issuing institution to WMU in many ways. 

  • Electronic- Transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution through a credentialing service such as Parchment, Naviance, or National Clearninghouse. Transcripts can also be emailed by the issuing institution to admissions-transcripts@wmich.edu
  • Mail- Transcripts can be mailed to Office of Admissions, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
  • Hand-delivered- Transcripts in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution can be dropped off with an admissions staff member in the Seibert Administration Building.
  • Fax- Transcripts can be faxed from the issuing institution to (269) 387-2096.

Official Test Scores

Western Michigan University Office of Admissions can accept test scores in a number of ways.

  • Scores can be sent directly from ACT or College Board. Western Michigan University's codes are 2066 for ACT and 1902 for SAT. 
  • Scores can be printed directly on your high school transcript.
  • Score reports generated by a testing entity can be mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered. Follow the instructions laid out in the transcript section above for more information.

Accessing your Application

If you are curious if materials you sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have been received, you can access this information in two ways, depending upon how you applied.

  • If you applied through the WMU Gold Gateway, you can log in with your username and password to view whether or not your materials have been received by WMU. 
  • If you applied through the Common App, you will need to create a Gold Gateway account with the same email you used on the Common App. You will then be able to log in to Gold Gateway and monitor the receipt of your materials.
  • If you need assistance, contact the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.