Important Dates and Deadlines

2023 APPLICATION DEADLINES

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

Fall 2023 entry 

Classes begin in early September. 

First-year students:

  • December 15, Early Action (non-binding)—Admission to all Western academic programs†, admission scholarship consideration, Medallion scholarship consideration, and priority invitation to the Lee Honors College
  • June 1, Rolling Admission—Admission to WMU academic programs. 

Transfer and all other undergraduate student types:

  • August 15† 

Summer II 2023 entry

Classes begin in late June.  

  • All undergraduate student types: June 15

Summer I 2023 entry

Classes begin in early May. 

  • All undergraduate student types: May 1

Spring 2023 entry

Classes begin in early January. 

  • All undergraduate student types: January 1

†Students interested in Aviation Flight Science must apply for fall entry and complete their admission application by the following deadlines: December 15 (Early Action) for first-year students and February 15 for transfer students. First-year students interested in direct admission to the Bronson School of Nursing must apply for fall entry by December 15. Learn more about admission criteria for these programs by visiting the Competitive Admission Program page. Both programs are fall entry only. 

Natural Disaster & Major Crisis Policy

WMU welcomes students from all over the world and from many backgrounds. Unfortunately, applicants sometimes experience natural disasters or major crises that impact their ability to complete the admissions process by stated deadlines. We do not want students and families experiencing such difficulty to abandon their college plans.

If you are an applicant or family member experiencing a natural disaster or major crisis where you live, please contact the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000 or admissions-info@wmich.edu when communication channels are available. We will be glad to work with students, families, and counselors experiencing difficulty during a natural disaster or major crisis. Options will be based determined based on each student’s unique circumstances.