Important Dates and Deadlines


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

Fall 2024 entry 

Classes begin in late August. 

  • First-year students:

    • December 15, Early Action (non-binding)—Admission to all Western academic programs†, admissions merit scholarships, Medallion scholarship consideration and priority invitation to the Lee Honors College
    • July 27, Rolling Admission—Admission to WMU academic programs. The deadline to qualify for admissions merit scholarships has been extended from June 1 to July 27, as long as funds remain available. 

Application review will begin in October and continue on a rolling basis. Students who complete their application by the Early Action deadline can anticipate receiving their admission decision after winter break.  After, application review will continue on a rolling basis, and students should receive their admission decision within six to eight weeks of completing their application file.

  • Transfer and all other undergraduate student types:
    • August 15† 

Summer II 2024 entry

Classes begin in late June.  

  • All undergraduate student types: June 15

Summer I 2024 entry

Classes begin in early May. 

  • All undergraduate student types: May 1

Spring 2024 entry

Classes begin in early January. 

  • All undergraduate student types: January 1

Students who apply for a term other than fall will receive their admission decision on a rolling basis, typically two to three weeks of a complete admissions file.

†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 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.