Undergraduate Admissions and Advising

The College of Education and Human Development’s Office of Admissions and Advising at Western Michigan University serves undergraduate students with majors focusing on human development and teacher education programs. Our vision is to improve the human condition by empowering students to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Our mission is to align our advising theory, research and practice with the National Academic Advising Association guidelines by assisting students in developing academic plans through the dissemination of accurate advising information; to empower students to take ownership of their academic journey and to collaboratively share in the responsibility between advisor and student through a holistic and appreciative advising approach; and to create a culture of success where all students can easily access services and where the diversity of every student is welcomed, respected and valued.

Important information regarding advising, Degree Works, registration, transcripts, graduation requirements, tuition, dates for course registration, refunds, withdrawals, grading, and final exam schedules can be found on the registrar's website.

Advising Service update 2021

Updated: August 27, 2021

The College of Education and Human Development is here to support your advising needs.

The advising office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In alignment with courses being offered in mixed modalities for fall semester, beginning Monday, August 30, our services will be available via email, video, text, phone, and in-person. Computer lab advising will be available beginning Wednesday, September 1 (Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-11am only) Click the Group button below for details. You will be asked to show your COVID Badge before receiving in-person advising services.

To connect with your advisor, you may book your appointment online or call our office at (269) 387-3474. Phone calls will be attended to in the order received. You may also contact your academic advisor via email directly:

If you are unsure of your academic advisor, you can access that information in your Degree Works.

For prospective transfer and high school students, as you do not have an academic advisor of record yet, please email cehd-advising@wmich.edu with your questions. Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience, and be well!

Registration calendars

Advising options

The College of Education and Human Development's Office of Admissions and Advising offers different types of advising (drop-in is currently unavailable):


CTE credit

After students are admitted to WMU and declare a major in the College of Education and Human Development, they may apply for up to 6 department credits for their high school Career and Technical Education courses that align with our academic programs.

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Office hours, location and contact information

We are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are located at 2421 Sangren Hall. Please reach out to us either by phone at (269) 387-3474 or by email at cehd-advising@wmich.edu.


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