First year beginner students
There is not a separate application to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) for first year students.
WMU is a test optional admissions University, so you do not need an ACT or SAT score to be admitted. However, mathematics serves as the basis for where students begin their curriculum in engineering and applied sciences. Once you are admitted to WMU we will determine your placement in mathematics.
Math placement can be determined by the following:
- AP Scores
- IB Scores
- Dual Enrollment credits
- Transfer credits
- SAT or ACT math scores
- ALEKS Math Placement Assessment
You must have one of the above math placement scores before you come to orientation and register for classes.
Over 25% of CEAS undergraduate students transferred in from other institutions, and we are proud to help them earn a bachelor's degree at WMU.
Understanding the requirements of your discipline is crucial for a successful transition. It is also important to understand the transfer credit policies for math, science, and engineering courses established by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
All potential transfer students are encouraged to speak with a College of Engineering and Applied Sciences academic advisor prior to registration.
WMU is proud to be recognized for excellence in service to service members and families. The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs leads the university effort to provide academic, financial, and medical and non-medical benefits support.
After the necessary documents are evaluated by Admissions, credit recommendations will be sent to appropriate academic departments for review.
In addition to academic advisors, the Vet Success On Campus (VSOC) program provides rehabilitation counselors across campus to help connect veterans with the network of resources to ensure a successful transition from service to student.
Joint admission program
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at WMU has partnered with Kellogg Community College and Muskegon Community College to offer joint admissions to both WMU and the respective community college while students work toward a degree. The programs encourage students to take a majority of their classes at the community college during the first two years of their curriculum, while taking a minimum of one class each semester at WMU.
Academic advisors from each institution develop a personalized program plan, ensuring that students take only courses needed for graduation from both institutions.
Students in these programs are afforded many of the same benefits that other WMU students enjoy: access to academic support programs, libraries and computer labs, and entry to most sporting events. Some services, such as access to the WMU Student Recreation Center, may depend on WMU class load.
To get started, contact each institution for an application and appointment to meet with an advisor.