Graduate Student Checklist

Tips for a successful career as a graduate student

1. Learn about WMU and our Community

2. Connect with Faculty 

3. Apply for Admission and Submit Application Materials 

4. Receive Official Letter of Acceptance with Western Identification Number (WIN) 

Use your WIN to access the student portal called GoWMU for

  • WMU email - all official University communications are sent to this account 
  • Register for classes - use WIN to access online registration and direct questions to the department offering the course 
  • Online orientation - access information on student resources (or
  • Responsible Conduct of Research – a mandatory online course for all newly admitted degree-seeking graduate students. No cost or credit is attached to this course.

5. Pay for College 

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