Upcoming! Incoming First-Year and New Transfer Kalamazoo Promise students for Fall 2019, don't forget to register for the Induction Ceremony on August 31, 2019! Lunch provided.


The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program provides direct support to students who are eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship and are attending, or planning to attend, Western Michigan University. We do this by offering guidance on navigating the academic and personal challenges of college life, connecting students with campus and community resources and providing knowledge, awareness and skills for students to succeed in college, careers, and the community. We also work to provide additional opportunities to students including studying abroad, attending conferences and other programming designed you enhance your resume. The Our Space student lounge is an area that was designed with Promise students in mind. It is a place to rest, study or socialize between classes.

First Year Experience: Promise Edition

Students registering for the First Year Experience course are encouraged to register for the Promise section of this course which helps students not only better navigate the University and the classroom, but also provides important information about using the Promise at Western Michigan University and the benefits of being a Kalamazoo Promise Scholar.

First Year Experience: Kalamazoo Promise
CRN: 42924
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursday, 5 - 6:15 p.m.
Meeting Locations: 2250 Kohrman Hall

How to register for classes


Prospective, current and past Promise students can schedule an appointment with the Promise Coach by calling us at (269) 387-6314 or using our online scheduler:

Schedule an appointment

Kalamazoo promise Scholarship acceptance form

If you are planning to attend Western Michigan University you must complete the scholarship acceptance and agreement forms with our office in 1320 Adrian Trimpe on WMU's main campus. You can do so by scheduling an appointment with Katrina M. Goodall.

Throughout the year we visit high schools, participate in local events and even host events here on campus. Students can complete their scholarship acceptance forms with us during these events as well.

Did you get a summer bill?

Don't forget to complete the summer financial aid application if you are planning to take summer classes. WMU requires you to complete this form if you want to make use of financial aid during the summer. Complete the form and return to Bronco Express. You will need to complete a different form depending on which summer session you are planning to attend.

Upcoming Events

August 31- WMU Kalamazoo Promise Induction Ceremony

All incoming first year and new transfer Kalamazoo Promise students attending Western Michigan University will be inducted into the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program on August 31 in the Fetzer Center at 1 p.m. The event will feature an address from Western Michigan University leaders, opportunities to connect with current students and other WMU and Kalamazoo community members who are advocates for Promise students at WMU. Students are able to bring one additional guest to the event as seating is limited. Students are asked to RSVP by August 11. Changes to RSVPs can be emailed to us at kalamazoo-promise@wmich.edu.