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    Empowering Futures Housing Scholarship

    Created by the largest donation for a public university in U.S. history, the Empowering Futures Housing Scholarships makes the full Western experience possible for future Broncos looking to begin the journey to the rest of their lives.

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    Choose Your Major with Exploratory Advising

    Discover the programs available at WMU, and what you can do with them.

Exploratory Advising

Exploratory Advising

We help students make decisions.

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Exploratory advising serves:

  • Students choosing to further explore their options before declaring a major.
  • Anticipated fine arts majors waiting to audition for their intended program.
  • Prospective engineering majors completing prerequisite courses for their intended program.
  • Any student or a prospective student looking for general information on undergraduate majors.

Advising Service Update 2023


March 20, 2024

Advising Update 2024

The advising office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In alignment with courses offered in mixed modalities, our services will be available via phone, video, and in-person.

Walk-in advising

Open/walk-in advising hours are available: 

Monday, March 25, 2024  |  1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2024  |  1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 No appointment is necessary; simply come to 1275 Ellsworth Hall for assistance.

Connect with your advisor:

You may also contact your academic advisor directly:

  Richard McMullen, Director of Academic Advising                          Dillon Dolby, Senior Academic Advisor

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

For prospective transfer and high school students, as you do not have an academic advisor of record yet, please email exploratory-advising@wmich.edu with your questions.


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