• Two students laughing with each other during a study session

    Learner Centered. Discovery Driven. Globally Engaged.

    Merze Tate College enhances teaching and promotes student learning through collaborative, effective research-based programs.

Support for Students

About Student Support

Merze Tate College offers several programs and services geared toward academic success at WMU. The offices below provide broad support to all WMU students regardless of major or college. Explore the options today!

Contact CTA

Help is available.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Academic Support for WMU Students

  • Student Success Services

    Student Success Services provides support for all WMU students and connects you to resources that help you achieve your academic and personal goals, including the Bronco Study Zone, Learning Assistants, Supplemental Instructors, Peer Coaching, and proactive outreach from the Navigator Program to guide you in your academic journey.

    Learn more and see available services

  • Academic Advising

    Academic Advising at Western Michigan University is a collaborative teaching and learning process. Meeting with your academic advisor early and regularly is essential to completing your academic program efficiently and to your success overall. Advisors are eager to meet with you to help you explore majors and plan your path to finishing your degree.

    More on Academic Advising at WMU

  • Writing Center

    The Writing Center at WMU is dedicated to creating and fostering a campus culture that values writing as an essential process by which individuals develop scholarly knowledge, critical thinking ability, communication skills and practical wisdom. The Writing Center helps writers at all levels and of all abilities determine strategies for effective communication and make academically responsible choices at any stage in the writing process and in any genre.

    Visit the Writing Center

  • Office of Student Transitions

    Becoming immersed in the collegiate experience has the potential to change one's personal and career trajectories for life. The Office of Student Transitions is committed to supporting all undergraduate students, including first-year, transfer, and contemporary adult learners. We assist and support students in developing social networks, understanding the expectations of academic rigor, learning about the vast opportunities and resources at Western Michigan University, and preparing for life beyond WMU.

    Visit the Office of Student Transitions

Specialized Support Programs

  • A $64,000 scholarship supporting students who demonstrate personal resilience and outstanding academic performance in spite of economic and other hardships.

  • Guiding conditionally admitted students to develop skills, behaviors and attitudes that lead to college success during their first year.

  • A federally funded learning community that helps first-generation, income eligible and students with disabilities complete their baccalaureate degrees.

  • Guidance and mentorship for veterans, service members and family including academic support, benefits, and answers to questions about WMU, the VA, and the southwest Michigan community.