Programs serving pre-college youth on campus are not required to check the vaccine status of participants; additionally, unvaccinated participants are not subjected to weekly testing because they are considered guests of the University. Pre-college youth are expected to comply with all other WMU COVID-19 policies, such as wearing masks on campus and maintaining proper social distancing. Each day pre-college youth are present on campus they must complete a health screening. A sample survey has been created for you to modify. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Pre-College Programming at (269) 387-2773.
Creating pathways for future Broncos
The Office of Precollege Programming has centralized a few key and long-standing precollege programs comprising of the Academically Talented Youth Program—ATYP, Michigan's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs—MI GEAR UP and Upward Bound. The office provides comprehensive and inclusive youth outreach services throughout Southwest Michigan.
The office provides leadership and direction, especially in regard to minors on campus policies and procedures, for individuals, programs and units at Western Michigan University involved in outreach with precollege students while at the same time serving as a campus wide resource and area of support.
A key objective for the office is to leverage internal and external resources to maximize the engagement and enrollment of precollege students while modeling best practices in the field of college access.