September 11, 2020

Students with outstanding admissions requirements will receive hold next week

Newly admitted students who have not submitted a final transcript or official test scores will have a hold placed on their account on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Students were notified of these requirements during the admission process and reminded via email on Aug. 10 and Sept. 2. Details on how to submit official transcripts or test scores can be found on the Sending Transcripts and Test Scores page.

Students may withdraw from courses until Nov. 2

The drop/add period concluded yesterday. Dropping a course is now considered a withdrawal and will show on transcripts with a grade of "W". Courses can be withdrawn in GoWMU until Nov. 2.

Note: A 24-hour grace period is provided to students who drop a course that meets for the first time on or after the end of the drop/add period. Students dropping a course within 24 hours of the start date should contact the Registrar's Office to make sure they receive the correct refund. 

Learn more about the withdrawal process

Updates and information from Student Financial Aid

Fall disbursement numbers

This fall, SFA disbursed $93,780,284 of aid, including federal, state and institutional aid. Of this amount, 13,093 students received at least one award. 

Preferred communication preferences for student assistance

Student Financial Aid
Phone: (269) 387-6000 
Office hours (open for deliveries only): Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bronco Express
Phone: (269) 387-6000 
Walk-in hours (beginning Sept. 14): Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Phone hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information on Bronco Express services for the fall semester is available at

CARES Act (second round)

The application for the second round of CARES Act funding closed last week. Students will be notified in the coming weeks via their WMU email if they received funds. More information is available at

Reminder: Oct. 1 is the deadline for April 2021 graduation applications

We are approaching the Oct. 1 deadline for students to apply for April 2021 graduation. This deadline is firm; no exceptions will be made. Please contact John Scott with questions.

Spring 2021 course offerings open for viewing Oct. 12; registration begins Oct. 26

There are two ways to view course offerings: Course Lookup and GoWMU.

View the registration calendar
Did you know? A fun fact from the Registrar...

There are 865 instructors with a hybrid or in-person class on WMU's main campus this fall.