July 30, 2021

April 2022 graduation deadline is Oct. 1; communication cycle with eligible students begins next week

The Registrar's Office will begin reminding eligible students of the Oct. 1 graduation application deadline via email next week. The communication cycle will expand throughout August and September, and incorporate several new elements to help students meet the deadline. There are two deadlines for graduation applications: Oct. 1 for April graduation and Feb. 1 for June, August and December graduations. For more information regarding application deadlines or the communication process, please contact John Scott.


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Hardship withdrawal process

July 26 was the last day for students to withdraw from SUM II classes. Withdrawal from a course will now only be permitted through the hardship withdrawal process via the Office of the Ombudsman.

2022 application for admission

The undergraduate domestic admission application for all 2022 semesters/sessions will open on Aug. 1. Applicants should complete an application file* by the dates below to be considered for admission and other opportunities. Please direct all student types to wmich.edu/apply to begin their application. Admissions will start releasing decisions at the end of September.

  • Spring 2022 entry for all undergraduate student types: Jan. 1, 2022
  • Summer I 2022 entry for all undergraduate student types: May 1, 2022
  • Summer II 2022 entry for all undergraduate student types: June 15, 2022
  • Fall 2022 entry for first-year students:
    • December 15, 2021, Early Action (non-binding). Admission to all WMU academic programs**, admission scholarship consideration and priority invitation to the Lee Honors College.
    • June 1, 2022, Rolling Admission. Admission to WMU academic programs.
  • Fall 2022 entry for transfer and all other undergraduate student types: Aug. 15, 2022**

*A complete admission application file includes: Application (Common App including WMU supplement for first-year students OR WMU institutional application for all other student types), official high school and/or college transcripts and $40 application fee or fee waiver. Students who wish for an ACT/SAT score to be considered in review must self-report their score on the admission app.
**Students interested in aviation flight science must complete their admission application by the Early Action deadline for first-year students and by Feb. 15, 2022, for transfer students.

Admissions recruitment partner spotlight

The Office of Admissions would like to recognize Kate Bates, assistant director of student engagement, as a fantastic recruitment partner. Kate was an incredible partner this spring as the admissions office created new and different events to engage admitted students. She answered almost every idea or question with "Yes and..." and, in turn, we collaborated to create a great virtual escape room experience for admitted students. She then went above and beyond to design the escape room and even facilitated the events over multiple evenings. Kate is a brilliant facilitator, and even though she has multiple priorities, she made the time to help our office better connect with admitted students and welcome them to our community.

2021-22 Important Dates for Faculty and Staff calendar now available

Dates include deadlines for course fee requests, textbook ordering and room scheduling.

See the calendar
Fall 2022 scholarship updates for first-year students

Incoming fall 2022 first-year undergraduate students who wish to be considered for admissions scholarships should be directed to complete their admission application file by Dec. 15, 2021. Information in the admission application (i.e., extracurricular activities, honors and awards, essay/personal statement) will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for scholarships and in the selection process. Please encourage applicants to fully complete all areas of the admission application to maximize their consideration for these opportunities. View additional details at wmich.edu/admissions/scholarships/firstyearscholarships.

Reminders from Student Financial Aid

Processing time

Student Financial Aid is still in peak processing season and may take up to four weeks to completely review submitted documents. Students are encouraged to submit any outstanding requirements as soon as possible. Students should be directed to check their WMU email and GoWMU often for outstanding documents, aid offers and regular updates concerning their financial aid. Bronco Express is available to assist students and families via phone or drop-in. Virtual and phone appointments are still encouraged for students and families, although in-person appointments are also available.

Bronco Express Q-Less

The Bronco Express drop-in area is utilizing the "Q-Less" digital reservation system to alleviate congestion in the office. This system allows students to enter themselves into a digital line and be contacted by representatives at the next available time. Please direct students to text (269) 215-4129 to get in line.

Did you know? A fun fact from the Registrar...

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