ADMITTED STUDENT CHECKLIST
1. Set your Bronco NetID password and log in to GoWMU
You should have received a Bronco NetID and instructions to create a password via email from the Office of Information Technology. Your Bronco NetID is different from your WIN (Western Identification Number). Visit Change Password to set you set your Bronco NetID password. If you do not have your Bronco NetID and temporary password, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-HELP or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log in to GoWMU to verify your new password.
- Be sure to check your WMU email regularly, as important University business -- such as your financial aid offer details -- will be sent there.
2. Let us know you're coming.
- Confirming your admission at WMU is a two-step process. In the Gold Gateway, let us know that you plan to attend WMU by completing the Intent to Enroll form and paying your $100 enrollment deposit, or request a deposit waiver, preferably before the May 1, 2021 deadline. This fee confirms your enrollment and is applied to your fall semester tuition. Visit our Enrollment Deposit instruction website for more information.
3. Begin orientation process (including an advising appointment).
All incoming domestic transfer and Early Middle College students who plan to start summer I, summer II or fall 2021 are required to participate in orientation. The delivery of orientation information will come to you in a number of ways. Through orientation, you will:
- Complete a pre-advising survey
- Attend an advising group session and meet one-on-one with an academic advisor (virtually) who will help you register for classes
- Complete online orientation modules
- Have the choice to participate in an optional in-person program
- Engage with other students and student leaders through virtual engagement opportunities
As a transfer or Early Middle College student, please try to register for one of the earlier group sessions (February or early March), so you can get in to see your advisor for your one-on-one advising appointment. Registration for the fall semester begins in mid-March and in mid-October for the spring semester. Tuition is not due at the time of registration. The day after registration you will be required to activate two-factor authentication (2FA) as part of the WMU Login process. Have your cell phone and Bronco NetID password ready. Learn more and activate early at wmich.edu/it/2FA.
4. Update your FAFSA and apply for scholarships.
- Update or complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 (and by March 1). If you have already submitted your FAFSA, it may not be reflected on your Gold Gateway checklist until January.
- Print the WMU Student Financial Aid Application Checklist for your reference.
- Admitted students are encouraged to review and apply for additional scholarships using WMU's scholarship-matching tool, ScholarshipUniverse, which students can log in to using their Bronco NetID and password. ScholarshipUniverse houses both institutional and external scholarships.
- Review criteria and apply for transfer admissions scholarships.
- Tuition and Fees are typically due on the first day of the semester or session. Information on Tuition and Fees can be found on the Registrar's Office page.
5. Register for housing.
- Register for on-campus housing after you have explored our options for residence halls, apartments, and transfer learning communities.
7. Send your final transcripts.
- Submit a final transcript from your college upon completion of your most recent course work to WMU Admissions at email@example.com. This is an important step as it can affect your ability to register for future terms and may also affect your financial aid and housing status. If you decide to enroll at WMU and chose to submit self-report scores, you must provide official test scores prior to new student orientation. See testing policy for details and review the ways to submit your scores.
If you wish to cancel your admission, complete the cancellation form. The $100 enrollment deposit for fall semester will be refunded if the cancellation is received prior to the following dates:
Fall - August 1
Spring - December 1
Summer I - April 1
Summer II - June 1