Admission Criteria


Students are considered for admission as transfer students when they have completed college coursework during a fall or spring semester after graduating from high school. Early/middle college or dual-enrolled students are considered freshmen. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for consideration.

Factors of consideration for applicants include:

  • Cumulative college GPA (from all institutions attended)
  • Trend of recent semester grades
  • Number of college-level courses completed


  1. Apply online.
  2. Request official transcripts be sent to WMU Admissions electronically or via mail.

Western Michigan University
Office of Admissions
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211 USA

Application deadlines

Applications and all official transcripts must be delivered to WMU Admissions by these deadlines for consideration.

  • Fall: August 15
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer I: May 1
  • Summer II: June 15

required materials

24+ completed credit hours

  • Official college transcript from each institution attended

≤23 completed credit hours

  • Official college transcript from each institution attended

  • Official high school transcript from graduating high school or GED score

  • Official SAT/ACT scores (if graduated from high school less than 2 years prior to entry term)

Transcripts are considered official when they are submitted by the college/university/high school or when they are issued within 90 days and hand-delivered in a sealed envelope by the student.

when to apply

Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis and students will be notified of decisions approximately 2 weeks after completing their application checklist. For a smooth transfer process, it is recommended that students follow the timeline below. Admitted students must make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor prior to being able to register for classes. Our transfer students are given priority for registration dates based on the number of transfer credit hours completed.

Entering semesterApplication deadlineRecommended date to applySeek advising inRegistration begins inTuition due
Fall (September) August 15 December January/February Mid-March August 22
Spring (January) January 1 August September/October Mid-October January 2
Summer I and II (May/June) May 1/June 15 December/January December/January Early February April 29/TBD

Note: Some academic programs have separate admission requirements and/or require an additional application, portfolio or audition. Be sure to review the appropriate department website for detailed information and application deadlines.