Through our partnerships, the out-of-pocket cost to students and families is reduced or eliminated altogether.
Collegiate Pathways dual enrollment provides eligible high school students with access to university courses and delivers new educational opportunities in cooperation with K-12 partners.
Dual enrollment allows high school students to earn credits that may be applied toward high school graduation requirements as well as a college or university program.
Info for Prospective Students and Families
Collegiate Pathways dual enrollment provides students with a great head start in college. Earning college credits during high school and then applying those credits toward earning a college degree saves students both time and money.
Collegiate Pathways dual-enrolled students are:
- Supported with college readiness curriculum.
- Supported by mentors (student success coaches).
- More likely to graduate high school and succeed in college courses because of these supports.
- 30% more likely to earn a bachelor's degree than non-dual enrolled peers.
- Less likely to need to take basic skills courses in college.
- More likely to have higher GPA's than traditional college peers.
Dual-enrolled students are WMU students and will receive:
- Dedicated support from a Collegiate Pathways student success coach.
- A Bronco ID
- A WMU email address
- WMU student services (Writing Center, University libraries, academic resource center, etc.)
- Free admission to most WMU home athletic events
- 50% off admission to Miller Auditorium shows
- A Bronco transit pass
I am excited for my daughter to become more fluent in Chinese and to earn college credits as well. My daughter is more challenged by the WMU program and has been very positive about the instructor.
Tracy Chrenka, parent
Resources for Current Students
Below is a list of common resources for current students working with the Collegiate Pathways program.
- Collegiate Pathways Program Handbook
- Course registration. Check with your school first. They may take care of registration.
- Early Credit Transfer. Transfer guides and equivalency table.
- Michigan Transfer Network
- Information on FERPA and Third Party Billing Form authorization.
- FERPA release form
- Third Party Authorization form
- Student Support Services. Connect with the writing center, University libraries, and more.
- Academic Calendar. Check here for registration dates, semester dates, drop/add dates, etc.
- WMU Admissions. For academic transcripts or transferring credits to other colleges.
High School and Early-Middle College Partners
Collegiate Pathways will work with administrators to develop and implement a program that meets specific needs of students and families within their district.
All Collegiate Pathways students are supported by WMU through:
- Regular mentoring with a dedicated student success coach.
- WMU student support services and resources (Writing Center, University libraries, etc.).
- College-readiness curriculum.
I love being a part of the WMU-FHN program because of the forward-looking nature of it. Helping students work toward foreign language proficiency and global citizenship will expand their opportunities and hopefully lead to more positive relationships at home and abroad.
William Watson, Student Success Coach
I am participating in the Chinese program because I want to be able to create many opportunities for jobs.
Andy Kuo, student
This program requires more commitment and effort, but I think that participating will open so many new opportunities for me. I really look forward to growing my skills and improving my speaking, writing, and reading.
Miriam Chrenka, student
I am eager for my son to be a global citizen. Learning a foreign language will help him in the future, hopefully in business and in life.
Kendra Kuo, parent
I’m looking forward to learning a variety of different things including calligraphy and every day conversation.
Eliana McGlinchey, student
The WMU Chinese program is progressively getting more difficult which is a good challenge to have. I am looking forward to receiving a minor for college, but also expanding my Chinese vocabulary and knowledge.
Lillian McGlinchey, student
The Chinese program attracts me because this might be the first program that allows high school students to get a Chinese minor. I am also attracted by the students' and parents' commitment to learning a foreign language. This program could be a model for other high school programs across the nation. In four years, I hope all students can not only earn a Chinese minor, but also enjoy the happiness of learning a foreign language and increase their cross-cultural awareness.
— Li Xiang, professor