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Collegiate Pathways

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
Video of WMU Collegiate Pathways Chinese Language Program Students
  • 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.

 

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.
  • What dual enrollment options are available?

    Format

    • Online: Delivered 100% online. Classes are facilitated through the WMU Elearning system using a variety of media.
    • Hybrid: Delivered at least 51% online, paired with face-to-face class sessions. Classes are held on-site or at a regional location.
    • Traditional: Delivered entirely face-to-face. Classes are held on-site or at a regional location.

     

    Subjects

    Hundreds of subjects are available. Beyond that, Collegiate Pathways will work with you to customize content according to your students' needs.

    We can provide general education courses as well as courses in high-demand areas such as aviation, health studies, and communication studies.

  • What is the cost?

    A custom contract between WMU and a school district can provide reduced program costs, which allows out-of-pocket costs to students and families to be limited or eliminated altogether.

  • Are customized partnerships possible?

    Each partnership is customized. We will work with you to offer your students access to courses and programs that are tailored to meet their needs and also provide them with relevant, in-demand knowledge and skills.

  • What's the next step? Who can answer more of my questions?

    Contact Kimmy Beuchler, Assistant Director of Early College Programs.

Testimonials

  • 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