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You should apply as a first-year student if you are currently a senior in high school or in an early-middle college program. Those who have graduated from high school or completed high school equivalency such as GED but have not earned any college credit after graduating should apply as first-year students as well.
Apply as a transfer if you have graduated from high school or earned high school equivalency such as GED AND have any earned any college credit in a fall or spring term. Western Michigan University does not use the Common Application for transfer applicants. Find the transfer application at wmich.edu/apply.
Prospective and admitted students and their families are invited to learn more about Western Michigan University through our tour programs. For up-to-date details regarding in-person and virtual tour opportunities, visit wmich.edu/admissions/visit.
“[At WMU] the classes were small, the professors were personable and I knew they had an interest in learning about me. It didn’t have that university feel. I felt nurtured at WMU. I was given the skills to succeed as an educator.”