WMU International Admissions Information
NOTE: Applications will be accepted for processing after the deadline. However, we cannot guarantee that late applications will be completed in time for your semester of choice. The application consideration date will be changed to the next available semester if necessary.
Click here for a list (PDF) of WMU academic programs, which includes specific program requirements (GRE, GMAT scores, etc.)
Bachelor's degree international admission
(including freshmen and transfer admission)
The Haenicke Institute's International Admissions and Services office handles all phases of the international bachelor's admission process. To determine an applicant's admissibility to Western Michigan University, our admissions staff reviews the academic credentials and evaluates international transfer credit. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a U.S. 4-point scale or equivalent is strongly recommended.
In addition, financial support documents, an English proficiency score (TOEFL 500 PBT, or 61 iBT for restricted enrollment; 550 PBT, or 80 iBT for unrestricted enrollment), and the application fee must also be provided to IAS (see Application Information for details). When all these materials are provided and the admission criteria are met, IAS admissions staff issues the initial Certificates of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019) to admitted students.
Master's and doctorate international admission
Applying to graduate school at Western Michigan University involves our office as well as the academic program in which you have an interest. In addition to obtaining the international student application (access to online and paper application below), you should request application materials from the specific WMU academic program to which you wish to apply. Individual programs may impose additional admission requirements.
Send all application materials to International Admissions and Services (EXCEPTIONS: Transnational Education students send materials to Cat Fuller; Exchange students--send materials to Jane Blyth). After our office reviews your materials, we will forward them to the program of your interest. The program then reviews your application and required documents, and informs us of the admission decision. This process may take 9-12 weeks depending on the program department's procedures.
Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS)
NOTE: Advanced standing (transfer credits) will be considered for higher level IB courses completed with a grade of 5 or higher. The ACT/SAT is not required for non-immigrant visa holders. However, all NCAA athletes must submit SAT scores.