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Western Michigan University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Aishwarya Bhatnagar

The university invites applications for Fall, Spring or Summer sessions. In Fall 2018, the university received 17051 applications out of which 13829 were accepted making an acceptance rate of 81.1%. The university offers programs in the field of Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Business Analytics, Chemical Engineering, Fashion Design & Development, Film, Video & Media Studies and Interior design.

  • Factors affecting application process are GPA, ACT/SAT scores, Trends of grades.
  • SAT and ACT scores are not required of international applicants for admission consideration.
  • Graduate applicants should review program-specific admission criteria, deadlines and requirements.
  • Official test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to WMU.


Application PortalWMU’s official admission portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG – $100
PG – $100
Acceptance Rate82%
Average SAT score1090
Average ACT score23
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/ Discover/ Visa
International Students1872
Intake SeasonsFall/ Spring/ Summer
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants and Scholarships

Western Michigan University Admission Deadlines

Candidates are advised to apply for any of the courses available in the university before the last date of application given below:

Term/ SemesterDeadline
Undergraduate Applicants
FallJune 15
SpringOctober 15
SummerMarch 15
Graduate Applicants
FallApril 1
SpringAugust 1
SummerJanuary 15

Western Michigan University International Admissions

Admissions of international students in WMU is managed by International Admissions and Services. It helps the students in the process of application, planning for arrival and settling into WMU.

Academic Requirements – English Language Proficiency Test scores, Letters of recommendation, Unofficial copies of translated transcripts/mark sheets, scores of any standardized tests taken.

Supporting documents – Financial statement, Visa certification

English Language Requirements:

Name of the TestScore Required
TOEFL (IBT) undergraduate61
TOEFL (IBT) graduate80
IELTS6.0 (undergraduate)
6.5 (graduate)
PTE46 (undergraduate)
54 (graduate)
MELAB69 (undergraduate)
77 (graduate)

Requirements for International Students Visa

  • After the student is selected for admission, the university will email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). On receiving it, check all the details carefully.
  • A duly filled non-immigration visa application form with a passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.

Western Michigan University Undergraduate Admissions

Western Michigan University offers around 147 programs at the undergraduate level. The general undergraduate admission process is given below:

Academic requirements: High School Transcripts, English Proficiency Test score for International students.


Financial Aid: Student loans and Scholarships.

Supporting Documents: Authorized financial statement, Proof of financial support, Proof of sufficient funds, copy of passport etc.

Western Michigan University Graduate Admissions

Western Michigan University offers over 73 Master’s degree courses and over 30 doctoral programs at the graduate level. The general admission requirements and eligibility criteria are given below:

Academic Requirements: Transcripts, GPA of 3.5 or higher, GMAT/GRE, English Proficiency score for International students, Recommendation letters.

Academic requirements vary from course to course.

Financial Aid: Student loans, work-study, and Scholarships.

Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.

The requirements of some popular graduate programs are given below –

Application Portal:wmich.edu

Application Fee: $100

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBARolling basisAcademic Transcripts, GPA of 2.50 GMAT/GRE, Two essays Current Resume Two Letter of Recommendation Statement of PurposeTOEFL score: iBT- 80
IELTS score: 6.5
MS in Aerospace EngineeringFall - April 1
Spring - August 1
Summer - January 1
Academic Records GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale GMAT/ GRE 2+ years of work experience, 1-3 Letters of Recommendation Statement of Purpose Current ResumeTOEFL score: iBT- 80
IELTS score: 6.5
PTE Score: 54
MS in Computer ScienceFall - April 1
Spring - August 1
Summer - January 1
Academic Records GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale GMAT/ GRE, Three Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose, ResumeTOEFL score: iBT- 80
IELTS score: 6.5
PTE Score: 54
MA in MathematicsFall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: August 1
Summer Semester: January 1
Letter of Recommendation, Official transcripts, Statement of Purpose, ResumeTOEFL score: iBT- 80
IELTS score: 6.5
PTE Score: 54
MS in Biological ScienceFebruary 15Letter of Recommendation, Official transcripts, GRE, Written Statement, ResumeTOEFL score: iBT- 80 IELTS score: 6.5 PTE Score: 54 MELAB: 77

The application will be considered fully complete after all official transcripts and required test scores are received. Final decisions are made by the academic departments, and the length of the admission process varies by department.

Applicants can check the application status through the WMU Gold Gateway. The applicant can log in with the existing username and password to view whether the materials have been received by WMU or not.

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