Admissions - Next Steps

  • 1. Deposit
  • 2. Financial Aid
  • 3. Transcripts
  • 4. Orientation

Deposit and Enrollment Fee - Reserve Your Seat

The $25 enrollment fee reserves a seat until the $500 tuition deposit is due. The $500 tuition deposit will be credited towards your first term's tuition.

If you have already paid your fee and deposit, submit the form. All students who pay their deposit will receive a class schedule and a financial aid package approximately one month before classes begin.

Payments can be made by check, money order, or credit card (over the phone - call (517) 371-5140 ext. 2244). Check or money orders can be made out to WMU-Cooley Law School and mailed to:
Business Office, WMU-Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

Deposit Deadlines:
January class (2016): Deposit due October 15
May class (2016): Deposit due February 15
September class (2016): Deposit due April 1

If the due date has passed, submit the form and payment as soon as possible.

Intent to Enroll

Complete the Intent to Enroll form below. Be prepared to:

  • Change your address (if required);
  • Tell us which campus you wish to attend;
  • When you want to take classes - during the week or weekends;
  • Schedule options - full-time, part-time, weekends or a combination;
  • Credit hours per term: 6, 9, 12 or 15

Questions? Contact Admissions | Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(517) 371-5140, ext. 2244 | | View the Form in a new window

Financial Aid

US Citizens or Permanent Residents

The Financial Aid Office begins processing loans about six weeks prior to the start of your enrollment term.

If you qualify for financial aid using federal loans, funds will not be available until the second or third week of the term. Plan to have at least a month’s worth of living expenses as well as funding for books or any potential moving expenses you may incur before the funds are available.

Look for updates from the Financial Aid Office about next steps in your application process. Or visit for more information. Contact Enrollment and Student Services at or 1-800-874-3511.


Maximize your Montgomery GI or Yellow Ribbon GI Post 9/11 benefits.
VA Education Benefits Yellow Ribbon Program:
Michigan Campuses: Melissa Crips 517-371-5140 ext 2248
Florida Campus: Brianne Myers 813-419-5100 ext 5155

International students

Read the International Student or Canadian Student guides.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Incoming May 2016 »

Entering September 2016 & Beyond »

LL.M. Students »

Undergraduate Transcripts

If your Credential Assembly Service report from LSAC was completed before your bachelor's degree was posted, submit a new transcript that includes your graduation date and bachelor’s degree conferral date to LSAC so that a new CAS report can be generated.

Hand-delivered or student-intercepted copies will NOT be accepted. Official electronic copies sent via a dedicated link (not an attached PDF) are acceptable.

Transcripts can be emailed to or mailed to:

Admissions Office
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Mandatory for All Students

Orientation includes sessions on time management, critical reading, note taking, briefing cases, and much more. You’ll also have a chance to meet with current students, faculty, staff, local attorneys, and judges.

Program dates will be added as they become available

Swayne Class, May 2016


You will receive an email from the Admissions Office after your deposit has been processed. It will contain directions for Orientation regsitration. 


Accepted Students Day Sign Up

Meet faculty, staff, and students; look around - get to know the area and your campus.

Grand Rapids | Tuesday, March 8, 4-6 p.m.
Lansing | Saturday, March 12, 11-2 p.m.
Auburn Hills | Thursday, March 10, 4-7 p.m.
Tampa Bay | Friday, April 1, 4-6 p.m.

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