Consumer Information

This web page contains a summary of consumer information that is published annually in accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Each topic listed includes a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. This information is available at all times on this web page. If you need assistance obtaining this information in printed copy, contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs‌@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

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General Information about WMed

  • Accreditation

    WMed is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Contact the HLC at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 or 800.621.7740. WMed has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Contact the LCME at lcme@aamc.org. WMed also has certification with the Department of Education to participate in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 programs. Information about institutional and program accreditation is posted on the web at med.wmich.edu/accreditation. To review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs, contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Academic Programs

    Information about academic programs including the MD degree, dual degrees, graduate degree and certificate programs is on the web at med.wmich.edu/‌education. For information or to receive printed copies contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6100.

  • Code of Professional Conduct

    All students, faculty, residents, fellows, and staff are required to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct, which outlines professional standards and behaviors that are aligned with the values of the institution. The Code is on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Consortium Agreements

    Students enrolled in the MS Degree in Medical Engineering program may transfer up to 12 credits from Western Michigan University (WMU). When taking courses at WMU that are approved by WMed for transfer to WMed, students are dual-enrolled at both institutions, and pay tuition and other account charges to, and receive financial aid (if eligible), from WMed. Students receiving financial aid complete a Consortium Agreement that is signed by representatives of both institutions. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4584.

  • Contact Information for Enrolled Students

    The Office of Student Affairs staff located on the 2nd floor of the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus building at 300 Portage Street Kalamazoo, MI provide information to enrolled students. Information is also available on the student portal at portal.med.wmich.edu/students (login required). Contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

  • Contact Information for Prospective Students

    The Office of Admissions staff located on the 2nd floor of the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus building at 300 Portage Street Kalamazoo, MI provide information to prospective students. General information about admissions is on the web at med.wmich.edu/‌education or from the Office of Admissions at admissions@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6100.

  • Copyright Infringement

    Information about copyright and scholarly content is on the web at med.wmich.edu/copyright-scholarly-content. This includes the institutional policy, Publishing Copyright-Protected and Scholarly Content, available at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. Violation of copyright, such as unauthorized use and distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities including actual or “statutory” damages, court costs, attorneys’ fees, imprisonment, and fines. For details see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Violation of copyright is a violation of the Code of Professional Conduct that is subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal from the institution. More information about legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material is at libguides.med.wmich.edu/scholarshipwriting. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Faculty

    Information about WMed appointed faculty is listed by academic department and program on the web at med.wmich.edu/departments-programs. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at faculty.affairs@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4556.

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    WMed complies fully with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students' education records, and applies these rights and protections to all enrolled students and formerly enrolled students for as long as the institution retains their education records, as stated on the web at med.wmich.edu/registrar. Students are notified of their FERPA rights at least annually through notice of the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals that are on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at registrar@‌‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6112.

  • Instructional Facilities and Laboratories

    WMed’s educational facility is located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. Information about the instructional spaces and laboratories that relate to the academic programs is on the web at med.wmich.edu/campus-safety-info. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Misrepresentation

    As stated in the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements, WMed is committed to providing clear and accurate information so that it does not misrepresent the nature of its educational programs, financial charges, and the employability of its graduates. For information or to receive a printed copy contact‌ ‌‌the Office of the Dean at office.dean@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Refund Policies

    The institution has student tuition refund policies that stipulate the amount of tuition that is refunded to a student who withdraws from a program. The policies are in the Financial Aid Policy Manual on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

  • Return of Title IV Aid

    Students who receive federal financial aid, and who do not complete a term/semester for which the aid was intended, are subject to this policy, which is separate from the tuition refund policy. Using the last date of attendance, the Office of Financial Aid calculates “earned” versus “unearned” federal aid according to a federally mandated formula that is based on the percentage of the term/semester completed. The Office of Financial Aid notifies students by email of the results of a Return of Title IV Aid calculation. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4584.

  • Services for Students with Disabilities

    Information on facilities and services for disabled students are published on the web at med.wmich.edu/student-services. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Life at studentaffairs@‌med.‌wmich.edu or 269-337-6111.

  • Student Body Diversity

    The characteristics of diversity of the student body is published on the web at med.wmich.edu/uniqueness-diversity. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Student Policy Manuals

    The Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals serve as the bylaws and reference guides to the roles and responsibilities of students in all degree and certificate programs. The Policy Manuals are on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

  • Textbook Information

    Textbook information is in the online course catalog at catalog.med.wmich.edu. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at registrar@‌med.wmich‌.edu or 269.337.6112. Financial aid disbursement dates for books and supplies are published in the Financial Aid Policy Manual, on the web at med.wmich.edu/managing-finances, and on the student portal.

  • Transfer Students and Transfer Credit

    As stated in the Student Policy Manuals and on the web at med.wmich.edu/registrar, WMed accepts transfer credit for the Master of Science in Medical Engineering degree program only. WMed does not accept transfer credit for other graduate and certificate programs, and does not allow transfer between degree programs. WMed does not accept transfer credit from other institutions. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Registrar at registrar@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6112.

  • U.S. Constitution Day, September 17

    Annually, WMed holds an educational program for students in honor of Constitution Day to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. Information about Constitution Day is at med.wmich.edu/student-services. For details about the annual educational program or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

  • Voter Registration Information

    Annually, voter registration forms are made available to enrolled students. State of Michigan voter information is at med.wmich.edu/student-services. For details about the distribution or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

  • Withdrawal Procedures

    Students who withdraw from academic programs must follow specific withdrawal procedures in the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

  • Written Arrangement Disclosure

    The institution is responsible for the delivery of its academic programs. There are no written arrangements to disclose. For information contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

Financial Assistance Information

  • Contact Information for Financial Assistance

    For assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information in printed copy or electronically, contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@med.wmich.edu or 269-337-4584.

    The Office of Financial Aid makes the following student financial aid information available to prospective and enrolled students on the web at med.wmich.edu/financial-aid:

    • College Navigator
    • Cost of Attendance
    • Disbursement and Refund Information
    • Federal Aid Recipient Rights and Responsibilities
    • Loan and Loan Repayment Information
    • Loan Counseling Requirements
    • Overview of Aid Programs and Eligibility Requirements
    • Penalties for Drug Law Violation
    • Return of Title IV Aid
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress

    WMed does not approve study abroad programs for credit or FSA program eligibility.

Health and Safety Information

  • Campus Safety and Security Report

    Annually by October 1, WMed publishes an Annual Campus Safety and Security Report on the web at med.wmich.edu/campus-safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Report). The report includes, but is not limited to, information about the:

    • Daily Crime Log
    • Campus Crime Statistics
    • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
    • Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
    • Timely Warning and Emergency Notifications


    For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

  • Vaccination Policy

    Information about required immunizations is in the Medical Student and Graduate Student Policy Manuals on the web at med.wmich.edu/policies-manuals-statements. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@‌med.wmich.edu or 269.337.6111.

Student Achievement

Annual Update September 20, 2019