Using Excel to Calculate your Grade

You can use a nifty Excel sheet to calculate your grade for each of your classes! Download the STEP Grade Calculator (STEPGradeCalculator) and click the graphics below to watch tutorials on how to use it. The Excel file has tabs that will enable you to calculate your grade from both a percentage based syllabus and a points based syllabus. Check it out!



Welcome New CEAS Students!



WMUThe first WMU orientation session begins this Friday, May 29th! If you have not signed up for orientation, you should do so now! If you have signed up and will be joining us this summer here are a few things to keep in mind:

What to Bring

  • Parking pass
  • Your Bronco-Net ID and Password (remember your new password if you changed it)
  • Comfortable shoes (you will be walking a lot)
  • Overnight personal items
  • Pillow and blanket
  • A change of comfortable clothes (remember to dress for the weather)
  • An alarm clock – no wake-up service is available
  • A fan – to help you stay cool during the summer nights
  • A few pocket sized snacks – in case you get hungry between meals
  • A lot of energy and Bronco Pride

Don’t worry about these items

  • Linens – towel, washcloth, and sheets are provided; blankets and pillows not provided
  • Meals – the cafeteria will prepare several tasty meals for you to enjoy

To help us serve you better…

AP, IB HL, and Dual-enrolled college credits
If you took an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IB HL) exam and passed or if you took any college courses while you were still in high school, please be sure to tell your advisor during day 2 registration. You may have already earned college credits for math, writing, or other subjects. Your advisor can show you how these college credits will apply at Western. In order to be considered for credit at WMU, you must have the testing organization send an official report of exam scores. If you have taken any college courses prior to coming to WMU, please ask the college to send your transcript to WMU.


CEAS-Exploratory Scholarship Announcement

CEAS Exploratory Retention Scholarship

 $1,000 one-time award to CEAS Exploratory students who meet specified criteria and are registered for ENGR courses in fall of the following year.

 Criteria for selection include:

  • Student passes MATH 1110 with ‘B’ or better on 1st attempt in the fall semester
  • Student passes MATH 1180 with ‘CB’ or better on 1st attempt in spring semester

 Awards: $1,000 Awarded in fall semester of year two

 Maintenance: Student must be registered for classes in a CEAS major for fall of the following year.  Registration must be completed and grades submitted by April 30.

The CEAS Advising team will compile list of qualified students and submit to Financial Aid prior to the May 1 deadline. Students will be notified of award on their Financial Aid awards package.

All moneys will be awarded in fall of the following year, assuming the student is still enrolled in CEAS coursework. A review will be done in August to verify eligibility.

The value of this scholarship ($1,000) is equal to the stated average cost of differential tuition a CEAS student pays annually.

Attend the 2014 Engineers Week Dinner for Free


Want to attend the 2014 Engineers Week dinner for FREE? STEP will pay for your ticket. Email the STEP Program Director, Anetra Grice, to be added to the list. 

Undergraduate Programs and Research Experience for Undergrads

New Undergraduate Programs and Research Experience for Undergrads Now Online!


• Gain valuable research experience in your chosen field

• Spend your Summer learning in a hands-on environment

• Get paid up to $5000 plus room and board for most opportunities

• Be a part of developing new technology

• No experience neeeded

• Freshmen – seniors are eligible

Check the STEP website for a list of opportunities!

Have questions? Contact Ken Domingue for more information.

Departmental Scholarships Available at WMU-CEAS

money-03Click here to view which scholarships are available to students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This is not a complete list and many scholarships are available outside of the college. Eligibility requirements apply. If you have any questions about these or any other scholarships please contact the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Advising Office (269) 276-3270 or visit Parkview Campus room E-102.

2014 Residence Hall Information and Deadlines


Off campus students

WMU students currently living off campus who would like to return to campus housing may sign up online starting at noon February 4, 2014.

Returning residents

Students returning to the residence halls for fall 2014 should complete the online housing contract on the following dates.

Same room sign-up begins at noon Jan. 21, 2014.

New room in same room sign-up begins at noon Jan. 24, 2014.

Main campus Super Single lottery registration is Jan. 24 through 29, 2014. Lottery notification will be via email Jan. 30.

New hall sign-up begins at 10 a.m. January 31, 2014.

Students signing up for a Super Single room should sign up at the Residence Life office. Students returning or moving to a learning community floor should sign up with the hall’s director or at the Residence Life office.


If you have any questions, please email us at

Visit the Residence Hall Life website for more details.

Start Strong!


Use a semester calendar and start strong! Add your quizzes, tests and other syllabi information. View your entire semester at a glance.   Click below to download an 11×17 pdf file of the Semester Calendar. Or stop by the advising office anytime for a printed copy.

Semester Calendar

Come to the STEP Kick-Off BBQ!


Are you an incoming Freshman?

Stop out to the Valley Pond on Sunday, September 8th at 5:30 for the STEP Kick Off BBQ! Meet your fellow students as well as faculty and staff.


Dr. Edmund Tsang announced as Interim Dean of CEAS

Here at STEP we would like to announce the appointment of Dr. Edmund Tsang as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, effective July 1, 2013. Please join in thanking Edmund for his willingness to serve the college and university in this role. The press release from University Relations regarding this appointment can be found here.


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