How to Apply
Cost and financial aid
We're committed to helping you afford a great education.
Step 1. Submit your application
CMU Online classes start several times throughout the year. Choose the term you wish to start your classes and where you want to take them (online or at one of our satellite centers) when you fill out your online application.
Step 2. See if you can waive the application fee
All U.S. military veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members are eligible to have their application fee waived. You must provide one of the following to CMU with your application:
- DD-214 form verifying service.
- Service verification letter from your command indicating your current duty station.
- VA Certificate of Eligibility (CoE).
- Active military ID if you are applying in person at a CMU satellite location.
Step 3. Send us your transcripts
Ask each of the institutions where you’ve done undergraduate or graduate coursework to send your official transcripts directly to CMU.
Your schools may send your transcripts by email to email@example.com or mail them to:
Central Michigan University
Attn: Transcript Department
802 Industrial Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Step 4. Check your program's requirements
Some programs require additional materials with your application. Be sure to check your academic program to see whether your program has additional admissions requirements.