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Becoming a student and enrolling in courses can seem overwhelming, but CMU’s friendly staff is ready to help every step of your journey. Just follow the simple steps below to start accomplishing your goals today.

Global ID set-up

Once admitted, you need to activate your Global ID and CMU email account. For assistance, contact the CMU Help Desk at 800-950-1144, ext. 3662. Your Global ID grants access to CMU systems like the student portal, CMU email and Blackboard. It is important to check your CMU email daily.​

Complete online student orientation​

You are encouraged to complete the online Undergraduate or Graduate Orientation. This will ensure you are familiar with the processes and policies CMU follows.​ Orientation will assist in your success at CMU and can be completed online via Blackboard. There are six sections to review and each will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please select the appropriate link below. The Orientation shell will then populate in your Blackboard portal. Undergraduate Orientation  Graduate Orientation

Financial steps

If you will use financial aid please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine your eligibility for grants and loans. Be sure to include CMU’s school code: 002243.

After your financial aid has been awarded, you must complete loan counseling and a promissory note. You must also set up Direct Deposit for any refunds or credits you may have come throughout your tenure as a CMU student.

CMU also offers a convenient, interest-free payment plan that allows tuition due to be paid in monthly installments.​


Access CMU Bulletin:

You are responsible for understanding the process and policies detailed in your CMU Bulletin​ that govern your coursework and education at CMU.

Transfer credit evaluation:

Your official transcripts will be reviewed for any credits previously earned from a regionally accredited institution that are applicable to your intended CMU program. A transfer credit evaluation will be sent to your CMU email.​

Degree plan:

Once you have Conditional or Regular admission, your academic advisor will develop your individual degree plan. Your plan lists the courses needed to complete your degree and will be updated on Degree Progress.

Register for classes​:

Once you have an admission status, you can register for classes during the appropriate registration period using the  Course Search and Registration System​.​

Order textbooks:

Once enrolled, you can order textbooks through the CMU Bookstore​ or through the MBS Bookstore

Review Syllabus:

Review the course syllabus for all enrolled courses to ensure you understand requirements and expectations.

Online Preparation​:

Visit the Online Learning Resource Center for access to online allies, useful videos, important links and downloads, Library Services, and success tips to maximize your CMU experience.​