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Getting Started With CMU Online

You're about to do something great - earn your degree. And with CMU Online, you can do it from anywhere and we are here to help.

Everything you need to start your educational journey is here in one place for you, or you can reach out to our Online Student Services team who are ready to keep you moving.

Request Information

Let us know what you are interested in, and we will tailor communication to exactly what you need.

Request Information

Select your program

View all of our programs and then check to see where they're offered.

If you can't find your program, reach out, we can help.

Find my program

Review admission requirements

Before jumping into your application, review your program's admission requirements. You can check our program finder to see what requirements you might have.

If you are unsure or do not meet the stated requirements, contact us at 1-877-268-4636 or email at


Our application will ask for some basic information like; what you're interested in studying and any previous schools you've attended. If you need to upload any supporting documents, you can do that right in our application portal. If you have trouble with this, you can always email us a copy at

You'll also need to submit your non-refundable application fee.

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Send in your transcripts

Now that you've submitted your application, follow up with an official copy of your transcripts. You'll need to send in transcripts for all of the schools you've previously attended, even if you didn't graduate.

Postal mail — Have all official sealed transcripts directly mailed to: 

Central Michigan University
Attn: Transcript Department
80​2 Industrial Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Electronic — Some schools provide the option to have your transcripts sent electronically. If that is an option, you can have transcripts emailed to:

Apply for financial aid

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)​ form to determine your eligibility for grants and/or loans. CMU's school code is 002243. You must be fully admitted to an eligible program before your financial aid can be packaged and awarded.

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Track your application

You can check on the status of your application at any time by logging back into the application site or contact us at 1-877-268-4636 or by email at

Track my app

And just like that, you're on your way. We can't wait to see what you can do!

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.​