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Graduate Checklist

We make it easy for you to take that first step toward something big. So you can get started on earning the knowledge, experience and confidence to advance your career and achieve your personal goals.


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Submit your transcripts/proof of degree

Ask your previous college or university's registrar's office (except CMU) to send in official transcripts. Your schools may send your transcripts via email to Applications Processing at: or by mail to:

Central Michigan University
Attn: Transcript Department
802 Industrial Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Send in any entrance exam scores

Arrange for official scores of applicable entrance exams (GRE, GMAT, MAT, etc.) to be directly sent to Applications Processing. See the Graduate Bulletin to see if your program requires entrance exams. 

Submit additional requirements

Submit additional department requirements when needed. Many graduate programs require supplementary application materials, such as letters of recommendation, portfolios, etc. See the Graduate Bulletin or check with your program's department for which, if any, materials are needed.

International student requirements

For applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents:

  • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. Official scores from TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, and Pearson's may be directly sent to Applications Processing. Review the Graduate Bulletin for specific English requirements for your intended graduate program.
  • For a more detailed checklist for international students, visit the Application Guidelines page

Pay your application fee

The non-refundable graduate application fee is $55 for domestic applicants and $65 for international applicants. The application fee must be paid in order to consider your application complete.

You can pay by credit card directly in our application portal. Or mail a check or money order to Applications Processing. Please make your check or money order payable to Central Michigan University.