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Admitted Transfer Students

You've been admitted, congratulations! Here are your next steps to becoming a CMU Chippewa.

Step 1: Submit Your Deposit

Paying your enrollment reservation deposit lets us know you’re coming so we can save your spot in the incoming class.

Log in to your student portal using the same username and password you created for your application. Once you log in, you’ll see your admission letter and have access to some of your next steps, including submitting or deferring your $175 enrollment reservation deposit. If you choose to defer your payment, it will be placed on your first tuition bill.

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Step 2: Set Up Your CMU Account

Before you can apply for housing, you’ll need to set up your CMU account that includes your new cmich.edu email. Use your “New CMU Account PIN” found at the bottom of your congratulations letter (you can also find it under the “Next Steps” section after logging in below) to get started.

You’ll need this account to log in and apply for housing. We’ll also be sending information about orientation and housing to your cmich.edu email, so we recommend setting it up as soon as you submit your deposit. You’ll need it for almost everything, including:

• Receiving your student ID card.
• Creating your student email account.
• Viewing and accepting your financial aid package.
• Registering for classes.
• Applying for housing.


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Step 3: Schedule Your Orientation

After we've processed your enrollment deposit, you can sign up for your orientation session. Spots are first come, first served so it's best to do this as soon as possible.

We'll send you some additional instructions in late January, if you're beginning classes in the fall, and in November, if you're beginning classes in the spring semester.

At orientation, you'll learn about life at CMU and most importantly, sign up for your classes in one-on-one sessions with your advisor.

If you have questions, reach us at the Orientation Office at 989-774-6629.

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Step 4: Apply For housing

After your enrollment reservation deposit is processed, we’ll email you our Residential Community Living Guide at your cmich.edu email address. This will help guide you through applying for housing, including selecting a meal plan, choosing your residence hall preferences and finding a roommate.

While transfer students are not required to live on campus, undergraduate students who live on campus generally have higher grade point averages, happier college experiences, participate in more cocurricular experiences and are more likely to graduate on time.

For more information, contact the Residence Life Office at 989-774-3111 or reslife@cmich.edu.

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Other reminders

A few last things to keep in mind as you prepare for your first day of class!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the only way to qualify for some of the $120 billion the U.S. Department of Education awards in federal grants, loans and work study aid. CMU’s school code is 002243.

Make plans to file the 2021-22 FAFSA and update it to include CMU. If you are transferring mid-year, you may need to notify your current school of your plans to transfer.

For more information, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 989-774-3674 (Toll free 888-392-0007) or financialaid@cmich.edu.

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Once you have been admitted, your transcripts will be officially evaluated by CMU’s Undergraduate Academic Services Office. We'll send you an email to your new CMU account with a copy of your credit evaluation.