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How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Here at CMU, you’ll choose from nearly 200 academic programs, learn how to apply your knowledge, and do what you're passionate about. Ready to join us? Here’s how to apply to CMU as a transfer student.

Submit all of your application materials by April 1 for the summer/fall semesters, and December 1 for the spring semester, to get priority consideration for our merit scholarships. After April 1, we review applications on a rolling basis.

Apply Online

As part of the online application, you’ll need to submit a $40 application fee.

Application Fee FAQ

College Transcripts. Ask each of the colleges you’ve attended to send your official transcripts directly to us.

High School Transcripts. If you have completed fewer than 24 college credits, you'll also need to submit your high school transcript. Ask your high school to email your transcripts to or mail them to us at the following address:

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

You’re welcome to submit one or more of these additional materials, but they're not required:

- ACT or SAT scores
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement, including extracurricular involvements and leadership activities

What to expect next

You’ve submitted the application and all the supporting materials. Congratulations! Now you can relax. Admissions letters and merit scholarship notifications will begin hitting mailboxes in September. 

Scholarships and financial aid

We’re committed to helping you afford a great education.

Scholarships for Transfer Students