If you have received your letter of acceptance in the mail and are ready to become a CMU Chippewa, you're in the right spot! Finalize your enrollment as a CMU student with this step-by-step checklist.
Step 1 – Set up your new CMU account.
You'll need this account for almost everything, including:
- Submitting your enrollment reservation deposit
- Receiving your student ID number and Global ID
- Setting up an official CMU email account
- Applying for financial aid
- Accepting your scholarships
- Registering for classes and housing
Grab your unique "New CMU Account PIN, located on your letter of admission. If you need assistance locating your PIN, contact
Set up my account
Step 2 – Submit your deposit
Officially reserve your place in the upcoming class by paying the one-time enrollment reservation deposit of $175. The deposit is fully refundable if you cancel your admission to CMU prior to May 1 (or December 1 if you are beginning classes in the spring semester). Log in using the Global ID and password you set up in step one.
Pay the enrollment reservation deposit
Step 3 – Accept your scholarship
Once your deposit has been paid, you will be able to accept your Academic Prestige Award, Academic Excellence Award, Academic Success Award, or Residence Life Grant for Freshmen. Log in using the Global ID and password you set up in step one.
Accept my scholarship
After you enroll
Once you submit your enrollment reservation deposit, you will begin to receive important communications, including instructions regarding housing, orientation, and financial aid. Here is a general timeline of when you can expect each piece to arrive.
DECEMBER – Begin the housing application
The Residence Life Living Guide will be mailed in December. If your deposit is submitted after the initial mailing, you will receive your guide 7-10 days after your deposit has been processed. The guide contains residence hall information and instructions beginning the online housing application. You may complete part one of the housing application at this time. Find more details at
JANUARY – Schedule an orientation session
Instructions to register for an academic orientation session will arrive in your mailbox and your cmich.edu inbox beginning in January (or September if you are beginning classes in the spring). During the required orientation session, you will meet advisors and other students, explore majors and minors, register for classes and get your campus ID card. Find more details at
FEBRUARY - Receive your financial aid award package
Personalized financial aid award packages are expected to be mailed to your home and emailed to your cmich.edu account by mid-February.
MARCH - Register for Leadership Safari
Look for an invitation in your mailbox and your cmich.edu inbox with instructions on how to register for
Leadership Safari. Those who attend Safari say this is the best start possible to their college careers! Registration is limited so sign up early.
MAY - Finalize housing arrangements
Your first room and board payment of $800 is due May 1. Later in the month, part two of the online housing application will open, allowing you to select your room and roommate preference. Look for an email in early May and refer to the Residence Life Living Guide, or
reslife.cmich.edu, for instructions.
Still have questions?
We are here to help point you in the right direction! Call the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 989-774-3076 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.