If you have been admitted to Central Michigan University for an upcoming semester and are ready to officially make CMU your choice, you're in the right spot! Finalize your enrollment and become a CMU Chippewa with this step-by-step checklist. Submitting your deposit will unlock your next steps – registering for New Student Orientation and beginning the housing selection process.

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 helpdesk@cmich.edu.

Set up my account

Step 2 – Submit or defer your deposit

The one-time enrollment reservation deposit of $175 officially reserves your place in the incoming class. To help relieve the financial pressure faced by many families during this time, we are offering the option of postponing your deposit until fall.
Log in using the Global ID and password you set up in step one. To defer your deposit, simply choose the option labeled “Defer my $175 enrollment reservation deposit. I understand this charge will be placed on my CMU account in the fall.” For those who choose to pay the deposit at this time, it is fully refundable if you cancel your admission prior to June 1.

Log-in to pay or defer my deposit

After making your deposit

Take note of what's ahead as you prepare to join us on campus.

Fall Checklist

For students who will begin taking
classes in August.

Spring Checklist

For students who will begin taking 
classes in January.

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 cmuadmit@cmich.edu.