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

Watch a short video to learn how to set up your account.

Set up my account



Step 2 – Commit to CMU

A one-time enrollment reservation deposit of $175 officially reserves your place in the incoming class. You can submit the deposit now or defer it to a later date. Either way makes you an official CMU Chippewa.

To defer your payment, simply choose the option labeled “Defer my $175 enrollment reservation deposit. I understand this charge will be placed on my CMU account.” The charge will appear on your first bill once you begin classes.

Log in using the Global ID and password you set up in step one. 


Log-in to pay or defer my deposit

Step 3 – After submitting/deferring your deposit

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

Fall Checklist

For students who will begin
classes in August.


Spring Checklist

For students who will begin 
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.