Whether you plan to study at Central Michigan University's main campus, at a Global Campus location, or online, we want to make your application process easy. That's why we use a single fee for all undergraduate applicants. 

Application fee for all undergraduate students - $40

Find helpful information about the change below, including frequently asked questions and scenarios that may affect you. 

$40. All undergraduate students pay the same application fee. Whether you’re applying to take classes on our main campus, online, or at a global campus location, your application is the same as all other undergraduate students.
Yes, in general, we expect that applicants pay the appropriate application fee. This fee is used to offset the costs associated with processing and reviewing the admission application.
CMU will honor waivers for the following scenarios:
  • Veteran/active duty service member (automatic, based on application responses)
  • Completed NACAC or high school counselor waiver
  • Demonstrated hardship
  • Approval from appointed CMU representative
No, since the admission application fee is used to offset costs associated with the admission processes, it is expected prior to enrolling in your first semester of courses.
Yes, the admission application fee is expected, unless the individual qualifies for a waiver outlined in an earlier question.
No, the admission application fee is not refunded in instances of denial.
Yes, applicants have one year after their application submission date to complete an application. After one year, your application expires, and you must reapply and pay the appropriate fee again.
Generally, yes. Once you are admitted, you have one year from your original admitted start semester/term to enroll. After one year, your admission expires, and you must reapply and pay the appropriate fee again. If it is less than one year, you do not need to reapply or pay the fee again. You should contact the Office of Admissions at apply@cmich.edu to have your record updated.
  • Scenario 1: Admitted students who enroll and attend are considered active for up to three years after your last enrolled semester. If it has been three years or less since you last attended, you do not need to submit a new admission application or pay a fee. Contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk to start your re-enrollment process.
  • Scenario 2: Inactive students who attended more than three years ago need to submit a new application. However, another application fee is not expected.
No, another admission application fee is not expected if you are returning to attend at the same level you previously attended.
  • Scenario 1: Undergraduate students who were dismissed and have not attended in the last three years or more should submit a new application. The application fee is not expected, but there may be other fees associated with re-enrolling. Make sure to send transcripts from every college you have attended since your time at CMU with your application.
  • Scenario 2: Students who were dismissed and have attended in the last three years do not need to submit a new application or pay the application fee. Check with Academic Advising and Assistance for more information.

If you have any questions not listed here, please contact the Office of Admissions at (989) 774-3076 or by email at cmuadmit@cmich.edu.