Checklist and deadlines

​​​​​​​​Checklist for Application

  1. Complete your application. [online​ | pd​f]
    We recommend beginning the application process as soon as your junior year of high school ends. Completed applications (including official transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and a $35 application fee) received by November 15 will receive priority consideration for admission and access to first-come, first-served academic scholarships. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Those received after November 15 will still be evaluated but may result in limited availability of scholarships.

  2. Send your official transcripts and ACT (or SAT) score to CMU.
    You're not alone – more students choose to send their ACT scores to CMU than to all but one other public university in the state! When you take the ACT, be sure to mark CMU as a top choice so we receive your score.

    Michigan high school students should send transcripts to CMU using  [Watch an instructional video​]. Students in other states should ask their high school guidance counselor about their school's timing and policies.

  3. Complete your FAFSA​
    The FAFSA may be filed on or after January 1. The deadline if submitting by mail is February 14, and the deadline for online submission is March 1. Designate CMU as your school of choice to qualify for financial aid.

  4. Apply for CMU departmental and endowed scholarships 
    Various deadlines