Applications for the 2022 academic year are open! 

As you prepare to fill out your application for admission to Central Michigan University, here are the key components you need to know.

Apply online through CMU's website or the Common Application. Applications received by December 1 receive priority consideration for first-come, first-served academic scholarships. Applications received after December 1 are still accepted but may result in limited availability of scholarships.

The application processing fee or a fee waiver is required when submitting your application. Talk with your school counselor if you think you may be eligible for an application processing fee waiver.

Through our 2022 test-optional policy, a standardized test score is not required for most students* to earn admission or a scholarship. However, you may choose to submit them, either with your application or at a later point, to be considered for a new or higher scholarship. Submitting a test score can only improve your admission status and scholarship offer.

If you do choose to submit a test score, you can mark CMU as a recipient on your exam or have your official score report to us at by requesting it through the ACT/SAT websites. (SAT code: 1106; ACT code: 1972)

*Please note, if you are homeschooled or attend a school that does not provide grades, then an ACT or SAT score is required.

If you have a GPA of at least 2.8, we will accept your application using the GPA you provide when you apply. However, if your GPA is below 2.8 then a transcript is required. You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application or ask your school counselor to submit an official transcript for you.

Keep us updated with new transcripts at the end of each semester. It may mean an upgrade in your scholarship. Students enrolled in an early/middle college program, or with credits earned through a dual enrollment program, must also have transcripts submitted from each college.