The Bridge Program at Central Michigan University is designed for international undergraduate students who need to improve their English proficiency prior to beginning coursework toward a CMU degree.

In the Bridge Program, you will work to meet your English proficiency requirements through CMU's English Language Institute. A placement test prior to registering for classes will help determine which classes can be taken. 

How to apply

If you wish to participate in the Bridge Program in order to gain English proficiency and admission into CMU, please follow these steps to assure your application is complete. We encourage you to submit all documents directly to the Admissions Office at least three months prior to the semester for which you intend to begin classes. Your application will be reviewed once all documents have been received. 
Central Michigan University
Attn: Application Processing
802 Industrial Drive
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Phone: (989) 774-3076
Fax: (989) 774-3232

Step 1: Application for admission

Submit an online application to the Undergraduate Bridge program and the accompanying application fee. The fee may be paid by credit card (at the end of the online application), or by check/money order payable to Central Michigan University and written from a U.S. bank.

Application deadlinesApply by May 15 if you are beginning classes in the fall semester. Apply by October 1 to begin classes in the spring semester.

Step 2: Official transcripts

Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Office by all secondary and post-secondary institutions which you have attended. Transcripts must include English translations. 

Step 3: Passport

Please submit a copy of the biographic page of your passport. 

Notification of admission

You will be notified of your admission electronically. The Office of International Affairs will then contact you with further instructions regarding visas and other documentation which may be required.