Admissions criteria

​Each application is carefully reviewed on its own merit using a holistic approach. The admission process takes into account the following: academic achievement in the most demanding subjects, ACT or SAT scores, caliber of high school program, school official recommendations, exceptional talents, involvement beyond the classroom, leadership potential, record of good citizenship, overall academic achievement, pre-CMU course selections and trends in academic progress.

The minimum GPA requirement for transfer students is a 2.3. If you have earned less than 24 credit hours, you will also need to provide us with a copy of your official high school transcript.

Although an admissions essay is not required, applicants may send a separate sheet to provide any information that should be considered while reviewing your application. You may wish to include extracurricular and leadership activities, employment, or explain special situations that impacted your academic record.

How early should I apply?

Transfer students are encouraged to apply six months prior to the start of the term in which they wish to begin their studies. You are more than welcome to submit your application​ for review at any time. CMU grants admission on a rolling basis, meaning that we will admit students for the next available semester of study as applications arrive.