Your application and supporting documents

The Admissions Office continues to review and process admissions applications for summer and the 2020-2021 academic year. Please find updates to the application process below.

Submitting your application, receiving a decision

The university has transitioned to a remote working environment and is reviewing applications without delay. You are first notified via email and text as soon as we reach a decision on your application, followed by a packet in the mail. Changes to U.S. Postal Service operations could delay arrival of the printed material.

Updates to application materials

Incoming freshmen and some transfers students applying for the 2020-2021 academic year are required to submit an ACT or SAT score. However, if your test was canceled, you can contact us to request a holistic review of your available materials. We are happy to work with your individual circumstances.

We know that schools across the country have closed and some may have switched to pass/fail grades. If you are unable to request or obtain an official transcript, you may submit scanned copies or screenshots of any academic records you have by emailing them to We will perform a holistic review of your application, taking into account all available information. Submitting unofficial documents may lead to a provisional admissions decision until you can submit official records.

International Students

Due to cancellations of TOEFL and IELTS tests, CMU will accept scores of 100 and higher from the Duolingo English Test for students applying to begin their studies in summer or fall semesters 2020. Undergraduate applicants who are unable to submit any test scores may be first admitted as an International Bridge student and then transition to full degree-seeking standing once they have completed the English requirements. Graduate students who are unable to submit any test scores may be admitted with English proficiency as a stipulation of their admissions.

Central Michigan University continues to process and issue I-20 requests. Although most US consulates have temporarily suspended visa appointments, we encourage students to continue with the I-20 requests so that they have their documents ready once the Consulates resume visa appointments. Students should contact with any questions regarding their I-20.

There is a temporary suspension of the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area. In addition, there may be delays in mail and packages sent to or from China. There may be mail delays to and from European countries subject to restricted passenger airline travel. If you have questions or concerns about sending materials, please contact