How postponing your start date may affect your scholarship

You are likely weighing many options for the next steps in your education. If you decide to postpone college until Spring 2021, we will gladly honor your scholarship for that semester. However, attending another college before enrolling at CMU could impact your scholarship eligibility. Please read the details below related to your specific situation.

Incoming Freshmen

  • If you choose not to enroll in any college during the fall 2020 semester, your scholarship will be awarded for the spring 2021 semester.
  • If you choose not to enroll in any college for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, you will be awarded the 2021 value of your award.
  • Please contact the Honors Program to discuss the options available to you.

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  • If you choose not to enroll in any college during the fall 2020 semester, your scholarship will be awarded for the spring 2021 semester. 
  • If you choose not to enroll in any college for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, you will receive your scholarship at its 2021 value.
  • Please discuss this option in more detail with the office awarding your scholarship, the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute.

    Email LAS
  • If you choose not to enroll in any college during the fall 2020 semester, your scholarship will be awarded for the spring 2021 semester. 
  • If you choose not to enroll in any college for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, you will receive your scholarship at its 2021 value.
  • Please discuss this option in more detail with the office awarding your scholarship, Multicultural Academic Student Services.

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  • Please contact the department awarding your scholarship to discuss the options available to you.

Transfer Students

  • If you choose to not enroll in any college for the fall semester, your scholarship will be granted for the spring semester.
  • If you choose to not enroll in any college for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, you will be awarded the 2021 value of your award.
  • If you choose to enroll part-time at CMU (6-11 credits), you will receive the Transfer Success Scholarship instead of your current award.
  • You will be evaluated for transfer scholarships available at the time you enroll instead of your current award.
  • If you choose to enroll part-time at CMU (6-11 credits), you will be considered for the Transfer Success Scholarship instead of your current award.
  • If you choose to not enroll in any college for the fall and/or spring semester, your award will be granted if you live on campus the following semester.
  • If you enroll as a full-time online CMU student for the fall and/or spring semester, your award will be granted if you live on campus the following semester.

Additional Information

  1. If you choose to enroll full-time in online courses at CMU for the fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semester, your scholarship will be granted and you will be exempt from the on-campus living requirement. Scholarships that include room and board will be reduced by that amount. You can retain your scholarship, including the room and board portion, by enrolling full-time in classes on the Mount Pleasant campus the following semester. Centralis scholarship recipients must contact the Honors Program Office to request approval for this option.
  2. Enrolling at another college makes you eligible for transfer scholarships at the time you enroll at CMU. Your current award(s) will not be retained.
  3. If classes are not held on campus and only delivered in an online format in the fall, scholarship accommodations will be revised.