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​As a participant in STEP, you have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor who will help you with academic planning, connect you to useful resources on campus, and otherwise support you before, during, and after your transition to CMU. You also have the ability to participate in peer mentoring and get involved in the Student Transfer Organization (STO). 

If you are currently a community or tribal college student, you may have the chance to connect with the academic advisor on your campus, as they visit the following 4 area community and tribal colleges on a monthly basis during the fall and spring semesters:

They will provide information regarding STEP, transferring to CMU, and resources available to you as a prospective/future transfer student, as well as present workshops that will assist you in your transition. They will also talk about admissions, scholarships and financial​ aid, Transfer Student Visit Days, and other upcoming events.

Once you are admitted to STEP, you will meet with academic advisor at least twice a semester during your last year at your community/tribal college and your first year at CMU. During these meetings, you will work together on academic planning and have the opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. Advanced notice is appreciated, but not required, so feel free to stop by UC 110 anytime and say "hello!"

If you have any questions regarding anything mentioned above, or would simply like to look into them further, please see the navigation pane to your right or contact the academic advisor​ using the information below.

​Academic Advisor Contact Information:​

​Kasey Perez
Academic Advisor, Student Transition Enrichment Program
Bovee UC 108A
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: (989) 774-2508
Fax: (989) 774-1727 

The Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) at Central Michigan University is a great place to continue your pursuit of a four-year degree. STEP reaches out to first generation and/or Pell eligible transfer students to help them navigate through the maze of  a four-year institution. The program is sponsored by the State of Michigan, Workforce Development Agency, and King Chavez Parks (KCP) Initiative.