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Applicant Requirements​ and Expectations:​

  • U.S. Citizen
  • First Generation and/or Pell Eligible Transfer Student
  • 2.5 GPA (Recommended)
  • Attend 2 ​Academic Advising Meetings Per Semester During Last Year at Your Community College and First Year at CMU
  • Attend 2 Workshops Per Semester During Last Year at Your Community College and First Year at CMU​​


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 Federal Pell grant 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.​