Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay the $175 Enrollment Reservation Deposit?
Online payment can be made using credit card or electronic check. If you do not have access to use online payment, you can mail your payment using the deposit card provided by Admissions. This payment reserves your place as a new CMU student. Click here to pay the deposit online.

How do I reserve a date to attend Academic Orientation?
Once CMU has received and processed your enrollment reservation deposit, you will be able to reserve your date to attend Academic Orientation using our online reservation system. You will be required to enter your CMU Global ID and password to gain access. This reservation process will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Ready to reserve your orientation date? Click here to begin.

*Be sure to send your final transcripts from your prior schools as soon as you have completed classes in order to have them evaluated and applied to your academic history.

Electronic address: Transcripts@cmich.edu

Mailing address:  CMU, Attn: Transcript Department, 802 Industrial Drive , Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858

How do I activate my CMU Global ID and E-mail account?
Visit http://myaccount.cmich.edu or call the CMU Help Desk at 989-774-3662.

Why are transfer students required to attend Academic Orientation?
Academic Orientation is required to finalize your admission to the university and to schedule your first semester classes. We recognize that new transfer students have college experience and have attended orientation sessions at other colleges or universities. For these reasons, our transfer orientation session is very specific and focused exclusively on the academic advising needs of new transfer students.

When will I receive confirmation of the date I selected to attend orientation?
Once you complete and submit your online orientation reservation, confirmation will be sent to your CMU e-mail account listing your orientation date, time, location and parking details along with links to other important information relevant to your orientation day.

Will transfer orientation involve tours of campus?
No. Tours of campus are not included in the transfer orientation agenda. Students attending transfer orientation will register for first semester classes with the assistance of academic advisors, receive a campus identification card and a meal ticket for lunch in the Bovee University Center. All students have the option of meeting with representatives from student service offices such as Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Accounts and University Billing, Student Employment and Residence Life.

Where can I find parking information and driving directions?
Parking lots are specific to your scheduled orientation date.  View and print your orientation confirmation from your CMU e-mail for your designated parking lot.  No parking pass is required for designated lots. Click here to view a campus map and driving directions.

If I would like to stay overnight in Mt. Pleasant, where would I look for that information?Click here to view mulitple options at the City of Mt. Pleasant's website.

​How can I be sure I get the classes I need?
Academic advisors will work individually with each student attending transfer orientation. Students complete the first semester class schedule with classes required on the degree program of choice. Once orientation is complete, all students have access to CMU's registration system and may continue to make changes and adjustments to the schedule created during orientation.

Am I allowed to leave transfer orientation during the session?
No. Students are required to stay with the orientation program and their assigned group throughout the program.

Who can come with me to orientation?
Family members are invited to attend a meeting that is held separately from your academic advising session. This is an excellent opportunity for family members to ask questions and learn more about your new university. There is no additional fee for the transfer orientation family meeting. Family members can purchase lunch on campus during orientation.

Can I bring a friend with me?
No. Space is limited to new transfer students and their family members only. It is not possible for friends to attend your orientation session.

Will my family members be with me when I schedule classes?
No. Family members are not with you when you schedule classes with your advisor. At the conclusion of orientation and throughout the time before classes begin, CMU advisors are available to answer parent questions regarding classes, academic program requirements and the registration process.

Do I need to set up an appointment with an advisor prior to orientation?
No. Meeting with an advisor and registering for your classes are part of the orientation program.

I can't attend on any of the dates published on the online reservation site. What should I do?
Contact the Orientation office 989-774-6629.

What should I bring with me?

If you would like to apply for jobs on campus, you should bring your social security card and driver's license. Walking to meeting locations will be part of your orientation day. Wearing comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing is suggested. Other than that, just bring any questions you have and a great attitude!​

Those who would like to request an accommodation due to a special need or condition should contact the Orientation Office at 989-774-6629 at least two weeks prior to your orientation date to give us adequate time to honor your request.