​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Make an Appointment​   
Your First Appointment and Client Paperwork​   
While You're Waiting for an Appointment   
Counseling Appointments No Show and Cancellation Policy
If there is a Waitlist​


Make an Appointment
Call the Counseling Center on 989-774-3381 or stop by Foust Hall 102 to make an appointment. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. Office hours during the Summer and other times when CMU is open are Monday-Friday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm.  

Students need to schedule an appointment to be seen.  There are no walk-in sessions offered. Emergency and urgent appointments are available throughout the day. Tell the receptionist if you need to be seen immediately and every effort will be made to ensure you will be seen the same day you call. Please call as early in the day as possible to schedule an urgent or emergency appointment.​  

Your First Appointment and Client Paperwork  
When you visit the Counseling Center for your initial appointment, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete the required paperwork (OR) we encourage you to print and complete the Client Paperwork 2016-2017 (pdf) and bring it with you to your initial appointment. For security reasons, we cannot accept client paperwork via email. ​​

Updated paperwork will need to be completed for each semester you are seen at the Counseling Center.

While You're Waiting for an Appointment
Please see the handout ​While You're Waiting for a Counseling Appointment (pdf) for suggestions, ideas, and resources you may find helpful in taking good care of yourself and addressing the concerns you would like to discuss in counseling.  

Counseling Appointments No Show and Cancellation Policy

  • ​To cancel a scheduled counseling appointment, please call the Counseling Center at least 24 hours in advance.  This will allow another student to use the appointment.
  • Students who do not attend their first scheduled counseling appointment will be removed from their counselor's calendar.
  • Students who do not attend a recurring counseling appointment have 48 hours to contact the Counseling Center to confirm they will attend their next scheduled counseling appointment.  If the Counseling Center is not contacted in 48 hours, the student will be removed from their counselor's calendar.
  • Students who repeatedly cancel appointments with less than 24 hours' notice or don't show up for counseling appointments must meet with the Counseling Center director or designee before scheduling additional regular counseling appointments.


If there is a Waitlist 
During times of peak demand for counseling services, students may have to be placed on a waitlist. The waitlist means that you are simply waiting for a counselor who has an open spot on their schedule. The time a student remains on the waitlist varies.  Feel free to check in with our office staff if you have questions about wait time. While a student is on the waitlist, Crisis/Emergency counseling is still available during our normal hours of operation.  

While waiting, other options you may wish to consider include: