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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many credit hours can I transfer to CMU?

Typically, it is not to a student’s advantage to transfer more than 64 credit hours from a community college. A bachelor’s degree at CMU is a minimum of 124 credits; 60 of these credits must be from a baccalaureate or equivalent granting college or university (not a community college) and a minimum of thirty of these 60 credits must be earned at CMU.

2. When should I meet with an advisor?

Students are encouraged to set up an advising meeting upon receiving a conditional or regular admission to the university. Subsequent meetings will be set in consultation with the academic advisor. Students may contact an advisor at any point that the students have questions.

3. How do I register for a course?

Course registration is completed online.

4. How do I drop/withdraw from a course?

Course drops/withdrawals information can be found here.

5. What are the various registration deadlines?

Registration deadline may be found here.

6. How do I determine my class status?

Classification of Students – A student is classified in accordance with the semester hours of credit earned as follows:

  • Freshman – 1-25 semester hours of credit
  • Sophomore – 26-55 semester hours of credit
  • Junior – 56-85 semester hours of credit
  • Senior – 86 or more semester hours of credit

7. I have changed my name/address/phone number/major/concentration; what do I do?

Student forms may be found here.

8. How do I get my e-mail address?

Student e-mail addresses and global id request may be found here.​

9. How many courses should I take per term?

A student’s course load is contingent upon many factors such as; work schedule, social and family commitments, types of courses, etc. Typically, the standard for every one semester hour of credit is two hours of study time per week.

10. When do I need to apply for graduation?

Graduation deadlines and applications may be found here.

11. What is CBA and the 27 Hour Rule?

CBA stands for the College of Business Administration. Current course designators for courses offered through the CBA include ACC, BIS, BUS, BLR, CBA, ENT, FIN, HOA, HSA, MBA, MGT and MKT.​

All undergraduate degree programs offered through CMU Global Campus are limited to a maximum of 27 credit hours of courses from the College of Business Administration. The 27 Hour Rule was established because of an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) requirement that no more than 25% of a student’s program be from subjects normally taught in the CBA. However a limited number of traditional CBA courses have been deemed as exempt from being counted as CBA courses and your advisor is aware of these courses.

12. Why do I have to take General Education courses?

General Education courses complement major course work by developing and enhancing essential skill sets that employers require.

Organizational Structures: Enhance an understanding of the infrastructure and the resources necessary to sustain and advance an organization's (i.e. political, social, economic, cultural, etc.) mission and priorities.

Values, meaning, perceptions and thought: Enhance an understanding of self-directed learning and the ability to disseminate knowledge and insight through the use of innovative problem solving techniques while not compromising the integrity of the institution, others, or self.

Theoretical Leadership: Enhance an understanding of creating an environment that actively and deliberately supports the individuals' (i.e. colleague, subordinate, etc.) effort to realize their potential and achieve not only the institution's goal but their own as well.

Research/Analytical Literacy:Enhance an understanding of how to synthesize, integrate and apply knowledge to a variety of applications through the use of mathematics and technology.

Human Relations: Enhance an understanding of the essential interpersonal relationship building techniques required in all societal settings to promote human welfare.

Multiculturalism and Gender: Enhance an understanding of social issues, global cultures, and issues of race and diversity from a national and international prospective.

Effective Communication: Enhance critical communication competencies (written, spoken, and listening) essential in all environments.