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Student Global IDs

​Once you have been given an admission status – non-degree, regular or conditional admission – one of the first things you must do is set up your CMU Global ID and e-mail account. Your tuition statements, course schedule information and all other critical communications from CMU are sent to your CMU e-mail account. You could miss out on vital information if you do not set up your account.

Important note: The Receivable Accounting Office sends all billing statements electronically to CMU global e-mail addresses. Students are responsible for accessing these monthly e-mail messages for their account balance and payment due dates.

For security purposes, a student with any admission status – non-degree, regular or conditional – can only set up a Global ID and e-mail account within 30 days following their admission to CMU. After 30 days, the student will need to contact the on-campus Help Desk at (989) 774-3662 or for assistance in setting up their account.

How to set up your CMU Global ID and e-mail account:

  1. Log on to​/newaccount
  2.  Follow the prompts to set up your account and password

If you have questions or concerns about the use of your global id or CMU e-mail address, check out our Frequently As​ked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if I don’t know my CMU global e-mail address or password?

A. Log on to and fol​​low the prompts to set up your account and password.

Q. I prefer not to use the CMU student e-mail system. Can I forward it to a different account?

A. Full instructions for redirecting your CMU e-mail to your personal e-mail account can be found here.

Important note: Although the option to forward e-mail appears to offer greater flexibility to students (and staff) interested in maintaining a pre-existing account, there ar​e a number of potential risks associated with this process. It is for this reason that the university strongly recommends users avoid forwarding their university provided e-mail accounts.

Q. What if I don’t have access to the Internet?

A. CMU program centers, regional offices and library facilities offer Internet access to current students. In addition, most public libraries provide PCs with Internet access. Contact your program center for suggested Internet access locations in your area.

Q. What if I need to speak to someone in person about a problem with my global ID or e-mail account?

A. Call the CMU help desk at 989-774-3662.

Online Registration FAQs:

Q. How should I submit my tuition assistance voucher for course payment?

A. Please send the tuition assistance voucher directly to Central Michigan University, Global Campus, 802 Industrial Drive, ATTN: Tuition Assistance, Financial Services, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859.

Q. How do I make a payment?

A. Your electronic statement will contain a link to CentralLink,, where you can view your account balance and history, as well as make an automated credit card payment (you will need to know your student number and PIN). If your question isn't answered above, please feel free to give us a call at 800-950-1144.