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Registration Information

After you have selected your courses, there are three easy ways to register:

  1. Register online using CMU's Course Search & Registration application.
  2. Or call (800) 664-2681, option #1, or (989) 774-2681.
  3. If you are unable to register online contact your local CMU program administrator (mail, phone or walk-in).
Note: You must apply for admission to CMU before you can register for courses. CMU campus students do not need to reapply to attend Global Campus courses.

Hours of registration through the Course Search & Registr​ation are:

  • 12:01 a.m. EST on the first day of registration (Priority Registration rules apply)
  • Midnight on the final day of registration

Registration operators are available to assist during registration periods:

  • By phone: 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, (800) 664-2681, option #1
  • By e-mail at (e-mail account answered during business hours)

Further details on registering for CMU classes are below:

Register for a complete semester!

There are three semesters a year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Admitted students may register for all the classes they wish to take during any term of a single semester, providing the classes have not yet started. For example during the first registration period of Spring Semester, you may register for your Spring I, Spring II, and, if available in your area, Spring III Term classes all at the same time.

Registering for all the classes you wish to take during a semester, whether Fall, Spring, or Summer, can help with packaging your financial aid and increase your chances of getting the classes you want.

Important note: Students will be billed during the next billing cycle and tuition will be due for all classes for which you have registered. For example: If you register during one registration period for a 3 credit class in Fall I and a 3 credit class in Fall II, you will be billed for 6 credit hours.

If you have a hold on your account, please call the toll-free number and speak to an operator. Operators are available at (1-800-664-2681) Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have difficulty getting registered, please contact your program administrator.

Registration Order of Priority

Undergraduate and graduate students must use the CMU Portal to register for classes according to the following schedule:

2016 Registration Dates
Term Registration Start Dates Undergraduate Total Hours Graduate Total Hours
Summer 2016 - Registration for all terms.Feb. 22 110-200+ 25+
 Feb. 23 25+ 15+
 Feb. 24-Aug. 5 Open Registration Open Registration
Fall I, II & III, 2016 - Registration for all terms.Mar. 21 120+ 30+
 Mar. 22 118+ 20+
 Mar. 23 116+ 15+
 Mar. 24 114+ 10+
 Mar. 25 - 27 105+ 5+
 Mar. 28 94+ Open Registration
 Mar. 29 88+ Open Registration
 Mar. 30 78+ Open Registration
 Mar. 31 68+ Open Registration
 Apr. 1 - 3 61+ Open Registration
 Apr. 4 55+ Open Registration
 Apr. 5 50+ Open Registration
 Apr. 6 40+ Open Registration
 Apr. 7 33+ Open Registration
 Apr. 8 - 10 31+ Open Registration
 Apr. 11 29+ Open Registration
 Apr. 12 27+ Open Registration
 Apr. 13 25+ Open Registration
 Apr. 14 20+ Open Registration
​Apr. 15 - Dec. 9​Open Registration​Open Registration
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2017 Registration Dates​ ​ ​ ​
Spring I, II & III, 2017 - Registration for all terms.​Oct. 24​122+​30+
​Oct. 25​120+​20+
​Oct. 26​112+​15+
​Oct. 27​97+​10+
​Oct. 28 - 30​86+​5+
​Oct. 31​78+​Open Registration
​Nov. 1​71+Open Registration
​Nov. 2​65+​Open Registration
​Nov. 3​57+​Open Registration
​Nov. 4 - 6​50+​Open Registration
​Nov. 745+​Open Registration
​Nov. 8​41+​Open Registration
​Nov. 9​39+​Open Registration
​Nov. 10​37+​Open Registration
​Nov. 11 - 13​35+​Open Registration
​Nov. 14​27+​Open Registration
​Nov. 15​22+​Open Registration
​Nov. 16​18+​Open Registration
​Nov. 17​16+​Open Registration
​Nov. 18 - 20​15+​Open Registration
​Nov. 21​13+​Open Registration
​Nov. 22​9+​Open Registration
​Nov. 23 - Apr. 22​Open Registration

​Open Registration

Summer - Registration for all terms.​Feb. 20​110 - 200+​25+
​Feb. 21​25+​15+
​Feb. 22 - Aug. 4​Open Registration ​Open Registration
Fall I, II & III, 2017 - Registration for all terms.​Mar. 20​120+​30+
​Mar. 21​118+​20+
​Mar. 22​116+​15+
​Mar. 23​114+​10+
​Mar. 24​105 - 113​5+
​Mar. 25 - 26​105+​5+
​Mar. 27​94 - 104​Open Registration
​Mar. 28​88 - 93​Open Registration
​Mar. 29​78 - 87​Open Registration
​Mar. 30​68 - 77​Open Registration
​Mar. 31​61 - 67​Open Registration
​Apr. 1 - 2​61+​Open Registration
​Apr. 3​55 - 60​Open Registration
​Apr. 4​50 - 54​Open Registration
​Apr. 5​40 - 49​Open Registration
​Apr. 6​33 - 39​Open Registration
​Apr. 7​31 - 32​Open Registration
​Apr. 8 - 9​31+​Open Registration
​Apr. 10​29 - 30​Open Registration
​Apr. 11​27 - 28​Open Registration
​Apr. 12​25 - 26​Open Registration
​Apr. 13​20 - 24​Open Registration
​Apr. 14 - Dec. 8​Open Registration​Open Registration

Registration Tips

  1. Registration closes 5 calendar days before the start date of each class.
  2. Students must use Course Search & Registration according to the Registration Order of Priority (see above).
  3. You must be admitted to CMU. If you have not been officially admitted, contact your center for admission information.
  4. Students are responsible for meeting course prerequisites and other requirements of the course as outlined in the course bulletin and this schedule.
  5. CMU reserves the right to cancel courses or make schedule adjustments at any time during registration, and is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail.
  6. If you experience difficulty with registration, call your center for assistance.
  7. If the course you are trying to register for is full, put your name on the wait list and then continue to attempt to register each day. Students who drop the class may create openings. Should a seat become available when registration ends, we will contact those on the wait list.
  8. Have the following information ready when you register:
    • Global ID and Password.
    • EPN numbers for classes

​​​After Registration

Follow these steps after you have registered for your courses:

  1. Verify your registration.
    • Visit CentralLink and view your class schedule under "My Account"
    • CMU does not mail out printed registration confirmation slips.
  2. Retrieve your syllabus online prior to the course start date.
    • Go to the cours​e search page, locate your class and click the "Syllabus" link.
  3. Order your textbooks from MBS (Missouri Bookstore).
    • Call 800-325-3252 and tell the representative the location and EPN of your course.
    • Go to select the location and EPN of your course.

​​Additional Information