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Welcome Transfer Students

​​​​​Whether you are a future student just considering Central Michigan University's Global Campus, have just applied and have been accepted, or have been here for some time, we welcome transfer students at all stages of their college careers. The university greatly values the diverse backgrounds and experiences transfer students bring to CMU with students coming to us from community colleges, other colleges and universities, all over Michigan, surrounding states, and other countries.

The transfer process can be stressful at time​s and our goal with this webpage is to provide you with the resources necessary to ease your transition to CMU. Central Michigan University is a leader and innovator in higher education offering three ways to experience CMU: Main Campus, Global Campus Centers, and Global Campus Online.

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Transferring to CMU

Community College Personnel


As the Manager of Undergraduate Degree Programs, one of my primary responsibilities is to develop and enhance institutional relationships with community colleges and their equivalent in the State of Michigan, throughout the United States and beyond. Begi​nning my ​collegiate education at a community college, earning my associate's degree and transferring to a four year institution, I have an understanding and appreciation of the transfer issues and concerns community college students encounter.

My goal is to simplify the transfer credit process by developing strategic articulation agreements and transfer guides that maximize the utilization of transfer credit. If your college would like to explore a partnership opportunity please​ click on the hyperlink below (Community College Partnering Informat​ion Form) and I will contact you personally to further discuss collaborating. I look forward to working with you in creating pathways for your students to continue their educational endeavors.

Best regards,

David L. Johnson, Jr.
Manager, Undergraduate Degree Programs​

Additional Information

The following links are helpful resources for transfer students:

    Transfer Resources for the Michigan Community College Student
    Michigan Transfer Network
    Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars Admissions Officers (MACRAO)
    Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC)
    Find the Best College for You

Graduate Students

Graduate students may transfer up to 50%* of graduate level course work via a combination of transfer credit and​ prior learning credit to be used on a master's degree program**. This transfer credit evaluation should be completed as early in your program as possible to avoid unnecessary course work.

You can apply relevant transfer credit from other regionally accredited universities to your CMU degree. The grade for acceptable credits is B or better. You must have earned the transfer credit within seven years of graduation from your CMU master's degree program and be a student in good standing at the institution where the course was taken.

Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Requirements

  • Official transcript
  • Copies of course descriptions
  • Copies of course syllabi OR course outlines
  • Completed Transfer Credit Request Form
  • Please forward the above document together via mail or fax to your graduate advisor at (989) 774-1998 for evaluation.

Use the following links to initiate the transfer credit process.

 *The amount of transfer credit is dependent upon the degree or program.

**Students at international locations, please contact your program coordinator regarding transfer credit conversion.

Note:  For information regarding scholarships or awards you may qualify for, please visit our scholarships page.