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New Student Orientation for Transfer Students

Orientation steps for transfer students

We look forward to working with you as you begin your student experience at CMU. New Student Orientation is required for all degree-seeking transfer students. Complete the following steps below to schedule and begin preparing for your transfer orientation session.

As a new transfer student at CMU, you are required to complete some self-paced requirements online as well as attend a virtual or in-person orientation session. 

In addition to completing the above, you'll have the option to complete Campus Life 101 as you move to campus and begin your fall semester. These programs will help you connect to campus life at Central Michigan University and become part of our community. More details are below and you will learn more if you're living on campus. 

Space for each orientation session is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once CMU has received and processed your enrollment deposit, you can reserve an orientation date. Log in to your applicant portal (using the email address and password established with your application for admission) to access the registration system. This reservation process will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

If you still need to register, no problem!

Register for Orientation

Self-paced requirements

These self-paced requirements will help prepare you, and us, for a successful orientation day (or virtual session), so it is important to complete them before your scheduled orientation session (in-person or virtual). 

#1) CMU math placement

Please take the CMU Math Placement at least 2 days before your scheduled orientation (in-person or virtual). You can access the instructions and steps to take the assessment at the button below.

Get Started on the Math Placement

#2) Learn about general education

You may have some or all of your general education requirements already completed from your transfer credits. Watch the video below about CMU's general education requirements so you can prepare any questions you might have before meeting with your academic advisor. 

Quick General Education Overview

#3) Confirm your major/academic interest

Have you changed your mind about your major since applying to CMU? That's okay! If you have changed your mind and haven't let us know yet, be sure to reach out to New Student Orientation. We'll change it on our end and make sure your academic advisor will be prepared to suggest the appropriate classes for you. You can email us below or call 989-774-6629. 

Email New Student Orientation

 Campus Life 101 (optional)

In addition to your New Student Orientation session, you'll be invited to participate in the Campus Life 101 programming series at the start of the fall semester. This is optional for transfer students. The Campus Life 101 programs will help you acclimate to campus life at Central Michigan University and become part of our community.

CMU is committed to developing a caring and supportive culture for our students. In order to accomplish that, we want to ensure that you are a part of this dialogue. That conversation starts with two required online training programs which you will complete during your first semester. An email notification will be sent early in the semester and we encourage you to complete these trainings early so that you can be a part of the continued conversations to foster CMU’s caring and supportive culture.  

Not sure what to do next?

Make sure you are taking care of everything you need with our New Student Checklist.

New Student Checklist