We know not all academic journeys are the same. We make transferring credits to Central Michigan University from another college or university a simple process. Transferring credits can be valuable toward earning your CMU degree.
Transfer credit policies
- We only accept transfer credits from degree-granting institutions that are accredited by an institutional accrediting association.
- Courses less than a “C- (1.70) grade earned will not be awarded transfer credit.
- For transfer courses, only the credit hours for the course transfers, not the grade. Your GPA here at CMU will be determined by the courses you take at CMU only.
- There is no limit to the number of transfer credits that can be transferred to CMU; however, we do have a graduation requirement that 60 credit hours must be earned from a 4-year institution.
How your credits transfer to CMU
- The courses from another school will transfer as an exact CMU course. Example: MAT 126 at ZZZ School will transfer as MTH 132 to CMU.
- We do not offer this exact course, but it still warrants credit by an academic department. The department can choose if you can use the course toward a major or minor requirement. Departmental credits can be used as a general elective towards graduation. If a course is awarded departmental credit, you may provide the syllabus to the department chairperson for review to see if the course could be changed to a Direct Equivalent course.
- The course is not transferrable because it is not germane to any CMU course or the grade received is lower than a C-. Examples of a not germane: Emergency Medical Technician or Master Electrician since CMU does not offer those programs.
Undergraduate students may be granted credit at CMU by earning high scores on the following specified examinations:
Credit by examination
Students who have had experience or background comparable to a course at this university may file for Credit by Examination.