Admitted Students

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the Central Michigan University family! You did it - you've been admitted! Now, let's jump into what's next.

 Submit your enrollment deposit 

Pay your enrollment deposit via the application portal to secure your spot in the incoming class.

Pay your deposit by April 1 and you'll receive a yard sign to show your CMU pride!

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Apply for scholarships

Admitted? You're automatically considered for Merit Awards.

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Complete your FAFSA 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on October 1 of the year before you wish to attend. However, students starting in Fall 2024 were not able to access the FAFSA until January 2024 due to the rollout of a new version by Federal Student Aid. Don't forget to apply for financial aidCMU Federal School Code: 002243

 Set up your CMICH account 

Next, you’ll need to set up your CMICH account including your new email. Use your “New CMU Account PIN” found at the bottom of your congratulations letter (you can also find it under the “Next Steps” section after logging in below) to get started. 

We recommend setting up your account as soon as you submit your deposit. You'll need it for almost everything, including: 

  • Receiving your student ID card. 
  • Creating your student email account.
  • Viewing and accepting your financial aid package. 
  • Registering for courses. 
  • Applying for housing. 
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Step 1: Apply for housing 

Once your enrollment deposit is processed, we'll email you the Residential Community Living Guide at your email. Be sure to set up your CMICH account to stay updated on important information regarding housing, meal plans, residence hall preferences and finding a roommate.

*First- and second-year students must live on campus unless exempt.

Ready to dive in? Start your housing application and explore #lifeatcentral as you take the exciting step toward joining our vibrant community! Have any questions? We've got answers. Read up on our housing Apply For Housing FAQs. 

Step 2: Submit your housing payment 

For the fall semester, your initial housing payment is due on May 1. If you apply for housing after this date, simply submit your payment along with your housing application.

As for the spring semester, your housing charges are due on February 1, aligning with the tuition deadline. Expect to receive a billing statement with an outline of all payment details in early January.

Step 3: Receive your housing assignment 

At the start of the semester, keep an eye on your CMU inbox for an important email. It's all about confirming your roommate and housing preferences so the Office of Residence Life can match you to the situation where you are most comfortable.

If you don't specify your roommate preferences, a roommate will be assigned to you based on your housing preferences.

 Schedule your orientation session 

At either the beginning of the fall or spring semester, you'll be ready to sign up for your orientation. New student orientation is required for all undergraduate, degree-seeking students.

This is where you'll sign up for courses and learn more about life on campus. The sooner you have orientation, the more you can customize your course schedule. Spots are first come, first serve, so it's best to do this as soon as possible. After you register, you will receive instructions on how to prepare for your orientation date.

    Pre Orientation (online)

    • Located on Blackboard
    • Complete before your scheduled date
    • Required, with some optional lessons

    Orientation day

    • Attend an in-person or virtual session
    • Full day event
    • Wear comfy shoes (trust us!)

     Receive financial aid package 

    Exciting news is on its way! Your personalized financial aid offer will soon be on its way to your home and emailed to your account. This offer will showcase the scholarships you've earned, grants and work-study you've received, along with a summary of the loans we recommend for you.

    Want to learn more about how to apply for aid? Don't worry, we've got you covered! You must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to receive your award offer.

    Register for IMPACT and/or Leadership Safari  

    Look for an invitation in your mailbox and your inbox with instructions on how to register for IMPACT and Leadership Safari, two different guided experiences designed to welcome new students at the beginning of the semester. 

    Students who attend these events say this is the best start possible to their college careers! Registration is limited so sign up early. 

    *Students who register for IMPACT are required to participate in Leadership Safari.

     Submit your final transcript 

    An official transcript is a record of your high school and/or college courses and grades, sent directly from your previous school(s) upon your request. We require your FINAL official transcripts before you can enroll in courses.

    Ask your high school guidance counselor or college (usually the Registrar's office) to email your transcripts to, or mail them to:

    Central Michigan University
    Transcript Department
    802 Industrial Drive
    Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

    Please note: We do not accept copies or hand-delivered transcripts. Transcripts must be sent electronically or mailed to us directly from your prior school(s).