Welcome to Central Michigan University, where you can continue your academic career and earn the degree you’re looking for.

With approximately 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate academic programs offered on campus, and a wide variety of programs offered online and at one of our more than 30 satellite locations around the U.S., CMU has the right degree for you to help achieve your goals.

Students just like you transfer here to CMU to continue their education. It is important to understand how to best navigate the transfer process so it can be a smooth transition, allowing the best opportunity for student success.

From a simple inquiry to your first classes, this page will help guide you every step of the way.


Transferring credits

Are you thinking, “Which of my courses will transfer?” It’s one of the most common questions asked and a vital one to finding the right school to continue your education. There are several tools to help you determine exactly how the work you’ve already done will carry over to CMU.

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CMU Transfer Equivalencies

Use this database of courses that have previously been approved for transferring credits to CMU to explore how courses you’ve taken translate to courses at CMU.

Transfer Simulation Tool

Transfer Simulation Tool

CMU offers an incredible tool that allows you to simulate your own personal transfer scenario. The Transfer Simulation Tool allows you to select each of the specific courses you’ve taken at your current school and see exactly how those credits transfer to CMU. It will also show you what additional courses and steps you’ll need to take to earn your degree at CMU.

Michigan Transfer Network

Michigan Transfer Network

The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities.


Before you apply

Maybe it’s been your plan all along or you’re just now thinking about transferring. Either way, getting an early start can get the ball rolling, even if you’re just testing the waters for opportunities available.

Academic Advisor

Meet with current school advisor

Scheduling a meeting with an advisor early on can give you a great jump start on the best options available to you. Discuss potential transfer schools, programs of interest, transfer guides and which transfer agreement applies to you.

Admissions Representative

Speak with a CMU transfer coordinator

Schedule an appointment with a CMU admissions transfer coordinator who can provide information on requirements for admission, application deadlines, scholarships, transfer evaluations, housing, academic courses and more.

Visit Day Campus Tour

Visit campus

CMU offers a number of transfer student visit days throughout the year. During these visits, you’ll learn how to apply, discover academic advising opportunities, learn how to obtain scholarships and aid, and take a tour of CMU's campus.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

You can determine your approximate cost of attending CMU with the Cost Calculator and learn how CMU can help you pay for it with a number of scholarships and financial aid packages available. With the lowest cumulative tuition increase over the last nine years among all 15 public universities in Michigan, CMU offers affordable degrees. There is also more than $74 million in university-funded assistance available to students, including several scholarships specifically for transfer students.

Financial aid

Beginning Oct. 1, you can apply for federal aid by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and designating CMU as your school of choice to receive aid.

Housing scholarships

If you are transferring to CMU with at least 12 credits and elect to live on campus, you are eligible for a grant worth $4,000 over two years.

Merit-based scholarships

Students who are transferring from a community college with at least a 3.30 GPA and 30 credits are eligible for scholarships. Community college transfer students who apply to CMU and meet requirements are automatically considered for up to $5,000 in scholarships.


Apply to CMU

CMU grants admission on a rolling basis, meaning we will admit students for the next available semester of study as applications arrive, so applying at least six months prior to the start of the term you wish to begin at CMU is recommended. If you plan to live on campus, you may want to apply even sooner. More information on the application process can be found on the undergraduate admissions transfer students web page.

How to apply

You can apply online at apply.cmich.edu. Have your official transcripts sent directly to CMU from all colleges you have previously attended. An admission decision will be mailed to you within a month.

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