Download the checklist for a handy reference to these steps.

CMU receives the fourth-most applications of all the state’s public institutions – more than 19,000 to be exact. To receive priority processing and have the best opportunity for admission, complete your application by Nov. 15.

Each application is personally reviewed with a holistic approach. Our freshman class has an average high school grade point average of 3.33 and an average ACT score of 23. Along with being strong academically, successful CMU students tend to be well rounded in activities, interests and involvement.

Checklist for Application

  • Complete your application
  • Have your official transcripts and ACT scores sent to CMU*
  • Pay your $35 application fee
  • Complete your FAFSA by Feb. 14 and designate CMU as your school of choice to qualify for financial aid.

Deadlines

Here are some important deadlines to consider throughout your admissions process.

*Transfer Students: In addition to the steps listed above, you must request that each college or university you have attended send your official transcripts directly to the CMU Admissions Office​. If you have completed fewer than 30 college semester hours, you also must submit your high school transcript.

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