Submit your application and additional materials before Oct. 31, and we’ll waive the $40 application fee. You’re driven to do more. We make it simple to get started.

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Apply using our online application. When you get to the payment section, simply mark the “Pay Later” option and we’ll take it from there.

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For high school students who plan to apply on the Common Application, use the code “FireUp2021” for your waiver.

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Apply for free

That’s right. We’re waiving your fee this month. No tricks. No extra form. Submit your application and additional materials by Nov. 30, and we’ll waive the $40 fee.

Application checklist

  A completed application for admission

  Application fee ($40)

  • Apply by Nov. 30 and the fee is on us.

  SAT/ACT score (optional)

  • No score? No problem. You can still be admitted AND receive a merit award. When the question comes up on your application, just let us know you want us to consider your application without a test score.

  Official transcripts

  • Michigan high school students: Have your official transcripts sent using parchment.com.
  • Out of state students: Ask your high school guidance counselor about submitting official transcripts
  • Transfer students: Have your official transcripts from each college you’ve attended emailed to transcripts@cmich.edu. If you have fewer than 24 credits, you need to submit your high school transcripts, too.

We do AFFORDABLE

  Freshmen merit awards worth more

Earn up to
75% of your tuition

When you apply to CMU, you’ll be considered for these awards. No test score? We’re test optional for 2021, so we have awards based on GPA only.

  Offer in-state tuition to all U.S. residents

You pay
in-state tuition

It really is that simple. All U.S. residents pay in-state tuition rates at CMU, regardless of the state you live in.

  Transfer scholarships upgraded

Earn up to $19,500
over 3 years

When you apply to CMU, you’ll be considered for these scholarships based on information provided on your application.