We understand you are trying to fit returning to school into a busy schedule. We are committed to preparing you for a career today and how to succeed in jobs that may be transformed tomorrow. Explore here how soon you may be able to complete your degree. The cost? We will guide you through how you may eligible for scholarships or financial aid.

Online and satellite programs are offered in condensed eight-week terms so you can go at your own pace and earn your degree as you continue your career. The degree you earn online or at one of our satellite locations is the exact same degree you would earn on main campus.


Transferring credits

What courses will transfer? It’s one of the most common questions asked and a vital one to choosing the right school. At CMU, your credits have no expiration date. We accept transferrable credits regardless of when you earned them. We also offer credits toward your degree for eligible work and life experiences.

We offer several tools to help you determine how the credits you’ve already earned will transfer to CMU.


CMU transfer equivalencies

Use this database of previously approved transferrable courses to explore how they translate to credits at CMU.

Transfer equivalencies database

Transfer simulation tool

This tool allows you to simulate your personalized transfer scenario. You can select specific courses you’ve taken at your previous schools and see exactly how those credits transfer to CMU. It will show you what additional courses and steps you’ll need to take to earn your degree here, so you’ll know exactly how long it will take to graduate.

Transfer simulation tool

Michigan Transfer Network

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

Michigan Transfer Network

Scholarships for transfer students

We have one tuition rate for all U.S. residents, regardless of where you live or whether you earn your degree on campus, online or at a satellite location. We also award more than $50 million in scholarships each year, including several specifically for students who take courses online or at a satellite location.

View transfer scholarships

Credits for work and life experiences

A lot of our adult students have acquired knowledge and skills through their career and life experiences. We reward some of those with prior learning credits. We take those learning experiences — such as professional development, training, seminars, etc. — and turn them into credits toward select degrees. This saves you time and money by reducing the number of credits you need to earn in the traditional academic setting.

Learn more about Prior Learning credits

Determining cost

Once you’ve determined which credits will transfer and have a good idea of what comes next, you can see how much it will cost to finish your degree. We offer the same tuition rate to all undergraduate students, regardless of where you live or which program you choose. If you are employed by one of our strategic partners, you may be eligible for a tuition savings.

Our Net Price Calculator will help you estimate your total expenses based on tuition and average aid received by our students.

Net Price Calculator